Joyce L. Lewis

 Joyce L. Lewis

November 4, 2013


Joyce L. Lewis, Petersburg Section of Scranton, passed away Monday morning in Celtic Healthcare Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Dunmore after an illness.   She was the widow of Willard R. Lewis who died in 1994.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Norman W. and May I. Seamon Moir she was educated in Scranton schools and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School, the West Scranton Hospital where she earned a certification in x-ray technology and also from Lackawanna College where she earned a degree in medical office management.   She was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Scranton, as a member of church council, as well as the senior bell and voice choirs.   She also was a volunteer at Moses Taylor Hospital for many years.  Joyce loved spending time with her family and friends at Lake Underwood, where she was an associate member of the Nimrod Club.  Prior to her retirement she had been employed as the office manager for Drs. Sheldon and Zenker.

Joyce was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who adored her two grandsons


The family would like to thank the staff of Celtic Healthcare Hospice Community Care for their constant and loving care in her final days.


Surviving are a son Griffith Lewis and his wife Kathy of Blakely; sisters Nancy Sweeny and Lynn Moir of Scranton; brothers Norman, Jr. of Scranton and Kirk of Moscow;  two grandsons Ian and Karl; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10am in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 1000 Taylor Ave. Scranton with Rev. David Searing officiating.

Friends may call Saturday morning from 9am until time of the service at the church.

Interment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 1000 Taylor Ave. Scranton 18510 or to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105


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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St., Scranton. 


One Comment

  1. Ross J. Cordaro & Tammy D. Edwards

    Kirk and Family. We wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.Joyce was a Very Special Person.Sorry we won’t be able to attend the services but we will be thinking of you.

    With Deepest Sympathy;

    Ross & Tammy

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