Albert J. Gudaitis Sr., 65, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Saturday evening at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 17, 1948, a son of the late Vincent and Irene Gudaitis. Albert was a graduate of GAR Memorial High School, class of 1966. He was employed as a patient transportation driver for St. Luke's Villa (formerly the Heritage House) in Wilkes-Barre, He also was employed at The Citizens' Voice and at International Dress Carriers.
Albert was a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Wilkes-Barre. Al will be remembered for his generosity and wonderful sense of humor. He passed away doing what he loved, spending time on his boat at Harveys Lake. He will be missed by his two dogs, Precious and Spider.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret A. Peterson Gudaitis, and by his daughter, Susan Bentz, Leesport; son, Albert J. Gudaitis Jr., and his wife, Renee, Larksville; granddaughters, Samantha and Abigail Bentz; brother, Bernard Gudaitis, New Mexico; sister, Gladys Gaylord, Hicksville, Long Island, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Bear Creek.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Luzerne County, 524 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting Albert's obituary at www.natandgawlasfuneralhome.com.