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Joyce A. Burdzy-Klaus

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On October 31, 2011 @ 1:13 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

Joyce A. Burdzy-Klaus, 54, of Leola, Pa ended a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis and passed away peacefully on Sunday October 30th, 2011 at Maple Farms Nursing Home, Akron. Born in Montclair, NJ she was the daughter of Bruno Burdzy and Katherine Wladar (Kotinsky).

Joyce was a 79’ graduate of Kansas University and attended Millersville University while working towards her master’s degree in elementary education. She was unable to finish her master’s degree due to the illness.  Joyce was also a lifetime member of the Manheim Township Ambulance Association, and also volunteered at Medic 5 in Elizabethtown, PA.

In addition to her husband Edward L. Klaus of Leola, she is survived by her mother Katherine Kotinsky of Lititz, father Bruno Burdzy of New Jersey, brother Thomas Burdzy of New Jersey, son Philip J. Burdzy-Klaus of Lititz, and daughter Jenna M. Burdzy-Klaus of Leola.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to the Multiple Sclerosis Society 2040 Linglestown Rd. Suite #104 Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Condolences for the family of “Joyce A. Burdzy-Klaus”

Condolence from Maria Facci Perlis, MD on November 1st, 2011 2:21 pm

Dear, Ed, Katherine, Philip, Jenna,
My deepest sympathy for you and your family and friends, for Joyce’s passing and for all the years you all suffered with her through her long illness. May God bless you and keep you today and always. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Maria F. Perlis, MD

Condolence from Carol Nickel on November 2nd, 2011 12:51 pm

I worked with Joyce, at Manpower on E. King Street, many, many years ago. Although she and Ed were dating, they were not yet married. I remember how bubbly she was; how she had such a zest for life and how much she made me laugh. I lost touch with her after I left and never knew of her illness.

My deepest sympathies to Ed and his family as they mourn her passing at such a young age.

Condolence from joe & ginny lees on November 5th, 2011 11:29 am

Ed & family, Sad to hear of joyce’s passing. Hard to think we have lost contact over so many years. Joyce was an welcome and kind part of our team. We loved having both of you with us in our volunteer family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
Joe & Ginny MTAA

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