Born December 8, 1946
JoyceAnn Myslewicz, age 71, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Reading, PA on December 8, 1946, she was a daughter of Arline (Weber) and the late James Yondura. Joyce attended the Temple University School of Nursing, then Delaware Technical Community College, graduating in 1997 with her RN degree. She later earned her BSN from Immaculata University. Joyce worked for Newark ER, Tad Wakamatsu, MD, Brian Smale, MD, St. Francis Hospital and Christiana Hospital, where she retired in 2009. Passionate about her career she taught Clinical Nursing classes for Del Tech and was a substitute nurse for Hodgson and St. George’s Vo-Tech schools.
Active in her community, Joyce was a member of the Registered Nursing Association & Order of the Eastern Star of Delaware. She was a Past Worthy Matron of Newark, Chapter #10 and Caesar Rodney Chapter #8, Past Worthy Grand Matron of the State of Delaware in 1992 and active in the General Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star.
Joyce enjoyed bowling weekly with the Blue Hen Ladies on Monday evening and the Blue Hen Seniors on Wednesday afternoon. She also loved to cook, especially Polish food, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, camping, reading and solving crossword puzzles.
Joyce is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Walter M. Myslewicz; daughter, Deborah Siefer (Robert) of Wilmington; son, Michael Myslewicz (Lorie) of Townsend; mother, Arline Francis of Vineland, NJ; siblings, Mary Edwards (Kent) of Millville, NJ and James Yondura (Polly) of Leesburg, NJ; sisters-in-law, Carolann Middleton and Rosemarie Hartnett; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Paul, James, Jessica, Jacob and Zachary; great grandchildren, Gavyn, Patrick, Keegan, Madison and Mason; and canine companion, Roscoe.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where an Order of the Easter Star service will begin at 7:30 pm. A second visitation will be the following morning from 10 am until 11 am with a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow in White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joyce’s name to Salvation Army, 400 N. Orange St, Wilmington, DE 19801.
22 Condolences for JoyceAnn Myslewicz
I am so so very sorry for your loss..She was a very loving sweet woman..
Maureen and Joseph Joy
Dearest Walt and Family,
No words can express our sadness. We can never forget all the kindness you showed our family from rides home from work when we only had 1 car to the beautiful crib you gave us for our daughter for Luna. Every time we go to Shady Maple or hear the tree frogs behind our house we’ll remember Mom. She will always be a wonderful example to follow. Love you, Maureen, Joe, Erin and Cate Joy
To my loving, strong, yet gentle soul of an Aunt Joyce,
Though I haven’t been able to visit very much, it seems we have had a few things in common other than just family.
We both have held Grand offices in Masonic organizations, with you, in OES, being a Grand Worthy Matron and in Rainbow Girls, I was once a Grand Immortality in 1984 for a year.
You have taught classes in Vocational Technical school and I attended a Vocational Technical school for Industrial Sewing which I love.
And last but not nearly least, you have loved scores of family members including me with your whole heart, and I love you and will miss you deeply.
May you finally get peace and relaxation in the Heavenly father and as many crossword puzzles finished as your little heart desires.
Your niece and family,
My sincere sympathy to you Lorie and Mike and also to your entire family….Hold on to the wonderful memories you have …My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
Mike so very sorry for your loss! Your mom was only a few days younger than me. Looks like she was quite the Angel of Mercy.Im thinking of you and your family. May she Rest In Peace!
dear friends.mom will be missed by all. even though I’m miles away I’m there with you .LOVE YOU FOLKS VERY MUCH>be good to each other Love you Bert
WALT and family, Ron and I were so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. We remember many good times spent with you both at Eastern Star functions. We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
My precious sister in law. Love you always. I promise we’ll help take care of Wadziu. Love Rosie
So sorry for your loss. I bowled with Joyce for 20 years on the Blue Hen Ladies. She was always fun to be around.
Joyce was a wonderful friend. She welcomed me into the bowling league 10 years ago after I lost my husband. She always supported and encouraged me and also had a great sense of humor. She cared so much for her family and friends and constantly gave of herself . She was a truly selfless person. She will be truly missed.
I am so sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
David Stanley Jezyk
Dear Walt, Debbie, & Mike,
I remember Joyce well. It was my privilege to be able to work with your family for several years. I send my hugs and love.
I am grateful that you have your support systems, especially at a time like this.
We remember –
We celebrate –
Prayers & thoughts to all.
I was so sorry to hear of JoyceAnn’s passing. She was my preceptor on the 5B unit at Christiana Hospital when I was a brand new nurse back in 2004. She was so welcoming and we ate dinner often together on the evening shift. We had many laughs together. She will be very missed.
Walt, I know how difficult this is for you. I pray for your strength to continue the good work that Joycie left for you to carry on. To Debbie, my arms are around you and you are the guiding light of the family now. We all loved your mom and her laughter and humor will remain with us forever.
Carl and Carla Myslewicz
We are so sorry to hear about Joyce’s passing. It is very painful to lose your life partner and co-anchor of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rosie has been great about trying to stay connected with the family. Love, Carl and Carla
Walt & family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Joyce Ann was a warm, caring and loving person. I will always remember her smile and laughter. I know you are in pain but please let the good memories and happy times sustain you through this difficut time.
Star love ~ Lana & Jerry Donovan
Wendy Lee Crouse
Walt, Debbie and Michael,
I am so sad to hear of Sister Joyce’s passing. I will always remember her beautiful smile and that infectious laugh or hers. I remember being in the kitchen of Nur Temple cooking chicken, and mixing coleslaw with our gloved hands! She was a dear, sweet lady and taught me many a thing that I will always cherish. Though life separated us she was always in my thought and prayers. She will be greatly missed and I hope that you find some comfort in knowing that she is now among the angels and watching over us all. God bless you all.
Love, Wendy Lee, Crouse, PM Newark Chapter #10
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord send his angels to support and give you strength during your time of mourning. May he send his angels to guide your Mom to the gates of heaven. God Bless you all.
To the family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for you all. She was the glue to the crew and will be missed terribly. May the Lord wrap you in his comforting hands so you can find peace in this hard time.
Elizabeth, I love you!!
Walt, I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be there when you needed a Brother most.
God bless you and your family.
Ed & Mimi Myslewicz
Wladziu & Family … Very sorry to learn today of Joyce’s passing. I remember her when my parents and I would visit Uncle Walter and Aunt Celia’s house up on Brook St. during the summer months for parties, probably 50+ years ago. It seemed like the adults had some good parties back then! Joyce was very vibrant and she and I always had nice little chats so many years ago. We send our deepest sympathies to all of you during this very difficult time.
— Ed & Mimi Myslewicz