Joyce J. Reese, 49, of 35918 Maple Drive Union City, passed away Tuesday afternoon February 12, 2013 at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. Joyce was born on April 11, 1963 at Corry, Pa., a daughter of John Way and the late Darlene Wynn Way. She was married to Michael L. Reese on March 20, 1982 in Corry. She was a graduate of the Corry High School, class of 1981. Joyce was a member of the Titusville BPO Elks No. 264 and a member of the Titusville VFW. She enjoyed watching baseball and hockey, and mostly spending time with her grandchildren. Joyce is survived by her husband of Union City; a daughter, Nicole Reese of Titusville; two grandsons, David and Luke; her father, John Way and his wife Sheila of Corry; her father-in-law, Bill Reese of Spartansburg; a brother, Steve Way of Ft. Worth, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a son, Shawn Michael Reese on Aug. 4, 2005. Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home 303 N. Washington St. Titusville on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and attend the funeral service on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Titusville First United Methodist Church 302 W. Walnut St. Titusville with Rev. John Rough, retired minister, officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. The family asks that memorials be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or to Wrapped In Love Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 13486, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. If you would like to leave a condolence for the family, go to garrettfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 14, 2013