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Joyce Elizabeth “Chickie” Egger (Robb)


Joyce Elizabeth “Chickie” (Robb) Egger, 85, of Hammondsport, NY passed away at home February 2, 2018. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who lived life to its fullest.

Joyce was born in Greenpoint, NY to Frederick and Ruth Marie (McBride) Robb on January 30, 1933. As a child, she enjoyed horseback riding, Irish tap, roller skating, swimming and the movies. In 1950, Joyce married her high school sweetheart, Loyle F. Egger. As a young wife and mother, Joyce loved entertaining, family camping, and gardening. Joyce was the Office Manager for Lincoln, Pitt & Associates, an advertising agency, in Syosset, NY for many years. She was an avid bridge player, singer, ballroom dancer, crocheter, and golfer. Her family and friends were always welcome at “Egger’s Eden” high above Keuka Lake. Joyce enjoyed living in Hammondsport for the past thirty years and had many friends in Keuka Lake, Penn Yan and the surrounding area. Long known for her positive outlook on life and her sense of humor, Joyce is remembered for leading a woman’s golf group and bridge groups at the Penn Yan Moose Lodge. Friends and family enjoyed Joyce’s lively conversations on any topic. As Joyce often said, “I’m not always right, but I am never wrong!”

Joyce is survived by Loyle Frederick Egger, her husband and partner of 67 years; daughter, Marsha R. Devine; granddaughters, Kimberly E. (Brian) Devine-Brink, Rebecca L. Devine (Thomas G. Godbee), and Kelly A. Devine; grandsons, Christopher F. (Belinda) Weldin, James F. (Maria) Weldin, and Mark (Misty) Taylor, along with great grandchildren, Reece M. Patterson, Aiden J. Patterson, Dylan R. Devine, Maia Devine-Brink, Keeva Devine-Brink, Teagan E. Godbee, and Evie M. Devine-Bruton; and Courtney Weldin (Stephen) Burns, Singeon Weldin, John (Tiffani) Weldin, Lex Weldin (Nate) Gray, Lindsey Weldin, Selina Weldin, and Christopher Weldin, Victoria Weldin, Lexie Weldin, Broderick Weldin, and Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Taylor, Jessica Taylor, and great-great grandchildren; Eden Weldin, Major Weldin, and Sydney Burns.

Joyce was predeceased by her parents; brother, Royal “Roy” Robb; daughter, Cynthia Taylor; and son-in-law, Tom Devine.

Donations in Joyce’s name may be made to the Wayne Volunteer Ambulance, 9997 Co Rd 87, Wayne, NY 14893, or Penn Yan Lions Club, PO Box 663, Penn Yan, NY 14527. The family would like to thank Dr. Peter Creigh and Dr. Michael Collins for their compassion and care. Thank you also to Care First Hospice of Corning, NY. Arrangements are by Rochester Cremation and in keeping with Joyce’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Joyce will be interred at Lakeside Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY in a private family gathering at a date to be determined.

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  • She was loved dearly and will be missed by many. RIH Grandma Chickie.

    - James J Weldin
  • When I first met Joyce I felt right at home. She never was at a loss for words. I could sir and listen to her all day. She told it like was whether you liked it or not. That’s what made her special. She enjoyed life and her family. The love in her heart at family gatherings and holidays was remarkable. Big shoes to fill and I hope I can be as strong as she was. Gonna miss you Momma more than you know.

    - JoAnn & Bob

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