Joyce B. Yates, 83, of Syracuse, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at University Hospital. Born in Watertown on Tuesday, June 21, 1927, she was the daughter of Harold Albert Broome and Frances Henrietta Standley Broome. She lived in Liverpool and Long Lake before moving back to Syracuse. Joyce was a graduate of Solvay High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing. An avid reader, she also enjoyed spending time with her family. Her husband, Walter, died in 2009. Surviving are her son, Thomas Yates of Silver Spring, Maryland; daughter, Teresa (Thomas) Yates-Zumbrook of Cicero; and many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call Monday, January 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 18 at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Donovan officiating. Joyce will be laid to rest in Long Lake Cemetery, Long Lake. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Central New York, 506 E Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13202 or to Long Lake Public Library, 1195 Main St., Long Lake, NY 12847.