Andrew J. Hudock, age 96 formerly of Pattersonville RD#1, Ringtown and a current resident of Providence Place, Pottsville passed away Monday evening at the Shenandoah Senior Living Community.
Born in William Penn (Lower Shaft), West Mahanoy Township he was the son of the late John and Anna (Chervaniak) Hudock.
He was educated in the former West Mahanoy Township Schools and the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.
Andrew retired as a machinist having worked in the Ringtown area.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Ringtown.
He was a decorated World War II Army veteran having served in the Pacific Theater of Operations. His decorations and citations include the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star and World War II Victory Ribbon.
Andrew was a past Commander and had served for over 41 years as Adjutant of the Ringtown American Legion Post #289. He was also a member of the Union Township Fire Company where he served for over forty years as treasurer. He was a member of the Frackville Lodge F&AM #737 where he had served as a past master and chaplain. He was a former member of the Ringtown Senior Citizens and the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens where he had served as the chairman of the executive committee.
He was appointed in 1973 to the Hospital Board of Trustees of the former Locust Mountain State Hospital by the then governor, Milton Shapp where he served for 6 years.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were his wives, the former Wanda Wasilewski in 1943 and the former Doris Walters to whom he was married 48 years in June 1994; two sisters, Elizabeth Hilbert and Helen Kubeldis and a brother John “Jerry” Hudock.
Surviving are a sister Margaret “Margie” Shearn of Shenandoah Heights, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a public viewing Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 9:30 am at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Private funeral services will follow with the Rev. Jay Serafin, his pastor officiating. Interment with military honors will be held in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Ringtown. There will be no fraternal services held at the funeral home.
The family prefers donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the charity of one’s choice.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements. For additional information, please visit www.woffuneralhome.com.