Obituary of Joyce L. LaBarbera
Joyce L. LaBarbera, 87, of Jamestown, passed away peacefully at 1:10 pm Sunday, August 4, 2019, in the Heritage Green Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility, with her family by her side.
A lifelong area resident, she was born October 17, 1931 in Jamestown, NY a daughter of the late Adolph and Linnea Hammerstrom Sholin.
Joyce attended Jamestown Public Schools and worked in several area restaurants before she became a stay at home mom for her growing family.
Joyce will always be remembered for her giving and loving heart, her smile, her laugh and her keen wit. She was also an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees.
Surviving are her five children; Jay (Mitsy) Schuler, Debbie (Dan) Calkins, Mark (Karen) Schuler, Kevin Schuler, Cheryl Schuler, her eight grandchildren; Chrystal (Ron) Gage, Jennifer (Tim) Schuler Jackson, Rich Wilson, David (Sarah) Schuler, Chad Schuler, Erin Schuler, Ashley (John) Campbell, Natasha Peterson, several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews including her niece LeAnne (Ed) Smith.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clair "Shorty" Schuler who died in 1991, her second husband, Adam LaBarbera who died in 2014, and her three brothers, Reinhold "Ray" Sholin, Holger Sholin and John Sholin.
Joyce's family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff of Heritage Green, especially the Woodside Unit and nurse Nicky, for the wonderful care they gave to Joyce over the past several years.
A private family service will be held in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Larry Petry, chaplain of Heritage Green will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery. Visitation will not be observed.
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