Walter Fudjak Jr., 85, of Glen Lyon fell asleep and went to the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the Guardian Elder Care, Sheatown, where he had been a patient for the past six weeks.
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Walter was born in Glen Lyon on Nov. 13, 1927, the son of the late Walter Sr. and Pearl (Wengryn) Fudjak. He was a life resident of Glen Lyon, where he graduated from the Newport High School, Class of 1945.
Walter was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947, and was a recipient of the World War II Victory Ribbon.
He was a life member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Glen Lyon, where he also served as a former trustee.
Walter was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot from 1954 until his retirement in 1983. Later, he was employed as a courier by Hanover Bank, Glen Lyon. He was also recognized by the American Red Cross for donating 14 gallons of blood while employed at Tobyhanna.
He was a member and former treasurer of the Italian American Sporting Club, Glen Lyon, and a member of the American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke. He served one term as a Newport Township commissioner from 1986 to 1990. He also served as an auditor for Newport Township from 1992 to 2003.
Walter was an avid Notre Dame and New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed going on bus trips to Notre Dame and New York to see the games.
Preceding him in death was his sister, Rosemary (Fudjak) Chest.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Bernadine (Yablonski) Fudjak at home; daughters, Deborah, Glen Lyon, and Ann Louise Cragle and her husband Donald, Alden; one granddaughter, Sarah Cragle. Also surviving are nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday beginning with Panachida Services at 9:30 a.m. from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon. A Mass of Divine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, East Main Street, Glen Lyon, with the Rev. John Seniw officiating. Interment will be St. Nicholas Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. Parastas Services will be Monday at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, P.O. Box 62, Glen Lyon, PA 18617.
The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Richard Hiscox and to the staff at Guardian Elder Care for their kindness and compassion provided to Walter during his stay.
George A Strish Inc Funeral Home
211 W Main St
Glen Lyon, PA 18617
Published in Citizens' Voice from Sept. 22 to Sept. 23, 2013