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John A. Dudas Sr.
August 29, 1931 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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John A. Dudas, 92 of Monessen, PA passed away Saturday Nov. 11. He was born in Monessen in the Dudas Maternity Hospital on Aug. 29, 1931. He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Dudas. John was and preceded in death by Louise Wallace Dudas, his loving wife of 55 years. He was a graduate of Monessen High School class of 1950. He served six years in the National Guard and served in Germany during the Korean War. He then owned the Dudas Sunoco Service station in Monessen and went on to work for the PA Department of Revenue in Harrisburg. He worked as a Dental Technician for Drs. Dudas Dental Associates and continued to work for Belasco Ober & Associates until he retired at the age of 80. John was an avid skier, in 1960 he was founder and President of the Mon Valley Ski club. He was a lifelong active member of the Knights of Columbus in the 4th degree, over his lifetime held offices as Grand Knight, District Deputy, Faithful Navigator, and District Marshall. He was an active member of Epiphany of our Lord Parish and his community with the Monessen Senior Center, Greater Monessen Historical Society and the Slovak Cultural Society. John was also very involved with the Veteran’s organizations including Monessen Veterans Council, VFW, American Legion and was Chairman of the Restoration Committee for WW I and WW II Memorials in Monessen. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Dr. Joseph, Dr. Thomas, Richard and Andre Dudas. He is survived by his son John A. (Leanne) Dudas, Jr. of Norfolk, VA; daughter Roberta (Randy) Baker of Greensburg; four grandchildren, Colton and Katharine Baker; Galina and Jack Dudas. He is also survived by his brother Dr. Martin and wife Madeline Dudas of Monessen. Sisters-in-law Virginia Dudas of Latrobe PA and Melissa Wallace of Greentree PA; Brother-in-law Thomas (Helen) Wallace of Wayne PA and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2023 at DALFONSO-BILLICK FUNERAL HOME, INC., 441 Reed Avenue Monessen. A blessing will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass in Epiphany of our Lord Roman Catholic Church, 44 Pennsylvania Blvd., Monessen. Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, Monessen. The following services will be conducted in the funeral home Friday; Knights of Columbus at 6 pm and the Monessen Veterans of Foreign Wars and American legion at 3:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Monessen War Memorial Trust, P.O. Box 145 Monessen PA 15062.or the Monessen Historical Society, 505 Donner Ave., Monessen PA, 15062. Condolences may be left at www.Dalfonso-Billick.com.