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January 16, 2022 - 3:19pm

Joseph J. Joyce

posted by T.J. Woodward.

joyce.jpg  Joseph J. Joyce, 68, of E. Pembroke, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14, 2022 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. He was born on November 14, 1953 in Buffalo to the late James A. and Eileen (McCabe) Joyce. In addition to his parents, Joe is predeceased by his wife; Gail (Ewert) Joyce.

Joe was a United States Army Veteran, having served from 1971-2008 when he retired as a First Sergeant. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Military Police, Medic and Combat Engineer units. He was an Independent Contractor in Iraq specializing in advanced weapons systems and was a proud member of the Patriot Guard Riders of WNY. He worked for many years as a diesel mechanic for Syracuse Supply Co. in Tonawanda. He owned and operated All American Tree business as well. Joe was an avid skydiver in his spare time, and above all else a proud Papa who loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his children; Eileen Peterson of Corfu and Neil (Olga) Joyce of Pittsford, siblings Nancy (late Bill) Finkney of Oakfield, Connie (Kevin) Hammond of Cuba, William (Susan) Joyce of E. Pembroke, Maureen (Dennis) Ryan of Batavia, James (Joann) Joyce of E. Pembroke, Karen (John) Zajak of Eden, Joanne (Jeff) Wenzel of Honeoye, Cathy (Joseph) Wasko of Chaffee and Eileen Slater of Batavia; granddaughters Alyssa (Charles), Payton, Olivia, Audrina, Alexandra, Christina, Natali, along with several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 2:00-5:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. Joe will be laid to rest in St. Patrick’s Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patriot Guard of NY PGRNY Attn: Treasurer PO Box 637 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.  For more information please call (585) 343-8260 or to sign a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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