Joyce Ann Singer, age 66, of Millcreek, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, August 23, 2014. She was born in Indiana, Pa., on November 19, 1947, a daughter of the late Donald and Thelma Moore MacMurdo.
Joyce graduated from Academy High School in 1965, she retired in 2003 from the Haysite Manufacturing Co., where she worked as an accounting assistant, and spent every winter after that in the Leesburg, Florida area. She was a member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, the North Coast Sewing Guild of Erie, Holiday Quilters of Florida, Monday Afternoon Knitters, Erie Family Campers RV Group, and enjoyed her monthly meetings with the "Club Girls." Joyce was also a member of the Robert Burns Society, which showed her great pride in her Scottish Heritage. She very much enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting and camping, but above all her most important activity was spending time with her family and her dog, Piper.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Paul Singer; three children, Rob Duffin and his wife Carrie, of Erie, Laurie Duffin, of Baltimore, Md., and Heather Sidun and her husband Jeremy, of Erie; eight grandchildren, Adam Lawrence, Brandon, Emily and Abbi Young, Jared and Owen Sidun, and Cherisse and Reggie Harris; one great-granddaughter Alexis Harris; one brother, Donald MacMurdo Jr.; two sisters, Sandra MacMurdo, and Susan Volgstadt and her husband Ronald, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16504, on Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a toast in her honor at 8:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m., at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 3520 Perry St., Erie, PA 16504.
Published in the Erie Times-News from Aug. 25 to Aug. 26, 2014