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Joyce A. Seubert


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Joyce A. Seubert Obituary
Joyce A. SeubertJoyce A. Seubert, 81, of Camden and Manlius, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Upstate Medical Center with her family by her side, after winning a 5-year courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease. While this disease robbed her of many of her faculties, it failed to destroy her dignity due to the support of her family, friends and community. Her final days were spent at the Peregrine Memory Center on Onondaga Hill under the tutelage of passionate, loving and skilled professionals who provided great comfort to her, her family and friends.She was born on May 11, 1937 to Edward and Agnes Finnerty on Second Street, a home birth by Dr. Howard Young. She married David Michael on July 2, 1960. He died on Dec. 14, 2013. She thrived in her community exceling in academics and music. A gifted polymath, she was salutatorian of the Class of 1955 and went on to have a very long distinguished career as an educator and counselor. She was a strong and powerful advocate for those in need and a confidant to many, especially during challenging times. Aside from family, music was the epicenter of her life. A gifted pianist and organist, she performed, transcribed and wrote music her entire life, providing accompaniment for numerous and extremely complicated musical productions. She was organist at St. John's for over 50 years beginning in her youth. She was decorated by the Bishop Robert Cunningham in 2011 as an initial recipient of the "Immaculata Award" for her outstanding contributions in music for the diocese. She was the organist and pianist for over 1000 weddings and funerals over a period of many years and very active in providing music for ecumenical services. She mentored many young musicians in their careers, many of whom are now professionals. She was the founding board member of the Queen Village Nursery School in 1975 and continued as an advisor for many years. She organized a community support group for families of Veterans during the Gulf War in 1990, a group that continues today. She was a dedicated Rotarian serving on many its committees including the international student exchange program and the scholarship committee. She was a past recipient of the Rotary Roses of the Living Award. She was the Honorary Master of Ceremonies for the St. Patrick's Parade in 2013. She is survived by her daughters, Jill (Brian Gallagher) of Manlius and Karen (Mark Justman) of Philadelphia, Pa., and son David of Rochester; grandchildren, Jack Lamberton, Elise Justman; sister and brother-in-law, Jane Moore, Fayetteville, N.Y. and John Seubert, Manlius, N.Y., and nephews, Mark Moore (Virginia), Michael Moore (Fayetteville) and Matthew Moore (Virginia). She is also survived by her cousins, John Allen, Syracuse, Liz Cote (New Hampshire), Phyllis Allen (Massachusetts) and James Brown, Albany, N.Y. She was predeceased by her brother Edward on Aug. 25, 2012. Calling hours will be Sunday, July 1, 2018 at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St., Camden, N.Y. 13316 from 12-4 p.m. with Celebration of Life on Monday, July 2, 2018 at St. John's, Camden, N.Y. at 10 a.m. The family would like to thank her many friends who attended her 81st birthday party on May 12, 2018 and the consummate professionals at Upstate Medical Center who gave her extraordinary care in her final days. Memorial contributions may be made to Cluster 13. You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.larobardierefuneralhome.com http://www.lastingmemories.com/joyce-a-seubert
Published in Oneida Daily Dispatch on July 1, 2018
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