Joyce Bornstein Golinsky, 64, passed away on May 17, 2013 after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

Joyce Bornstein Golinsky

Joyce Bornstein Golinsky

She had lived in Atlanta for the past 40 years after being born and raised in Detroit, and she was the daughter of the late Edna and Larry Bornstein. She is survived by her devoted husband, Billy, and her stepdaughter, Lauren; her loving sisters, Marjorie Bornstein (Sam), Cheryl Simon (Ted) and Janis Segal (Uri); her adored 11 nieces and nephews and nine great-nieces and nephews; and her precious four-legged children, Lucy and Jersey.

Joyce was a unique character with a zest and passion for life. She was lovable, loving and free-spirited and was known for her openness, optimism and zany sense of humor.

Joyce earned two degrees, one in teaching and one in art. Among her varied careers, she taught fourth grade as well as art. She was a businesswoman who, along with her husband Billy, owned and operated a retail business. Joyce was a talented and creative artist who has shown her work in Sandy Springs and Buckhead with the art group Brushstrokes. She was a member of Song of Atlanta Show Chorus for several years, through which she enjoyed singing, performing and formed many lasting friendships.

A lover of animals, especially dogs, she involved herself in finding homes for rescues. Joyce was a fun-loving, wonderful aunt to her nieces and nephews, with whom she had special relationships. She will be greatly missed by all those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Donations in Joyce’s honor may be made to Canine Assistants and/or ovarian cancer research. A memorial service was held on Tues., May 21 at 2 p.m. at H. M. Patterson & Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; (404) 851-9900. Internment followed at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs.