Eu­gene J. ‘Deuce’ Kudey Sr.

Novem­ber 13, 2017

The Citizens' Voice - - Obituaries -

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.adonizio­fu­ner­al­

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