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Joseph "Joe Bakaysa

August 6, 1940 September 3, 2021
Joseph "Joe Bakaysa
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Joseph “Joe” Bakaysa, 81, of Curwensville, PA passed away peacefully Friday September 3, 2021 at home surrounded by family.

Born August 6, 1940 in Spangler (Northern Cambria), PA, he was the son of Paul and Mary (Hook) Bakaysa. Joe retired as the Head of the Finals Depart at the PennDoT Clearfield office, where he worked for over 40 years.

Joe’s faith was an integral part of his life, finding joy in spreading His word. An active member of the Curwensville United Methodist Church, he was well known for his role as a Wiseman in the church’s annual “Search for Peace” Christmas pageant for over 45 years. He also served in various leadership roles across numerous church committees, including the Missions Committee. He began each day with his morning devotion.

Joe was dedicated to community service. He was a longtime member of the former Curwensville Rotary Club where he served multiple terms as President, served on various committees, and was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow for his contributions to Rotary International. Joe was a member of the former Curwensville JayCee’s, a life member of the Curwensville Rescue Hose and Ladder Co. and a volunteer in the EMS Service. He was a former member, and past Treasurer, of the Curwensville Civic Center (Curwensville Community Center) and the Curwensville Municipal Authority Board.

Equal to his faith and community service was Joe’s love of family. Forever known as “Pap”, his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and supporting them in their many, diverse activities and interests. Watching sporting events, making vacation memories, and crowding around the table for family dinners filled his heart. He greeted everyone with a caring smile that warmed the room.

On November 11, 1961 in the Cherry Corner Church, he wed the former Peggy L. Junod who survives along with three sons: Joseph M. Bakaysa and wife Tracy and their children Christian and Alyssa of Curwensville, PA, Gregory S. Bakaysa and daughter-in-law Julie Bakaysa and their children Jared and Elle of Curwensville, PA, and Brian Bakaysa and wife Diane and their children Katie and Nick of Zionsville, IN. Also surviving is his sister Margaret Bakaysa of Clearfield, PA.
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Joe was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son Roger Bakaysa; four brothers Robert, Paul, John, and Michael Bakaysa; and two sisters Pauline Bakaysa and Mary “Honey” Rossi.

Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville, PA on Wednesday September 8, 2021 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM and again at the church from 10 AM Thursday until time of services at 11 AM.

Funeral Services will be held at the Curwensville United Methodist Church, 602 State Street Curwensville, PA, on Thursday September 9, 2021 at 11 AM, with Reverend DeAnn Newhouse and Pastor Gary Jewart co-officiating. Interment will follow at the Watts Cemetery, Redden Hill, Curwensville, PA.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Curwensville United Methodist Church Missions Committee, 602 State Street Curwensville, PA 16833, or the Charity of the Donor’s Choice in Joe’s honor.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

8

Sep

2:00 PM 9/8/2021 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/8/2021 4:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

8

Sep

6:00 PM 9/8/2021 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/8/2021 8:00:00 PM
Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville

300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Chidboy Funeral Home - Curwensville
300 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Visitation

Thursday

9

Sep

10:00 AM 9/9/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/9/2021 11:00:00 AM
Curwensville United Methodist Church

602 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Curwensville United Methodist Church
602 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

9

Sep

11:00 AM 9/9/2021 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 9/9/2021 11:45:00 AM
Curwensville United Methodist Church

602 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Funeral Service

Curwensville United Methodist Church
602 State Street Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Watts Cemetery Final Resting Place

Watts Road
Redden Hill
Curwensville, PA 16833

Watts Road Curwensville 16833 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Curwensville United Methodist Church Missions Committee

602 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

Charity of Donor's Choice

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