Meadville Tribune

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November 24, 2013

James B. Foulk Jr.

CONNEAUTVILLE — James B. Foulk Jr., 76, of Conneautville died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at his residence.

He was born July 16, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late James B. Foulk Sr. and Dorothy Keenan Foulk. He married Mary Jo Buckley in 1962; she survives.

He earned his undergraduate degree in speech pathology from Edinboro State College and his master’s degree from Penn State University. He continued his pursuit of education at Kent State University.

He began his working career at the young age of 9 in his parents’ bakery. He would work weekends and summers for them until they sold the business. Once he obtained his degree in speech pathology, he worked as a speech pathologist for Crawford County schools. He then became a professor at Edinboro State College, supervising student teachers. He retired from Edinboro University as the director of the Office of Disabled Student Services. He also worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for more than 25 years.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing, trapping, and raising game birds. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the National Trappers Association and the American Legion, and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.

He, along with his son and grandchildren, owned and operated “Outpost Acres” farm where they raised pheasants and quail. He never went anywhere without his faithful furry companion, Walter.

In addition to his wife of 51 years, he is survived by a son, Paul of Conneautville, his former wife, Gina, and their children Morgan and Matthew of Conneaut Lake; a daughter, Melissa Rodgers, her husband, Kevin, and their children Trevor and Hailee of Cambridge Springs; a brother, Hugh McClintock of Meadville; and a sister, Joetta Knowles and her husband, Raymond, of Gainesville, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Richard Foulk, and an infant brother, Ronnie.

Calling hours are Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at White-Cool Funeral Home, Gina M. McCauley, funeral director, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

Condolences can be shared with the family at white-coolfuneralhome.org.

 

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