Joyce Anne (Ward) Mitro, age 79 of Conneaut Lake and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Hilton Head Regional Hospital in Hilton Head, SC. Born April 27, 1942 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas N. and Anna M. (Flynn) Ward. A 1960 graduate of Clairton High School and attendee of Robert Morris College, Joyce retired as a secretary for K&L Gates Law Firm in Pittsburgh. She was also a member of the American Legion Post #462 and on the Board of Directors for the V.F.D. #5, both of Conneaut Lake. Joyce is survived by her husband of 40 years Raymond M. Mitro; her children Raymond J. (Jacqueline) Mitro of Hilton Head, SC and Renee Beth (Daniel) Dye of Houston, TX; her grandchildren Sarah Beth and John Dye and Brittany Mitro; her brother Gerald (Linda) Ward of Clairton; sister-in-law Ida Ward of Clairton; and also many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Thomas M, J. Donald (Joan), J. Regis, and George P. Ward. Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10 AM in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church. Procession and burial to follow to St. Clare Cemetery.
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