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Joyce Ann Harshbarger

June 6, 1961May 4, 2020

Joyce Ann Harshbarger 6/6/61 to 5/4/2020

Joyce Ann Wuchina was born in Ligonier, Pennsylvania to Peter Francis Wuchina and Helen Wuchina on June 6, 1961.

Joyce was the youngest of six children raised in a loving, Catholic home on Fairfield Street. She spent much of her childhood involved in her community and she engaged in hobbies such as cheerleading, color guard, and golfing regularly with her father.

She graduated from Ligonier High School in 1978 and moved to Florida to continue her life adventure and begin her career in the early 1980’s. In 1988, Joyce began working at Quest Diagnostics in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

In 1989, Joyce married Peter J. Harshbarger. They welcomed their baby girl, Ariele, into their lives in 1992. During her 28-year career in management and sales, Joyce worked her way up through the ranks, accumulating numerous awards and accolades.

In her leisure time, Joyce enjoyed being outdoors, playing golf, walking the beaches, and relaxing poolside with her friends and family. Joyce loved listening to music with her whole heart, dancing and singing without a care in the world. Joyce was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, bemoaning their losses and screaming cheers to their victories.

In 2015, Joyce retired as an Associate Administrator for Research and Clinical Studies where she oversaw an area that stretched across the eastern seaboard. Joyce spent her last years spreading love and joy to her friends and family, frequently traveling between Florida and Pennsylvania.

She is survived by her daughter, Ariele Harshbarger (Pensacola, Florida), her husband, Peter J. Harshbarger (Lighthouse Point, Florida), her brother, Andrew Wuchina (Latrobe, Pennsylvania), her sisters, Stella Wuchina and Carol Matson (Fredericksburg, Virginia), as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.


  • Peter Harshbarger, Spouse
  • Ariele Harshbarger, Daughter
  • Andrew Wuchina, Brother

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Dee Peteck

May 20, 2020

It was pleasure working with Joyce at Quest Diagnostics. I am sure she will be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Sarah Noble, Manager/Funeral Director

May 11, 2020

We the Staff of Kraeer Sample Road Funeral Home would like to extend our most deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your loved one. “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but love leaves memories that no one can steal.”

P. McCabe

May 8, 2020

We spent time with Pete and Joyce at our niece’s wedding a few years ago. It was a fun occasion and it’s a nice memory of them dressed up, smiling, dancing, telling crazy stories and reconnecting with the family. I definitely appreciate that we had that time together.


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