Joseph P. Dudek, 83 of Arcadia, passed away Tuesday September 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.
Joe was born February 20, 1937 to Michael and Julia (Stojak) Dudek in Arcadia.
Joe started working out of high school in Willoughby, Ohio for Penetryn Systems until 1983 when he and his family returned to Arcadia. Joe then worked in the trucking industry until his retirement in 2000. Joe enjoyed listening to his polkas, working in his yard and vegetable garden, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, doing word searches and jig saw puzzles, and playing computer solitaire. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Joe was a happy go lucky man and always willing to lend a hand.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandra J. (Creek) Dudek of Arcadia and daughters, Jennifer A. Smith and husband Bryon of Glen Campbell, Tara P. Johns and husband Frank of Glen Campbell, Amy N. Hershey and husband Kevin of Harrisburg. Six grandchildren; Austin D. Smith, Dillon M. Smith, Nicholas P. Johns, Dominic M. Johns, Wesley J. Hershey, Zachary D. Hershey, and one brother; Alex “Spook” Dudek, along with several nieces and nephews. Joe’s faithful K-9 companion Harley will miss their walks around the farm.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers George, John, Stan, and Henry Dudek.
Friends will be received on Friday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 114 Maple Ave. Punxsutawney, PA 15767.
A funeral mass will be celebrated with Fr. James Morley Celebrant, on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Resurrection, Glen Campbell.
Interment will take place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Glen Campbell.
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