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Joseph Mark Shroyer

East Setauket, New York

August 4, 1932 - July 9, 2024

Joseph Mark Shroyer Obituary

Born to Dr. Reed M. and L. Pearl Shroyer in Vincennes, Indiana, on August 4th, 1932, Dr. Joseph Mark Shroyer (Joe) passed away at 91 on July 9th at Stony Brook University Hospital. He grew up as the youngest of four in Vincennes, where he learned the importance of hard work, education, and time spent with his family and friends. He subsequently completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Indiana, where he served as the President of the Acacia House and was a co-founder of the world-renowned Little 500 bicycle race.

Joe married Nancy Jane Morris, and his first child, Ken, was born while he attended medical school at Yale. Following graduation, Dr. Shroyer pursued training in Experimental Pathology at the University of Rochester, where his daughter, Beth, was born, followed by residency and clinical fellowships in adult and pediatric orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the New Mexico State Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Shroyer enlisted as an officer in the U.S. Army in 1962, serving as a trauma and orthopedic surgeon for almost nine years. He was the commanding surgeon of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) unit in Vietnam. Additionally, he was the Chief of Orthopedics at military bases throughout the desert southwest.

Dr. Shroyer entered private practice in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1969, where he lived with Ken, Beth, and his first wife, Nancy, until she passed away. In 1982, Dr. Shroyer married Joann Arnold, with whom he raised their daughter, Katie, and his stepson, Brian. Later in life, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Knowles, with whom he lived for many years before she passed away last year.     

Joe was an adventurer, avid horseman, skier, sailor, and motorcyclist. He and the family traveled frequently to Kino Bay on the coast of one of the most remote areas of Northwest Mexico and to the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains.  Most importantly, he devoted his life to serving others and was a role model for his children, grandchildren, and others whose lives he touched.

Dr. Shroyer is survived by Ken and his wife (Laurie), by Beth and her husband (Scott), by Katie and her husband (Jerimiah), and by his grandchildren, Robert, Jessica, and Brad. A memorial service in his honor will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 14th, at the Three Village Church in Setauket, NY, followed by a reception.

Laurie and I have set up two online links for those that would like to make a charitable contribution, in lieu of flowers, to honor the memory of my father, Dr. Joseph Shroyer. 

Based on my dad's service as an adult and pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and someone who dedicated his career to helping those in greatest need, we have selected the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Mexico City as one option: 

https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/fundraiser/5629130

For those that would like to consider a donation our church, which has so generously provided support to my dad since his move to NY last year, we have also set up a link for the Three Village Community Church in Setauket:

https://3vc.org/give

On this GIVE webpage, under the FUND tab, please select "In memory of Dr. Joseph Shroyer" to make a donation. 

If anyone would like to live stream or download the memorial service to watch later, please let us know. We would be happy to send the link. 

 Thank you all!

 Ken and Laurie

---------------------------------cell phone numbers------------------------------------------

631-682-9290 (Ken)

631-278-3226 (Laurie)

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph Mark Shroyer hosted by Bryant Funeral Home.

Born to Dr. Reed M. and L. Pearl Shroyer in Vincennes, Indiana, on August 4th, 1932, Dr. Joseph Mark Shroyer (Joe) passed away at 91 on July 9th at Stony Brook University Hospital. He grew up as the youngest of four in Vincennes, where he learned the importance of hard work, education, and time spent with his family and friends. He subsequently completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Indiana, where he served as the President of the Acacia House and was a co-founder of the world-renowned Little 500 bicycle race.

Joe married Nancy Jane Morris, and his first child, Ken, was born while he attended medical school at Yale. Following graduation, Dr. Shroyer pursued training in Experimental Pathology at the University of Rochester, where his daughter, Beth, was born, followed by residency and clinical fellowships in adult and pediatric orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the New Mexico State Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Shroyer enlisted as an officer in the U.S. Army in 1962, serving as a trauma and orthopedic surgeon for almost nine years. He was the commanding surgeon of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) unit in Vietnam. Additionally, he was the Chief of Orthopedics at military bases throughout the desert southwest.

Dr. Shroyer entered private practice in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1969, where he lived with Ken, Beth, and his first wife, Nancy, until she passed away. In 1982, Dr. Shroyer married Joann Arnold, with whom he raised their daughter, Katie, and his stepson, Brian. Later in life, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Knowles, with whom he lived for many years before she passed away last year.     

Joe was an adventurer, avid horseman, skier, sailor, and motorcyclist. He and the family traveled frequently to Kino Bay on the coast of one of the most remote areas of Northwest Mexico and to the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains.  Most importantly, he devoted his life to serving others and was a role model for his children, grandchildren, and others whose lives he touched.

Dr. Shroyer is survived by Ken and his wife (Laurie), by Beth and her husband (Scott), by Katie and her husband (Jerimiah), and by his grandchildren, Robert, Jessica, and Brad. A memorial service in his honor will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 14th, at the Three Village Church in Setauket, NY, followed by a reception.

Laurie and I have set up two online links for those that would like to make a charitable contribution, in lieu of flowers, to honor the memory of my father, Dr. Joseph Shroyer. 

Based on my dad's service as an adult and pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and someone who dedicated his career to helping those in greatest need, we have selected the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Mexico City as one option: 

https://donate.lovetotherescue.org/fundraiser/5629130

For those that would like to consider a donation our church, which has so generously provided support to my dad since his move to NY last year, we have also set up a link for the Three Village Community Church in Setauket:

https://3vc.org/give

On this GIVE webpage, under the FUND tab, please select "In memory of Dr. Joseph Shroyer" to make a donation. 

If anyone would like to live stream or download the memorial service to watch later, please let us know. We would be happy to send the link. 

 Thank you all!

 Ken and Laurie

---------------------------------cell phone numbers------------------------------------------

631-682-9290 (Ken)

631-278-3226 (Laurie)

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Joseph Mark Shroyer hosted by Bryant Funeral Home.

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