Gerald D. “Jerry” Joyce
September 23, 1952 - April 20, 2023
Gerald D. “Jerry” Joyce, age 70, of York, PA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Born in Wilmington, DE on September 23, 1952, he was a son of the late William and Lillie Ann (Reese) Joyce. Jerry was a Boatswains Mate on the U.S.S. Shasta during the Vietnam War and a dedicated clerk of the U.S. Post Office for over 20 years in Stanton, DE.
Jerry enjoyed coaching his children and grandchildren’s baseball and softball teams over the years at Stanton Newport Little League (SNLL) in Wilmington, DE. He also loved spending quality time with his loved ones, always having a great story to tell and taking his grandchildren fishing and camping through his retirement.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane Elizabeth (White) Joyce; sisters, Lillie Ann Walker, Alice Provin and Mary Pandelakis; brother, Frank Wharton; nephews, Harry Walker and Frank “Champ” Wharton II; and brother-in-law, John Provin. He is survived by his loving wife, Jewell Joyce; children, Jennifer Pate, January Joyce-Nardo, Jerry Joyce II and Jessica Eager; son-in-law, Bryan Pate; daughter-in-law, Amanda Joyce; siblings, Clarence Joyce, Alton Wharton, William Joyce, Kathy Baranski and Joy Scott; brothers-in-law, Jim Walker, Dennis Pandelakis, Jerry Baranski and Steve Scott; sisters-in-law, Barbara Joyce, Kathleen Joyce, Catherine Wharton and Doris Wharton; grandchildren, Carli Nardo, Danny Nardo, Maggie Pate, Declan Pate, Clare Pate, Molly Pate, Jerry Joyce III, Lottie Joyce, Keon Joyce, Ellie Eager and Dean Eager; great-grandchild, Scarlett Dorrell; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online by clicking here.