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By Lacey Gardner

Timothy Harold Joyce, 40, Wellsville


Timothy Harold Joyce, 40, passed away on Monday (October 18, 2021) as a result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Joyce was born in Fort Myers Fla. on February 9, 1981 to Robert C. Joyce and Rebecca J. Golden. He was a 1999 graduate of Andover Central School. In 2004, at State University of New York, College of Technology at Alfred, he earned his Associates Degree in Civil Engineering and his Bachelors Degree in Construction Management. On September 1, 2007, in the field of their family homestead in Wellsville, he married Rebecca Marie Bellows, who survives.

Timothy was currently working with JJ Contracting Corp. in Auburn as a Project Manager for SVDOB Federal and State contracts. He previously worked as an Electrical Distribution Technician for the Village of Wellsville, and as a Field Engineer/Project Manager for the Bridge Division for Monroe County Department of Transportation.

Along with his wife, Tim is survived by three children, Lane Kathryn Joyce, Easton Reid Joyce and Rhett Callen Joyce, all of Wellsville; his father, Robert (Brenda) Joyce of Andover: his mother, Rebecca (Gary) Friend of Wellsville; three sisters, Stephanie Ann (Bradley) Swann of Mayo, Md., Kristy Elaine Joyce of San Antonio, Texas and Nicole Brennan of Moosup, Conn.; five brothers, Ernest (Tamika) Soullier of Cumberland,  R.I., Paul ((Nicole) Soullier of Oakland, R.I., Peter Soullier of Johnson, R.I., Scott (Kristy) Friend and Tim Friend, both of Maryland; his Aunt Annie and Uncle Dick of Victor; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Doug and Kathy Bellows of Wellsville; a brother-in-law, Eric (Claire) Bellows; three special friends, Chris (Jamie) Root of Scio, Shane (Heather) Vogel and Jason (Liz) Huyler, both of Wellsville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a host of dear friends; faithful canines, Woody and Oxford; and the family cat, Sully. Tim was predeceased by an infant brother, Daniel Harold Joyce, as well as four children by miscarriage.

Tim’s memberships included Wellsville Elks Lodge 1495, Wellsville Country Club, the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, the Association of General Contractors, the Association of Bridge Construction & Design, the United States Golf Association, and the Quality Deer Management Association. He was the president of the Wellsville Wrestling Club and was instrumental in reviving this organization. He also served on the board of the Wellsville Little League Association. Tim was an ordained minister and had wed many of his friends.

Hunting was, by far, his favorite hobby. He loved turkey hunting, duck hunting and deer hunting—in exactly that order of preference. The Straight Arrow Hunting Camp in Canisteo was a favorite hangout and the men he shared time with were influential mentors in Tim’s life. He truly enjoyed golfing with friends. Tim gladly spent time with friends and family boating, snowmobiling, jeepin’, and making maple syrup. His professional team of choice was the Buffalo Bills. But they couldn’t compete with the Papa Bear pride he projected while watching his own children compete. As their number one fan, Tim lived to watch his daughter on the soccer field and in the pool, and his boys on the wrestling mat and baseball field.

Tim was the life of the party, showing up with that contagious smile, and his boom box in hand. His laugh would soon fill the room, as he displayed his amazing undiscovered rap-singing talent. He had a charismatic personality that made all of his friends feel special. Terms of endearment for Tim included; “Slim” from his best buddies, “Timmy” from his wife and friends, and “Papa Bear,” to express his loving, protective, nature toward his wife and children.

He absolutely adored his children, family, and friends and wanted nothing more than to create a “home” for them. His growing passion was to spend his life creating a beautiful relationship with each one of them and his Mama Bear. He had become convinced that there was nothing more important for him to be than a good Daddy.

Tim was a faithful husband and created a sense of safety and security for his wife. He brought fun to their marriage in many ways such as spontaneous vacations with endless stories, like getting matching coordinate tattoos. He had her back, as she felt deeply loved.

Friends are invited to call on Sunday (October 24) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. A memorial service will be held on Monday (October 25) at 11:00 a.m. at the Crosstown Alliance Church in Wellsville with Pastors Jeremy Gorham and Jon Schink officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellsville. Online condolences may be offered at

Memorial contributions in Tim’s memory may be made to The Joyce Children Account at First Citizens Bank, 10 South Main Street, Wellsville, NY 14895. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

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