Mrs. Joyce E. Dillenback, 66, of Brower Road, Canajoharie, New York, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Albany Medical Center, Albany, N.Y., following a brief illness.
Born on January 15, 1946, in Albany, N.Y., she was the daughter of Milton L. Krutz and Freda Heilig Krutz, who both predeceased her. She was a graduate of Canajoharie High School, class of 1963. Joyce also graduated from Albany Medical College, School of Nursing, class of 1966, earning her RN certification.
Joyce had been retired for the past 8 years, but prior to that, she was the school nurse for Canajoharie from 1975 to 1988, and she had also been employed at many area hospitals, and several dentists offices.
Joyce was a lifetime area resident. A member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, in Stone Arabia, member of the Palatine Literary Society and exempt member of the Canajoharie Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She also was actively involved in her children's extra circular activities, enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, baking and was known as great cook. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
On November 8, 1968, she married Wallace P. Dillenback, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Stone Arabia, N.Y.
Joyce is survived by her Husband of 44 years, Wallace P. Dillenback of Palatine Bridge, N.Y., her Daughter Amy L. Dillenback and her husband Stephen Ramsey of Delmar, N.Y., Two Sons, Eric J. and Beth Dillenback of Meco, N.Y., and Martin A. Dillenback, and Sara DeVarnne of Gloversville, N.Y., One Brother and Sister in law Milton and Barb Krutz of Canajoharie, N.Y. , and Grandchildren, Andrew Ramsey, and Elisabeth Ramsey, Dane Wallace Dillenback, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at Houghtaling and Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317, on Wednesday December 5, 2012, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Zachary Labagh officiating. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery.
Contributions in memory of Mrs. Joyce E. Dillenback may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 238, Palatine Bridge, NY 13428, or to Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 28, Canajoharie, NY 13317.
Please sign the online guestbook for Mrs. Joyce E. Dillenback at www.houghtalingandsmith.com.