Thomas W. “Will” Joy ’54

Thomas W. “Will” Joy ’54 died August 5, 2013, at his home in Orleans, Mass. He was born in Winchester, Mass., on December 11, 1932, son of the late John H. Joy of the Class of 1912, and prepared for college at Winchester High School. He spent his teen summers as a St. Croix Voyageur, later becoming a Junior Maine Guide. The highlight of his youth was his employment by the U.S. Weather Service at Resolute Bay, NWT, during the summer of 1953. He was a member of Theta Delta Chi fraternity and served ten years as class agent. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956 and was a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts. He served to private in the Army. He and his brothers, Frank and John, founded Frank Joy, Inc.; Cape Cod Ready Mix Concrete; Cape Cod Truck; Lower Cape Foundation; Bayside Disposal; and Coastal Engineering. He was CEO of Coastal Engineering from its founding in 1976 through 2004, when he sold the company. He served as chairman of the Nauset Regional High School Building Committee, where he was instrumental in the creation of the Nauset High School campus, and on the Orleans School Committee and Nauset Regional School Committee. He also served as the first Cubmaster of Pack 72. He is survived by his wife of twenty-seven years, Page McMahan; son Mark Joy; daughter Judy Joy; sister Carolyn Lawrence; and two grandsons. He was predeceased in 1985 by his wife of thirty years, Evelyn “Evie” Alexander Joy; brothers Franklin L. Joy II ’44 and John D. Joy ’50; and sister Dorothy Sargent.

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