Joyce Colbert

Joyce Colbert

Joyce Colbert of Yardley, Pa., died Feb. 2, 2017. Born and raised in New York City, she lived in Fair Lawn for 11 years before moving to Livingston in 1966.

Mrs. Colbert was a teacher of young children and taught for four years in New York City, four years in Midland Park, and 20 years in Livingston before retiring. 

She received her B.A. from Brooklyn College and M.A. from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. During her teaching career she pursued courses in helping atypical children.

While living in Fair Lawn she was actively involved in National Council of Jewish Women. 

She volunteered at Irvington Public Library, conducting literacy testing. For eight years, she tutored English as a Second Language at Livingston Public Library and was a volunteer at their annual book sale benefitting the American Association of University Women. She was a Listener for the Mental Health Association and delivered Meals on Wheels. In addition, she was treasurer of the West Essex chapter of American Jewish Congress for many years, and was a longtime Livingston volunteer poll worker.

Predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Aaron, she is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Myra) of Newtown, Pa., and Andrew (Juliana) of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Services were held Feb. 3 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing.

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