Joyce Brown

December 28, 2020

Joyce Marie Brown, 78, of Warren, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, PA.

Born on August 14, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Margaret Burch Hawley. Joyce was a 1960 graduate of Warren High School and had been employed as a secretary at Warren Area High School, retiring in 1992. She lived for her family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids. She was a former avid Bingo player and loved to play cards every weekend and going out for dinner. She and her husband, Larry, enjoyed going to Florida in the winter following her retirement.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Larry N. Brown, whom she married in 1960 in Warren, PA; 4 children – Debbie (Paul) Slagle, Denise (Scott) Reynolds, Deanna (Darren) Pifer, all of Warren, PA, Dr. Donald (Annemarie) Brown of Los Alamos, NM; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Brown of Warren, PA; 1 brother – Albert (Shirley) Hawley of Warren, PA; 2 sisters – Janice Fox of Warren, PA, and Judy Hamm of Florida; one aunt – Doris Schultz of Frewsburg, NY; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by a son – Daniel N. Brown, who died on November 16, 2016.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place a memorial may do so to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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