Eugene J. ‘Deuce’ Kudey Sr.
November 13, 2017
Eugene J. “Deuce” Kudey Sr., 87, of Pittston, passed away Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Dupont on May 5, 1930, he was the son of the late John and Bertha “Blanche” Lacomis Kudey.
He attended Dupont High School and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Deuce was an active member of the Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars and a lifetime fan of the New York Yankees.
He was employed in the cigar industry and later retired as a supervisor in the garment industry.
Deuce was a member of St. Joseph Marello Parish, formerly Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Pittston.
Deuce will be remembered for his devotion and love for his wife, children and family. He especially adored his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He was incredibly active and was beloved by the community and his friends. Up until the time of his illness, he served as a longtime bartender alongside his good friend, Ricky, at Andy’s Café in Dupont.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carmella Lumia Kudey; brothers, Edward, Frank and Ray Kudey; sisters, Irene Orloski, Helen Kutchmanich and Loretta Budzelik; and granddaughter, Deanna Calabro.
Deuce is survived by his sister, Connie DiDario and her husband, Robert, Old Forge; sons, Gene Kudey Jr. and wife, Mary Kay, West Wyoming; and John Kudey and wife, Christine, Swoyersville; daughters, Ann Snyder and husband, Steve, Exeter; and Lorraine Kudey, Pittston, who was his dedicated caregiver; nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Joanne, Andrew, Matthew, John Jr., Philip, Stephanie, Caitlyn and Dean; six greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks and appreciation to the nurses and staff at Compassionate Care Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday from Adonizio Funeral Home LLC, 251 William St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Marello Parish, 237 William St., Pittston.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Denison Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
To leave a condolence, please visit Deuce’s obituary at www.adoniziofuneralhome.com.