Joyce M. Basiletti, age 82, of Dover, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 4, 2023, in Dover’s Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital.
Born December 5, 1940, in Dover, she was a daughter of the late Adrian and Helen Miller Weigand. Joyce graduated from Dover High School and married Donald L. Stealey. The couple had two sons and shared eleven years of marriage prior to Donald’s tragic passing in an accident in 1971. Later, on May 9, 1986, Joyce married John R. Basiletti, who survives. Joyce was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother - she dearly loved her family. Some of her favorite pastimes included camping, working jigsaw puzzles and taking road trips with John.
In addition to her husband, Joyce is survived by her sons, Erick N. (Kelly) Stealey and Greg A. Stealey, both of Dover; her grandchildren, Erick (Caitlin) Stealey, Samantha (Eric) Bonaduce, Ashlee Kurtz, Kyle (Tori) Kurtz, Brittany Stealey, Brianna Stealey, Selena (Justin) Miller and Sierra Stealey; her ten great-grandchildren, and another great-grandchild expected in April; her sister, Betty (Wayne) Anderson; her nieces and nephews; and her good friends, Lee and Rose Pease.
Besides her parents and her first husband, Donald, Joyce was preceded in death by her half-brother, Glenn E. Septer, and her former daughter-in-law, Joy Stealey.
Honoring Joyce’s wishes, she will be cremated, and there will be no public visitation or ceremony. The family will observe a private time of remembrance. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Joyce, please visit the Obituaries link on the Toland-Herzig website.
The family suggests that contributions in Joyce’s memory be made to the Tuscarawas County Humane Society, 1432 Tall Timber Rd. N.E., New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.