Stanley Gudz

Stanley Gudz, 89, of Avoca, passed away Sunday at Wesley Village Nursing and Rehab Center, Jenkins Township.

He was born in Springbrook, June 5, 1924, and was the son of the late Thomas Gudz and Stephania (Gawrys) Gudz Aston and stepfather Thomas Aston. Stanley was a very devoted and active member of (Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Avoca) Queen of The Apostles, Parish, Avoca. He attended Springbrook schools.

After high school, Stanley enlisted into the U.S. 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, Springbrook. Stanley retired after 30 years of employment from Interstate Dress Carriers, Plains Township.

An avid outdoorsmen, 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.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Raymond, Edward and Joseph Gudz and Bernard Aston.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, the former Theresa (Skowronski) Gudz; his son, Anthony, and his wife, Cherie, of Pittston; daughters, Maryanne and her husband, Jim Bennie, of Pittston Township; Linda and her husband, Bryan Osifat, of Weatherly; Jeanne Gudz of Kingston and her fiancé, Mike Szewczyk, of Lehman; brother Albert Aston, of Springbrook; sisters Bertha Layne, of New Jersey, and Nora O'Piela, of Springbrook. Also surviving are grandchildren, Nicholas, Jacqueline, Rosalie and Patrick Bennie; Kyle, Kevin and Nicole Osifat; and numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Queen Of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne Street, Avoca, with Father Phillip Sladicka officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be held at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Avoca.

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

Published in Times Leader on Aug. 19, 2013