Joseph W. Proske, 86, of Stonehedge Meadows Drive, Ridgway, passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2022 following a brief illness.
He was born on October 11, 1936 in DuBois, PA, a son of the late Wallace and Victoria Samanka Proske.
On June 4, 1966, he married Anne Werner Proske, who survives of Ridgway. Together they shared more than 56 years of love, laughter, and happiness.
Joe was a graduate of Luthersburg High School and then earned his undergrad, Master's Degree, and PhD in Metallurgy from Penn State University. He retired from Kane Magnetics, and had also worked at Stackpole a number of years ago. He was a longtime board member of First Commonwealth Bank and also sat on the board of Symmco, Inc.
An avid hunter and fisherman, Joe loved spending time outdoors. He found solace on a walk through the woods, and also loved to shoot trap and skeet. For many years, he and his friends would charter a boat and spend the day fishing and reminiscing.
Most of all, he was a dedicated and kind husband, father, and grandfather who cherished his family and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Anne, he is survived by 2 children; Michael Proske and his wife Jennifer of Olney, MD, Nicole Proske and her husband Dana Wolfe of St. Marys; and by his 4 beloved grandchildren; Alexander and Rachael Wolfe and Olivia and William Proske.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a brother; James Proske.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph W. Proske will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Leo Magnus Catholic Church, 111 Depot Street with Fr. Justin Pino, Pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Krise Funeral Home in Ridgway on Monday, November 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Leo's Church or School.
Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com