POST SATURDAY JANUARY 26 2013
OBITUARIES & APPRECIATIONS
ANTHONY Joyce, who spent his career in printing but
was also a keen rugby league player, has died aged 83. He
spent most of his working life as a compositor at the
Post, firstly at its Albion Street premises, in Leeds,
then in its new building when that opened in Wellington Street in
the late 1960's.
He played rugby league in the second row as an amateur for
Eastmoor clubs in
Wakefield, and professionally for
Mr Joyce was born in
the second of five children of Irish-born parents Jack and Florence,
and was educated at
Austin's Roman Catholic School in the city. When he left,
he did his two years National Service in the Army, serving as a
bugler, before training to be a printer.
He served his apprenticeship at the
Wakefield Express, before joining the
Post in the early 1960s where he stayed until he
Away from work, he was a member of the
Outwood Supertroupers, a singing group that would tour
residential homes, and similar places, entertaining residents. He
was a very jovial man who was always smiling and, being very proud
of his Irish inheritance, loved its music and had a large repertoire
of Irish songs.
In later years, he enjoyed playing crown green bowls at Outwood and
College Grove, Wakefield.
Mr Joyce was married in 1960 and he and his
wife June had a daughter Belinda. They divorced in the early
He is survived by Doreen, his partner of 18 years, his daughter Belinda,
step children David a former Captain of Leeds Rugby League team and
England international, Gail and Beverley, eight grandchildren and
five great grandchildren.
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