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Joyce Ellerie Fink

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On August 17, 2021 @ 3:27 pm In Obituaries | 19 Comments

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Joyce Ellerie Fink passed away peacefully at her Lancaster home on August 12, 2021, after a brief battle with Leukemia. She was surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was born in York Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Ellerie Haller. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Fink, with whom she celebrated 62 years of marriage in May of this year. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a friend to many.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters: Elizabeth Lowry (Kurt Brubaker), Columbia Pennsylvania, Karinsue Miller (Matthew), Albrightsville Pennsylvania, and Julia Sloat, Marietta Pennsylvania. She loved her five grandchildren, Bailey Moser (Michael), Jasmine Sloat, Kendra Sloat, Jacob Miller, and Libby Herr (Jordan).  She also loved a great granddaughter, Nora Moser, a great grandson, Gavin Herr, and another great grandson who will join her family in October.

Joyce was a teacher, a medical assistant, and had her own interior decorating business. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and reading. She had great talent in designing and quilting quilts for family and friends. It was important to Joyce to be a servant for others as she volunteered in the community.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Friday, September 10 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster Pennsylvania. The service will begin at 11:00AM and there will be an opportunity to greet the family at 10:00AM. Interment will be in the church memorial garden immediately after the service and will be private for the family only. Please check DeBord Snyder Funeral Home for any changes in the service due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, 31 South Duke St., Lancaster Pennsylvania. 17602.


Condolences for the family of “Joyce Ellerie Fink”

Condolence from Jim and Reenie Von Stetten on August 17th, 2021 9:51 pm

We are certainly sorry for your loss Ron and family. We will miss Joyce. She was a lovely and friendly neighbor.

Condolence from Mary Spitler on August 18th, 2021 9:28 am

Dear Ron & Family , please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this bittersweet time . We all share in your sorrow and celebrate Joyce for the lovely , generous, and talented spirit she brought to life especially for friends and community. Mary & Bill Spitler

Condolence from Susan Charles on August 18th, 2021 9:48 am

So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I worked with Joyce at Dr. Corcoran’s office she was a very sweet and kind person. She will be greatly missed, may she RIP.

Condolence from Ron Papson on August 18th, 2021 4:36 pm

Dear Ron and family,
I have experienced the pleasure of coming to know Joyce well through multiple episodes of rehabilitation in her life! The courage, determination and effort she consistently displayed was remarkable. I will miss my conversations with Joyce and the laughs we shared. She loved her family so much and expressed that sentiment repeatedly!
Ron Papson

Condolence from JANE POKORNEY on August 18th, 2021 4:44 pm

Ron, we were so sorry to hear about Joyce. She was such a sweet person. We hope you will get strength from your family surrounding you.
Best, Jane and Bruce pokorney

Condolence from Jane messersmith on August 18th, 2021 5:07 pm

Dear Ron and family—As Joyce’s oldest friend, almost 80 years, I am remembering our closely shared childhood and teenage years. We were in each other’s weddings and I was there after Beth was born. So sad that we have lived so far apart for so many years.
Such wonderful memories, and happy that we chatted last year when she was well and seemed healthy and happy.
Am thinking of you all and glad you are all together. Love to you all, Jane Fockler Messersmith.

Condolence from Sandy and Skip Roschel on August 18th, 2021 7:00 pm

It was an honor to call Joyce my coworker and friend. Her smile and greeting of “Hi Honey Girl!” will remain in my heart forever! She was always a ray if sunshine to those she met both personally and professionally. I cherished the final days we shared together. May she rest in peace in God’s Heavenly Realm!
All my love and sympathy to Ron and Girls!

Condolence from Ed and Linda. Baer on August 19th, 2021 11:34 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was an interesting and intelligent woman who will be missed by so many.We had some wonderful visits with her and will remember her fondly.

Condolence from Suzanne Igdalsky on August 19th, 2021 11:41 am

Thinking of you all during these difficult times. Your Mom sounds like she was an amazing person and I know she was surrounded by so much love.
Sincerely,
Suzanne (Karinsue’s friend)

Condolence from Doyle and joanne ivey on August 20th, 2021 8:17 pm

Joyce was such a lovely kind person.you were all so important to her.our thoughts and prayers are with you.hold onto all those happy memories.wewish you peace. Doyle & joanne ivey

Condolence from Nancy on August 25th, 2021 6:40 am

Mr. Fink

Sorry to read about the loss of your wife. You certainly had good long life together. I remember you from a 10th grade class at HHS. I wish I had those notes!
Grace and peace to you and your family.

Nancy Smith

Condolence from Peggy Hostetter on August 28th, 2021 2:54 pm

Joyce (Suze to those of us who shared her college days ) was such a treasure in our lives. She was “honest open and real” – always available for sorting our many life events. And always with a gentle humor that could become appropriately wicked when required! My heart breaks for each of you…her family. I will miss her terribly. And I will always be very grateful for the hours of conversation we shared in her last weeks. As her family, thank you for making that possible by sharing her and facilitating her phone.

Condolence from Cindy Destafano on August 29th, 2021 10:42 am

Much sorrow in hearing of Joyce’s passing. Ron, you and Joyce are like family. I will truly miss her wit, laugh, and friendship.
With deep sympathy, Cindy.

Condolence from Cindy Destafano on August 29th, 2021 10:53 am

Much sorrow in hearing of Joyce’s passing. Ron, you and Joyce, are like family. I will truly miss her wit, laugh, and friendship.
With deepest sympathy to you, Beth, Karen & Julie, Cindy.

Condolence from Pamela Geiger Roof on August 30th, 2021 10:52 am

My sincere sympathy to the Fink Family. I don’t think words can express the loss to your family.
I know my family really leaned on Ron and Joyce during sudden loss of our father, as well as our mother’s battle with cancer. Ron and Joyce were truly beyond friend of our parents, and I am thankful for all their support. I want to remember Joyce for all her positive look at life and endearing friendship. I have those fond, great memories of our families shared celebration of Christmas and vacations, those are golden.
My heart goes out to Ron, Beth, Karen and Julie.
Take care and God bless, Pam Geiger Roof

Condolence from Jane and Dan Troup on August 30th, 2021 9:46 pm

Ron,
We are so sorry to hear about Joyce. Your lovely wife was such a presence in our old neighborhood, and so very talented. We remember her very fondly. Dan and I are so glad that you have your girls and their families to share all your wonderful memories.

Condolence from Mickey Corcoran on September 10th, 2021 8:53 am

Dear Ron and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and will miss Joyce so vry much. We’ll all remember her lovely presence in the office and in our lives. Surely she is at peace with the Lord and we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless You,
Dr John and Mickey Corcoran

Condolence from Mary Ann Johnson on September 10th, 2021 11:23 am

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Joyce. She was a good friend that I remember with great warmth. Hospitality to David and me particularly stands out in my memory, she and Ron always being ready to share the property at Mt. Gretna with us and our gathered family. I will always her recall with gratitude and will miss her.

Condolence from Paul W Ware on September 17th, 2021 12:47 pm

Dear Ron and family, I was saddened to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was such an important part of your lives. Although our paths have not crossed recently, I appreciate the days when we worked together. And Joyce was always there too.

With sympathies, Paul Ware

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