Sunday, August 08, 2021

In Memoriam: Robert B. Joyce

Robert B. Joyce
December 05, 1934 - August 04, 2021 

Robert B. Joyce of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away August 4, 2021.

Born December 5, 1934 in Quincy, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Harry J. and Ruth B. Joyce.  He graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA and Boston University. 

Robert served from 1952 through 1961 in the Air and Army National Guard.  He worked as an aircraft mechanic, corporate pilot and FAA air traffic controller at the Chicago O’Hare tower and Fort Wayne tower, from which he retired.

Bob enjoyed traveling, sailing, snow skiing and flying and maintaining his own ex-military airplanes. 

He was a member of “QB” (Quiet Birdmen). The American Legion and former member of the Airforce Association.

Surviving are his son Kenneth (Beverly) Joyce of Brownsburg, IN, his brother Donald Joyce of Pembroke, MA., grandchildren Nicole (Danno) Wilkerson, Snohomish, WA and Dylan Schultz of Carmel, IN, numerous nieces and nephews.  Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Cynthia A. Joyce and two sisters Janice Joyce DalPra and Carol Joyce.

At Roberts request there will be no public memorial service.  Friends and well-wishers are encouraged to make contributions to an organization of their choice in Robert’s honor. 

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