Walter A. Joka
WALTER A., August 28, 2008.
WWII Army Vet. Husband of the late Mary (nee Sienko). Loving father of Jean Joka. Brother of Edmund Joka and Lucy Ptak and the late Alphonse; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing and Funeral Tues., Sept 2nd, 9 A.M., St. Josaphat Church; followed by Funeral Mass 10:30 A.M. Interment Westminster Cem. A Donation in Walter's memory to St. Josaphat Church would be appreciated.


Published by Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News on Aug. 31, 2008.
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I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Joka's passing... I have fond memories of going shooting/hunting with him on Saturday mornings at the Murphy Game Farm with my Father and Grandfather. He was always so thoughtful and always smiled as I learned how to shoot... He will be missed...
Joe Prentice
September 13, 2008
First and foremost - I want to express my sympathy and prayers for loving memories for Walter to all of you. I am the daughter of Isadore (Sharkey) Joka who as a child lived in Manyunk. Then my grandfather John Joka and his wife Mary bought a farm out in Bucks County when my dad was a young boy. They had my dad, Theodore, Aloysius, Philamena, Jean and Natalie as children. (Jean and Natalie died as young children. Also Al, Phil, and my dad have passed away. Only my uncle Ted is still living.) I know my grandfather, a blacksmith, and one brother came from Poland in the early 1900's. And that one brother spelled the name with a Y and one with a J. There were some of my dad's first cousins - Walt,John, Jean,Natalie Yoka who had lived in Phila. Joka is not a common name so I wondered if we are related in some way. I did register my work email (which is where I am most of the time) Again my sincere condolences to you.
Carol (Bunny) Joka Lumadue
September 10, 2008
Everybody in our MURPHY family loved Walter, for his sense of humor, his reliability, his welcoming smile, his quarters for the children, his donuts, and MOST OF ALL, his frienship with our Dad, John J. Murphy! Rest in peace, dear friend!

Joe and Maryanne Murphy Prentice
Joe & Maryanne Murphy Prentice
September 1, 2008
We have many wonderful memories and stories to tell about Walter and our Dad, John J. Murphy. They were great friends who shared a love of dogs, hunting and the outdoors. He will be missed!
Kathleen Murphy Hocker
August 31, 2008
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