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April 14, 2014
Clista Witmer Hudock, 65, of Pottsville, died Monday morning at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia.
She was born March 31, 1949, in Pottsville, a daughter of Irene Reedy Witmer, Pottsville, and the late Wayne Witmer.
She was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School; Penn State University, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education; and Bloomsburg University, where she received her master's degree in reading.
She was employed by the Pottsville Area School District for 36 years, where she taught third grade at the former Palo Alto School, second grade at the former Jackson Street School and where she was also head teacher and a reading teacher at John S. Clarke Elementary Center, Pottsville, prior to retiring in 2007.
Clista was member of United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville, where she served as a deacon. She was a member of PSEA.
Family was everything to Clista. She lived for her whole family.
She was preceded in death by a brother, David Witmer.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband, John M. Hudock, to whom she was married for 42 years; two daughters, Jennifer Burgess and her husband, Jason, Minersville, and Johanna Latimer and her husband, Bryan, Pottstown; five grandchildren, Jacob, Julia, John, Jackson and Jace; and her mother-in-law, Anna Hudock, Pottsville.
Service of remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. April 23 at United Presbyterian Church, Pottsville, with the Rev. Jeff Colarossi officiating. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be private at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven. The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions made to United Presbyterian Church, 214 Mahantongo St. Pottsville, PA 17901. James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements. To share your memories and condolences with Clista's family, please sign the guest book at www.jehumphreyfuneralhome.com.
James E. Humphrey Funeral Home
1112 West Market St Pottsville, PA 17901
Published in Republican & Herald from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014