202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/11/2011 14:00:00
Willard OH 44890 3/12/2011 11:00:00
Joseph James Joyce, age 85, of Willard, Ohio passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at his home. He was born October 18, 1925 in Bellevue, Ohio to the late James and Mary (Frank) Joyce. He is a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio where he is a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is a lifetime member of the Willard Elks #1370 and a past member of the Willard Country Club. He was a former pipefitter journeyman for the B&O Railroad and was a former owner of J&J Recreation in Willard. He retired from R.R. Donnelley’s in Willard. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid story teller.
He is survived by his wife Ruth A. (Decker) Steinmetz Joyce, whom he married in 2000; daughter, Jolynn (Stan) Ware of Delaware, OH; 2 sons, David (Sue) Joyce of Willard and Bill (Christy) Joyce of Norwalk; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; 3 step-daughters, Sandy (Travon) Sexton of Hartford, CT, Susan (James) Bolen of Willard and Deborah (Pat) Thompson of Tomball, TX; step-son, Doug (Julie) Steinmetz of Willard; 8 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Geri Ware of Bellevue and Rosemary (Forest) Singhoff of Virginia.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Iris (Elgart) Joyce; daughter, Barbara Joyce; son, Jim Joyce and his parents.
Visitation will be Friday, March 11, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio. The funeral mass will be Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, Ohio, with Fr. Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 907 West State Street, Suite A., Fremont, OH 43420. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Jolynn and Family, I am truly sorry for ur loss. I spent many of good times with Joe at the Willard American Legion.
Jolynn,David,and families, Our sincere sympathy is with all of you. Keep those memories close to your heart and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jolynn and family, I am sorry for your loss, your dad was always dear to our family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. The angels in heaven are rejoicing! Have comfort knowing you will be with him again one day.
Much love to all
Jolynn and Family, My heart is reaching out to you in sympathy and prayer. May our Lord be with you at this sad time. Esther Schnellinger
Katie and family I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing.Our condolences to you and your family for your loss i wanted to be there for you and your family at the service tonight but I didn’t feel so well.But we will be there tomorrow at the funeral Mass thoughts and prayers be with you and your family.Love you.
Bill, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Keep the good times and happy memories close to your heart, and he will remain in your heart forever.
Joyce family, Though we left Willard many years ago we still remember the wonderful people there. Please accept our condolences and know you are in our prayers. God Bless you all.
All of us on the staff of Heartland Hospice wish to espress to you our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a privilege and honor to have been allowed to serve you and your loved one. We remain available to you for any need during this time of bereavement and wish you comfort, strength, hope and peace
Jolynn and family…I was saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. Losing a parent is so very hard, but keep all of your treasured memories close to your heart and he will always be with you. Your dad is with OUR DEAR LORD now and no more pain only pure joy and happiness. I will keep you in my prayers that GOD will comfort you during this time of sorrow. If there is anything I can do please let me know.
JoLynn and Family:
So sorry to hear about your father. We won’t
be able to attend as we are currently in Jamaica. Our thiughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Ruth, We are so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I always had fun golfing with Joe. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill, I am sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories give you strength.
Jolynn and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing and regret that I cannot be there for calling hours or the service. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and will do my best to be in touch with you soon.
My sincere condolences to Joe’s family. I worked with him at RRD many years and have many fond memories of him. Losing a parent is so hard but I hope you find confort in knowing he is in God’s hands now. Memories of his love for you will keep him in your hearts forever.
Jolynn and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
It is so hard to let go of them but know he is in a much better place.
I am sorry I cannot be there for his service but please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jolynn and family.
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.