Joy M. Hornyak, 31

Joy M. Hornyak, 31, of Fenwick Island, Del., formerly of South Point near Assateague Island, Md., passed away Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She enjoyed writing, caring for animals, being outdoors and was a loving daughter, sister and aunt.

She is survived by her parents, Stephen and Shirley Hornyak of Ocean View, Del.; her sisters, Julie Schroeck and Susan Ryan, both of Clarksville, Del., and Stephanie Downes of Bethany Beach, Del.; five nephews; and three nieces.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Bethany Beach, with a graveside service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del., immediately following the Mass.