Joyce L. Orth, age 80, passed away on August 25, 2022 at home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Wilmington, DE to the late James and Ruth Ryan. Joyce was a graduate of the University of Delaware. She taught at the Nursing School of Wilmington until its closing in 1985. She retired as a Registered Nurse from Christiana Care. Joyce enjoyed family vacations and summers at Treasure Beach Campground and Fall Saturdays at University of Delaware Football. During her free-time she enjoyed drawing, painting, crafts and collecting dolls.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Walter H. Orth, Jr., her sons, Dr. Walter H. Orth, III (Lisa), Wade H. Orth (Robin) and Brett J. Orth (Kristina), her sisters, Judy Tressler and June Fermani (Nick), her cousin and 3rd sister, Lynne Tomczak (Robert), her grandchildren, Wesley, Helen, Holden, Kourtnie, Paige, Alyvia and Tyler and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 where a service will follow on Friday, September 2nd at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle. To send condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com.