Joyce Gayle Holjencin, 70, formerly of Emporium, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport.
She was born May 13, 1942, in Crosscreek, the daughter of the late Everett and Ruth Orrick.
On June 2, 1960, in Coalport, she married Thomas Holjencin, who preceded her in death on August 24, 2006.
Mrs. Holjencin was a 1960 graduate of Beccaria-Coalport-Irvona High School, Coalport. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and crafting, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. Upon raising their family, she and her husband spent their golden years enjoying the beaches and weather of Wilmington, N.C., where they often entertained family and friends from the “north”.
She is survived by four children: Samuel and Cindy (Provencher) Holjencin of Simpsonville, S.C., Joseph J. and Christine (Dempsey) Holjencin of Emporium, Hope Griffith of Wilmington, N.C.; and Thomas J. and Jeanmare (Guloien) Holjencin Jr. of Emporium; 10 grandchildren, T.J., Shawn, Heidi, Charles, Jarek, Joseph C., Paul, Lucie, Amelia, and Sally; a great-granddaughter, Adeleide; a brother, Samuel Orrick (Louise) of Coalport; a sister, Carolyn Misiura (John), of Coalport; a sister-in-law, Jane Orrick of Brunswick, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a brother, James Orrick; and a grandson, Matthew Holjencin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Joyce Gayle Holjencin on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in St. Basil The Great Parish, 395 Locust Street, Coalport, with the Rev. Zab Amar officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library and/or the Glendale Area Public Library.
Arrangements by Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.