Joyce Elaine (Swanson) Landon, age 80, of North East, Pa., died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. following a brief illness.
Joyce was born January 16, 1933 in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of the late John E. Swanson and Irene (Tappan) Swanson Linford. She attended school in
Jamestown and Celeron, N.Y. Joyce married Robert James Landon on July 6, 1949 in Falconer, N.Y. and together raised 12 children. Survivors include her
Joyce Elaine (Swanson) Landon
daughters: Susan (Michael) Byczynski of Dunkirk, N.Y., Diana (Rick) Thompson of North East, Pa., Elaine of North Carolina and Kathleen (Phil) Neil of Tennessee; her sons Robert Sr., Paul (Sandy) and James of North East, Pa., Ron of Westfield, N.Y., Steve of Mayville, N.Y., and John of California. Joyce is further survived
by her sister Carolyn Badgley of Falconer, N.Y., her dearest friend Marsha (Les) McClelland of Wattsburg, Pa. and many nieces and nephews, especially her
niece Kristine (Dan) Marasco of Falconer, N.Y. She was the proud grandmother of many grandchildren and her many great-grandchildren. Joyce was proceeded in
death by her husband Robert Landon, who died in 1978, and her two sons Donald and Daniel Landon, who passed in 2011. A graveside service will be held Monday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m. at the Union Cemetery in Westfield, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions on behalf of Joyce may be made to the
Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton Street, Westfield, NY 14787.