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Jocelyn "Joyce" Kay (Evans) Bilunka

November 11, 1940 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 77)

Jocelyn “Joyce” Kay Bilunka, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania, gracefully entered eternal rest at 11:05 AM Tuesday, October 16, 2018, while under hospice care at home and surrounded by the love of her family following an extended illness. She was 77.

Joyce was born November 11, 1940, in Cumberland, Maryland, a daughter to Boyd W. & Jessie L. (Crowe) Evans.

A 1958 graduate of Brookfield High School, Brookfield, Ohio, she worked in housekeeping for Saint John XXIII Home, Hermitage. In addition, she had also worked as a manager for the American Carpo-Russian Club, Sharon, Pennsylvania.

In her spare time, she enjoyed cleaning and gardening. She was a meticulous housekeeper, an exceptional cook, and an outstanding Mom.

Survivors include: her children, Teresa Lynn Pawluk & her companion, Michael Mitchell, Erie, Pennsylvania, Stephen Kelly Bilunka, Hermitage, Christopher John Bilunka & his wife, Julie Bennett, Plantation, Florida, and Dion Thomas Bilunka & his wife, Christina, Volant, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Amy Simon, Oriana Pawluk, Serena Horvath & her husband, Shawn, twins, Ava Bilunka & Alex Bilunka, Nicholas Bilunka, and Kaiden Bilunka; her great-grandchildren, Sabrina, Lexi, Candi, Tanner, Jaxon, Adi, and Giana; her siblings, Richard E. Evans & his wife, Janeen, Vienna, Ohio, and Cheryl Ann Yendrek & her companion, Anthony Scarcelli, Brookfield; and her many nieces & nephews, as well as her extended family too.

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her companion, Ronald Le Roy Saxon; by her great-granddaughter, Taiya Nicole; and by her brother-in-law, Tom Yendrek.

A private memorial service will be held by her family at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

As suggested by her family, memorial contributions can be made payable to the Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 (or) Shenango Valley Animal Shelter, 2599 Broadway Rd., Hermitage, Pennsylvania 16148.

Coordination of this tribute for Joyce was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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