Joy Hicks, 97, of Berwick, went to be with the Lord, Sunday January 22, 2023, at the Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital.
Joy was born January 18, 1926, in Berwick, the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Lillie (Harter) Cameron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Hicks in 2013.
Joy was a graduate of Nescopeck High School and she graduated from Dickinson College in 1947. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity, Wheel and Chain, Senior Women’s Leadership Honorary. She served the Berwick Public Library as a Librarian from 1949 - 1953.
She served as President of the former Columbia County Federation of Women’s Clubs through her affiliation with Twentieth Century Club with which she was associated since 1963. She received the Silver Order of Beta Sigma Phi after 28 years of membership. There was a period of years in which she presented programs and book reviews to various organizations and incorporated music into many of her later presentations.
She served as a board member and President of the former Family Counseling and Mental Health Clinic. Through her commitment to United Way she served in various capacitiessuch as committee chairs, board President, and general campaign chair in 1984. She served as a board member of the United Way of Pennsylvania from 1980 – 1989. At two different periods, she was a board member of the Berwick Public Library and during her term as President from 2001 – 2003 plans were instituted for what became the McBride Memorial Library.
Joy had been honored by the Business and Professional Women’s Club as Woman of the Year in 1984 and in 1988 received the Distinguished Woman Award by the Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Council.
Joy is survived by two sons, Philip C. Hicks, Michael H. Hicks and wife Antoinette Hicks; a granddaughter, Morgan O. Hicks; and a sister, Mary Bushman.
Private services will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Family and friends may send online condolences to jameslhinckleyjrfuneralhome.com.
The James L. Hinckley Jr. Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc. 1024 N. Market St. Berwick are in charge of arrangements.