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Obituary for Joyce (Joy) A. Elder

The world has lost a legend. Joyce (Joy) A. Elder died on October 28, 2023 at Pine Run Health Care Facility in Doylestown. She was born in Philadelphia and later resided in Lansdale, PA, Ocean City NJ, and New Port Richie, FL.

Joy graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital in 1954 as a Registered Nurse. She was a proud alumna of Temple University where she earned her BSN.

She is predeceased by her parents William and Pathena Mason Scheiblein and brother William Scheiblein as well as her many kitties including Sadie, Albert, Agnes, Solo, Gigi, Misty, Sissy and a cast of hundreds.

The Cool Aunt Joyce is survived by her Scheiblein nephews and niece, Scott, Sharon and Steve. She is also survived by numerous friends. Joy had a profound effect on all those who knew her as a competent, confident and assertive woman.

Joy, aka, Toids loved sitting on her porch in Ocean City NJ watching the sunset with a martini nearby and a crossword puzzle in hand. Joy generously hosted many at her home in OC. She loved tinkering, gardening, crafts, trash picking, the beach, cats and animals of all kinds. She was a good steward of the earth, recycling, repurposing and reusing came natural to her.

Joy was smart, sexy and sassy with a quick wit. A doctor once remarked “Wow, I can tell she was beautiful in her day.” To which she promptly and loudly declared, “What do you mean WAS?” Joy never lost her ability to flirt even at the age of 90. Her winks were generously shared.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the staff (especially Kristi) at Pine Run Health Center who lovingly cared for her for many years.

Donations in Joy’s honor can be made to Tip My Ear TNR and Rescue, 13120 Shadow Lake Blvd, Hudson, FL 34669. The website is

A Celebration of Life and lunch will be held November 18, 2023 at The Jarrettown Hotel in Dresher, PA from
12:00 - 3:00 pm, with a service to begin at 12 Noon. Kindly RSVP to

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