Joyce Otstot A Tribute to Joyce Otstot The feistiest, most argumentative, opinionated person I've ever known. These are the best adjectives to describe my friend. Joyce had a hard life, these are the qualities that helped her cope with life. Joyce didn't care much for people in general. She preferred the company of felines. Unconditional love and no confrontation. I never witnessed her denying a stray cat. Some were given, others just showed up on her doorstep. Cats know a good person when they see one. Joyce and I shared the same work ethic, we met at a deli. We could always rely on one another no matter what the task. After being friends (and I don't use that term lightly) for 20 plus years, I felt a need to pay tribute to this beautiful soul. Not many people saw this, but I knew it. I will miss you my friend. I take comfort in knowing you will finally have the peaceful existence that you deserve. If one minute in your infinity equals a year, I will see you in 20 minutes or less. Put a pot of coffee on my friend, we'll have lunch. See you in a little buddy. Your Friend, Wendie
Published in Patriot-News from May 11 to May 18, 2021.