Joyce A. Pawlak

August 7, 1940 ~ December 26, 2020 (age 80)


Joyce A. Pawlak, age 80, of Columbia City, IN, passed away at 4:05 pm on Saturday December 26, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center.  Born on August 7, 1940 in South Bend, she was the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Murphy) Bonjorno.

Joyce attended Washington Clay High School in South Bend and graduated with the Class of 1958.  On February 8, 1964 she married Gerald Pawlak at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, South Bend. Joyce worked for many years as a clerical assistant at IPFW, Fort Wayne.  She was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church.  Joyce enjoyed reading, eating out at her favorite restaurants, baking, spending time with her grandchildren, and her dog Duke.

Survivors include her husband Gerald Pawlak of Columbia City; children Jeff (Karen) Pawlak of Fort Wayne and Rene Greenlee of Westport, CT; 6 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Jean Franks.

Memorial calling and a Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Arrangements by DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, Indiana.  With the current Executive Order, face masks are required for attendance.

Burial in St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Cemetery, Columbia City.                              

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