Sophia Dudick

Sophia Theresa Dudick

1923 - 2012

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Sophia Theresa Dudick, 88 , of Sugar Notch, died Sunday, February 19,

2012, in the Hospice Community Care Unit, Geisinger Hospital South,


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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