Mark Francis Hudack

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Mark Francis Hudack, 52, of Benton, died Friday, March 22, 2013, in the emergency room at Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital.

Born March 13, 1961, at Nanticoke State Hospital, he was a son of Mary Elizabeth (Banick) Hudack, of Stillwater, and the late Thomas Hudack, who died Nov. 22, 1974.

He graduated in 1979 from Northwest Area High School, where he was a manager of the basketball team coached by Eddie Gayeski. He first worked at the former Nanticoke State Hospital. He also worked on the family farm, and for 20 years he worked at the Texaco service station in Benton. For several years he worked for Shaffer Disposal, Benton, and the Benton Beer Barn.

He was a coin collector, loved sports and played softball when he was younger. He enjoyed helping people in need. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church, Mocanaqua, and a former member of Ascension Church, Mocanaqua.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, are two brothers, Thomas J. Hudack Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Christopher Hudack, Stillwater; two sisters, Rosemary Smith and her husband, Todd, State Line, Pa., and Paula Pulli and her husband Dave, Telford, Pa.; three nephews and one niece.

Funeral services will take place Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church, Mocanaqua. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Mocanaqua. Visitation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

Donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For additional information, or to send condolences, please visit
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 24, 2013