Donald James Nyce

Donald James “Don” Nyce, 85, of Lititz, Pa., died Nov. 30, 2021, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. He was born June 16, 1936, to Wynne James and Grace L. (Nice) Nyce in Doylestown.


He was the loving husband of Faye Marie (Hochstetler) Nyce, with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

He was raised in Doylestown and graduated from Central Bucks High School in 1954. He later graduated from Millersville University and obtained a master’s degree from Trenton State College. From 1956 to 1958, he completed a voluntary service term in Phoenix, Ariz., through Mennonite Board of Missions.

He was an industrial arts teacher in Mechanicsburg schools. Additionally, he and Faye served with Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Ga. They spent a number of weeks in Brazil building playground equipment for a school and volunteering in other capacities in a marginalized community.

A faithful member of Landisville Mennonite Church, he was known for his kindness, gentleness and integrity and approached life with a good sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed woodworking, Sunday school teaching and other roles within the church, good conversation, sports and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Faye; two sons, Edward Bruce Nyce and Douglas James (Dawn) Nyce; a son-in-law, Rodney (Sheri) Yoder; two siblings, Joyce (Millard) Osborne and John (Dorothy) Nyce; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Beth Nyce Yoder; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Ruth) Nyce.

Memorial services took place at Landisville Mennonite Church. Donations may be made to Christian Peacemaker Teams.


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