Joyce Janowsky

Obituary of Joyce J. Janowsky

Joyce Joanne Janowsky, 87, of State College, PA passed away peacefully on January 26, 2022 at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Born June 24, 1934, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret Burgey Hoobler. Joyce was the oldest of six children and grew up in Elmira, NY. After graduating from high school, she worked at the Corning Glass Works Library. January 8, 1955, she married Edward J. Janowsky and they raised six children. Joyce enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, ceramics, traveling and camping. She found putting together puzzles peaceful. She loved the beach and enjoyed her 12 annual trips to Nags Head, NC with her sisters. Joyce also enjoyed trips to see her children and grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her husband Edward and children Cynthia Davis and her husband Steve; Karen Pendell and her husband John; Mark Janowsky and his wife Carolyn; Deborah Friedman and her husband Steven; Michael Janowsky and his wife Yuki; and Matthew Janowsky and his wife Amy. She is also survived by 3 sisters: Linda, Sandra and Kathleen and was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and David Hoobler. Joyce was the loving grandmother of fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Joyce spent the last few years caring for her husband Edward, who has Alzheimer's, and they recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be entered at

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