Robert E. Joice passed away Feb. 21, 2013, in Grass Valley, Calif. He was 83.
Services were held at Hooper & Weaver on Feb. 26, 2013. Rev. William Martens, Robert’s nephew, officiated.
Robert was born Feb. 24, 1929, to Charles and Frances Joice (Simmons) in Berkeley, Calif. He attended Berkeley High School and had many years of schooling and training in Maritime School.
Robert enlisted in the Merchant Marine and was involved for 40 years as a chief engineer.
On May 24, 1980, he married Hilda Joice. Robert loved gardening, traveling, and he enjoyed reading and watching westerns. He “fixed” anything that came his way and was a member of the Road Runners Travel Club.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Hilda Joice; sons, William (Rene) Joice, John Joice (Kristina) Cohassent; daughter, Cheryl Schmidt (Randy) Lafayette; step-children, Carla (Tom) Cipollone of Grass Valley, Mark Gianquento of Dunsmuir, Nancy (Bob) Elder of Grass Valley; grandchildren, Heather Lucus-Ross, Shannon Lucus, Joey, Tony, Jennifer, Teresa, Alicia and Gina Gianquento, Christian and Cameron Elder, Nicholas and Kevin Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Avery Lucas-Ross, Mia and Giovanni Gianquento; brothers, Donald (Wilma) Joice of Auburn amd Richard Joice of Virginia; sister, Joan Lamb, Oaklahoma; sister-in-law, Hilda Martens; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Frances Joice.
All arrangements are being handled by Hooper & Weaver Mortuary.