OBITUARY

J. Joyce Rickley

February 20, 1922May 22, 2019

J. Joyce Rickley, 97 of Franciscan Manor, formerly a resident of Baden since 1950, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Franciscan Manor. She was born February 10, 1922 in Bessemer, PA, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Louise Mary (Gretchen) Ferk. Joyce retired from the nursing profession with 35 years of compassionate service at the Dixmont State Mental Hospital. In her pastime she enjoyed crafting. She also felt fortunate to have traveled through 49 of the United States driving her 30 foot RV. Joyce was a member of the Economy Senior Citizens Group and the Church of Christ, Coraopolis. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband: Harry “Buz” Rickley; her son: Gary; sister: Mary Spincic; brother: Joseph C. Ferk, Jr. and a nephew: Joseph C. Ferk. Joyce is survived by a nephew: Larry Ferk of Florida and Wesley Spincic of Texas. Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to noon at the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). A brief service will conclude the time of gathering. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. On line condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 28, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, May 28, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment

Memories

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Kathy Belsky

May 28, 2019

Dear Joyce,
You have always been an inspiration to all those that knew and loved you. What an amazing life you lived. I spoke of you often to those that needed encouragement. You never forgot us on Holidays and always included a message for my dog. I know that you are now with Buz and Gary and I am comforted knowing that you are surrounded by your loved ones. I know that I will see you again. Until then, my friend, I will keep you in my heart.
Sending prayers that your family is comforted at this difficult time.
Love
Kathy Belsky

Bernhard and Ingrid Schmidt

May 28, 2019

Dear Joyce,

thousands of miles separated us but, together, we always tried to be as close as possible. We as your Family in Germany loved you and will always love you! We will always remember you and keep you in our hearts.

Love,

Bernhard and Ingrid and all your Family in Germany

Ila Bable

May 26, 2019

In loving memory of our dear friend. You will be missed.

Ila, Shawna, Rich, Colten and Helena (who will miss you most of all)

Lou Ann Rickley

May 26, 2019

Joyce

You will be SO missed. You were such an inspiration to my father and he loved you so much. You never missed a card for our birthday and you were so supportive and acceptive of Shelly and I and always sent cards on our anniversary. We wish we could have shown you how you and Buzz motivated us to get our RV and traveling cross country. I believe you can see it and will be with us on our trips. Love you and will miss you.

Love
Lou Ann and Shelly

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY