Joan Rudick

Obituary of Joan E. Rudick

Joan E. Rudick, 83, of Kingsley, PA, died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Barnes-Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility, Susquehanna, PA, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Sammy Rudick on January 8, 2020.

Born June 16, 1937 in East Lemon, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances Kowski Drabik.

Joan was devoted to her family and will be fondly remembered for her terrific cooking and baking skills. She had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. Known for her famous sweet tooth, she would always prefer desert as her main meal. Joan was an animal lover and was an ardent supporter of animal rescue agencies. She will be deeply missed by her cat, Scooter who was her constant companion.

The family expresses thanks to the staff of the Barnes Kasson Skilled Nursing Facility for their kind and compassionate care.

She is survived by five children: Carolyn Alloway and husband, Walt of Glenolden, 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; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother: William Drabik; and five sisters: Josephine Avery, Florence Gellatt, Frances Holmes-Hoppfer, Mary and Dorothy Drabik.

The funeral was held Monday, April 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. from the Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 18 Airport Road, Clifford, PA, with Rev. Bonnie Resseguie, officiating. Interment, South Gibson Cemetery, South Gibson, PA.

Pallbearers: David Rudick, Gregory Rudick, Jeffery Rudick, William Rudick, Daniel Ledger and Mackenzie Ledger.

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Friends called Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions were made in Joan's name to True Friends Animal Welfare Center, 16332 S.R. 706, Montrose, PA 18801

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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Monday, April 12, 2021
Shifler-Parise Funeral Home & Cremation Services
18 Airport Road
Clifford, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

South Gibson Cemetery
State Route 92
South Gibson, Pennsylvania, United States
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