Joyce W. Sabin

Tawas City, Michigan
August 18, 1930 - July 8, 2020

Service Location

Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint, Michigan


3:00 PM Graveside Committal Service

Obituary Notice

Joyce W. Sabin, age 89, passed away July 8, 2020 at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility where she resided for over five years. She was just shy of her upcoming 90th birthday on August 18th.

Joyce was born in River Rouge, Michigan to the late Orville and Florence (Irwin) Brown. She attended Hale High School (proud class of 1948) and married her high school sweetheart, Donald P. Sabin, on June 4, 1949. They had a full life raising six children and enjoyed square dancing at the old Durant Hotel in Flint, Michigan, softball and were Detroit Tiger fans. Joyce was active in bowling leagues and worked at Potter’s Elementary School. In their retirement, they volunteered within their community and church – not limited to Coats for Kids, Toys for Tots and being proud foster parents to six foster children. Joyce was a giving person.

Joyce is survived by her children; Tim (Marilyn) Sabin of Elk Rapids, MI; Tom (Stephanie) Sabin of Davison, MI; Don (Sandie) Sabin of Columbia, TN; Joe (Sandy) Sabin of Flint, MI: Jacqueline Sabin of Saginaw, MI: Brian (Nancy) Sabin of Davison, MI. Mrs. Sabin will be deeply missed by her 18 Grandchildren and 29 Great Grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Alice, Bernadette (Bern), Doug and Ed and her beloved husband; Donald P. Sabin.

The family will receive guests at the Swartz Funeral Home (1225 West Hill Road, Flint, Michigan 48507) from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 11, 2020 followed by a 3:00 PM graveside committal service at Sunset Hills Cemetery with Pastor Tom A. Harvey officiating.

In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order on July 10, 2020, all visitors are required to wear masks in the funeral home and at the cemetery.

The Sabin family would like to express their gratitude for the loving care given to her by the staff at the Iosco County Medical Care Facility.


Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Joyce to the Shriners Hospitals for Children (


Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint, Michigan


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