Longo, Joyce

Joyce Annette Longo, 73, of Waldron,  Mich., died Jan. 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Born in Hudson on Aug. 5, 1945, she was one of nine children of Ralph Harrison and Mary Norine (McVay) Blaker.

Joyce was raised in Medina and attended Morenci Area Schools, where she graduated with the class of 1962. She furthered her education at Eastern Michigan University and later took classes at Bowling Green State University. Joyce taught math and computer classes at both Morenci and Onsted high schools. She had a love for architecture and antiques, and she loved to draw. She took great interest in history, and was currently working with the Hudson Museum on a project regarding the local history of Medina.

Joyce married James Longo in 1982, and he preceded her in death in 1998.

Joyce is survived by four siblings, Sandra Davis of Morenci, Michael (and Sharon) Blaker of Medina, Timothy (and Laura) Blaker of Morenci, and Tamara Cooke of Fla.; a sister-in-law, Joanie Blaker of Morenci; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Marvin Blaker, Ralph Wayne Blaker, Nancy McCarty and Doyle Blaker.

Cremation will take place and a private burial of her remains will take place in the Medina Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.