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October 16, 1949 - June 24, 2023
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Andrew (Andy) Dudeck Jr., age 73, a longtime Old Forge resident, passed away Saturday evening at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. Surviving is his loving wife, Deborah (Beviglia) Dudeck. The couple were set to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2024.
On Oct. 16, 1949, Andy was born in Scranton to parents, Andrew Sr. and Vivian (Moyer) Dudeck. He attended Old Forge schools before proudly serving in the United States Army during the Vietnam War prior to his honorable discharge in 1969. Within only a few years, he would marry Debbie and begin raising their family.
After beginning his career with the former Verto Cable Company, he would retire after 42 years as a lineman for Comcast. Andy didn’t like his job. He absolutely loved it, as he considered his co-workers an extended family and he could even be seen showing up at Comcast to check-in post-retirement.
Andy brought the good times wherever he went, leaving countless stories and memories behind with his family and friends. Andy was at the center of every family tradition. He’ll long be remembered for attending air shows with his family, rooting for San Francisco 49er football, and never turning down a cold Coors Light.
He was a dedicated family man who made sure they were well taken care of. Certainly stern, he was compassionate, heartfelt and caring at his core. He lived his life on his own terms, exactly as he wanted and something he was certainly admired for.
He’ll never be forgotten.
He is survived by his children of whom he was so proud, Sandra (Sandy) Wozniak and husband, William, of Old Forge; and Brandon Dudeck and significant other, Samantha Sanson, of Taylor; eight grandchildren; siblings, Sally Brown and husband, Les, of Old Forge; Irene Ziemba, of Old Forge; Andrea Cohowicz, of Taylor; Vivian Dudeck, of Taylor; Charlene Macavage, of Scranton; Marie Greenfield, of Taylor; and Julie Metzgar and husband, Ralph, of Clarks Summit; and many nieces and nephews.
Siblings, Michael J. Dudeck, Barbara Matthews, Marion Gaughan, Catherine Cox and Helen T. Gaul, also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to thank the entire staff of Geisinger CMC’s Intensive Care Unit for the tremendous care given to both Andy and his family throughout his stay.
Blessing services are scheduled for Friday at 10 a.m. at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with burial and military rites by the AMVETS Honor Guard to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Old Forge.
Family and friends may pay their respects Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.