Joseph F. Turk, of Route 39, Bliss, died Thursday November 21, 2019 at his home at the age of 86.
He was born December 21, 1932 in Ellicottville, New York a son of the late Joseph and Kristina (nee Yansick) Turk. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War from October 10, 1949 through January 30, 1953. He was injured in Korea and was awarded a Purple Heart.
He was a logger and timber buyer for J.A. Yansick Lumber Co. in Arcade. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Arcade, was a member of the former St. Joseph's Church in Bliss and was a member of American Legion Post #1720, Bliss. He enjoyed bowling at the Arcade Lanes, playing euchre and spending time at the Adirondack Mountain camp. For many years he cut and sold firewood and plowed driveways.
His wife - Theresa V. (nee Roche) Turk whom he married June 17, 1961 in Bliss died February 11, 2008.
He is survived by his children - Lori Cubins of East Aurora, Lisa (Shane) Spencer of Bliss, Daniel Turk of Bliss; five grandchildren - Jace and Bailey Spencer, Jacob, Erika, and Emma Cubins and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son - Timothy Turk who passed away November 29, 1995; and his siblings - Margaret Pasquale Moran, Jenny Crawshaw and Richard Turk.
Friends may call Tuesday November 26, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 10 am in St. Mary's Church, 417 W. Main St., Arcade.
Burial will be in Lyonsburg Cemetery, Bliss. Memorials may be made to the Bliss Fire Department and Rescue Squad, 6655 Pearl St., Bliss, NY 14024.