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Joyce W Sebastian
Joyce W Sebastian

December 20, 1931 - July 25, 2019
Born in Newton, NJ
Resided in Audubon, Pennsylvania


Joyce W. Sebastian, 87, of Audubon, Pennsylvania, died Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Meadows at Shannondell in Audubon, Pennsylvania.

Joyce was born in Newton to the late Elvin and Isabel (nee Wolfe) Warner, and was raised in Lafayette. She was a graduate of Newton High School and lived in Hampton Heights for 55 years. Joyce served as the Deputy Surrogate of Sussex County for 38 years prior to her retirement in 1992. She was a member of the Lafayette Federated Church in Lafayette and was also a member of the Newton Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul Sebastian in 2013; her son, Richard P. Sebastian in 1987; her sister, Carol Feldman; her brother, Jack Warner; and her sister, Audrey Branham. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Bretzius and husband, David, of Spring City, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Krista Gallagher and Matthew Bretzius; and 4 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, with an 11 a.m. service, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Burial will follow in the North Hardyston Cemetery in Hardyston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kitchen Outreach Ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Phoenixville, 865 South Main St, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
11:00 AM
North Hardyston Cemetery
North Church Road
Hamburg, New Jersey 07419
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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