PORT ALLEGANY - Cleda L. Dudley, 89, a long-time resident of Port Allegany, passed away on Sunday (Nov. 23, 2014) in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport.
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She was born Oct. 10, 1925, in Bradford, a daughter of Edward and Florence Barrett Hovey. In 1945, she married Raymond Fink in Bradford, who passed away in 1969. In 1973, she married Kenneth Dudley in Port Allegany, who died Jan. 16, 2009.
Mrs. Dudley worked as a cook and baker for many years. She had worked at the Butter Crust Bakery, Canoe Place Inn, Barnwood Restaurant, Galeotti's Restaurant in Austin, and several other local restaurants. She also had worked at Bradford Laundry for a period of time.
Cleda enjoyed playing bingo and working on crafts and was a member of the Port Allegany Star Hose Co. Ladies Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors of America.
She is survived by three children, including one daughter, Leona Ostrum of Emporium and two sons, Lloyd (Barbara) Fink of Port Allegany and Edward (Sherryl) Fink of McAllen, Texas; grandchildren, Deanna Fink, Eddie Pelchy, Ray Pelchy, Renee Riley, Duane Ostrum, Shawn Ostrum, Debra McFall, Pamela McFall, Terri McFall, and Lloyd Fink Jr.; stepgrandchildren, Michele Rittberg, Damon Parris, Tommy Parris, Billy Parris, Scott Parris, and Kevin and Kirk Saulter; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; a twin sister, Theda Miller of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Alvera Stuckey; two stepdaughters, Donna Dudley and Carolyn Parris; a sister, Wanita Yale; and a stepgrandchild, Cleda Marie.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, where funeral and committal services will be held at 1 p.m. following visitation with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Port Allegany Ambulance Service; Port Allegany Star Hose Co.; or a
Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc.
105 North Main Street
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 24 to Dec. 1, 2014