January 2010

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Jack J. Joyce

The IBEW regrets to report the Nov. 22 death of retired International Representative Jack J. Joyce, who was 85.
Brother Joyce worked for 12 years in the International Office in the Grievance Appeals, Bylaws, Agreement Approval and Construction and Maintenance departments. He retired in 1989 to his native Kansas City, Mo.

In 1951, Brother Joyce was initiated into Kansas City Local 124, where he served as business manager from 1969 to 1976. He also served on the joint apprenticeship training, pension, and health and welfare committees. Joyce was vice president of the Missouri State Electrical Workers Association.

He graduated from Kansas City Junior College and attended classes at the University of Kansas. An Air Force veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, he was a longtime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

At the I.O., Joyce was respected for his commitment to the labor movement, said Dmytro Halkyn, who is now Director of the Per Capita Membership Department. "He was a labor leader that believed in the cause and always strived to do the right thing for working people."

Brother Joyce's twin sons, Jack and Paul, are Kansas City Local 124 members.

His wife, Jo Ann, died in 2003. They were married for 54 years, spending their retirement years traveling extensively. The IBEW officers, staff and members extend our deepest condolences to Brother Joyce's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as his many friends.

Jack J. Joyce