Joy Melissa Martz
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Joy Melissa Martz
Joy was born Nov. 18, 1986, the youngest daughter of Don and Cindy Martz of Dalmatia.
Joy had beautiful big blue eyes with endless lashes and a never ending sparkle. Joy was all things glitter...always wanting to show her sparkly clothing, nails, or shoes. She loved music and dancing; her name fit her for her laughter was contagious! She loved horseback riding at EOS Therapeutic Riding Center with her special friend, Debby. She also loved going to parades, the beach and Disney. Joy played Challenger softball at Shamokin and had the honor of playing with her team in the Little League World Series Challenger game at Williamsport. She attended hundreds of her sister and brothers sporting events cheering them on while they played field hockey and basketball, cross country, wrestling and baseball.
Along with her parents she is survived by her brother, Michael Martz and his wife, Crystal, and nieces, Alana and Candace Martz; her sister, Jill Yisrael and her husband, Yaacov, and nephews, Jahzy and Jaheem Yisrael; her paternal grandmother, Polly Martz; and maternal grandparents, Donald and Shirley Hopple; as well as a loving circle of aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Harold J. Martz; and her aunt, Dianne Smeltz.
A celebration of Joy's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Grace Community Church, Herndon. Her pastor, Douglas Weygand, will be officiating the service. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Stone Valley Cemetery, Dalmatia.
A time of fellowship and refreshment will be held following the service in the church social hall. All friends are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Joy's memory to EOS Therapeutic Riding Center, 288 Dahl Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or Grace Community Church Land Fund, 1218 Route 225, Herndon, PA 17830.
Arrangements have been made through Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home, Ltd. in Millersburg.
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