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Joyce W. Schleicher

Published on August 26, 2021


Boonville – Joyce W. Schleicher, 90, widow of Gordon, and longtime resident of Woodgate Drive, passed away following a brief illness on August 24, 2021 at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare, New Hartford.


Joyce was born on April 15, 1931 in Litchfield, NY a daughter of Francis and Edna VanNort Wheelock. She grew up in the Alder Creek and Boonville area, graduating from Boonville Central School with the Class of 1949.  On October 8, 1949, Joyce was united in marriage with Gordon L. Schleicher in Boonville.  Mr. Schleicher, a WWII US Army Veteran and Barrett Paving retiree passed away on June 24, 2019. 


Joyce was employed as a bookkeeper for Mercer’s Quickstop, and Gordy’s Mobile Gas and Service Station both of Boonville, before her many years of employment as a short order cook at Boonville Bowl.  


Joyce is survived by her two sons: Chip (Ina) Schleicher, Boonville, Garry Schleicher and fiancée Melissa Raymond, Durhamville; two daughters: Pam (Larry) Pfendler, and Linda (Hal) Fox, all of Boonville; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren,  sisters: Gwen Wheelock, Syracuse, and Lorraine (Bill) Obernesser, New Hartford; sisters-in-law: Beverly Wheelock, Shirley Dunn, brother-in-law Bernie Yelton, and special nieces Jean and Karen.  


Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 28, at 11:00 am at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where Pastor Jack Ford of the Boonville United Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery.  A calling hour will be held on Saturday from 10:00 am until the funeral.  Those attending are respectfully asked to adhere to current CDC recommended protocols.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Boonville United Methodist Church, 105 Ann St. Boonville, NY 13309.  Donations of food may be dropped off at the Boonville VFW, Park Ave. Boonville, on Saturday morning from 10:00 am on.


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