John Joseph Folk

Born: Sat., May 3, 1947
Died: Sun., Jul. 22, 2012


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 24, 2012
Location: Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home, Inc.

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Jul. 25, 2012
Location: Immaculate Conception Church


Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Jul. 25, 2012
Location: Immaculate Conception Church


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John Joseph Folk, 65, of Saint Hubert Hollow Road, Six Mile Run, passed away at 4:29 AM on Sunday July 22, 2012 at his home. Joe was born in Six Mile Run, PA on May 3, 1947, a son of John Sylvester Folk of Six Mile Run and the late Anna Rose (Smith) Folk.
Joe was united in marriage to Brenda F. (Seager) Folk on April 1, 1967 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Dudley. They were married for 45 years.
He was a 1965 graduate of Tussey Mt. High School, a 1969 graduate of Findlay College, and did post graduate work at Shippensburg university and Penn State University.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church Dudley, PA 16634 where he was the president of the Grotto Committee, president of the finance council, a Lector, and Coordinator of the ICC Food Pantry.
He worked as a Educator at the Youth Forestry Camp at Trough Creek, PA.,He had also taught at the Tussey Mt. School District as well as working at the Delta Coal Mine. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #4245 of Hollidaysburg, PA Trappers Assn., and was an instructor for youth hunting and trapping. Joe's favorite past-time was spending time with his favorite chocolate lab "Nick" and his grandchildren, church and community family. He also enjoyed trivia, music, history, and Irish Heritage. Joe loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening, making maple syrup,and cutting firewood. Joe is also survived by
two daughters, Julie A., wife of Brian Scritchfield, of Granville, OH;
Jennifer M. Folk, of Six Mile Run, PA;
a son,Jeremy P. "Bear" Folk, of Six Mile Run, PA;
Joe is also survived by
a sister, Kimberly Morningstar of Six Mile Run, PA
He is also survived by Mr. Folk is survived by the following grandchildren, Zachary Cole and Hannah Rose Folk whom were reared in Joe and Brenda's home, and Emma Jane and Jason Scritchfield of Granville, OH.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry S. Folk and a niece Terri Ann Morningstar.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. Friends are also invited to call Wednesday 9-10 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church. .
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church, Dudley, PA, at 10 AM on Wednesday, July 25th, with Father Bernard White officiating.
Interment at Ave Maria Cemetery Dudley, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ICC Food Pantry P.O. Box 188 Dudley, PA 16634.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Curtis A. Heath Funeral Home Inc. of Broad Top City, PA. 16621. Online condolences can be made at www.caheathfh.com

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Michele Wright
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
To Brenda and all your family,
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you. May God's peace be with you.

Albert L. Bruck and son Patrick Scott Bruck
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
Please except our Deepest Sympathy in the Loss of your Husband and Father. May God be with all of you now and always. Dearest Brenda and Jeremy, our family will have you all in our prayers.

Dick McConnell
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
Brenda and all of the family
Sincerest condolences and our thoughts are with all during one of the most difficult life events that we must face. May the strength of faith and proven courage of the past years carry you through all the challenging decisions ahead.

Dick and Barbara McConnell

Dwayne and tina musselman
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, If anything we can do just ask. my pray with you. Tina (FOOR) Dwayne

Debbie
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
Jeremy, Brenda and Family, We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Joe. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.

terry moxley and family
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
sorry we couldn''t make it up to see you, but wanted to express our condolences...our prayers are for strength and courage for you and all during this difficult time...hang in there buddy.

terry moxley and family
   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
sorry we couldn't make it up to see you, but wanted to express our condolences...our prayers are for strength and courage for you and all during this difficult time...hang in there buddy.

Cathy (Dixon) Wilson
   Posted Wed July 25, 2012
Brenda, I am so very sorry that Joe has passed. When Jerry passed last month a friend sent me this quote from an Irish headstone and it was something that comforted me and I hope eventually you find peace as well. My prayers and love go out for you and your family.

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal;
Love leaves a memory no one can steal"

Janet Neville
   Posted Wed July 25, 2012
Brenda,
My heart goes out to you and the family. Joe will be missed by many. In times like this, the only thing we can do is look for solace from God and be assured that he is without pain.

Kathy Bulger Stryk
   Posted Tue July 31, 2012
Brenda & Family: I was so sorry to hear of Joe''''''''s struggle and passing.
Even though it''''''''s been too many years to count, I still remember the good
times we all had. Be thankful for all the good memories you have of Joe.
Please know I am thinking of you during your time of sorrow.
Sincerely, Kathy Bulger Stryk

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