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Joyce Theresa Lane
March 12, 1956 ~ August 29, 2022 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Lane, Joyce Theresa, 66, of Cairnbrook, passed away August 29, 2022, in the presence of her loving family at Windber Hospice. Born on March 12, 1956, she was the daughter of Francis “Red” and Eleanor (Fusina) Kovak. Preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Lloyd Lane Sr. and mother-in-law, Eleanor Lane. Survived by high school sweetheart and husband of 40 years, Lloyd Lane Jr.; son, Nichalas; daughter, Angie (Andrew); granddaughter, Eleanor; brother, Frank (Mary) Kovak; sister, Donna (Bob) Mulcahy; sisters-in-law, Donna (Dale) Russian and Susan (Melvin) Burket. Also survived by nieces, Heather, Susan (Tim), and Darlene; nephews, Michael (Erin), Brad (Steph), David, Devin (Regina), and Matthew; and many great-nieces and nephews; cousins; and friends. Joyce was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She had a deep love for her family and family traditions, particularly Christmas Eve dinners. Joyce loved her heritage and was a fantastic cook- ask anyone who got a taste of her halupki, pierogi, haluski, or cookies. She loved a good polka song, too. Joyce often spoke fondly of all her fun memories growing up on 6th Street. It was here that she developed what would prove to be some of her best lifelong friendships, especially with Donna and Butch. The three Kovak siblings share an unbreakable bond that was always on full display during Sunday morning Breakfast Club in Joyce's kitchen. She was known as a hard worker both at home and in the office, but if anyone could make work fun, it was Joyce. Her quick wit and humor kept people laughing for hours, and her gravitating personality made her the life of the party. Joyce had a true gift for making people around her feel special, most notably children during holidays. When Joyce became Giggy to little Nora, her ability to connect with and spoil little ones was never more evident. Joyce had a admirable devotion for her Catholic faith, and especially her church. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church where her love of religion was undoubtedly shaped as she played many masses from the organ bench beginning at the age of 12. She was the Girls' Choir director for many years and took great joy in mentoring her choir members, always urging them to sing louder. Heaven's choir inherited the most beautiful voice. Joyce believed and trusted deeply in her faith, which allowed her to face her recent illness with remarkable strength, courage, and admirable grace. Joyce touched the lives of all she met. Her legacy will be her kindness, her love, her faith, and her beauty. She will forever be sorely missed and affectionately remembered. She loved her family deeply and was so deeply loved by them. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church (Sacred Heart), Father Aron Maghousdi, Celebrant. Committal Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may make donations to OLQA in support of the church’s music program or donate a pint of blood. www.mulcahyfuneralhome.com