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Joyce (Snyder) Droms

Died: Mon., May 6, 2019


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Joyce Droms, age 91, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at The Glen at Willow

Valley.

Joyce was married for 55 years to the late Clarence Droms, who died June 29, 2002.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Oscar and Loretta (Swart) Snyder of Saugerties, NY,

her sister Loretta (Snyder) Lent, and her brother Edward Snyder.

Joyce is survived by her children, Ralph Droms and his wife, Jana, of Concord, MA, Paul Droms and his

wife, Dee, of Lititz, PA, Karen Droms of Trucksville, PA, and Erik Droms of Wilmington, DE, as well as six

grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A 1946 graduate of Saugerties High School, Joyce was the class Salutatorian. While raising her four

children, she enrolled in college and graduated from West Chester State College (now University). She

taught elementary school for 17 years at the Kathryn D. Markley Elementary School in Malvern, PA. She

enjoyed gardening and crafts, such as jewelry-making and basket weaving.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Meadow Ridge and The Glen at Willow Valley as well as Hospice

and Community Care of Lancaster for the excellent care they gave Joyce in her final months. They also

ask that anyone wishing to memorialize Joyce’s life select a teacher’s project to support at the Donors

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