Joyce Shuler Pattishall, age 95, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2021, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Although born as Mary Joyce Shuler, she was known by most friends and family as ‘Joyce’ or just ‘Grammie’.
She will be deeply missed by her four children, Constance Wiegman (John) of Boca Raton, FL, Evan Pattishall (Avis) of Hershey, PA, Marcia Harten of Ottawa, Canada, and Edward Pattishall (Nancy) of St. Augustine, FL; ten grandchildren, Karen Wiegman of Atlanta, GA, Susan Vigus (Andrew) of Boca Raton, FL, Amy Pattishall (Aaron Levine) of Atlanta, GA, Erin Miller (Jesse) of Estes Park, CO, Steven Pattishall (Tabitha) of St. Augustine, FL, Evan Thomas Pattishall (Kaitlin) of Philadelphia, Pa, Claire Harten (Cory Glaister) of Ottawa, Canada, Michael Pattishall of Kill Devil Hills, NC, Alison Perraut (Charles) of Durham, NC, Ian Harten of Ottawa, Canada; 14 great grandchildren; many favorite nieces and nephews; and numerous caring friends.
Joyce was born on September 3, 1925 to Mary and Nolan Shuler in Holly Hill, SC. and was raised near there along with her older brothers, Nolan, and Lowry. After receiving a science and teaching degree from Winthrop College, she married and moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan. She later resided in North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, and Florida. In 1966, she moved to Hershey, PA., where she became a founding member and officer of the Penn State Medical Center Faculty Wives, served as a 54-year member of Derry Presbyterian Church, and taught Science at Hershey Middle School until her retirement.
Joyce possessed an infectious sense of humor with a distinctive laugh and often exclaimed “Dear Gussie!”. She had many diverse interests, including travelling, reading, bridge, and belonged to several book groups and bridge clubs. When travelling, she always seemed to meet and befriend someone from South Carolina. Among her favorite activities were family reunions and gatherings in her home state of South Carolina, at the beach, and in the Adirondack Mountains of NY. She welcomed many into her circle of family and friends and had a unique talent of making each person feel special. To stay connected, she became an avid user of technology, and extensively emailed, Facetimed, and Zoomed when she was not talking on the phone.
The memorial will be available to be viewed at www.hooverfuneralhome.com on Wednesday, March 17 after 4PM. Private interment will be in Holly Hill, SC.