John F. WilkDecember 05,2010
John F. Wilk
John Frank Wilk, 79 of Rutland died Friday afternoon with his family by his side December 3, 2010 at the Rutland Health and Rehabilitation Center following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on June 2, 1931 in West Rutland the daughter of John and Julia (Skowron) Wilk.
He was a veteran of the US Navy Serving during the Korean War.
Upon his return to Rutland, he and his brothers established the Wilk Brothers Inc. paving and concrete contractors. He was employed for many years by the U.S. Postal service serving in the Rutland Post Office, Gaysville Post Office and retired from the Bomoseen Post Office as the Postmaster. During his retirement he assisted his son Stephen in establishing the Wilk Paving Company.
For 17 years he served the town of West Rutland as their Road Commissioner.
He married June Bedford Webster on December 13th 1980.
Mr. Wilk was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #31, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 648, The Rutland Elks Lodge # 345, The Loyal order of the Moose # 1122 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1001.
John enjoyed his home in Ruskin, FL, poker, tinkering, bingo, watching nascar, gambling and what John loved most of all was his beloved family and dear friends.
Survivors include a son Stephen Wilk and his fiancée Leslie Smart of Rutland, 3 step- daughters, Gale LiCausi and her husband Frank of Clarendon Springs, Tina Stewart of Florida, Paula Webster and her partner Kathy of Essex, a step-son Paul Webster of Rutland and his wife Heidi, 2 Sisters, Mary French and her husband Charlie of Rutland Town, Bernice Kulig and her husband Joseph of West Rutland, 2 brothers Frank L. Wilk Sr. of North Clarendon and Joseph P. Wilk of North Clarendon, a grandson Stephen J. Wilk II of Rutland, and by several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He had a very special place in his heart for his caregiver and dear friend Kristen Brown.
He was predeceased by his wife June Wilk on July 16, 2003, a step-son John Musetti in 1992, a sister Josephine A. Wilk on Nov.18, 2010, 2 brothers, Stanley Wilk on Aug. 29, 2000 and Walter Wilk on March 20, 2006
Funeral services will be 11am Monday at St Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church, Barnes Street, West Rutland.
Burial will be a later date at Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph.
There will be no calling hours.
Private condolences can be made through www.aldousfuneralhome.com . View the guest book at www.rutlandherald.com/obits.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Rutland Health and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care they provided to John with a special thanks to his nurse Jen Muchler.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Aldous Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Foley Cancer Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701
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