Joyce Concors

Obituary of Joyce B Concors

Joyce Blossom Concors was born February 15, 1925 in Ellenville, NY to Meyer and Lillian Jacobowitz. She graduated from Ellenville High School and attended Cornell University. On January 2, 1943 she married her high school sweetheart, Arthur Frances Concors, at Nevele Hotel in Ellenville. Following their wedding they moved to Los Angeles where they resided for 2 years while Arthur worked as an engineer for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft. In 1945 Arthur was drafted and they moved to Gainesville, FL and then to Fort Benning in Columbus, GA where Arthur was a weapons instructor. After his honorable discharge from the Army, they moved to Walden, NY. Arthur joined Meyer’s and Lillian’s businesses. In 1954 Meyer and Arthur formed the Thruway Food Markets and Shopping Center Inc. on Oak Street in Walden. Joyce and Arthur had 4 sons. In 1974 with all of her children off on their own, she entered the business world to which she was no stranger. As early as 10 years old she would make bank deposits and do other jobs for her father’s business. At the Thruway, Joyce was a third set of eyes on a 400 employee, 34 cash register retail operation. Her favorite spot was in the Jewelr and Gift Department. She continued her working career until 2014 when she called it quits. Aside from running a household and raising 4 boys, Joyce was active in the Walden Jewish Community Center, Cub and Boy Scouts, Girl Scout Leader (despite having no daughters), The Walden Historical Society, the oldest member of the Walden Women’s Club, Walden Sunshine Club and other organizations. She was a published author and a star performer on “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” She and Arthur supported her father Meyer’s work with the National Boy Scouts of America, The Weizmann Institute, Boys Town, Israel Bonds and the Democratic Party. Joyce and Arthur traveled the world. Those travels included a meeting with the pope, a sitting with Indira Gandhi and leaving the mortgage for the Thruway Shopping Center at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Joyce loved attending the sporting events that 4 athletic boys provided. Joyce and Arthur were avid Yankees and Giants fans and attended many games. They attended the US Open and Wimbledon as they both loved the game of tennis. Joyce was a prolific knitter of sweaters, scarfs and hats. She prided herself as an amateur poet, and was a wonderful storyteller. She loved big band music, broadway shows and of course Frank Sinatra. Joyce is survived by her three sons: Leslie, wife, Theresa, Bruce and his wife, Stacey, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother, Gerald N. Jacobowitz (wife Marlene), and sister-in-law Gladys Seigel; first cousin, Simmie Tudor, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 64 years, Arthur, her oldest son, Stuart and nephew, Ronald Jacobowitz. Funeral arrangements made by Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Walden, NY (www.gridleyhoran.com). Graveside service will be held at Beth-Hillel Cemetery, 1577 Route 52, Walden, NY on Thursday, June 17 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. A repast will follow the interment at the residence of Bruce Concors, 21 Westwood Drive, Walden, NY. Zichronah livrachah.
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Thursday
17
June

Graveside service

11:00 am
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Beth Hillel Cemetery
1577 Route 52
Walden, New York, United States
Thursday
17
June

Interment

11:00 am
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Beth Hillel Cemetery
1577 Route 52
Walden, New York, United States
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