Joyce E. Tarshis

Mrs. Joyce E. Tarshis, 92, formerly of Fonda, New York,
passed away peacefully on November 10, 2021 in Depew,
New York. Joyce was born on November 2, 1929 to the
late Ernest and Mary (Edwards) Dake.
On October 22, 1949 she was united in marriage to David
W. Tarshis Jr. of Amsterdam, New York. Nine years
later, in 1958 David and Joyce moved to Buffalo, New
York, where they would raise their family. After David’s
retirement in 1985 the couple retired to North Carolina,
where they lived until David’s passing on February 23, 2001.
Following the death of her husband Joyce moved back
to Fonda, where she fell right into place within the community
she was raised in. She was a member of the Fonda
Reformed Church, and the Glen-Mohawk Seniors.
Joyce leaves behind her loving children, Cheryle Russell
of Boger, TX, Jody Tarshis of Clifton Park, NY, Shelley
Tripp of Dubuque, IA, Cynthia Conover of Springville,
NY, Robyn Fremont of Depew, NY and David W. Tarshis
III of Buffalo, NY; her siblings, Donald (Cynthia) Dake of
Bryson City, NC, Violet Fallone of Fonda, NY and Jean
Miller of Sheldon, IA; as well as her nine grandchildren,
and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held privately, at the convenience
of the family. Memorial contributions may be
made in her memory to Fonda Reformed Church, 19
Broadway, Fonda, NY 12068. Please visit Joyce’s guestbook
online at

By Leader-Herald

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