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Joyce E. (Shugarts) Sedlak

Born: Tue., Apr. 23, 1940
Died: Sat., Jun. 23, 2012


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jun. 28, 2012
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 28, 2012
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church

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Joyce E. Sedlak, 72, of 990 Miles Run Road, Spring Creek, Pennsylvania, passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012 at her residence.


Joyce was born in Mifflin, Pa on April 23, 1940, a daughter of the late Jean (Snavely) and Lawrence Shugarts.


She was employed as a teachers aid at Warren State Hospital for several years. She was a member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville where she belonged to the Alter Rosary Society and had taught catechism in the past.


She was a member of the of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658 Auxiliary where she served as the chaplain. Joyce enjoyed knitting, reading, and crossword puzzles. She very much enjoyed visiting with her family.


She was the wife of Martin J. Sedlak whom she married on Nov 1, 1958 in St. Luke RC Church in Youngsville.


She is survived by her husband , and 4 children:


Son Patrick K. (Lynn) Sedlak, of Woodbridge, VA;

Daughter Marie L. (Chris) Sedlak Lupone, of Kennett Square, Pa;

Daughter Diane M. (Gary) Brookhart, of Woodward, OK;

Son James L.(Gina Jo) Sedlak, of Elizabethtown, KY;


2 sisters:

Louise Shivery, of Mifflintown, Pa;

Sandra Kirk, of Mifflintown, Pa;


1 brother:

Lawrence Shugarts, of Mifflintown, Pa.



She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, Matthew, Caleb, Mariah, Joshua, Haven, Stephanie, Courtney, and Derrek, and several nieces and nephews.


Friends will be received on Thursday from 10 - 11am in the Gathering space at St. Luke R.C. Church in Youngsville where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday, June 28th, with the Rev. Father John Neff officiating.



The family suggests that memorials and/or masses for the soul of Joyce may be made to St. Luke R.C. Church or a charity of choice. Family and Friends may view the on-line obituary, send an e-condolence or order flowers at www.mckinneyfuneral.com


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Sandy (Obrok) Hewes
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
So very sorry to hear this. What a wonderful person....she will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are will all of you.

Howie Lore
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
Just sending thoughts & prayers across the miles. Lots of great memories we all can cherish & hold onto,,heaven has a new angel watching down on us! Go Rest High on that Mountain!! Love,, Howie

Bud Perry
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
So sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .Bud and Kathy

Debbie (Sonney) Rutenber
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
So very sorry to learn of your loss. Know that you are in my prayers. deb

Harold & Cindy Wolbert
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
Martin & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so glad I got see Joyce last week when I was with dad. See was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

Randy & Lois Nelson
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
Mr. Sedlak, Pat, Marie, Diane, Jimmy-

We were so sorry to hear the news. Lots of great memories. You're in our thoughts & prayers.

Cathy (Urbanik) Barrett
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cathy

Debbie Mourer
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jeff Allen
   Posted Mon June 25, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Joyce. I remember her fondly from being at your house and at church. Please know that I am thinking of you all and sending my deepest sympathies.

Mary and Joe Bucceri
   Posted Wed June 27, 2012
Martin and family,
We're so sorry for your loss. We're both so thankful that we had time to visit with you and Joyce when you were in Florida. She was a very special lady and you are very special also. You're in our prayers.
Mary and Joe Bucceri

Sister Helen Martinez, PBVM, Newfoundland
   Posted Sun July 01, 2012
Oh how many memories come flooding back to me when I heard that Joyce has gone home to God. She was always so kind to us foreign students who are friends with Marie. We came from Ethiopia, Etritrea, Italy, Taiwan and Canada and Marie shared Joyce and Martin with us. We always called her and Martin from Paoli when we had celebrations at my apartment and we had shared the venison and the spagetti squash sent down in Marie's car. What a wonderful world it is because Joyce added a special dimension of love and care to her family. I remember her glowing remarks about her children and her grandchildren. She has left a wonderful legacy of faith, courage and joy. We are fortunate to have known her. She affirmed the friendship Marie and I shared. I could always count on receiving a very special Christmas greeting from PA to NL. She was indeed a "blessed mother".

John Wykoff
   Posted Tue February 19, 2013
To my old school friends from Behrend College, Pat and Marie...my deepest sympathies

Sincerely, John Wykoff

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