Joseph T. "Pop Joe" Hudock, 96, of Minersville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 5, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill E. Norwegian Street, Pottsville.
Joseph was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Branchdale, a son of the late Mary (Lovelick) and Michael Hudock.
He was the widower of Catherine A. (Tarascavage) Hudock, who died May 26, 2007.
He was a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville, and of the former St. Vincent de Paul Church, where he once served as a eucharistic minister of both.
He was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School.
He was a veteran serving in the Army.
He was employed as a machinist at ALCOA.
Joe was a lifetime member of the Mountaineers Fire Company and a 50-year faithful participant at the Malvern Retreat. He was an avid golfer, sinking his first hole-in-one May 24, 2006. He was an ardent fan of Penn State football and all the Philadelphia sport teams. Joe was a loving husband and family man who had a strong religious faith.
In addition to his parents, and his wife, Catherine, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Hudock; two sisters, Theresa Kaster and Mary Gustitus.
Joe is survived by a son, Joseph M., husband of MaryJane Hudock; two daughters, Mary Ann, wife of Lee Harvilla, and Peggy, wife of Thomas Dallago. He is also survived by a sister, Florence Trabosh; a brother, Francis Hudock.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Tyler (Kori) Hudock, Jesse (Susan) Hudock, Adam (Jen) Dallago, Sara and Simon Dallago; great-grandchildren, Tannis, Lakota, Reilly, Colton and Lily; nieces and nephews; as well as Debbie Dallago.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, with the Rev. Jason F. Stokes officiating. A visitation with a calling hour from 9 a.m. to the time of Mass. will be held in St. Michael's Chapel. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Memorial Fund, 538 Sunbury St., Minersville, PA 17954. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville, is entrusted with arrangements.