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FOLK, Abraham

Abraham Folk, 95, Patriot Manor, formerly of Rockwood RD 3, died Oct. 2, 1994, at the Manor. Born Nov. 20, 1898 in Elk Lick Township, son of the late William and Emma (Livengood) Folk. Preceded in death by wife, the former Mary Trimpey; infant son; brothers, Lester, Floyd and Orie, and sister, Savannah. Survived by son, Fred, Rockwood RD 3; daughter, Mrs. Galen (Cora) Stahl, Rockwood RD 3; sisters, Mrs. Roy (Melda) Brant, Meyersdale, and Mrs. Eddie (Margaret) Lynn, Salisbury RD 1; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grand-children. Member of Maple Glen Church of the Brethren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wilbur D. Miller Funeral Home, Rockwood, where service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rev. John Snyder and Rev. Edward Myers officiating. Interment, Rockwood IOOF Cemetery.
Daily American, October 4, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009


FOLK, A. B. Bruce

Frostburg, June 27 - A. B. Bruce Folk, 64, son of the late Captain and Mrs. Frisby Folk, of Frostburg, died yesterday at his home in Phoenix, Ariz., of paralysis. Mr. Folk, formerly a constable here, later served as plant policeman for the Carnegie Steel Company. He then moved to Arizona for his health. He was a staunch Republican and had fraternal affiliations. Besides his widow, the former Miss Nellie Kight, he leaves five children; two brothers, Frisby Folk, of Frostburg; Arthur Folk, of Homestead, Pa.; and two sisters, Mrs. John Weigand and Mrs. Nettie McCormick, of Cumberland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 27, 1935
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 4, 2010

 


 

FOLK, Mrs. Anna C. Siehl

Grantsville MD, July 21--  Funeral services for Mrs. Anna C. FOLK, wife of Jacob J. FOLK, who died yesterday at her home near here, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, at St. John's Reformed Church, with the Rev. C. L. DASH officiating.   Interment will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
Mrs. FOLK, who would have been 75 years old August 2, suffered a stroke of paralysis last March and apparently was recovering when she had a relapse last Saturday.  She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael SIEHL of near Meyersdale, PA.
Surviving besides her husband, are five children, John H. FOLK, Grantsville;  Fred W. FOLK of Salisbury, PA.; and Clemen E. FOLK of Springs, PA.; Mrs. Earl FOLK and Mrs. Nora J. Miller of Canton, Ohio.    She also leaves the following brothers and sisters: George D. SIEHL, of Meyersdale; Henry J. SIEHL of Somerset; Clemen SIEHL of Tacoma, Washington; Louis P. SIEHL, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Henry C. MILLER of Cumberland; Mrs. Cornelius BOWERMASTER of Meyersdale, PA.; and Mrs. John MINNA of Accident, this county.

Tuesday July 21, 1936, Cumberland Evening Times page 11
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted October 17, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Anna L. Hershberger

Anna L. (Hershberger) Folk, 86, Jerome, died Feb. 22, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 19, 1922, in Conemaugh Township, a daughter of Harvey and Minnie (Blough) Hershberger. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Paul K. Folk on July 24, 2006; infant son, Ronald; brothers, William and Harry Hershberger; sister, Florence Yoder; three infant brothers; and sons-in-law, Gary Jones and Edward Hesson. Survived by children, Carol Jones, Davidsville; Janice, married to Edward Ogline, Jerome; Marilyn Hesson, Jerome; Cheryl, married to Brian Thomas, Soap Hollow; Susan, married to Gregory Frohnsdorff, Charleston, S.C.; and Bryan, married to the former Cheryl Gray, Grove City; drandchildren, Mary, Maxine, Crystal, Liane, Emily, Amanda, Krista, Gillian, Alyssa, Cassondra and Keith; eight great-grandchildren; good friend, Richard Miller, Johnstown; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. Member of Blough Mennonite Church. She enjoyed quilting, listening to all types of music and playing piano. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville. Viewing also from 10 a.m. until the time of service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blough Mennonite Church. The Rev. Eric C. Lasure, officiating. Interment church cemetery.
February 23, 2008 - Somerset Daily American
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



FOLK, Mrs. Annie Wilson

Mrs. Annie Folk, 73, formerly of Jane Frazicr Village, died today in Pulliam Nursing Home in Keyser. Born in Midlothian, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Winebrenner) Wilson. Her husband, Clarence Folk, died in 1968. She was a member of the Salvation Army.
Surviving are a son, Ralph J. Folk, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Schnell, Portland, Ore.; three brothers, William E. Wilson, Uniontown, Pa.; James H. Wilson, Baltimore, and Benjamin H. Wilson, Bard, W.Va., and a sister, Mrs. Lydia Morris, Bard. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, 11 February 1971; Cumberland News
~Genie
Posted September 16, 2011


FOLK, Mrs. Annie Wilson

Mrs. Annie Folk, 73, formerly of Jane Frazier Village, died yesterday at Pulliam Nursing Home in Keyser. Born in Midlothian, she was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Winebrenner) Wilson.  Her husband Clarence Folk, died in 1968. She was a member of the Salvation Army. Surviving are a son, Ralph J. Folk, Seattle, Wash.; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Schnell, Portland, Ore.; three brothers, William E. Wilson, Uniontown, Pa.; James H. Wilson, Baltimore, and Benjamin H. Wilson, Bayard, W.Va., and, a .sister, Mrs. Lydia Morris, Bayard.
The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 1 p.m. by Major George M. Woods of the Salvation Army. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Friday, 12 February 1971; Cumberland News
~Genie
Posted September 16, 2011
 



FOLK, Anthony

FROSTBURG - Anthony Folk, 55, of 168 Ormond Street, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital where he had been a patient five days. He had been in ill health three months. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of Mrs. Mary (Kelly) Folk, Bowling Green, and the late Frank Folk. Mr. Folk was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church; Frostburg Council 1441, Knights of Columbus, where he was employed, and was a charter member of the Frostburg Lions Club. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Charlotte (Griffith) Folk; a daughter. Mrs. James L. Cain, Arnold, Md.; two sons, John A. Folk, LaVale, and James F. Folk, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Ernest Mclntyre and Mrs. Robert Campbell, both of Cumberland, and Mrs. Joseph Mussman and Mrs. Leo Ireton, both of Baltimore; a brother, Joseph G. Folk, Cumberland, and four grandchildren. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 13, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011

FOLK, Arthur

Frostburg, Dec. 4 - Arthur Folk, 63, a native of Frostburg, died yesterday morning at his home in Homestead, Pa., where he lived 30 years.
Mr. Folk was a welder with the Nestor Machine Company, Homestead.  He had been in failing health since April 1944 when he and his wife, the former Miss Stella Chambers, Frostburg, were in an automobile accident.  He was seriously injured and she died in the accident.
Mr. Folk was affiliated with St. Paul's Lutheran church, Frostburg.He leaves a son, Clarence Folk, Homestead, and a sister who resides in Ohio. The body will be brought to Frostburg tonight.
Cumberland Evening Times December 4, 1945
~Genie
Posted September 9, 2011

 


Arthur Folk

FOLK, Arthur

Frostburg, Dec. 5 - Rites for Arthur Folk, 63(?), who died Monday at Homestead, Pa., will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg. The Rev. Justus H. Liesman, pastor of St. Paul's church, will conduct the services.  Interment will be in St. Michael's cemetery, Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times December 5, 1945
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie)

 


 

FOLK, Arthur

FROSTBURG—Arthur Folk, 36, of Richmond, Calif., died yesterday in a Richmond hospital. Mr. Folk was a son of the late Nelson and Missouri (Layman) Folk. He is survived by his wife and two sons; four brothers, Lee, Lester, and Jonas Folk, all of Barberton, Calif.; and Bruce Folk, Oklahoma; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Morgan and Miss Marguerite Folk, Barberton; and Mrs. Beulah Schultz, Ohio. Two aunts, Mrs. M. M. Ward and Mrs. Ella Beaver, and an uncle, Edward Folk, reside in Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 8, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

FOLK, Mrs. Bessie E. Durst

SALISBURY, Pa. - Mrs. Bessie E. Folk, 80, of here, died Saturday. A native of Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late William and Margaret (Duckworth) Durst. Her husband, Frederick Folk, preceded her in death. Mrs. Folk was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. Surviving are a son, Paul Folk, RD 3, Meyersdale; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Oester, of here, and Mrs. Anna Nightingale, Somerset; two sisters, Mrs. Oma Whiteman, Lonaconing, and Mrs. Ida Bluebaugh, Gilmore, and six grandchildren. The body is at the Thomas Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m. by Rev. Ernest N. Rumbaugh. Burial will be in Lower Spring Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 10, 1975  
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 

FOLK, Blair W.

Blair W. Folk, 62, Shalersville, Ohio, died Monday at Akron City Hospital after a brief illness. Born Nov. 20, 1925 in Friedens, son of Harold and Hattie Folk. Survived by wife, Geneva Maust; sons, Robert, Terry and John; daughters, Mrs. Robin Carson and Miss Jean Folk; brothers, George, Robert, Dale, Harold, Pete, Jim and Paul; sisters, Mrs. Ella Stutzman, Mrs. Maxine Corbett and Mrs. Susan Campbell; also 11 grandchildren. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Green's Lakeview Funeral Home, Mantua, Ohio, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Shalersville.
Daily American, Somerset, March 1, 1988
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Bruce E.

Grantsville - Bruce E. Folk, 82, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital yesterday. Born here, he was the son of the late William W. Folk and Arminta (Otto) Folk. He was a member of Springs Mennonite Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Olive (Kinsinger) Folk; three sons, Dwight Folk, Springs; Wayne Folk. Meyersdale; Orlo Folk, here; two daughters, Mrs. Maryette Fisher, Fair Port Harbor, Ohio; Mrs. Retha Oester, Canton, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Rosella Hanning, Damascus; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. in Springs Mennonite Church wilh the Rev. John Graybill officiating. Interment will be in Springs Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 10 a.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 25, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

FOLK, Carl

FROSTBURG — Carl (Fox) Folk, 70, formerly of here, died Sunday at Wadsworth (Ohio) Hospital. Born in Jennings, he was a son of the late William and Edith (Bowser) Folk. Surviving are his widow, Mildred (Summers) Folk; eight children, Michael Folk, Florida; Carl and William Folk, here; Mrs. Wanda Darby of Missouri; Carol, Susan, Gary, and Terry Folk, at home; two brothers, Thomas Folk, Zihlman, and Henry Folk, Baltimore; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Tharp and Mrs. Edna Rosenberger, RD 2, Frostburg. The body is at the Hillard Cox Funeral Home in Wadsworth, where a service will be conducted tomorrow. Interment will be in Wadsworth Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, August 10, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso
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FOLK, Mrs. Celie C. Rawlings

Eckhart - Mrs. Celie C. Folk, 78, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she had been admitted Wednesday. She had been in ill health the past year. A native of West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Lily (Whitmyre) Rawlings, and was the widow of Charles K. Folk who died last July 5. She was a member of Frostburg Assembly of God Church. Surviving are three sons, Melvin Folk, Frederick; Cecil Folk, Frostburg; and Harold Folk, Mt. Savage; four daughters, Mrs. Curtis Gaumer, Baltimore; Mrs. Robert Sell, here; Mrs. Lenora Mae Wade, Mrs. Alva Jean Sgaggero, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. Edna Sever, Mt. Savage; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Durst funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, October 9, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Charles K.

FROSTBURG — Charles K. Folk, 86, of Eckhart, died Thursday at Lions Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland, where he had been admitted June 22. He had been in failing health two years. Mr. Folk was born in Eckhart, a son of the late Kelley and Mary J. (Logsdon) Folk. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Frostburg Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his widow, Celia Carol (Rawlings) Folk; three sons, Melvin E. Folk. Frederick, Cecil R , here, and Harold L. Folk, Mt. Savage; four daughters, Mrs Harleen Gaumer, Baltimore; Mrs. Dorothy Scell, and Mrs. Lenora Wade, Eckhart; one brother, Roy Folk, Mt. Savage; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Izzett, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Hannah Leatherman, National: 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Durst Funeral Home; Services tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.; interment in Eckhart Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 7, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 

FOLK, Christian J.

Christian J. Folk, aged 82 years, retired farmer, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Duckworth, at Keyser's Ridge, Sunday afternoon. He was taken ill over a month ago, of influenza, and complications developed, causing his death. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Folk and was born at Springs, Pa., August 17, 1864. His wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Hetrick, died in 1928. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. John Reichenbecher, Grantsville; Mrs. E. G. Reichenbecher and Mrs. Duckworth, Keyser's Ridge, and Liman Folk, Listonburg, Pa.; also 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Milton Folk, Fredonia, Pa., and Wilson W. Folk, Grantsville. Mr. Folk was a faithful member of the English Lutheran Church, Cove, Md., where funeral services were held this (Wednesday) morning, April 23 at 10:00 o'clock. Rev. Robert Johns, the pastor, officiating. Interment in the English Lutheran Church cemetery, Accident.
Meyersdale Republican, April 24, 1947
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



FOLK, Clemen E.

Clemen E. Folk, 76, of Springs, died March 10, 1974, in Springs. Born in Garrett County, Md., June 11, 1897, he was a son of the late Jacob and Annie (Siehl) Folk. He is survived by his wife, the former Lura Ash; a son, Mark, and a daughter, Mrs. Roxanne Whisner, both of Springs; five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Miller of Canton, Ohio. Mr. Folk was president of Keystone Lime Company, a director of Liberty Trust Company and a trustee of Springs Historical Society. He had served as a director of Meyersdale Community Hospital and was a member of the Stone Producer's Association of Pennsylvania. Church Worker An avid church worker, he was a member of Springs Mennonite Church, was a trustee and usher there for many years, served on its building committee during construction of the new church, and was a staunch pillar of the congregation.
Meyersdale Republican, March 10, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 

FOLK, Daniel J.

GRANTSVILLE - Daniel J. Folk, Sr., 69, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born here, he was the son of the late Wilson W. and Aramita (Otto) Folk. He was a member of the Casselman Mennonite Church. Surviving are his widow, Vera (Kinsisnger) Folk; five sons, Daniel J. Folk Jr., Frostburg, and Clair E. Folk; Donald R. Folk, B. Allen Folk and Blaine Folk, all of Grantsville; three daughters, Mrs. David Evans, Burkburnett, Texas; Mrs. Harry L. Diehl, Midlothian; and Mrs. David Otto, Cresaptown; one brother, Bruce E. Folk, Grantsville; a sister, Mrs. Rosella Hanning, Damascus, Md., and 9 grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services are being conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Maple Grove Church of the Brethren by Walter Otto and Rev. Allan Beachy. Interment will be in Casselman Memmonite Church Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, January 16, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FOLK, David William
 
CUMBERLAND — David William “Bill” Folk, 76, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born in June 16, 1937, in Corriganville, Mr. Folk was the son of the late David J. Folk and Nina (Long) Folk. He was also preceded in death by his wife, June Yvonne (Shroyer) Folk. A United States Army veteran during the Vietnam Era, Bill retired from the Operator Engineers Local 37. He was a member of the Disabled Veterans of America; the Rail Inn V.F.W. Post 6025, Mount Savage. Bill is survived by his daughter, Debbie Cornelius and husband, Michael, Baltimore; his brother, Robert Lee Folk and wife, Mary, Cumberland; his sister, Wanda Zorn, Mechanicsville, Va.; his grandson, Robert Tyler, Philadelphia, Pa.; as well as three great-granddaughters. Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland,  on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Turner officiating. Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans' Cemetery at Rocky Gap. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.
Cumberland Times-News, November 8, 2013
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 18, 2014 


 

FOLK, Donna V. Grimes

FROSTBURG - Donna V. Folk, 68, of 13 Bealls Lane, Frostburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 4, 1999, at her residence. Born March 13, 1931, in Everett, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Helen (Donius) Grimes. She also was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty L. Hunt and Jenny Witt; and a brother, Robert L. Grimes. Ms. Folk was a member of the Welsh Baptist Church, Frostburg. She was a homemaker, a volunteer/employee at the Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center, and a home health care provider. Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn M. Wolfe, Frostburg, and Bonnie J. Shea, Zihlman; a son, Blaine Folk and his wife, Sandy (McKenzie), Zihlman; four grandsons, Jeffrey W. Wolfe and his wife, Janet (Zlomek), Gaithersburg, Joshua A. Shaw, Zihlman, and Tyler Folk and Wayne Folk, both of Zihlman; a granddaughter, Kimberly Shea Wolfe, Frostburg; a sister, Marlene Bittner and husband, Nevin, Zihlman; a brother-in-law, Tom Hunt, Frostburg; an uncle, George Donius; and aunt LaVada Martin; special people include Donald J. Folk; several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful individuals and doctors from the cancer clinic. At Donna's request, the body will be cremated and no funeral or memorial services will be held. She will be put to rest in the Frostburg Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Durst Funeral Home, P.A. Contributions in memory of her may be directed to the Western Maryland Health System's Hospice Home Care Team, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502. Arrangements are under the direction of the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., Frostburg.
May 5, 1999 - Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


FOLK, Mrs. Dorothy J. Cruey

Mrs. Dorothy J. Folk, 47, of Mason Road, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Chilhowie, Va., she was a daughter of Joseph and Daisy (Spriggs) Cruey. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are her husband, Glenn D. Folk; two daughters, Donna Jean and Lori Lee Folk, at home; two brothers, Carey Cruey, Baltimore, and Claude Cruey, Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. William Wagner, Baltimore, and Mrs. T. R. Wilmer, Largo, Fla. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted there Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas Daigle will officiate and iterment will be in Maple Glen Cemetery, Fort Hill, Pa.
The Cumberland News, August 28, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

FOLK, Dwight Otto

SPRINGS, Pa. - Dwight Otto Folk, 79, of 1981 Springs Road, Salisbury, died Monday, Nov. 29, 1999, at Goodwill Mennonite Home. Born Oct. 25, 1920, at Grantsville, Md., he was the son of the late Bruce and Olive (Kinsinger) Folk. He also was preceded in death by one sister, Marvette Fisher; and two brothers, Wayne Folk and Orlo Folk. Mr. Folk was a self-employed auto body repairman. He was a member of the Springs Mennonite Church, Springs Historical Society, and Tub Mill Arts. He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Ferne (King) Folk; two sons, D. Ronald Folk and Richard A. Folk, both of Grantsville; one daughter, Linda Hardesty, Salisbury; one sister, Retha Oester, Canton, Ohio; and six grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Steven Heatwole officiating. Interment will be in the Springs Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to the Springs Mennonite Church.
Cumberland Times obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009




FOLK, E. Frank

E. Frank Folk, a native of Greenville Twp. and resident of Meyersdale and vicinity during his boyhood and young manhood, was found dead last Saturday on the floor of the bathroom of the apartment in Canton, Ohio, in which he had his last home. He had apparently been fatally stricken and lay dead for seven or eight hours before his body was found, all theother occupants of the house having risen earlier and gone to their work and places of business. A cut on his forehead and a small pool of blood on the floor indicated that his head had struck a stationary
washbowl when he had his fatal stroke. He had been suffering from heart trouble during the last few years of his life and had several severe
heart attacks previous to the one that proved fatal. He had been christened Elmer Franklin Folk, but after he grew up he abbreviated his
name to E. Frank Folk because he had a cousin who also was named Elmer Franklin Folk and their identity often became confused because of the sameness of their names. His parents were Ananias and Ellen (Miller) Folk. The family moved from Greenville Township to St. Paul, Elk Lick Township, when Frank was three years old. They lived on what was known as the Ross Sechler farm near St. Paul, until 1920. After he grew up, Frank married Miss Margaret Hechler, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Heckler. His wife preceded him in death by about four years. Theywere a childless couple. Frank was one of a family of ten children,seven sons and three daughters. Surviving are only two brothers, Orville A. Folk, well-known resident of Trans-Meyersdale, and Earl, youngest of the seven brothers. During his boyhood and young
manhood, Frank engaged in farm work and odd jobs. Later he engaged in mechanical work in Cumberland, Md., Canton, Ohio, and various other places. He worked for sometime as a warehouseman for the G.C. Murphy Co. in Pittsburgh, but had to give up heavy work, eventually, owing to failing health. His last employment was that of dishwasher in a Canton, Ohio, restaurant. He lived in Canton three years before he succumbed to his physical ailments. Frank Folk was a very kind, genial and honest man. Strict honesty, friendliness and right-living were his outstanding virtues. He was highly respected by all who knew him. His elder brother, Orville A. Folk, upon learning of Frank's death, left on the first available train at 4 o'clock last Sunday morning, to bring his brother's body to Meyersdale for burial in the White Oak Cemetery beside the grave of his deceased wife. The body was taken in charge upon its arrival in Meyersdale by Mortician H. R. Konhaus who had charge of the burial arrangements. Funeral rites were conducted in the Konhaus mortuary chapel at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Howard K. Hilner, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, after which the funeral cortege moved to White Oak Cemetery, in Larimer Township for interment.

Meyersdale Republican, April 22, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
 

 


FOLK, Mrs. Edith Bowser

FROSTBURG—Mrs. Edith Folk, 80, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edna Rosenberger, Finzel Road. Born in Bittinger, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Martin) Bowser. Her husband, William R. Folk, preceded her in death. Besides Mrs. Rosenberger she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Leota Witte, Zihlman; and Mrs. Helen Tharp, Borden; four sons, Thomas and Henry Folk, Baltimore; Harry Folk, Zihlman; and Carl Folk, Wadsworth, Ohio; one brother, Louis Bowser, Deer Park; 27 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Durst Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, November 1, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


FOLK, Eli

Salisbury, Pa., June 4 - Eli Folk, 82, died Wednesday at his home in Coal Run, Elk Lick Twp., after an extended illness. A son of Reuben and Barbara (Faidley) Folk, he was born on Dec. 9, 1860. His wife died 10 years ago. Mr. Folk was a retired coal miner. Surviving relatives include a brother, William Folk, Mt. Savage. Md., and seven children, Mrs. Elmer Bittinger, Springs; Mrs. Clarence Showalter, Coal Run; Mrs. Bessie Yoder, Meyersdale; George F., Coalmont; Robert, Findley, O.; Christopher, Canton, O.; and Ernest, Isabella, Pa. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Folk home by Rev. H. A. Forry, pastor of St. Paul's Reformed Church, of which he was a member. Interment was in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 4, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 

FOLK, Elizabeth Newman

Elizabeth N. Folk, 96, Salisbury, died June 3, 1989 in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md. Born May 8, 1893, in Salisbury, daughter of the late Jerome and Mary (Maust) Newman. Preceded in death by her husband, Roy J. Folk, and 8 brothers and sisters. Survived by one son, R. Richard Folk, Ossining, N.Y., also one granddaughter, Lisa Johansen of Carmel, N.Y., and one grandson, Andrew Folk, San Diego, Calif. Retired school teacher having taught in the Elk Lick Township schools and later the South Pymotuning School District at Sharon. Formerly active in the Eastern Star and numerous other civic organizations. Member of the Salisbury Church of the Brethren. Friends will be received from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Thomas Funeral Home, Salisbury. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Salisbury Church of the Brethren with Rev. Daniel J. Whitacre officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church Tuesday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service.
Daily American, June 5, 1989
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



FOLK, Mrs. Elizabeth Viola Cline

Mrs. Elizabeth Viola Folk, 71, wife of Simon J. Folk, former residents of Ridgeley, died yesterday at her home in Elkins, W. Va. Born in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Dudley) Cline, she had resided in Elkins six years. Mrs. Folk was a member of First Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors of Frostburg. Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. William D. Grindle and Mrs. Mary E. Baldwin, both of Elkins, and Mrs. Darl Poling, Pearisburg, Va.; two brothers, Alfred B. Cline, Girard, Ohio, and David Cline, Frostburg; a sister, Mrs. Lily Price, Frostburg, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Brief services will be conducted today at 7:30 p. m. at the Runner Funeral Home, Elkins, by Rev. Robert L. Greynolds, pastor of St. John's Methodist Church, Parsons. The body will be brought tomorrow to Calvary Methodist Church, Ridgeley, where additional services will be conducted at 3 p. m. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 28, 1955
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011



 

FOLK, Mrs. Ellen Miller

Meyersdale, August 6 - Mrs. Ellen Miller Folk, 85, one of the oldest residents of Meyersdale, died Monday at her home on Broadway after a lingering illness. She was a lifelong resident of Somerset county. Her husband, Annanias Folk, died twelve years ago. She leaves four children and one sister. The funeral was held today.
The Daily Courier, August 6, 1936 
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Elmer Frank

E. Frank Folk, a native of Greenville Twp. and resident of Meyersdale and vicinity during his boyhood and young manhood, was found dead last Saturday on the floor of the bathroom of the apartment in Canton, Ohio, in which he had his last home. He had apparently been fatally stricken and lay dead for seven or eight hours before his body was found, all the other occupants of the house having risen earlier and gone to their work and places of business. A cut on his forehead and a small pool of blood on the floor indicated that his head had struck a stationary washbowl when he had his fatal stroke. He had been suffering from heart trouble during the last few years of his life and had several severe heart attacks previous to the one that proved fatal. He had been christened Elmer Franklin Folk, but after he grew up he abbreviated his name to E. Frank Folk because he had a cousin who also was named Elmer Franklin Folk and their identity often became confused because of the sameness of their names. His parents were Ananias and Ellen (Miller) Folk. The family moved from Greenville Township to St. Paul, Elk Lick Township, when Frank was three years old. They lived on what was known as the Ross Sechler farm near St. Paul, until 1920. After he grew up, Frank married Miss Margaret Hechler, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Heckler. His wife preceded him in death by about four years. They were a childless couple. Frank was one of a family of ten children, seven sons and three daughters. Surviving are only two brothers, Orville A. Folk, well-known resident of Trans-Meyersdale, and Earl, youngest of the seven brothers. During his boyhood and young manhood, Frank engaged in farm work and odd jobs. Later he engaged in mechanical work in Cumberland, Md., Canton, Ohio, and various other places. He worked for sometime as a warehouseman for the G.C. Murphy Co. in Pittsburgh, but had to give up heavy work, eventually, owing to failing health. His last employment was that of dishwasher in a Canton, Ohio, restaurant. He lived in Canton three years before he succumbed to his physical ailments. Frank Folk was a very kind, genial and honest man. Strict honesty, friendliness and right-living were his outstanding virtues. He was highly respected by all who knew him. His elder brother, Orville A. Folk, upon learning of Frank's death, left on the first available train at 4 o'clock last Sunday morning, to bring his brother's body to Meyersdale for burial in the White Oak Cemetery beside the grave of his deceased wife. The body was taken in charge upon its arrival in Meyersdale by Mortician H. R. Konhaus who had charge of the burial arrangements. Funeral rites were conducted in the Konhaus mortuary chapel at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Howard K. Hilner, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, after which the funeral cortege moved to White Oak Cemetery, in Larimer Township for interment.
Meyersdale Republican, April 22, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Mrs. Emma Susan Livengood

Mrs. Emma Susan Folk, wife of William A. Folk, passed away at 2:40 the morning of Dec. 20, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edmund A. Lynn, in Elk Lick Township, of cerebral thrombosis. Mr. and Mrs. Folk resided for years on a farm on Negro Mountain in Elk Lick Township, and recently moved to Meyersdale. She was a daughter of Araminta (Cramer) and Simon J. Livengood and was born in Addison Township on June 26, 1875. Mrs. Folk was 73 years, five months and 24 days of age at her passing. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Floyd E., Mahaffey, Pa.; Abraham B., Rockwood, and Orie W., Carthage, N.Y.; three daughters - Mrs. A. M. Lesnett, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Roy E. Brant, Meyersdale RD 3, and Mrs. Edmund Lynn, Grantsville RD 1; three brothers - Harvey F. and Hobart G. Livengood, Rockwood, and Samuel H. Livengood, St. Paul; five sisters - Mrs. Joel A. Beachy and Mrs. John H. Folk, Grantsville; Mrs. Irvin Engle, St. Paul; Mrs. Lloyd Engle, Meyersdale RD 1, and Mrs. Clarence Wisseman, Turtlecreek; and by 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her eldest son, Lester E. Folk, preceded her in death 26 years ago. Mrs. Folk was a member of the Maple Glen Church of the Brethren, where funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, with the Rev. Roy Otto, pastor of Springs Mennonite Church, officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery in charge of Mortician Stanley M. Thomas.
Meyersdale Republican, December 23, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



 

FOLK, Enos L.

Enos L. Folk, 75, of Meyersdale, died June 2, 1981, at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born Sept. 30, 1905, in Springs, son of the late John and Mary (Livingood) Folk. Survived by his wife, the former Carmen Newman; and one son, John R. Folk. Retired maintenance man of the Dubois Chemical Company of Washington D.C. Friends will be received after 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Thomas Funeral Home in Salisbury, where services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Maurice R. Smith Jr. officiating. Interment, Salisbury Cemetery.
The Republic, Meyersdale,  June 11, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



FOLK, Mrs. Estella Chambers

Frostburg, April 19 - Mrs. Estella (Chambers) Folk, 56, wife of Arthur G. Folk, died at 6 a.m. today at McKeesport Memorial Hospital, McKeesport, Pa., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident March 12, near Elizabeth, Pa. A daughter of the late Judge John and Mary McAllister Chambers and a native of this city, Mrs. Folk and her husband were returning to their home in Homestead, Pa., after being here for the funeral of Mr. Folk's sister, Mrs. Rose Weigand who was buried in Cumberland, March 11, when their car skidded on a slippery highway and crashed into a bus.  Mrs. Folk was critically injured and her husband sustained sever injuries but is recovering. Moving to Homestead about 30 years ago, Mrs. Folk returned here frequently to visit her Frostburg relatives. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Clarence Folk, Homestead, and seven brothers, John Chambers, Niles, O.; Eugene Chambers, Woodstown, N. J.; Joseph Chambers, Cleveland, O.; William Chambers, Tucson, Ariz.; Francis, James and Leo Chambers, this city.  She had one grandson, Arthur Folk, Homestead. Mrs. Folk was a member of the Catholic church at Homestead.
Wednesday, 19 April 1944; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted September 9, 2011


FOLK, Mrs. Estella Chambers

Frostburg, April 20 - The body of Mrs. Estella (Chambers) Fol, 56, wife of Arthur G. Folk, who died yesterday morning at McKeesport Memorial Hospital, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident, March 12, near Elizabeth, Pa., will arrive here this evening and be taken to Durst's Funeral Home, where friend and relatives will be received. Funeral mass will be held Saturday, 9:30 a. m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery. Mrs Folkl was returning to her home in Homestead, when their car skidded on the highway and crashed into a bus.  She and her husband had been here for the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Rose Weigand, of Cumberland, who was buried in Allegany Cemetery, March 11.
Thursday, April 20, 1944; Evening Times (Cumberland, MD)
~Genie
Posted September 9, 2011



 

FOLK, Fannie Livengood

Fannie L. Folk, 101, of 1270 Riverview Drive, West Point, Va., formerly of Grantsville, Md., died Friday, June 8, 1990, at Williamsburg Community Hospital in Williamsburg, Va. Born in Springs, March 10, 1889, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Araminta (Cramer) Livengood. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Folk, Aug. 10, 1967. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and made quilts and hooked rugs. Surviving are two daughters: Fern Epstein, Canton, Ohio; and Helen Wenrich, West Point, with whom she resided; and four grandsons and five great-grandchildren. Friends were received at Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., where services were held at St. John's United Church of Christ Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Cole and the Rev. Douglas Garland officiating. Interment, Grantsville Cemetery.
The Republic, June 14, 1990
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 

 

FOLK, Ferne Lucille King

Ferne Lucille Folk, 86, Springs, died June 18, 2008, in Golden LivingCenter, Meyersdale. Born July 10, 1921, in Springs, she was the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Mary M. (Hollada) King. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dwight O. Folk; a sister, Helen K. Boslow; two brothers-in-law, Wayne and Orlo Folk and a sister-in-law, Marvette Fisher and husband, William. She is survived by two sons, D. Ronald Folk and wife, Dotty and Richard A. Folk, all of Grantsville, Md.; a daughter, Linda F. Hardesty and husband, Guy Wayne, Salisbury; a brother, James R. King and wife, Marilyn, Springs; a sister, Anna Bertha Beachy, Frostburg, Md.; three sisters-in-law, Retha Oester and husband, James, Canton, Ohio; Mildred Folk, Meyersdale; Rose Lee Folk, Grantsville; six grandchildren, Jeffrey Folk, Friendsville, Md.; Shana Rhoten, Grantsville; Tanya Kamalsky, Galeno, Ohio; Ryan Folk, Grantsville; Tessa Folk, Grantsville; Jaclyn Folk, San Diego, Calif.; five great-grandchildren, Timothy Folk, Ana Rhoten, Easton Rhoten, Taylor Kamalsky and Cole Folk. Mrs. Folk was a lunch counter manager for Yoder’s Inc., and a member of Springs Mennonite Church and Daughter of Dorcas. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville. A services will be conducted in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Earl Yoder officiating. Interment will be in the Springs Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Springs Mennonite Church.
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Frederick W.

SALISBURY — Frederick W. Folk, 57, died Saturday at his home here following an illness of several months. Born in Garrett County (Md.) near Grantsville, he was a son of the late Jacob J. and Anna (Siehl) Folk. He worked as a farmer and laborer. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Bessie (Durst) Folk; two sons, Robert Folk, at home, and Paul Folk, Pocahontas; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Oester, Salisbury, and Miss Anna Folk, at home; two brothers, John H. Folk, Grantsville, and Cleman Folk, Springs; a sister, Mrs. Noah Miller, Canton, Ohio, and two grandchildren. Services were conducted yesterday at Salisbury Reformed Church. Rev. Ira S. Monn, pastor, officiated and interment, was in Springs Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 29, 1952
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


FOLK, Captain Frisby A. F.

Captain Frisby A. F. Folk died this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Rose B. Wiegand, wife of John H. Wiegand, 746 Fayette street, aged 71 years, after a lingering illness.  Other children surviving are Mrs. Nettie Johnston of Cumberlan; Bruce and Arthur Folk of Homestead, Pa., and Frisby of Frostburg.  He also leaves 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.  Mr. Folk was a native of Frostburg where he waw well known, having been Street supervisor for several terms and when the Second Battalion Maryland National Guard, under Col. George A. Pearre was in existence, he was Captain of Company D. of Frostburg.
Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday, April 7, 1928
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted May 2, 2011



FOLK, Harold Lee

MOUNT SAVAGE - Harold Lee "Buss" Folk, 79, of Bruce House Road, NW, Mount Savage, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.  Born on Dec. 14, 1921, in Eckhart, he was the son of the late Charles K. and Celia "Carol" (Rawlings) Folk. He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Wesley Folk; two brothers, William R. Folk and Cecil "Sheetz" Folk; and three sisters, his twin, Harleen Gaumer, Lenora Wade and Dorothy Scell.  Mr. Folk was a retired orderly at the Allegany County Infirmary, and he served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Mount Savage United Methodist Church. Mr. Folk also participated in bowling leagues at work, was an avid pool player and loved hunting and fishing his life through.  Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Nellie E. (Bowman) Folk; one son, Harold R. Folk and wife Vicki, Spokane, Wash.; two daughters, Barbara K. Loun and husband Roland, Damascus, and Debra Cutter and husband Robert, Midlothian; one daughter-in-law, Diana Folk, Mount Savage; one brother, Melvin Folk, Frederick; one sister, Alva Jean Sgaggero, Frostburg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Broome officiating.  Interment will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale. Family and friends are invited to the church hall following the services for fellowship and refreshments.  Pallbearers will be Robert Cutter, Benjamin Cutter, Debra Cutter, Russ Pugh, Roland Loun and Harold R. Folk.
January 19, 2001, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009


FOLK, Harry W., Sr.

FROSTBURG - Harry W. (Joe) Folk, Sr., 70, of Zihlman, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital after an extended illness. Born at Grantsville, he was a son of the late William and Edith (Bowser) Folk. Mr. Folk attended First Church of Christ Scientist, Cumberland. Surviving are his widow, Myra Walsh Folk; four sons, Harry W. Folk, Jr., Frostburg; Chester Lee Folk, Anchorage, Alaska; James W. Folk, Baltimore; Eugene Folk, Zihlman; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Buskirk, Eckhart; three sisters, Mrs. Leota Witte, Zihlman; Mrs. Helen Tharpe, Borden; Mrs. Edna Rosenberg, Finzel; three brothers, Thomas Folk, Zihlman; Henry Folk, Baltimore; Carl Folk, Wadsworth, Ohio; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, November 23, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011




FOLK, Jacob J.

Grantsville, Md., October 17 - Jacob J. Folk, 75, retired farmer, died Saturday night at the home of his niece, Miss Alice Dridy, Listonburg, Pa. He was born at Springs, Pa., one of 15 children of John J. and Matilda (Hershberger) Folk. His wife died three years ago. Surviving children are John H. Folk, Grantsville; Mrs. Earl C. (Maude) Folk and Mrs. Noah J. (Bertha) Miller, Canton, O.; Fred W. Folk, Salisbury, Pa. and Cleman E. Folk, Springs. He was a brother of John W., Christian J., Wilson W. and Milton J. Folk, and Mrs. Savilla Maust. Mr. Folk was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 17, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 29, 2011


FOLK, James Gernie

James Gernie "Fid" 'Folk, 62, 350 Baltimore avenue, died yesterday in Allegany Hospital where he was admitted Saturday. A son of the late Capt. F. F. and Margaret Folk, Mr. Folk was formerly a resident of Frostburg. He came to Cumberland nine years ago.  He was employed by the Cumberland Steel Company until about five years ago when he retired following an injury. He was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary (Kelly) Folk; two sons, Joseph G., Cumberland; Anthony, Frostburg; four daughters, Mrs. Rose Koerner, Baltimore; Mrs. Ernest Mclntyre, Cumberland; Mrs. Thomas P. Wright, Cumberland; Miss Regina Folk, at home; one brother, Arthur Folk, Homestead, Pa; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Wiegand, and Mrs. Nettie Phillips, both of Cumberland; and five grandchildren.
Monday, 8 February 1943; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted September 9, 2011 



 

FOLK, James Howard

James Howard Folk, 82, Wilbur Road, Stoystown, died June 7, 2005, at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 28, 1923, in Shipley, son of John Harold and Hattie Elizabeth (Steinley) Folk. Preceded in death by parents, sisters: Mary Potts and Lucille Berkley, and brothers: Robert, John, Blair, and Morris Dale Folk. Survived by his wife of 61 years the former Eva Olsen, a daughter Brenda, married to Thomas Shaffer, Stoystown; grandsons, Michael A. Shaffer, married to the former Shari Anderson; and Chris J. Shaffer, married to the former Tmara Walker, and great-grandchildren: Alexis, Eric, and Tylan Shaffer. Brother of Maxine Corbett, Carol "Suze" Campbell, Ella Catherine Stutzman, George, Paul, and Harold Folk. World War II Navy Veteran. Retired supervisor of buildings and grounds for Shade-Central City High School, and formerly employed by Shade-Central City Joint Authority. Member of Otterbein United Methodist Church, Wilbur. Former member of Shade-Central City School Board. Lifetime member of Stoystown American Legion. Member of Hooversville VFW, DAV and Pa. Association of School Retirees. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Deaner Funeral Home, 976 Barn St., Hooversville, where Legion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Viewing from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. Friday at Otterbein U.M. Church. The Rev. Thomas Chacko and the Rev. Sam Weible officiating. Interment Somerset County Memorial Park. Graveside military rites by Somerset County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be given to Otterbein U.M. Church, Wilbur Road, Stoystown, PA 15563.
Thursday, June 9, 2005, Somerset Daily American
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, James R.

A former well-known local boxer died Saturday in the base hospilal at Fort Dix, N. J., from injuries sustained in an auto accident last Tuesday. He was Sgt. James R. Folk, 26, of Meyersdale, who was stationed at McGuire Air Force Base. Sgt. Folk, who fought here both as an amateur and as a professional, was driving alone between Archertown and New Egypt in New Jersey when he lost control of his car. The vehicle crashed against a tree in the vicinity of Fort Dix and was then hit by another car operated by Clyde A. Funderbook, of Girardville, Pa. The latter was fined $150 for leaving the scene of an accident. Sgt. Folk is survived by his wife, the former Miss Thelma Miller; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Folk; a brother, Charles, Baltimore, and a sister, Mrs. Leona Reiber, Warren, Ohio. Sgt. Folk fought about 25 bouts as an amateur, most of them in Cumberland rings, and a dozen more bouts as a professional. His last fight was in May 1950 when he was knocked out in the seventh round of a scheduled eight rounder at the State Armory.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 22, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

FOLK, John Forrest

Services for John Forrest Folk, 33, of Homewood Addition, who was killed yesterday in an accident while working near Hancock, will be conducted in the George Funeral Home Sunday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Vernon Naugle, pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of David J. and Nina E. (Long) Folk, Homewood Addition. Mr. Folk served in the Air Force and was a member of St. John s Lutheran Church, Leesport, Pa. Also surviving are a daughter, Ruth Ann Folk, Leesport, Pa., two sisters, Mrs. James A. Robinette, Homewood Addition, and Mrs. Alford Zorn, Lansing, Mich., and two brothers, David W. Folk, Homewood Addition, and Robert L. Folk, Locust Grove.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 2, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

FOLK, John T.

John T. Folk, 80, of 435 North Mechanic Street, died yesterday in Victor F. Cullen State Hospital. Born at Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kielly Folk and was the husband of the late Mary (Kerr) Folk. Surviving are two sons, Robert and David Folk, both of Cumberland; four sisters, Mrs. Emma Izat, Mt. Savage; Mrs. Hannah Leatherman, National; Mrs. Edna Rainer, Gilmore; and Mrs. Ada Lemmert, address unknown; two brothers, Charles Folk, Eckhart; Roy Folk, Mt. Savage; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body will remain at the residence. Services Saturday. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, January 7, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

FOLK, John Wesley

Grantsville, Jan. 16 - John Wesley Folk, 80, a retired sawmill operator, died last night at 10 o'clock after an illness of several weeks. He was one of 15 children of the late John and Matilda (Harschberger) Folk. His first wife was Miss Mary Livengood, Salisbury, Pa., who died in 1917. On Sept. 28, 1918, he married Allena Jane (Bittinger) Beachy, widow of Christian N. Beachy. She died in June, 1939. Surviving, by his first wife are four sons, Ray Folk, Sharpsville, Pa.; Harold Folk, Friedens, Pa.; Enos L. and Arthur Folk, Grantsville; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Maust, Gettysburg, Pa.; five stepchildren, Arthur Beachy, Philadelphia; Earl Beachy, Zanesville, Ohio; Herbert Beachy, Wellman, Iowa; Frank Beachy, Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Harry J. Bender, Grantsville, who cared for him during his last illness; three brothers, Christian Folk, Keyser's Ridge; Wilson Folk, Grantsville; and Milton Folk, Fredonia, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Savilla Maust, Springs, Pa.; 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He operated a sawmill for 50 years and also a threshing business retiring from both ten years ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 16, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



 

FOLK, Lawrence H.

Frostburg, Aug. 27 — Lawrence H. Folk, 49, an employe of the Sleeman Brothers Contracting Company, died suddenly last night at his home, 19 East Main street, following a heart attack. Mr. Folk, who had served as a sergeant in an engineering division overseas during the World War, had worked yesterday and was preparing to retire early last evening when he was stricken. He moved here with his wife, the former Miss Josephine McMurdo, from Salisbury, Pa., three years ago. A son of Mrs. Harriet and the late Lincoln Folk, Salisbury, he also leaves one brother, Ray Folk, and five sisters, Mrs. Louis Hanft and Mrs. Simon Lee, Salisbury; Mrs. Raymond Darrah and Mrs. Sherman Miller, Ravenna, O.; and Mrs. Solomon Baker, Wyoming, Del. He was a member of Farrady Post No. 24, American Legion. The body was taken to the Hanft residence, Salisbury, where friends and relatives will be received.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 27, 1941
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 15, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Lester

FROSTBURG—Lester Folk, 62, of 6217 Douglas Avenue, Barberton, Ohio, died Tuesday at Citizen's Hospital there. He was a former resident of Frostburg and a native of Garrett County, the son of the late Nelson and Missouri (Layman) Folk. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Meyers and Mrs. Catherine Gribble, Barberton, and Mrs. Carol Capozucco, Schenectady, N.Y.; two brothers, Bruce Folk, San Antonio, Texas, and Jonas Folk, Barberton; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Morgan and Miss Marguerite Folk, Barberton, and Mrs. Beulah Schultz, Sherman, Ohio, and six grandchildren. The body will be returned to the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received tomorrow from 7 until 9 p.m. A service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Saturday in the funeral home by Rev. Harold B. Wright, pastor of First Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 24, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

FOLK, Mrs. Lula Thomas

Mrs. Lula Folk, 81, of 76 West Mechanic Street, Frostburg, died yesterday at Miners Hospital where she was admitted Saturday. A native of Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Clara (Wade) Thomas and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Folk. She was a Gold Star Mother and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Faraday Post 24, American Legion, Frostburg. She is survived by one son, Charles E. Folk, Frostburg; a brolher C. Elmer Thomas, Compton, Calif.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted there Monday 2 p. m. by Rev. Marvin E. Maris and Rev. Paul V. Taylor. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, March 12, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Lura Mae Ash

GRANTSVILLE - Lura Mae Folk, 100, of 891 Dorsey Hotel Road, Grantsville, and formerly of Springs, Pa., died Wednesday, July 15, 1999, at the Goodwill Mennonite Home. Born Sept. 10, 1898, in Elk Lick Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Alice (Yoder) Ash. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleman E. Folk; and a daughter, Roxanna Whisner. Mrs. Folk was one of the founders of Keystone Lime Company. She was a former school teacher and a homemaker. She also was a charter member of the Springs Historical Society, a lifelong member of the Springs Mennonite Church where she served many years as a Sunday School teacher and in other capacities. She attended Juniata Teachers College. Survivors include a son, Mark J. Folk, Springs; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Springs Mennonite Church, Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Steven Heatwole officiating. Private interment will be in Springs Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 62, Springs, PA 15562. Arrangements are under the direction of the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Grantsville.
Cumberland Times obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


 

FOLK, Lyman E.

GRANTSVILLE - Lyman E. Folk, 73, died yesterday in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Accident, he was a son of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Hetrick) Folk. His wife, Rosine (Krause) Folk preceded him in death. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, The Cove. Surviving are two sons, Robert and Claude Folk, Clearwater, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Cleda Baker, Grantsville, and Mrs. Clara Ramsey, Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Reichenbecher, Mrs. Rose Reichenbecher and Mrs. Lucile Duckworth, all of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The body is at the Newman Funeral Home. A service will be conducted at St. John's Lutheran Church tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. Alvin Rudifill will officiate and interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at noon tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 11, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


FOLK, Mrs. Margaret V. Heckler

Mrs. Margaret V. Folk, wife of E. Frank Folk, died at her home in LaVale, Md., at 1:40 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7, of a heart attack. She was born Feb. 13, 1900, and at the time of her death was aged 43 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was married to E. Frank Folk of Meyersdale in 1923. No children were born to this estimable couple who lived in LaVale, Md., most of the 20 years of their married life. She is survived by her husband, her father, Norman B. Heckler and two sisters, Maryellen and Nancy Heckler, of Meyersdale. Her mother, Mrs. Minerva Felker Heckler, died four years ago. Two brothers also preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted in her home in LaVale, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 9 by her pastor, Rev. H. J. Heinze of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, South Cumberland, Md., of which Mrs. Folk was a member. Interment was in the Heckler family lot in White Oak cemetery near Wittenberg, Pa., under the direction of Louis Stein, Cumberland mortician. Mrs. Folk's health had been failing for quite a while before her death, but she was able to attend to most of her household duties until the eve of her death. Thursday evening her husband, who also is not well, assisted her with her kitchen chores. They retired about 10 p.m. and about an hour later she had a severe coughing spell and got up and told her husband she felt very sick and needed a doctor. Four different physicians were called before one responded, and he came too late to afford her any relief, as she expired about ten minutes after he arrived. Mr. and Mrs. Folk were a devoted couple and highly esteemed by their neighbors and many friends in this community. Mr. Folk is suffering from a bad heart condition himself, but is continuing working at his employment and living in his home by himself.
Meyersdale Republican, January 13, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



FOLK, Miss Marguerite
 
Frostburg - Miss Marguerite Folk, 58, of Barberton, Ohio, formerly of this city, died Monday in Waco, Tex. She had been in failling health several years. Born here, she was a daughter of the late Nelson and Missouri(Layman) Folk. She is survived by two brothers, Jonas Folk, Barberton, and Bruce Folk, San Antoniio, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Schultz and Mrs. Leona Morgan, both of Barberton. The body will be returned to the Canfield-Hickman Funeral Home, Barberton, for services and interment there Thursday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 3, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 23, 2012



FOLK, Mrs. Mary Kelly

Mrs. Mary Kelly Folk, 86, formerly of 657 McMullen Highway, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been admitted Thursday. She was a native of Scotland and the widow of James G. Folk. Mrs. Folk was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Third Order of St. Francis. Surviving are a son, Joseph G. Folk, with whom she resided; four daughters, Mrs. Rose Mossman, Shannondale, W.Va.; Mrs. Margaret Mclntyre, Mrs. Anna Campbell, city, and Mrs. Mary Regina Ireton, Parville; 19 granchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be held there tomorrow at 8 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church Thursday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Frostburg.
The Cumberland News, May 23, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2011



 

FOLK, Mary Ann Trimpey

Mary Ann Folk, 77, Rockwood RD 3, died Jan 1, 1981, in Maple Mountain Manor, Berlin. She was born March 26, 1903, in Middlecreek Township, a daughter of Frederick E. and Cora (Uphouse) Trimpey. She is survived by her husband, Abraham of Rockwood RD 3; one son, Fred Folk of Rockwood RD 3; one daughter, Mrs. Galen (Emagene) Stahl of Rockwood RD 3; two brothers: George, Karthus Pa.; and Miles, Berlin RD 4; four sisters: Mrs. Ethel Redrick, Mrs. Nettie Sterner, both of Somerset; Mrs. Betty Troup, Rockwood; Mrs. Marilyn Heinbaugh, Phillippi, W. Va.; also six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Guy and Wilbur Trimpey. She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church of Casselman. Friends were received in the William J. Wood Funeral Home, Rockwood, where services were conducted with the Rev. Edd Meyers officiating. Interment, Rockwood I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
The Republic, Meyersdale, January 8, 1981
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



FOLK, Mary Catherine Keller

b. October 3, 1847
d. April 20, 1888
a. 40 yrs. 6 ms. 17 dys.
“Died—Mrs. Mary A. [sic] Folk, wife of Frisby Folk, after a long and painful illness died at her residence on Main St., Friday morning, April 20, 1888. The funeral services will occur on Sunday morning at 10 1/2 o’clock at the English Lutheran Church; interment at the Percy cemetery. Deceased was in her 41st year.”
[Frostburg Mining Journal, Frostburg, Allegany Co., MD.; 4-21-1888, p. 1]
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted May 2, 2011


FOLK, Mary Catherine Keller

“Mrs. Mary Catherine Folk was born in Somerset County, Pa., October 7, 1847, and died in Frostburg, Md., April 20, 1888, at the age of 40 years, 6 months and 17 days. The deceased had for many years been a member of the English Lutheran Church, though of late, through family care and declining health, she was prevented from regularly attending worship. For the past three years her health has been gradually failing. The malady that seemed to defy medical skill and finally terminated her life, showed the symptoms of an internal cancer. During the last three weeks of her life she suffered grievously but bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and resignation. It seemed hard to leave her husband and six little children, and she would have tarried with them a little longer had it been God’s will but she bowed in humble submission to His providence and died with a firm faith and a lively hope in her Savior.
‘Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.’ And to His rich mercies and fatherly goodness we commend the bereaved husband and children. May He who has promised to be a mother to the motherless and a friend to the friendless console, comfort and keep them. Even so, Father, for it seemeth good in them.’”
[Frostburg Mining Journal, Frostburg, Allegany Co., MD.; 4-28-1888, p. 1]
(Courtesy of Pat Robison)
Posted May 2, 2011




FOLK, Mrs, Mary Jane Logsdon

MT. SAVAGE—Mrs. Mary Jane Folk, 92, widow of William K. Folk, died this morning in Miners hospital, Frostburg, following a ingering illness. She was a daughter of the late Mose and Anna (Madden) Logsdon. Surviving are three sons, Charles Folk, Eckhart; John Folk, Cumberland, and Roy Folk, Mt. Savage; four daughters, Mrs. Edna Rayner, Lonaconing; Mrs. Hannah Leatherman, National, and Mrs. Ada Lemmert and Mrs. Emma Izzat, both of Mt. Savage; two brothers, Joseph and Hiram Logsdon, both of Frostburg; 49 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. The body will be at the Durst Funeral Home, Frostburg, after 7 p. m. today.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 23, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



 

FOLK, Melvin Elwood, Sr.

FREDERICK — Melvin Elwood Folk Sr., 88, of Frederick, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Frederick Memorial Hospital in the company of close family. He was the husband of the late Elvie Mane Bowman Folk, whom he married on Dec. 24, 1946, and was preceded in death by on March 30, 2003.  Born Feb. 8, 1915, in Mount Savage, he was the second of eight children born to Charles K. and Celia C. Rawlings Folk.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, Mr. Folk worked as a civil servant at Fort Detrick. He graduated in 1947 from the Harmony School of Piano Tuning, Harrisburg, Pa., after which he began his career as an accomplished piano technician. He owned and operated a piano tuning business in Frederick from 1947 to 2003. He tuned all the pianos in the Frederick County school system. He tuned his last three pianos in October of 2003. He was an active member of the Marantha Church of God, Frederick. He was the beloved father of Melvin E. Folk Jr. of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Lillie M. Folk Dove of Frederick. Other survivors are his daughter-in-law, Sara Bickley Folk, Lawrenceville, and his son-in-law, William L. Dove of Frederick; four grandchildren, Ryan A. Folk and wife Sara of Lawrenceville, Megan L. Dove of Frederick, Jesse M. Dove of Coral Gables, Fla., and Haylee D. Folk of Statesboro, Ga.; a sister, Alva Jean Sgaggero of Frostburg; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six siblings, William R. Folk, Cecil R. Folk, Harold L. Folk, Harleen V. Gomer, Dorothy M. Scell, and Lenora M. Phister. Mr. Folk is at the Robert E. Dailey & Son Funeral Home, 1201 Market St., Frederick, where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, in the funeral home with the Rev. Jerry Price, Marantha Church of God, officiating.  Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick.  Memorials may be made in Mr. Folk’s name to the Marantha Church of God, 123 Byle Drive, Frederick, MD 21702.
Monday, February 09, 2004, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009



FOLK, Orie William

Orie William Folk, 47, formerly of Fort Hill, R.D., was killed while working on the building of a tunnel in Verona, N.Y., area. A native of Somerset County, he was a World War Two veteran. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Phyllis Suder Folk; three sons, Robert, Richard and James at home; a brother, Abraham of Rockwood, and three sisters, including Mrs. Melda Brant of Meyersdale and Mrs. Margaret Lynn of Fort Hill, R.D.
The Daily Courier, December 23, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



FOLK, Ralph E.

FROSTBURG—The body of Pfc. Ralph E. Folk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Folk, West Mechanic Street, who was killed on Leyte in the Philippines October 26, 1944, will arrive in Cumberland at 1:10 p. m. tomorrow. A military escort from Farrady post No. 24, American Legion, will accompany the body to the Durst Funeral Home here for services Friday at 2:30 p. m. in Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. Walter D. Mehrling, pastor, will officiate with burial in Allegany Cemetery. Pfc. Folk enlisted in the Army April 7, 1943, and received his basic training at Camp Edwards, Mass. He was attached to the anti-aircraft coast artillery after receiving advanced training on Oahu in the Hawaiian Group. Before entering the service, he had been employed in down twist at the Celanese plant. Surviving, besides his parents, are his widow and a daughter, Joan Lea Folk, who was born while he was overseas, and a brother, Charles Folk, Frostburg.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 31, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


FOLK, Ralph Edward
 
Ralph Edward Folk, 72, of Mount Savage, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center. Born February 19, 1941, in Slabtown, Maryland, Ralph was the son of the late Roy and Anna Bishields Folk. He is preceded in death by his sister, Mary Catherine Folk Carder. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Forbes Folk of Mt. Savage; a brother, William Folk, of Slabtown;  a sister, Phyllis Wallace and husband Edward, of Everett, Pennsylvania; children, Christie Marshall and husband, John, of Williamsburg, Virginia; Anita Rought of Germantown, Maryland; Alex Folk and wife, Elizabeth, of Rockville, Maryland; Katherine Keegan and husband, Michael, of Brunswick, Maryland; grandchildren, Kiersten Marshall, Janna Marshall, Nathanial Rought, Matthew Rought, Trent Folk, Alexa Folk, Audree Keegan and Blythe Keegan; and niece, Michalene McDonald and husband, Andrew, of Edgewater, Maryland; and three grand nephews. He was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Savage, Maryland. Ralph was a 1963 graduate of Frostburg State College and was employed his entire career as a teacher of social studies in Junior and Senior High Schools and later as Computer Data Coordinator for Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince Georges County. He was a “jack of all trades” with a passion for tinkering with engines and machinery of all kinds. He spent his retirement years enjoying renovating an old farm house and barns, “farm life” and the view from Bald Knob Farm. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Savage, Maryland on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:00 am with Rev. Thersea Brion officiating, assisted by Deacon Lydia Martin. Interment will be in St. Georges Episcopal Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. George’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Savage, MD 21545, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), or to a charity of your choice.
Durst Funeral Home obituary, January 4, 2014
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 10, 2014

 




FOLK, Rhoda Mae Skidmore

FROSTBURG — Rhoda Mae Folk, 91, a patient at Western Maryland Health System and Rehab Center, Frostburg, died July 15, 2010, at Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland. Born in Frostburg Nov. 1, 1919, she was a daughter of the late George Edward Skidmore and Martha (Williams) Skidmore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Raymond Folk; and brother, Harry; and sisters, Mary, Sara, Margaret, Catherine and Dorothy. Rhoda was a member of Welsh Baptist Church, Frostburg, and former employee of Stoops Restaurant and American Legion of Frostburg. Surviving are two sons, Ronald Dale Folk and wife Irene, Midland, and John Lee Folk and wife Mary, North Carolina; grandchildren, Deanna, Ronald Dale Jr. and Trish; and great-grandchildren, Chris, Katie and Devann; and one sister, Gladys McKenzie, patient at Devlin Manor Nursing Home, Cumberland. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Eichhorn-McKenzie Funeral Home, P.A., Midland, on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. George Harpold. At her request, she was cremated. Inurnment will be at Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery, near Flintstone. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and employees at the WMHS and Rehab Center, Frostburg, for the wonderful care she received while a patient there.
The Cumberland Times-News, July 16, 2010
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 18, 2010


 



 

FOLK, Roy J.

SALISBURY, Pa. — Roy J. Folk, 79, of Grant Street, died Thursday at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Mr. Folk retired a number of years ago as a worker in the Sharpsville, Pa., Westinghouse plant and was a veteran of World War I. He was a native of Allegany County, a son of the late John and Mary (Livengood) Folk. Surviving are his widow, Elizabeth (Newman) Folk; a son, R. Richard Folk, Tarrytown, N. Y.; a brother, Enos Folk, Hyattsville, Md., and two grandchildren. He was a member of Salisbury Church of the Brethren, a member and past master of Sharpsville Lodge 517, A F and A M; New Castle Consistory, and the Legion and Lions clubs of Salisbury. Friends are being received at the Thomas Funeral Home. A service will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. at Salisbury Church of the Brethren. Rev. David J. Whitacre will officiate and burial will be in IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, September 13, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

FOLK, Mrs. Sara Pletcher

CONFLUENCE, Dec. 28.—Mrs. Sara Pletcher Folk, 85 years old, widow of Abraham Folk, died Thursday morning at her home near Fort Hill in the vicinity of Grantsville, Md. Mrs. Folk was born in the Laurel Hill Mountain settlement, but since her marriage some 50 years ago had resided near Laurel Hill at what is commonly termed the Peck Corner community. Surviving are two daughters, Martha at home and Mrs. Russell Hollada of Grantsville, and five stepchildren, William A. Folk and Mrs. Cora Maust of near Grantsville, Mrs. Adam Bittner of Connellsville and Simon M. Folk and Mrs. John Niner of Fort Hill.
December 28, 1940, The Daily Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009


 



 

FOLK, Simon M.

Meyersdale - Simon M. Folk, 83, RD 1, Fort Hill, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Wable, there. Born in Elk Lick Township December 21, 1878, he was a son of the late Abraham J. and Margaret (Shumaker) Folk. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Maple Glen Church of the Brethren. Besides Mrs. Wable, he is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Ralph Peck, RD 1, Fort Hill, and Mrs. Henry Patton, Grantsville; two sons, Claude Folk, RD 1, Grantsville and Glenn Folk, Grantsville, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Price Funeral Home. A service will be conducted Friday at 11 a. m. at Maple Glen Church of the Brethren by Rev. Daniel Whitacre. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 10 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 7, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




FOLK, Thomas B.
 
ZIHLMAN - Thomas B. Folk, 84, died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Garrett County, he was a son of the late William R. Folk and Edith (Bowser) Folk. Mr. Folk was a retired coal miner. He is survived by his widow, the former Sophia Lashbaugh; two sons, Thomas W. Folk, Dundalk; Donald J. Folk, here; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Green, here; three adopted children, Donald (Pete) Folk, Frostburg; Mrs. Cathy Wagner, Cumberland; Mrs. Diane Sisler, Oakland; one sister, Mrs. Edna Rosenberger, Finzel; one brother, Henry Folk, Baltimore; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 18, 1986
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 10, 2012



 

FOLK, William A.

Meyersdale, May 3 - William A. Folk, 83, a native of Elk Lick township, died Wednesday night at Cumberland, Md. He leaves three sons, three daughters, including Mrs. Margaret Lynn, of Fort Hill; one brother, Simon Folk, of Fort Hill; three sisters, Mrs. John Niner, of Fort Hill; Mrs. Cora Maust, of Salisbury; and Mrs. Alice Bittner, of Connellsville; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
The Daily Courier, May 5, 1953
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



FOLK, William R.

William R. Folk, 56, of 518 Pearre Avenue, died yesterday shortly after being admitted to Sacred Heart Hospital. Mr. Folk was born at Mt. Savage, a son of Charles K. and Cecelia (Rawlings) Folk, Eckhart. Mr. Folk was employed as a watchman for the City of Cumberland and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Central Assembly of God Church. Also surviving are his widow, Mrs. M. Elizabeth (Wolford) Folk; four sisters, Mrs. Curtiss Gaumer, Baltimore; Mrs. Robert Scell, Washington, and Mrs. Donald Wade and Mrs.Yemo Sgaggero, both of Frostburg, and three brothers, Melvin E. Folk, Frederick; Cecil R. Folk, Frostburg, and Harold L. Folk, Mt. Savage. The body is at the George Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Frank J. Fratto. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, October 21, 1968
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 



 

FOLK, William Wilson

GRANTSVILLE — Rites were held yesterday in Casselman Mennonite Church for William Wilson Folk, 86, retired farmer, who died Monday at the home of a son, Bruce E. Folk, near here, with whom he lived more than six years. Rev. Walter Otto and Rev. Roy Kissinger officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Folk was born October 5, 1867 at Springs, Pa., a son of the late John and Matilda (Hershberger) Folk. Surviving are another son, Daniel Jacob Folk, Grantsville; two daughters, Mrs. Verna Miller and Mrs. Rosella Haning, Gaithersburg, and a brother, Milton Folk, Fredonia, Pa.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 1, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 


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