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Joseph W. Halko Sr.

February 27, 1928 July 8, 2018
Joseph W. Halko Sr.
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Joseph W. Halko Sr., 90, of Ashland, PA passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at his home. Born in Beaverdale, PA on February 27, 1928 the son of the late William and Kathryn Mannion Halko.
After his parents death, he was raised by Francis and Mary Mannion Doyle in Locust Gap, PA. He graduated from Mount Carmel Twp. High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army 1950 - 1952 during the Korean War and was a Sergeant 1st class and received a Purple Heart. He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 38 years and was a former Mount Carmel Item carrier. He was also employed as an Equipment Operator and Mechanic for BB&M.
He was a life member of the American Hose Company No. 1 where he served as Chief Engineer and President, Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Marshall and was the President of the Fireman's Relief. He served as President of the Board for the Pioneer Tunnel. He was one of the original founders of The Men of Brennan for Cardinal Brennan High School, Ashland, PA. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion and was a Little League Baseball Coach (Ashland A's).
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Kane Halko, who he married September 2, 1950. Children: Kathryn Halko, Joseph Jr. husband of Marian Halko, Debra wife of Tom "Pud" Palewicz, and Bill husband of Patricia Halko. Grandchildren: Jennifer Burke, Joseph Halko III, Janice Burke, Katie Halko Chuma, Will Halko, Luke Halko, and Sadie Halko. Great grandchildren: Aiden Burke, Breelynn Burke, and Knox Chuma. Cousin: Anna Mae Doyle DeLozier. Nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Ashland, PA, at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 12, 2018 with Rev. Paul Rothermel officiating. Interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Ft. Springs, PA. Viewing Thursday, 9:00-11:00 AM at the St. Charles Borromeo Church, Ashland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Hose Company No 1, 639 Walnut St. Ashland, PA 17921. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home Inc., Ashland, PA is in charge of the arrangements. Charles Heizenroth III, Supervisor.


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