Joseph HudakNovember 8, 1931 ~ October 30, 2017 (age 85)
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICH.- Joseph Hudak, 85, formerly of Girard, passed away peacefully, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Rose Senior Living in Clinton Township.
Joseph was born Nov. 8, 1931, in Girard, a son of the late John and Anna Smajda Hudak, and lived most of his life in this area.
Mr. Hudak was a graduate of Girard High School and proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He subsequently worked for 40 years as a deputy auditor with the Trumbull County Auditor’s office.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Carptho-Russian Orthodox Church in Youngstown, and was a member of the Eastern Orthodox Men’s Society, ACRY, and of the Girard American Legion.
Mr. Hudak was an avid bingo player and very active in the life of his granddaughter. He was an animal lover, an avid gardener who had an extraordinary “green thumb,” and was he very devoted to his family.
His wife of 53 years, Mary Frances Fedorchak Hudak, whom he married Sept. 10, 1960, after meeting at the Avon Oaks Ballroom in Girard, passed away March 31, 2014.
Joe leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Carolyn (Jack) Hartigan of Shelby Township, Mich.; his son, Gregory M. Hudak of Warren; his beloved granddaughter, Grace Frances Hartigan; four sisters, Mary Semko of Georgia, Helen Baer of Virginia, Margaret (Gerald) Brandenstein of Girard, and Dorothy Mayoras of Girard; a brother, Alec (Norma) Hudak of Girard; a sister-in-law, Gert McGarry of Boardman; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, two brothers, Michael Hudak Jr. and John Hudak; a sister, Ann Tarkanish; five brothers-in-law, George Tarkanish, William McGarry, Jack Paliga, John Semko, and Richard Mayoras; and a sister-in-law, Genieve Paliga, preceded Joe in death.
Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 222 S. State St., Girard.
Family and friends may also call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday Nov.4, at the funeral home, where funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m.
Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown where Joseph will be laid to rest next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Hudak’s family requests memorial contributions be made to Workers of St. Basil the Great, or to the Parkinson’s Foundation.