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Dolores M. Joyce

December 26, 1936 — December 2, 2023

Dolores Marie (Dlubak) Joyce 86, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Cabot. She was born December 26, 1936 a daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Bartnikowski) Dlubak.  Her memory will be cherished by her children, Richard P. (Kathy) Joyce Jr, of Natrona Heights, Helene (Regis) McQuaide, of Mt. Lebanon, Michael (Natalie) Joyce, of Freeport and Jennifer (David) Reed, of Melbourne, Florida, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Richard P. "Dick" Joyce Sr. who passed on February2, 2007, her daughter, Barbara Ballas Laiter and her brother, Frank Dlubak. She was a member of Guardian Angels Parish Most Blessed Sacrament Campus, Natrona Heights. Dolores affectionately known as "Dorsie" to many, found joy in reading, knitting and shopping. Her home was a haven for her, filled with family, friends, love and countless cherished memories. Her absence will be deeply felt by her loved ones, lifelong friends, her Knit Wit group and Amazon Prime.

Friends will be received on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in Most Blessed Sacrament Campus with the Rev. Andrew Fischer as celebrant. Entombment will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence please visit

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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