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Joyce Cummings Paden, 85, of New Castle passed away on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born April 1, 1931 in Moon Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Gladys Wilson Cummings. She married Thomas N. Paden on Oct. 1, 1954, and he preceded her in death on July 7, 1994.
Joyce was a graduate of New Castle High School, class of 1949, and a 1953 graduate of Westminster College. Joyce worked as a secretary for the State Farm Insurance Co. and as an operator for Bell Telephone. She enjoyed puzzles, baking and doing handy work around the house.
Joyce was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon, taught Sunday school and was part of the McIlvaine Guild.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa (Harry) Robinson of New Castle and Susan (Guy) Molinari of Upper Saddle River, N.J.; one son, Thomas (Denise) Paden of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Janet Verone of New Castle; and three grandchildren, Dana, Tom and Kate.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Cummings, and one sister, Carol Orr.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rick Vogley officiating. Burial will follow in Castleview Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson St., New Castle Pa. 16101 or the Easter Seals of Western Pennsylvania, Six Parkway Center, Suite 150, 875 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15220.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on February 12, 2017
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