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  • "love you Dad thanks for all the times we had together Jan"
    - janice antosh
  • "RIP Joe, You always had a great big smile and a cold beer..."
    - Mark Young
  • "To my Dad.... You are missed, loved and thought about..."
    - Joann, Richard, Brett Neil and Madison
  • "I will always remember Joe and our great times together in..."
    - Ellen Shepsko
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Joseph W. Frock Jr., husband of Margaret "Peg" (Barrett) Shettel Frock of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 28, 2013, in his home in Florida after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Phoenixville, he was a son of the late Joseph W. Frock, Sr. and Dorothy M. (White) Urban.
With a lifelong love of flying he proudly served with the United States Air Force. After active duty and several jobs working for others, Joe discovered his real calling … being the boss and founded Penn Erectors in Spring City, with twenty dollars and a lot of determination and operated it for 25 years. With thoughts of retirement and a love of hunting and fishing, he bought the Mt. Tom Villa in Wellsboro in 1987, and turned it into the very successful Coach Stop Inn, which he sold in 2003 to retire yet again.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Coral and Wellsboro, the Canyon Pilots Association and the PA Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club. Active and dedicated, he was a true asset in any organization he touched. Joe could be found in the church kitchen cooking for dinners, on The Green during the PA Laurel Festival dishing up sauerkraut and potato salad, on pancake grill #2 for both spring and fall Fly-In Breakfasts, and up at 5 a.m., helping fishermen register for the annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament; always with his ever-present smile and easy conversation.
Never one to sit around, he also volunteered with Seeds of Hope helping to repair homes and as a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary he helped with the annual Kids' Fishing Derby on Cowanesque Lake. Joe was also a member of Watkins Glen Yacht Club and enjoyed lazy summer afternoons on Seneca Lake and cruising the many canals in New York. Joe's only unfulfilled dream was to sail "the Loop" down the Mississippi River into the Gulf and then back up the coast. He was, however, able to help a friend pilot his boat from Baltimore to Watkins Glen, a trip he enjoyed greatly. Someone will have to do the Loop for him now.
Joe did so much for so many and never expected anything in return. He never felt he was special but he certainly made everyone he interacted with feel special. He often said how amazed he was with his life; he'd been truly blessed, lived a very full life, and could never have asked for more. Joe cared for his tenants, guests, employees, friends and most of all, his family.
Joe is survived by a large family; his devoted wife of 18 short years; three daughters, Alice E., wife of Joseph C. Frisco of Phoenixville; Janice E., wife of Michael E. Antosh of Upper Pottsgrove, Joann M., wife of Richard A. Beard Jr., of Birdsboro; three stepchildren, Stephanie C., wife of Bryan M. Krohn of New Orleans, La.; Nicholas E. Shettel of Charlottesville, Va., Rebecca S., wife of James R. "Jay" Williams of Philadelphia; three siblings, Warren Frock of Phoenixville; Patricia, wife of Frank "Skip" Miller of Exeter, Barbara, wife of the late Robert Rowland, of Birchrunville; nine grandchildren; one great- granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by his parents and stepfather, Erwin E. Urban
Friends and relatives are encouraged to attend Joe's memorial service at Trinity Lutheran Church, 53 West Ave., Wellsboro on Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Peter A. DeVantier. Memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church at the above address or to Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft. Meyers, Fla. 33908. Condolences may be made and the video tribute may be viewed by visiting
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Apr. 29 to May 6, 2013