Paul F. Joyce, 81, of Stafford Ave., Waterville, NY, passed away Monday, November 2, 2015, at the Harding Nursing Home in Waterville.
He was born January 29, 1934, in Ithaca, NY, a son of John and Julia Bishop Joyce, and was a graduate of Ithaca High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Paul married Joyce A. Loomis, who predeceased him on January 4, 2014. Paul was a member of St. Bernard’s Church in Waterville. He was an avid bowler and an active participant in the Bible study program at the nursing home.
Surviving are his children; Paul F. Joyce II and Tabitha Joyce of Venice, FL; Debra and Christopher Harrison of North Brookfield; Brian and Reina Van de Bogart of Cresthill, IL; mother-in-law Aretta (Loomis) Gribben, Ft. Myers, FL; brothers-in-law Gary Loomis of Ft. Myers, FL, and Dale Loomis of Ithaca, NY; several grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Harding Nursing Home, 220 Tower St., Waterville, NY 13480.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 210 E. Main St., Waterville.