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Dr James Everett Joy

December 16, 1941 ~ August 22, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Born in 1941 in Camden NJ, Jim grew up in Collingswood NJ. His father Joseph was a pioneer
in engineering at RCA, and his mother, Mildred, was an English and Spanish teacher. He
graduated at the top of his class at Collingswood High. He loved telling stories about his
summers spent at Hampton Beach, and his childhood friends from Collingswood remained an
important part of his community throughout the years.

He entered Johns Hopkins University as an Engineering student. Engineering turned out not to
be a passion and he switched his major to Romance Languages and was fluent in Spanish,
French, German and Italian.

He was an avid Ham Radio operator and made friends all over the world and took a trip to
Europe to visit some of them. He loved Ireland and enjoyed recounting the story of how they
would always see him and say "Someone get the Yank a beer!"

After graduating Johns Hopkins he was accepted into Albany Medical School. There he met and
married Sharon Delisio and had three children, Amy, Chris, and Michael.. After graduation in
1967, he specialized in Pediatrics and moved to Arizona to help with the care of many children
at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center.

Jim spent eight months with the Coast Guard as the Medical Director on the ship CGC Bering
Strait. After returning from Coast Guard duty, he moved the family to New Hampshire to attend
Dartmouth to specialize in the field of Neuro-Psychiatry.. After this training he returned with the
family to Phoenix again and established the Child Psychiatry training program at Phoenix
Children's Hospital.

He later married Judith Lake and together they had two children, Laura and Patrick, while he
continued to grow his practice.

Eventually, he ended up in Troy NY, where he married Marge McCarthy, and ultimately became
a Medical Director for TriWest before retiring in 2013. After the loss of Marge to cancer, his
travels took him back West again, where he finally landed in New Mexico.
He was an avid music lover, dog lover and musician. He passed away peacefully on August
22nd, 2023.

Dr. James E Joy is survived by his five children Amy, Chris, Michael, Laura and Patrick.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main Street, SE Los Lunas, NM 87031, (505) 866-9992 where an online guest register is available at To send flowers to the family please go to;

Bloom Flowers & Gifts
Penny Lucero
1402 Main St SW Suite E
Los Lunas, NM 87031
(505) 865-7338


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