Peter Joyce, one of the best known citizens of Upper Pittston, answered the final summons on Thursday night after a year's illness. He had been confined to his home for six months and his death was not unexpected.
Mr. Joyce was advanced in years and for several decades had been prominent among Pittston's business men.
He is survived by a widow and six children, as follows: Patrick F., city treasurer; Edward, Joseph, Mary, Margaret and Elizabeth.
On Monday morning next at 9 o'clock the funeral will take place. A requiem mass will be sung in St. Mary's Church on Chapel street. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery on Chapel street.
The Wilkes-Barre Record - June 29, 1901
The funeral of the late Peter Joyce of Upper Pittston was attended from the late home this morning by a large number of friends of the deceased, who expressed their sorrow in that manner.
Services were conducted in St. Mary's Church by Rev. Father Greve, and interment was made in the Church Hill cemetery. The pall bearers were Hon Thomas Maloney, John Sheridan, Martin Gerrity, James McHugh, John McNamara and Michael Joyce.
Pittston Gazette - July 1, 1901
The last solemn rites over all that remained mortal of the late Peter Joyce of Upper Pittston were held yesterday morning. At Mt. Mary's Church Rev. Father Graves sang a requiem mass after which in the cemetery adjoining the church the remains were laid away.
The pall bearers were Hon Thomas Maloney, John Sheridan, Martin Gerrity, John McNamara, Michael and James McHugh.
The Wilkes-Barre Record - July 2, 1901