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Christian E. Joyce

  • On February 6, 2021

Christian E. Joyce (28) of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania passed away February 4, 2021 after a long illness. He graduated with honors from Upper St. Clair High School and the Community College of Allegheny County. He wrote a monthly music column for the on-line magazine, This Awful Awesome Life. In addition to music, Christian was interested in Geography, Conservation, and Animal Welfare.

He is survived by his parents, Frances Joyce of Upper St. Clair and Ian Joyce of Wilmington, North Carolina; two brothers – Ian and James; his nephew Lanegan; his maternal grandmother, Ava Sellers; his uncles, Alan (Joni) Joyce and Len (Carolyn) Goodwin, and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Christian’s memory can be made to Animal Friends at www.thinkingoutsidethecage.orgor mailed to Animal Friends 562 Camp Horne Rd. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237.

Funeral arrangements will be private, and a celebration of his life is planned for September.

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Lisa Bixby
  • Feb 7 2021
Sweet expression on the face of a young man living a life of challenges. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Len Goodwin
  • Feb 8 2021
Christian fought a battle most of us can't imagine, yet still accomplished more than most of us ever will ! He touched the hearts of everyone he met!I regret that distance kept me from knowing him better! Love the people in your life, Be like Christian, never give up and never stop loving ❤
Max Freese
  • Feb 9 2021
I moved to Upper St. Clair, I was in the middle of the 8th grade. I was 14 years old, and had no friends. Christian was one of the first friends I made. We sat together during lunch almost every day throughout our four years in high school. Christian and I would talk and joke about seemingly everything. Some days those lunches would be the only thing I would look forward to. Christian was a great friend. I will forever be grateful for his kindness, and will miss terribly. My sympathies and thoughts are with his family and loved ones.