HUDACHEK, Joseph (Joe) Francis, 51, of New Kensington, PA, formerly of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at Forbes Hospice in Pittsburgh, PA, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born March 12, 1961 in Steubenville, OH, he was a son of the late Joseph Michael and Edna Garish Hudachek.
Joseph was a civil engineer, with degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh. He did his graduate study at Notre Dame. Joe loved antiques and art and was an avid gardener.
Joseph's survivors include his loving family: four sisters, Dr. Carol Hudachek of Weirton, Joan Hudachek and her husband Michael DiCicco of Shrewsbury, MA, Susan Hudachek of Pittsburgh, PA, and Jean Hudachek and her fiance William Bletzer of Grafton, MA; two brothers, John Hudachek and his wife Starla of Reisterstown, MD, and Robert Hudachek of Scottsdale, AZ; two nephews, Daniel DiCicco and Johnathan Hudachek; one niece, Gracen Hudachek; his good friend, Wayne Skufca and his cats Ash and Callie; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial Liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Manuel Gelido officiating.
Interment will follow in St Paul Cemetery, Weirton, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Forbes Hospice at Forbes Health Foundation, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA, 15146 or online at wpahs.org/ways-to-give/ forbes-health-foundation/ giving-forbes-hospice.
Because of Joe's true love for all animals, memorial contributions may also be made to Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, wpahumane.ejoinme.org/MyPages/ MemorialInHonorDonation
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