Joyce Marie Pilarczyk, 78, of Corpus Christi, passed away Oct. 22, 2011.

She was born July 26, 1933 in the Leona District of Nueces County to August Jasper Bartos and Kathryn Bartos.

Pilarczyk was a graduate of Orange Grove High School and was involved in a number of organizations within Orange Grove, including St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Altar Society and the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post 8920.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Peter John Pilarczyk; and stepfather, Howard Jones.

She is survived by a son, Paul (Connie) Pilarczyk, of Robstown; brother, Bob (Rebecca) Bartos of Conway, Ark.; and granddaughter, Miranda Grace Pilarczyk.

Visitation was held Oct. 24, 2011 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home.

The Rosary was recited Oct. 24, 2011 in the Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Mass was held Oct. 25, 2011 at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, with Rev. Msgr. Michael Howell and Rev. Msgr. Seamus McGowan as concelebrants.

Interment followed at St. John of the Cross Catholic Cemetery.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home