Joyce Leonard Weimer completed the journey home to heaven on September 5, 2015 after five years of breast cancer. She was born December 14, 1951, married to Alyn Weimer on Friday, March 13, 1970.
When she was 21 when she asked Jesus to be her Savior. That became the center of her life from then on. They raised two beautiful children, Tricia Herritt (Richard) Andover, NY and Ryan Weimer (Mary) Scio, NY who added to the family beloved grandchildren Wesley, Olivia & Carolyn Herritt and Jack and Benjamin Weimer.
She graduated from Bolivar Central, Rochester Business Institute and received her bachelor degree from SUNY Empire State College while working and raising her family.
Throughout her life she was very active through her church, community service, employment, music, hobbies, reading, and people. Joyce could be counted on for fund raising from marching band to her United Way work. She was introduced the income tax VITA/EITC program to Allegany County United Way. She served statewide on CSEA Board of Directors and was state Insurance Chair for 25 years. While employed at Alfred State College for 37 years, she worked on both the Wellsville and Alfred Campuses. The Student Activities Center was her longest involvement organizing activities and the Wellsville Intramural program. She completed her career as the Director of International Education recruiting in Southeast Asia and Mexico for international students as well as coordinated on campus regulations and study abroad programs. For three years she organized and hosted the downtown Children’s International Festival. Throughout her career she was active on several committees at Alfred such as Cultural Arts, Summer Orientation Co-Chair, Middle States, EAP Director, former CSEA union president and in other offices. Her involvement in organizations was all about connecting people to benefits, at no cost when possible.
She is also survived by a brother James Leonard (Sherry)Little Genesee and their children Jammie Swanson (Thomas) Hamlin, NY; Pelle Ayers (Jerry) LeRoy, NY; Tara Leonard (Spencerport); sister-in-law Joan Tucker, Scio, NY, her children Troy Tucker (Rhonda) Danielsville, PA; Tanya Scholla (Doug) Scio, NY and her 103 year old mother-in-law Margaret Weimer. Also surviving are Joyce’s Aunt Marion Barney, Hallsport, NY, and Uncle Art Leonard, Green Valley, AZ plus several cousins, nieces and nephews. Many special friends, Rock Lake Ontario family and her church families at the Allentown United Methodist Church and at the Wellsville C&MA Church. Her life was blessed.
She was predeceased by her parents, Ken and Violet Leonard,(Little Genesee, NY) brother Kenneth Leonard (II); grandparents George Arthur and Gertrude Leonard; grandparents Harold and Osee Barney. Father-in-law Albert Weimer and brother-in-law CD Tucker, Scio, NY
A celebration of life will be held Sunday September 20, 2015 at the Lake Lodge, Alfred, NY. Arrangements will be made by JW Embser Sons Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Memorials can be made to Allegany County United Way, PO Box 12, Wellsville, NY 14895 or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlston, Buffalo, NY 14263
Her ashes will rest in a green everglade on a piece of paradise on earth.