Stanley Gudz

Stanley Gudz, 89, of Avoca, died Sunday at Wesley Village Nursing and Rehab Center, Pittston. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Theresa Skowronski Gudz.

He was born in Spring Brook, June 5, 1924, son of the late Thomas Gudz and Stephania Gawrys Gudz Aston, and stepson of the late Thomas Aston. Stanley was a very devoted and active member of SS. Peter and Paul Church, Queen of the Apostles Parish, Avoca. He attended Spring Brook schools and, after high school, he enlisted into the Army and served in the South Pacific during World War II. By trade Stanley was a truck driver and for many years he was the owner and operator of Gudz Trucking, Spring Brook. He retired after 30 years of employment from Interstate Dress Carriers, Plains Twp.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a founding member of the Boback Hunting Club. Above all, Stanley enjoyed being with his family; he was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be deeply missed.

Stanley's family would like to thank Dr. James Kosik and the staff and nurses at Wesley Village for their great care and compassion.

He is also survived by a son, Anthony and wife, Cherie, Pittston; daughters, Maryanne and husband, Jim Bennie, Pittston Twp.; Linda and husband, Bryan Osifat, Weatherly; and Jeanne Gudz, Kingston, and her fiancé, Mike Szewczyk, Lehman; a brother, Albert Aston, Spring Brook; sisters, Bertha Layne, New Jersey; and Nora O'Piela, Spring Brook; grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacqueline, Rosalie and Patrick Bennie; Kyle, Kevin and Nicole Osifat; numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Raymond, Edward and Joseph Gudz; and Bernard Aston.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 at Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with the Rev. Phillip Sladicka, officiating. Interment will be at SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca. AMVETS Honor Guard of Dupont will provide military honors.

Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Catholic School Scholarship Program, 127 Stephenson St., Duryea, PA 18642.

Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu neralservices.com.

Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 19, 2013