Dr. Carol Hudachek of Weirton, WV passed away unexpectedly June 14, 2013. Carol was born July 2, 1952 in Steubenville, Ohio. Carol was predeceased by her parents Joseph Michael Hudachek and Edna Garish Hudachek, and brother Joseph F. Hudachek. Carol received her BS in Pharmacy from WVU in 1987 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from WVU in 2003. Carol had been a Pharmacist at Weirton Medical Center for many years. Carol also had a BA in Biology (1973) and MA in Education (1977). She taught at WVNCC and Weirton Madonna High School where she became Assistant Principal before returning to pharmacy school. With Carol's love of teaching and her gift of knowledge, she inspired many of her students to achieve successful careers. In addition to Carol's active participation and leadership in many state and national Pharmacist associations, Carol also found the time to provide over 250 community and medical presentations and hosted a monthly "Ask the Pharmacist" radio program. She also won numerous awards including the WVPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award in 1990 and the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award in 1996 and the National Association of Retail Druggist's Leadership Award in 1995. Carol's survivors include her loving family, Joan Hudachek and her husband Michael DiCicco and son Daniel of Shrewsbury, MA; Susan Hudachek of Pittsburgh, PA; Jean Hudachek and her fianc William Bletzer of Grafton, MA; John Hudachek and his wife Starla and their children Johnathan and Gracen of Reisterstown, MD; Robert Hudachek of Scottsdale, AZ and many relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton. Memorial Liturgy will be celebrated 10AM Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Father Manuel Gelido as celebrant. Please meet at the church. Inurnment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Weirton, WV. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Carol's memory to the Joseph M. and Edna Hudachek Family Scholarship at West Virginia University. Please include the following in the memo line of the check: IMO Carol Hudachek fund #3Z146. Checks should be made payable to the WVU Foundation (WVUF). Please mail to: WVU Foundation One Waterfront Place- 7th Floor Morgantown, WV 26507

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  1. Carol, my friend, I will miss you – as will so many others whose lives you touched. My deepest sympathy to the family.

  2. Wishing the Hudachek family my deepest sympathy. I have so many memories of Ms. Hudachek’s science classes at Madonna – she will be missed.

  3. Carol was truly a special person. The good times and laughs that we shared at Madonna and throughout the years are memorable. May she rest in peace. My deepest sympathy is extended to her family.

  4. I will always think of Carol as my friend. It took us a minute to get there, as I may had been a bad seed during my years at Madonna, and I may have smoked in the bathroom, and she may have always tried to bust me, damn those earth shoes!!! But then we made our first TEC together – then everything changed. I did two more TEC’s with Carol and our friendship continued! She was definitely a great lady that touched many lives for the better. She taught me things no book could ever teach me. Thanks Carol, you’ll be truly missed ❤

  5. I will miss my long phone conversations with Carol – we solved many world problems and healed the world, so we thought … rest in peace, my friend – save a place for me. Thoughts and prayers to all Carol’s family. I know she will be missed.

  6. Carol’s Family Members, What a wonderful, wonderful person she was. Such a warm hearted person, never ever a ill-word of no one. She will be missed.

  7. My deepest sympathy to Sue and her family. For their unexpected loss of a dear family member.

  8. My thoughts and prayers go out to Carol’s family. I knew Carol for almost all my life. She was a wonderful person, colleague, and friend. God bless her soul.

  9. Carol and I went to school together at St. Joe’s and Madonna, and she always impressed me with her intelligence and grace. I’ll never forget her hearty (nearly convulsive) laugh! She valued education and family and lived her life accordingly. I am holding her family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Good-bye, dear friend, may flights of angels sing you to your rest!

  10. To Carol’s family, She was a childhood friend, neighbor, and school buddy. My sincerest sympathies to her whole family. What a smile she had! I am very sorry for your loss.

  11. Very, very sad to hear of Carol’s passing. Sending prayers and thoughts to the family, especially Joan. God bless and support you.

  12. I’ve known Carol all my life and was saddened by her death. For someone who gave so much, she died too young. I’ll keep her and her family in my prayers.

  13. I served on the St. Joseph Elementary School Board with Carol and she was instrumental in helping my daughter attain a position in the pharmacy at Weirton Medical and study for her doctoral degree at Vanderbilt. She is teaching Chemistry in the Nashville Public Schools now. I think Carol would be really proud. Carol was such a brilliant person and lifted up everyone she met. I used her books and notes when I taught science at Madonna. She was such a woman of faith and I know she is in the arms of her Savior. God bless her family as they grieve the loss of such a wonderful individual.


  15. High School lunches, Calculus, Hip pictures for the Madonnian, talking with my dad, spending time with friends, Say hello to Deb, my mom, and Pope John Paul II.I will miss our phone chats and the wine at the reunions.

  16. As one of Carol’s teachers during her pharmacy education, I recall Carol as an enthusiastic and focused student who was destined to be a leader and spokesperson for our profession. The practice of pharmacy in West Virginia will miss her voice. I extend my deepest sympathy to the family and colleagues of Carol

  17. So saddened to hear of Carols death. Many laughs were shared at our lunch table and dinner outings. I will always remember her involvement in her passions and her love for so many. She will be missed so very much.

  18. Dear Hudachek Family Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Carol was such a very good friend to me over the years and I will miss her terribly. She was a credit to the profession of Pharmacy and teaching and was excellent at both….she poured her heart and soul into everything she did. She left this earth far too soon. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and my your multitude of loving memories bring you comfort. I am so very sorry that I will not be able to pay my respects, I work Thursday evening and Friday day. God bless you all, I feel as if I know each of you from Carol’s stories…she loved each of you so much! Love and Friendship, Natalie (Sciarretti) Teaff

  19. Hadachek Family(esp.Susan), Our deepest simpathy to you all…It’s hard to lose another classmate and friend. Your accomplishments were many,your sense of humor outstanding, your life admirable. May you rest in the arms of an angel….until we meet again!

  20. i got to know alot of the faculty on a personal basis because of my uncle. i am proud to say that carol was one of those people. she was a most gracious person, always eager to help anyone with a problem or just lend an ear. this world was a better place with her in it. rest in peace, my friend.

  21. I was so sorry to hear of the death of Ms. Hudachek. She was a wonderful teacher and a great support to all her students at Madonna. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. God bless you.

  22. Carol was so full of energy and I can still recall her laugh while walking the Halls of Madonna. She was an inspiration. Although we may have had a run in or two, her encouragement to go beyond business school and into the engineering sciences laid the foundation for the rest of my life. Be at Peace Ms. Hudachek…..

  23. Dear Sue and family…. Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for strength during this sad time. Blessings, Linda Bloom

  24. My thoughts& prayers are with Carol & her family. Losing two wonderful colleagues and brilliant women in one month is difficult. Thank you Carol for enriching my life & the lives of so many others.

  25. So very sorry to hear- she really pushed me thru chem and physics in high school and was a great volleyball coach- remembering running into her once at wvu she must have been getting her pharm degree- it was so good to see her then- so sad to hear…

  26. To Carol – AKA “Chompy”, as all of us in Pharmacy at Weirton Medical Center knew her. I know I speak for all of us when I say how deeply saddened we are at the loss of a good friend. Carol had a way of making her friends feel important to her and was always interested in what was going on with them and their families. The memories we all share of Carol – at work and at play – will sustain us for many years to come. You left us too soon, Chompy, but we will never forget you!

  27. Our life paths crossed many times during our life journey, both in Weirton and Morgantown. We shared a love of learning and teaching. May she rest in peace.

  28. I was never that close to Carol but she was always sweet and kind to me and she was very interesting to talk to. I know that she will be greatly missed, God Bless you through this hard time and give you peace.

  29. Words seem to fail at a time like this. Carol was a teacher,mentor and a wonderful colleague. My condolences to the Hudachek Family. She will be missed.

  30. Words cannot describe my feelings when I heard of your sister’s passing. The last few years have been very difficult for all the Hudacheks. My thoughts, prayers and love are extended to Jean and Bill and the whole Hudachek family. Although I never met Carol, I feel like I knew of her because Jean spoke of her often. Be strong during this difficult time and we’ll be in touch with you when you return to Massachusetts.

  31. Carol showed us a passion for learning and medicine that was immeasurable. I remember that time she said “Elvis has left the building” and it rings true again. You will be greatly missed Carol.

  32. I was very saddened by Carol’s passing. She was a wonderful friend. Pharmacy will miss her. My love and prayers to the family. Sara Jo Anderson

  33. Carol was a very good friend to me. She taught me so much. How to push myself and accompolish things I thought I could never do. We had many trips to NJ for retreats and lots of laughs. I will miss her dearly. Rest in peace my friend. Watch over all of us.

  34. Our community, schools, past students have all lost a fine teacher. Our three sons were saddened to hear of her passing as we are. Our prayers are with the family. Tony & Ruth Licata

  35. I am saddened by the death of Carol. I was a nurse at WMC and I looked forward to talking to Carol whnever I saw her. Her love to teach was greatly appreciated by me and all of the other nurses. That laugh and wit were just added pleasures to the conversation. I am sorry for your loss.

  36. I was saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Carol.I remember her as a dedicated student and committed practitioner. Her passion for the pharmacy profession and spirit of volunteerism will be long remembered. Her legacy will live on in the lives she touched durung her distinguished career. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this difficult time. Charlie Ponte

  37. Carol we will miss you so very much! You were the best oldest sister we could have asked for, always the great listener and helping however you could, as we all were growing up. We love you and know you are with Mom, Dad and Joe.

  38. To the Hudachek Family, It was with great sorrow that I learned of Carol’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family at this difficult time ! She was a good friend and I will miss our long phone conversations. You were taken too soon my friend. God Bless !!


  40. My deepest sympathy to the Hudachek family. Carol was a devoted, intelligent and personable pharmacist. Our community learned and benefited from her many wonderful programs. I will miss you my friend.

  41. I will remember Carol as one of the best teachers and most loyal friends a person could have. We shared a lot of learning, love, and laughter over the years–and I’ll always be grateful for those memories. You will be missed by many, my friend. Rest in peace with the angels.

  42. To all who knew and loved Carol, It has taken me until today to be able to write this little note. Carol was a dear friend and colleague. I had hoped to be able to come to Weirton to say goodby but that won’t be able to happen. Carol had an infectious laugh, was generous to a fault, always made my Weirton stays so easy and enjoyable. And she drove students to NJ so many, many times. I will miss her dearly. Carol, may you reap the rewards of your generosity and rest secure in God’s embrace. With deep sympathy, Gail

  43. I will miss you so much Carol. You were a wonderful, brilliant older sister and a mentor to so many people. I am so proud of everything you achieved in such a short time. Rest in peace.

  44. To Rob and the Hudachek family, I can’t even imagine your feelings with the sudden loss of your beloved sister. Please know there are blessings from above and prayers being said here for you all. Take care of yourself and one another. Sincere condolences, Teresa

  45. To the Family of Carol, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kowalski Insurance Nancy, Lori, Christa and LindaLee

  46. My deepest sympathy to the Hudachek Family.You were very good neighbors & The Harless Family extends love & sympathy also!

  47. To the family and friends of Carol, I am sorry to hear the news of Carol’s passing. She taught us all a greatly, and will not be forgotten. With deepest sympathy, David

  48. To Rob and the Hudachek Family, I am deeply sadden for the sudden loss of your dear sister! Carol was a wonderful lady!! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you!

  49. I never met Carol but have the privledge to know her brother John. Reading the other comments about Carol and the Hudachek family it is easy for me to see how the same goodness runs throughout the family. To John, Starla, and the entire Hudachek family I offer my condolences.

  50. We were sadden to hear of Carol’s passing. We will always remember her great smile and her laugh. It seems anytime we ran into each other, we ended up laughing about something. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  51. Carol will truly be missed by everyone that knew her, I will always remember the great times in Weitrton and the enjoyment had by everyone during our time there, God Bless you

  52. To the Hudachek Family – We pray that the healing power of God will help you through this sudden loss of Carol. We wish we could have known her – she sounds like an exceptional person and will truly be missed. All our love – The Dombroskis

  53. I HAVE NOT SEEN CAROL FOR A WHILE BUT REMEMBER HER WELL WHILE WORKING AT WMC.She was friendly and always had a smile. Our condolences to her family..Peter/Elsa

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