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MOUNT SAVAGE William Michael "Bill" Folk, 91, of Slabtown, Mount Savage, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at his home.
Born Jan, 6, 1926, in Slabtown, Mr. Folk was the son of the late Roy and Anna (Bishields) Folk. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Mary Catherine Folk Carder and her husband, John Carder; sister Phyllis Ann folk Wallace and husband, W. Edward Wallace of Everett, Pa.; and brother, Ralph Edward Folk of Mount Savage.
Bill retired from the Celanese Corporation where he had worked more than 40 years. He went to work at a very young age after his father was injured in a mining accident, allowing his younger siblings to finish their schooling. He was a loving son and caregiver to his parents all his life until their passing. He loved movies, music and old record players. Bill was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church in Mt. Savage.
Bill is survived by a loving poodle dog, Baby Doll, his sister-in-law and caregiver, Lynda Forbes Folk, of Mount Savage; several nieces, Christie Marshall and husband, John, of Williamsburg, Va., Anita Van Unen, Katherine Keegan of Brunswick, Michaelena McDonald and husband, Andrew, of Edgewater; nephew, Alex Folk and wife, Elizabeth of Rockville; and 11 great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a special cousin and caregiver, Janet Thompson of Frostburg, and many other cousins.
Funeral services and luncheon will be held at St. George's Episcopal Church, Mount Savage, on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at noon with Deacon Lydia Martin officiating. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.
Interment will follow in the Parish Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations, in Bill's name, by made to Western Maryland Hospice Service, 1050 W. Industrial Blvd, Cumberland, MD, 21502, or St. George's Episcopal Church, Mount Savage.
Mr. Folk's family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to Tracy Rook for her loving care prior to Hospice Care and also to the Hospice Staff of Western Maryland System Hospice Service for their gentle loving care of Bill and assistance to Lynda.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family following the obituary at www.durstfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 27, 2017
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