Mrs. Joyce P. (Davis) Hunzer, 63, formerly of Bear Creek Township and Myrtle Beach, S.C., passed peacefully in the presence of her family in the comfort of her residence in Plains following a recent and valiant battle with cancer.
Born April 25, 1956 in Wilkes-Barre, she was one of five daughters to the late Jack and Martha (Ryan) Davis. Educated in the city schools, Joyce was a member of the 1974 graduating class of the James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.
Until illness caused her retirement in 2014, she worked for twenty years in data processing for the Social Security Administration's Wilkes-Barre office, where she garnered many friends over the years.
She and her family held membership in Messiah Primitive Methodist Church, Bear Creek.
This past September 12th, she and her husband, Mr. George J. Hunzer, celebrated forty-four years of married life together.
Joyce is remembered by those who knew and loved her as being a loving and devoted wife, mother and "mom mom" to her adoring family. Family traditions were very important to her, especially during the holidays. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, baking and crocheting for family and friends. Her presence will be greatly missed by those she touched in this life with her caring ways.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was sadly preceded in death by a son, George J. Hunzer Jr. on January 18, 1997; by a sister, Jacqueline Scholl and by several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Left to cherish her wonderful memory are her beloved husband George, at home; daughter Jennifer L. Andrews and her fiance, Jonathan Warke, also at home; Sons, Brian Hunzer and his fiancee Lauren Silinski of Bear Creek Township; Jason Hunzer and his fiancee Chrissy Ruggere of Plains; Eleven grandchildren; Sisters, Diane Walker of Wilkes-Barre; Sandra McCarroll of Plains; Dorothy Hayes and her husband, Pastor Hadley of Bear Creek; Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and the beloved family Chorkie, Rags, as well as many dear friends locally and in Myrtle Beach.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hunzer will be conducted on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. from the North Wilkes-Barre location of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc., 625 North Main Street with her brother-in-law, the Reverend Hadley R. Hayes, officiating.
Interment will follow in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Route #415 Dallas, where the rite of committal will be conferred.
Relatives and friends may join Mr. Hunzer and his family for visitation and shared remembrances Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joyce's family would be humbled if those wishing to make a monetary donation in her memory, kindly give consideration to the American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor, PA 18517.
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American Cancer Society
712 South Keyser Avenue, Taylor PA 18517