Obituary of Sophia Theresa Dudick
Sophia Theresa Dudick, 88 , of Sugar Notch, died Sunday, February 19, 2012, in the Hospice Community Care Unit, Geisinger Hospital South, Wilkes-Barre. Born on December 16, 1923, in Passaic, New Jersey, she was daughter to the late Frank and Mary Barak Palka. She was a graduate of Harter High School, Class of 1941. She was a seamstress for the local garment industry until her retirement. She was a retired union member of the I.L.G.W.U, and a member of the Holy Family Church, Sugar Notch. Sophia enjoyed cooking for her family and bingo. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of forty- two years of marriage, Henry L. Dudick Sr., brother Frank Palka, and sister Rose Chismar. Surviving are sons Henry Jr., Nevada, Edward and his wife Anna Mae, Sugar Notch, Robert and his wife Ellen, Nanticoke, Richard and his wife Lauren, Hudson; daughter Deborah Patronick and husband Ken, Wilkes-Barre; sisters Emily Gebhart, Clifton, NJ; Viola Siwiec, Passaic, NJ; twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. At Sophia's request, funeral services are to be private and held at the convenience of her family. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Mark V. Yanaitis Funeral Home, Plains.
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