|Remembering David Joy|
David S. Joy, former shipping/dispatch clerk administrative for Campus Postal Services, died May 18 in Williamsburg, Va. He was 54.
Joy, a native of Bangor, Maine, had been a resident of East Grand Forks, until moving to Virginia a year ago.
He served in the United States Air Force from July 1971 to August 1991. He was awarded numerous commendations including the Air Force Commendation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star. He also served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion. After retiring from military service, he was employed by UND for 15 years. He began a family business for assisting children with autism, "Building Brighter Futures" in Virginia.
Preceding him are his grandparents and son, Erik. Surviving members of his family include his wife of 27 years, Helen, of Lanexa, Va.; his daughter, Selena Joy of New Kent, Va.; his mother, Priscilla Paine of Brewer, Maine; brother Jim Joy of Brewer, Maine; and his sister, Beth Belanger of Berlin, N.Y.
Services will be held May 23 at the Wren Chapel at the College of William and Mary. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the David S. Joy Foundation for Autism.
Online condolences may be registered at www.nelsenfh.com .