Joseph M. Figula
Joseph M. Figula, 50, a dedicated husband, father, son, and brother, of Derrick Road, Bradford, PA, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 unexpectedly, in Ellicottville.
Born January 22, 1966, in Bradford, he is the son of Jane (Bartlebaugh) Figula of Lafayette, and the late Michael J. Figula, Jr. who died April 23, 2011. He was a 1983 graduate of Bradford High School and graduated in 1984 with a degree in Welding from the Lincoln Electric-Technical School in Cleveland OH
On July 25, 1992 in St. Bernard Church, he married Valerie L. (Anderson) Figula who survives.
Joe worked with his father Mike, and grandfather, Mike at Mike's Body Shop, and Edmonds Chevrolet Auto Body Shop. He began his career in trucking in 1990 working for LDB Trucking, later Bradford City Public Works, and Keane Fracking. He was currently working for Benjamin Truck Service.
He was a former member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Eagles, and the Enchanted Mountian Border Riders Snowmobile Club.
Joe enjoyed boating, go-cart racing, snowmobiling, going to late model dirt track races, and the Seneca Allegany Casino with family and friends. He along with his uncle Duane spent many hours hunting and trapping. If there was ever a person in need, Joe was the first one to help.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 24 years and his mother Jane, are three sons Andrew Figula, Daniel Figula, and Phillip Figula, all of Bradford, one sister, Pam (Bob) Smith, of Hagerstown MD, two uncles Duane (Barb) Bartlebaugh of Bradford, Don (Cathy) Bartlebaugh of Marietta MS, two aunts Betty (Brad Crittenden) Stady of Bradford, and Sandy Andersen of FL, four nephews Derec Smith, Alec Smith, Kyle Smith, and Brandon Sherk, and one niece Brooklyn Anderson, several cousins and many good friends.
Family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., at 7:00pm funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Thomas Pierotti, Pastor of the Emanuel Lutheran Church officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com