Meadville Tribune

February 4, 2014

Joyce M. Newcomb

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Joyce M. Newcomb, 82, of Meadville passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center. She was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Meadville, a daughter of Benton McLaud and Helen Siegel McLaud. She married Joseph M. Newcomb on Oct. 13, 1962. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2014.

Joyce was a graduate of Meadville Area High School and had been employed by K. Richards Investments and Carlisles.

She was a member of Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Society and the Elks Auxiliary.

Joyce enjoyed playing cards and was an avid bridge player.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary Melvin of Meadville and Kathleen Wheelock and her husband, Scott, of Townville; two sons, Thomas Newcomb of Meadville and Patrick Newcomb and his wife, Katia, of Fredricksburg, Va.; six grandchildren, Eryn Newcomb, Alyssa Melvin, Connor Melvin, Gabrielle Newcomb, Gwennyth Melvin and Sean Wheelock; five sisters, Jane Rinker of Pottsville, Sally Kellerman of South Coventry, Alice Wuenschel and her husband, Danny, of Fairview, Ruth Yoder and her husband, Tom, of Meadville, and Martha McLaud-Tonucci of East Haddam, Conn.; a twin brother, John McLaud and his wife, Bunny, of Skaneateles, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her loving husband, Joseph, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mary McLaughlin.

Family and friends are welcome to call on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. A prayer vigil service will be held at 3 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with Father Johnathan Schmolt, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will follow in Saint Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to Saint Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch Street, Meadville, Pa. 16335

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on Joyce’s Book of Memories online at