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Bounds Funeral Home

705 E Main St, Salisbury, MD

OBITUARY

Joyce O. Toner-Travers

August 18, 1940August 27, 2019
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Joyce O. Toner-Travers, 79, of Salisbury and formerly of Newark, DE beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed peacefully at Lakeside Assisted Living on August 27, 2019. Daughter of the late Alois Obermaier and Mary Rose Wolfe Obermaier born in Brooklyn, NY, after which she worked as an administrative assistant to the head of the School of Physics at Cornell University. A few years after moving to Delaware, Joyce worked as an Administrative Assistant to the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Delaware Technical Community College at the Stanton, DE campus. While there she established and ran the Secretarial Cooperative Program for many years. She completed her Bachelors degree at the University of Delaware in Human Services and a Master’s Degree in Education. She taught Social Sciences classes for many years both as an adjunct and full-time instructor. She retired after 27 years of service with the college. Joyce is survived by her husband, Major Travers; their four children, Kristin Snover (Bob) of Newark, DE, Scott Toner (Jaime) of Salisbury, MD, Stacey Travers (John Purdie) of Phoenix, AZ, and Trina Tuufuli (Dan) of Goodyear, AZ; ten grandchildren, Kody Snover, Zachary Snover, Laura Toner, Mallory Snover, Sara Toner, Abigail Tuufuli, Mary Toner, Luke Toner, Dorothy Jane Purdie, and Georgina Purdie. She is also survived by her sister Anita Lyles of Marietta, GA and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Joyce’s Life will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11am at Bounds Funeral Home on East Main Street in Salisbury where friends may visit one hour prior to the service.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation for the care Joyce received from the staff of Lakeside Assisted Living and Coastal Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Joyce to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802.

  • FAMILY

  • Alois Obermaier, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Rose Wolfe Obermaier, Mother (deceased)
  • Major Travers, Husband
  • Kristin Snover & Bob, Daughter
  • Scott Toner & Jaime, Son
  • Stacey Travers & John Purdie, Daughter
  • Trina Tuufuli & Dan, Daughter
  • Kody Snover, Grandson
  • Zachary Snover, Grandson
  • Laura Toner, Granddaughter
  • Mallory Snover, Granddaughter
  • Sara Toner, Granddaughter
  • Abigail Tuufuli, Granddaughter
  • Mary Toner, Granddaughter
  • Luke Toner, Grandson
  • Dorothy Jane Purdie, Granddaughter
  • Georgina Purdie, Granddaughter
  • Anita Lyles, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Coastal Hospice

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 31, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 31, 2019

Memories

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Julie Brady

September 1, 2019

I remember Joyce as a cherished colleague during my first years at Delaware Tech. Her family is in my prayers.

Bill Doherty

August 30, 2019

Sorry kristen for your loss your mom nice to take hannah on all the trips she did not have to .I saw her last year in grocery store we chatted a bit it was nice. Hope you and Bob are good .


Pamela Bailey

August 29, 2019

I knew Joyce in her many years at Delaware Tech. She was always a dear, kind woman, with a smiling, sweet manner. She was someone to trust with a message or a task, a special colleague.

Sally Krapf

August 29, 2019

I knew Joyce from many years ago at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, DE. When we were doing activities at church she was very sweet & willing to help with whatever needed doing. I saw her a year or two ago at a funeral at St. Philip’s and we shared a lot of nice memories. She was a great woman. I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy & my prayers are with all of you.

Carolyn Travers

August 28, 2019

Dearest Travers and Toner Families~I wish to extend my most heartfelt condolences to each and every one of you. Joyce's presence in our lives will truly forever be missed. I especially feel blessed that for almost 40 years Joyce was my friend and my "sister." The family times that we spent together will forever be among my fondest remembrances. God bless you, dear Joyce~Carolyn Travers

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Biography

Joyce was the daughter of the late Alois Obermaier and Mary Rose Wolfe Obermaier born in Brooklyn, NY, after which she worked as an administrative assistant to the head of the School of Physics at Cornell University. A few years after moving to Delaware, Joyce worked as an Administrative Assistant to the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Delaware Technical Community College at the Stanton, DE campus. While there she established and ran the Secretarial Cooperative Program for many years. She completed her Bachelors degree at the University of Delaware in Human Services and a Master’s Degree in Education. She taught Social Sciences classes for many years both as an adjunct and full-time instructor. She retired after 27 years of service with the college.