(Byron) James “Spike” Benjamin Boyce, Jr. age 74, passed away unexpectedly October 22, 2021 at Rochester General Hospital. He was born September 30, 1947 in Batavia, a son of the late James and Virginia (Warren) Boyce, Sr. and had lived in the area all of his life.
Jim served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Shangri-La and SVS 38 during Vietnam, while having the rank of MR3. He was a member of the American Legion Sheret Post #35 of Albion and St. Mary’s Archer Club in Waterport. He loved Mopar cars; especially the Roadrunner and would go to numerous car-shows. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his family and friends and was a huge fan of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres. Jim was known as Poppa by all his family.
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by his sons Michael and Peter; grandsons Alexander and Bradley Boyce; daughter-in-law Connie Boyce and his brother Richard Boyce.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Donna; his children Tammy (James) Clark, Tina (Jamie) Montreal, Jennifer (Csaba) Balasi, Alfred Sanders; grandchildren Jacob and Nate Clark, Catherine, Zachery, Elizabeth and Christina Montreal, Eva, Gina, Nicoli Balasi, Xavier Sanders; great-grandson Zachery Montreal, Jr.; siblings Karin Karge, Thomas Boyce, Gary Boyce, Sally Macaluso, Terry Boyce, Susie Way, Barbara (Richard) Anderson; mother-in-law Joyce O’Connor; sister-in-law Elaine (Raymond) Stefani and many nieces nephews and cousins.
There are no prior calling hours. Jim’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on November 14th 11:00am-3:00pm at South Byron Fire Company, Route 237, South Byron NY 14557. If you would like, please bring a dish to pass and come and help celebrate with his family. He will be buried at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery next to his sons, grandsons, daughter-in-law and father-in-law Jack Kurzawski. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. Albion. Memorials may be made to the family.