July 26, 1932 - April 21, 2022
Robert “Bob” John Joyce, age 89, of Spring Lake passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at home. He was born July 26, 1932, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to Edward Leo and Margaret Edith (McGowan) Joyce, and married Sue C. Simpson on April 24, 1954, in Uniontown, PA. Sue preceded him in death on December 4, 2021. Bob graduated from Waynesburg University with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a Korean War veteran serving in the United States Air Force. He worked for Rheem Manufacturing and Grief Brothers Manufacturing in the steel drum industry in sales. Bob was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake, he was a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and he was a member of the Charles A. Conklin American Legion Post # 28. He was a proud founding member of PADI card # 71 (Professional Association Dive Instructors). Bob loved to golf and spent many hours on the links. He is lovingly remembered by four children: Robert J. (Lamya) Joyce, Jane (Paul) Mazza, Anne Worel, and James P. (Kristin) Joyce; eight grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Norton and Bridget Kalich; four brothers: Edward, Richard “Paul”, Joseph and Patrick Joyce; granddaughter, Catherine; great grandson, Paul Wolski; and son in law, Dr. Rick Worel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Military rites will be accorded Bob by The Charles A. Conklin American Legion Post # 28 Honor Guard. Friends may meet the family one hour prior to the mass at church. Memorial contributions to Harbor Hospice are appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services 213 E. Savidge St., Spring Lake, MI 49456. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com.
Robert “Bob” John Joyce, age 89, of Spring Lake passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at home. He was born July 26, 1932, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, to Edward Leo and Margaret Edith (McGowan) Joyce, and married Sue C. Simpson... View Obituary & Service Information
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