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Joyce L. Specht

October 21, 1942 ~ February 17, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Joyce L. Specht, age 81 of Pompano Beach, FL, passed away on February 17, 2024.

Joyce Lynn Specht was born in Frankfort, KY to John & Betty Woodburn on October 21, 1942. She
grew up and went to High School in Paoli, IN, earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from
Indiana University and Master’s Degree from Adelphi University in NY. She married R. John Specht, Jr. on June 14, 1969 in Illinois, moving out to Long Island, NY the following year, where she and John raised their 3 daughters. After staying home many years to raise her girls, Joyce returned to the classroom as a Kindergarten teacher in the Malverne School District, where she stayed until she retired in 2004. During retirement Joyce enjoyed knitting, quilting, painting, playing piano and many trips to the pool, beach and boardwalk with the grandchildren.

Joyce is preceded in death by her husband John, parents John & Betty Woodburn and brother

Joyce is survived by daughters Carol Ryan-Specht (Douglas), Linda Palmese (Michael) and Julie
Ryan (David), sisters Carol Woodburn, Nancy White and Mary Uyesugi, her 9 grandchildren Amber,Julien, Nicholas, Bailey, Jake, Dylan, Emma, Nathan and Olivia, and 3 great-grandchildren Skyler, Eli and Emery. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, students and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, March 9, 2024 at John Knox Village Auditorium, 200 Lakeside Circle, Pompano Beach, FL.

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