Joseph Francis Joyce 1926 – 2013

Jun 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Joyce Obituaries

Joseph Francis Joyce, 87 of West Chester, PA died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Friday June 28, 2013.

He was the beloved husband of the late Florence (Pecko) Joyce; they were married for 56 years.

Born in Aldan PA, he was the son of the late Martin H. and Gertrude (Moen) Joyce. “Joe” attended Lansdowne High School and Penn State University.

Joe served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded a Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.

He worked as a salesman in the HVAC industry for his professional life.

Joe was an active member of SS. Simon and Jude Church in West Chester. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus. He was a member of the Spingfield Lions Club in Delaware County; he received the Golden Lion and Melvin Jones Awards. Joe served as Governor of District 14A, and he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wills Eye Bank.

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia J. Kasper (Michael) of Downingtown, Joseph F. Joyce, II (Diane) of Gilbertsville, Judith J. Muller (Thomas) of Downingtown and Brian D. Joyce of West Chester, and his grandchildren Amanda (Joyce) Luckanish, Joseph F. Joyce III, Thomas M. Joyce, Kevin M. Kasper, Gregory M. Kasper and Benjamin B. Joyce.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Sr. Marita Gertrude, IHM, Martin H. Joyce II, Gertrude (Joyce) Simon and Mary L. Joyce, and well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are invited to his Funeral Mass 11 am Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at SS. Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA 19382.

Visitation will be held from 9 am – 10:45 am Wednesday at the church.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to SS. Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court West Chester, PA 19382 and/or the Springfield Lions Club P.O. Box 220 Springfield, PA 19064.

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