Seneca, Southampton school districts mourn the loss of a student

The following information was provided by Seneca High School, Southampton Township School District and Dennison Funeral Home.

Joe Bakos during a graduation (Southampton Township School District/ Special to The Sun).

Both the Seneca High School and Southampton Township School District are mourning the sudden loss of Seneca senior Joe Bakos who died on Sept. 29. He attended Southampton several years ago before moving up to Seneca.

Bakos was 17. He passed as a result of a car accident.

He was in the Seneca High School class of 2020 and was working for Summit Catering in West Berlin helping with their catering events. Joey was an aspiring soccer star playing with the traveling team since age 9. He was a diehard sports fan especially the Giants. He was an avid fisherman and loved his family.

Preceded by his grandfather Joseph Bakos Jr., he is survived by his parents Joseph S. and Tammy (nee Evans) Bakos, his sister Kristina Slover (Steve Holick), his niece and nephew Eliana Holick and Jason Holick. He also leaves behind his grandparents Tom and Esther Evans and Lillian Bakos and aunts Tara (Steve), Lori, and Beth as well as extended family and many dear friends.

On Sept. 30, Seneca opened the school for counseling for students and staff to utilize. On Oct. 1, students were asked by others to wear purple to honor Bakos.

A visitation for Joey will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 noon on Oct. 5 at the Fellowship Alliance Chapel 199 Church Road Medford. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon at the church. Professional services under the direction of Dennison Funeral Home (41 Main St, Southampton).

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Joey’s name may be sent to The Sharing Network (691 Central Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974). Donations are also being accepted on GofundMe.

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