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1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Age 87, of Valencia, formerly of the Garfield Neighborhood in Pittsburgh, on August 27, 2014. Born on July 20, 1927, the loving son of William and Nora (Long) Joyce; beloved husband for 63 years of Mary K. (O'Donnell) Joyce; dear father of James P. (Wyline) Joyce and Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap.; proud grandfather of Sherrianne (Jay) Haulbold and Colleen (Jerry) Moore; great-grandfather of Crystle and Caitlin Lavine, Erin Haulbold, William, Patrick and Michael Moore; special dad of Nancy and Andy Gallick. Jim was preceded in death by his three brothers, Michael, John and William Joyce. Family will welcome friends Friday 2-9 p.m. at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, LTD., 5864 Heckert Rd., Bakerstown, PA 15007, where a Vigil Service will be held at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday 10 a.m. in Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Rd., Butler, PA 16002, where his son, Rev. Michael J. Joyce, OFM Cap., will officiate. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. James proudly served in the Navy during WWII. Jim later became a police officer for many years with the Pittsburgh Police. He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt #1. Jim enjoyed fishing down in Florida, vacationing to Stone Harbor, New Jersey, and spending time with his family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Holy Sepulcher School and the Faith Formation Department, 1304 E. Cruikshank Rd., Butler, PA 16002. Please pay tribute at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2014
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