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Joseph C. Istak, 86 Devoted Husband and Father Joseph C. Istak, 86 of Folsom died peacefully on March 27, 2013 at the Taylor Hospice Residence. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Istak attended West Catholic High School for Boys where he played football and baseball. He graduated from Spring Garden Institute as an Auto Mechanic. Joseph was an WWII Navy Veteran, serving on the Pacific Fleet, he fought in the Battle of Okinawa. He was employed at Boeing for 25 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. Istak was active with the Folsom Boys Club where he had been a baseball coach. His life was centered on his faith and his Lord Jesus, he loved to read the Bible and pray for others. Joseph persevered with faith during the past 15 years while struggling with ALS, a debilitating muscular disease. He had a great passion for gardening and grew the best tomatoes. Mr. Istak greatly enjoyed time with his grandchildren and was always willing to help family and friends with home projects and car repairs. He was a devoted husband of 64 years, to his late wife Clare M. McLaughlin Istak who died just two weeks ago on March 13, 2013. He was father of the late Clare Cornick (late George) and Joseph Sweeney, son of the late Joseph A. and Jane Pastor Istak and brother of the late Margaret Watts, Jane Spotts and Mary Ann Marvel. Survivors: Father of Charles J. Istak (Beth), Patricia Lalli (Late Al) and Lisa McGoldrick (Rick), brother of Theresa List, and a daughter-in-law Carole Sweeney, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral Service: 11 AM, Wednesday, at the Woodlyn Baptist Church, 1125 MacDade Blvd., Woodlyn, PA 19094, where friends may call after 10 AM. Burial: SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery Memorial Gifts: to the Deacon's Fund, c/o the above church Arr: White-Luttrell Funeral Home, Ridley Park Online Condolences: www.whiteluttrell.com

Published in www.delcotimes.com on Mar. 31, 2013
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