Joseph Roger Folio – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

Joseph R. Folio, 86, of West Chester died on Friday, February 21, 2003, at his home in Hershey's Mill, West Chester.
Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Salvatore Folio and Antoinetta Belotta Folio.  He was married for 50 years to Martha Pollard.

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Most of his life, he served in the U.S. Army, in the Corps of Engineers. He attended West Point of the Air (US Army Air Corps, Randolph Field) followed by Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, he landed in North Africa in 1943. His military assignments include Post Engineer in Baumholder, Germany; Engineer for Panama and South America; and Staff Officer (Lt Col) in charge of Logistics in Staten Island.

After his honorable discharge as Lieutenant Colonel in 1968, he spent eighteen years as Vice President of Consulting Engineering Sales for BCM (now SMITH) Engineers.

Joseph held a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering From Carnegie Tech and a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University.  As Professor of Military Science at Drexel University, he taught construction management and engineering management graduate courses.

Joe added “Laugh” and “Dance” to the philosophy “Live, Love and Leave a Legacy.” He was renowned for being a people person, the life of any party, a graceful dancer, proud father and loving husband.

During his retirement, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and was an active member of the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Tina Goodwin, PhD in Psychiatry at Princeton, and Cynthia Folio, PhD in Music Theory, Associate Professor at Temple University; his two sons, Dr. Salvatore Goodwin, Chief of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at University of Florida, and Dr. (Colonel (sel)) Les Folio, United States

Air Force and Asst. Professor, Clinical Radiology at University of California, Davis; his brother Mark Folio; and his grandchildren, Lydia Thompson and Lucas Skye Folio.  Since Lydia has tuberous sclerosis, the family recommends that contributions in Joseph's memory may be made to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance 801 Roeder Road, Suite 750, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Internment will be in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Services will be private.

FOLIO, JOSEPH ROGER
LTC   US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA, VIETNAM

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 07/19/1916
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/21/2003
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 54  SITE 5599
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

FOLIO, MARTHA POLLARD

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/28/1926
  • DATE OF DEATH: 10/21/2004
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 54  SITE 5599
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF FOLIO, JOSEPH ROGER LTC US ARMY

 

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