Joyce A. Gifford 1944-2019

CORTLAND — Joyce A. Gifford, 74, of Cortland, passed away late Monday afternoon, May 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hosptial.

She was born June 22, 1944, in Mechanicsburg, Pa., a daughter of Charles S. and Maribelle Ashburn Burger.

Joyce was a 1961 graduate of West Geauga High School in Chesterland, Ohio, and was employed as an incinerator operator for Browning Ferris Industries in Warren for several years, prior to retiring.

She married Thomas W. Gifford on Aug. 4, 1970. He preceded her in death May 10, 1979.

Joyce is survived by her two sons, Dr. Thomas D. (Jill) Gifford of Cortland and David Herbert of Howland. She also leaves behind a sister, Betty (Jason) Pavone of Geneva; and three grandchildren, Thomas, Luke and Rachel.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Adam Herbert.

Funeral services will be noon Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, 533 N. Park Ave., Warren, with Pastor James Dittmar officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.

Joyce will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband and son in the Kerr Cemetery, Weathersfield Township.

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