Sammy Rudick

Obituary of Sammy Rudick

Sammy Rudick, 87, of Kingsley, PA, died Wednesday afternoon, January 8, 2020 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, PA, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Joan Drabik.

Born November 2, 1932 in South Gibson, PA, he was the son of the late Wasil and Dora Kozlowska Rudick.

Sammy was a veteran of the Korean War having served in U.S. Army and was a member of the Elk Mountain VFW Post 8488, Lenox, PA. He spent his entire career as a stone quarryman and retired full time from Endless Mountain Stone Quarry, New Milford, PA, but continued to work part time until age 86.

Sammy will be fondly remembered for his hard work ethic which he passed along to his family. He could always be counted on to help friends and neighbors with shoveling snow and cutting grass. Sammy enjoyed the outdoors especially cutting and stacking wood and his famous barbeque chicken will be missed by many.

He is also survived by five children: Carolyn Alloway and husband, Walt of Glen Alden, PA, David Rudick and wife, Peggy of Phoenix, AZ, Greg Rudick of Clifford, PA, Bonnie Kleha of Sayreville, NJ and Jeffery Rudick and wife, Ann of New Milford, PA; seven grandchildren: Janet, Cathy, Tracy, Justin, Alisha, Julia and William; 12 great grandchildren; a sister: Stella Miller of Tacoma, WA; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Harry, Michael and John Rudick; four sisters: Anna Shaika, Mary Allen, Ina Brong and Kathryn Satunas.

The funeral was held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA, officiated by Rev. Bonnie Resseguie. Interment with military honors, South Gibson Cemetery, South Gibson, PA.

Pallbearers: Greg, Jeffery, David and William Rudick, Daniel Leger, Chris Palumbo and Shawn Smith

Military honors were provided by the Elk Mountain VFW, Post 8488. 

Viewing hours were held Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions were made to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Elk Mountain VFW Post 8488, 8212 State Route 106, Kingsley, PA 18826

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Friday
10
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, January 10, 2020
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
11
January

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States
Saturday
11
January

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2020
South Gibson Cemetery
State Route 92
South Gibson, Pennsylvania, United States
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