(Mary) Joyce Hamershock, of Lower Gwynedd, PA died peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2020, at Park Creek Place in Horsham, PA. She was 84 years old.
Born in Philadelphia, Joyce was the daughter of the late Richard and Margaret (McMahon) Way.
Joyce was a graduate of Ambler High School, Class of 1954. She worked as a secretary for Ambler Borough for over 20 years. Joyce then worked for Lower Gwynedd Township for over 20 years, prior to her retirement in 2014.
Mrs. Hamershock was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ambler. She was an associate member of the Montgomery County F.O.P. Lodge 14. She was an avid reader and volunteered her time with the German Shepherd Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Joyce always found peace and tranquility along the Georgian Bay, Parry Sound, Ontario, where she vacationed for many years.
Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved husband Dr. Thomas E. Hamershock in 2003. She is the dear mother of Stephen T. Hamershock of Hatfield, PA, and Barbara J. Hamershock of Lower Gwynedd PA. She also is survived by her beloved kitty Callie and her granddog Daisy.
Joyce's Funeral Service and interment will be held privately at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ambler. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jennifer Winn and nurses of Fox Chase Cancer Center, and all the staff at Park Creek Place. Your care and compassion was above and beyond.
Donations in Joyce's memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 7701 Burholme Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111 https://www.foxchase.org/giving would be appreciated by the family.
I worked with Joyce at Ambler Boro for many years and she was the nicest woman! She was a tough cookie too and I always enjoyed talking with her about everything! She used to always talk about her husband and her kids whom she loved dearly! God bless you Joyce you were a good friend! John "Johnny Mas" Mastromatto
carol majewski on
Jun 1, 2020
Joyce was a wonderful and loyal friend. I have so many joyful memories that she left behind with me. They will always make me smile and maybe shed a tear. Joyce's smile will be missed by me and the many she has touched with her kindness. Barb and Steve I am sorry about the loss of your mother. May God comfort you and keep you close in your time of sorrow.
Carol Majewski on
Jun 1, 2020
Liz 13M on
Jun 1, 2020
Barb, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Such a sweet and lovely lady. Will miss seeing her smiling face on the walkway. Thinking of you, Liz 13M
Betsy Jampo on
May 30, 2020
Steve my sincere condolences to you and your family. I know that my mother worked with you Mom at Gwynedd Township when she began her job at Gwynedd. She replaced my mother Mabel Hansen. Also I remember you going to school and playing ball with our son John Jampo. Your Mom was a wonderful women and the Jampo family is so sorry to hear of her passing. May she Rest In Peace and your family be blessed. Most sincerely Betsy Jampo
Kathleen Kerr Rodgers on
May 29, 2020
Joyce was such a welcoming face over the years at the Lower Gwynedd Township office. I was in there often and she always helped me. So friendly and sweet. I got to know her from all my visits there. So very sad to hear of her passing. What a lovely lady. Condolences to her family.
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