joseph  hudachek
Joseph (Joe) Francis Hudachek, 51, of New Kensington, PA, formerly of Weirton, WV, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012 at Forbes Hospice in Pittsburgh, PA, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born March 12, 1961 in Steubenville, OH, he was a son of the late Joseph Michael and Edna Garish Hudachek. Joseph was a civil engineer, with degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh. He did his graduate study at Notre Dame. Joe loved antiques and art and was an avid gardener. Joseph's survivors include his loving family: four sisters, Dr. Carol Hudachek of Weirton, Joan Hudachek and her husband Michael DiCicco of Shrewsbury, MA, Susan Hudachek of Pittsburgh, PA, and Jean Hudachek and her fianc William Bletzer of Grafton, MA; two brothers, John Hudachek and his wife Starla of Reisterstown, MD, and Robert Hudachek of Scottsdale, AZ; two nephews, Daniel DiCicco and Johnathan Hudachek; one niece, Gracen Hudachek; his good friend, Wayne Skufca and his cats Ash and Callie; and many other relatives and friends. Memorial Liturgy will be celebrated 10AM Saturday, September 15, 2012 at St Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Manuel Gelido officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Weirton, WV. Memorial contributions may be made to: Forbes Hospice at Forbes Health Foundation, 2570 Haymaker Road, Monroeville, PA, 15146 (phone 412-858-4472), make donations payable to: "Forbes Health Foundation ", indicate on the memo line of the check "Joseph F. Hudachek". Donations may also be made on line at Please include the name and address of where you would like acknowledgments to be sent. Because of Joe's true love for all animals, memorial contributions may also be made to Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233, or online at

Memories Timeline


  1. When I think of Joe I hear the sound of his laughter. I can hear it now as I write this. I feel very fortunate to have this memory to cherish. Joe was one of the first friends I made at WVU and we shared many good times. I will miss him always.

  2. A Rose once grew where all could see Sheltered beside a garden wall and,as the days passed swiftly by. It spread its branches, straight and tall. One day,a beam of light shone through. A crevice that had opened wide. The rose bent gently towards its warmth Then passed beyond to the other side. Now,you who deeply feel it’s loss. Be comforted–the rose blooms there. Its beauty even greater now Nurtured by Gods own loving care. Author Unknown Dear Sue and family…. My heartfelt condolences. Sending strength and blessings…. Linda Bloom

  3. I have so many wonderful memories of Joe from WVU and NJ. His laugh was infectious. He was affable, resilient and the epitome of grace. I was lucky to know him and miss him already.

  4. Dear Hudachek Family, you have all been in my prayers during this sad time and be comforted knowing that Joe is now at peace.

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hudachek family. May all of you always cherish the memories of the good times shared with him and be comforted that his days of suffering are over. Blessings,

  6. Sue, I am sorry for the loss of your brother and my condolences go out to you and your family. Know that you are continously in my prayers and if there is anything I can do, please give me a call. Lots of love to you during your time of sorrow. Sandy

  7. Dear Carol and Family, My heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your brother. Sincerely, Art Jacknowitz-School of Pharmacy

  8. Dear Sue and Family, Our heart felt condolences go out to you and your family. We will keep you and Joe in our prayers.

  9. Dear Carol and Family, You have my deepest sympathy ! You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing Joe is as peace now. God Bless !!

  10. Dear Carol, Joan, Jean, Susie, John and Rob I just heard that Joe has passed away. To me he will always be Jiffy. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that he will be greatly missed. And though I know your Mom and Dad wishes he had had more time on this earth they welcomed him with open arms and are glad that he is with them and at peace. God be with all of you and help you through this sad time. Your cousin, Janet

  11. Dear Carol and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. See you again my friend.

  12. Dear members of the Hudachek family and Wayne, Please know I send my condolences to each and every one of you. I know what a great fight Joe gave this disease and what a great support you were to him. I send my thoughts and heartfelt prayers to you. With deepest sympathy Gail

  13. Carol, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Betty Simon and Mary Beth Simon

  14. Dear Jean, Bill & family, just sending you all my deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother. I know it is never easy to say good bye to those we love. My best to you all at this sad time.

  15. May Joe now rest in eternal peace and may you find comfort in the beautiful memories you hold in your hearts. I am so very sorry for your loss. Joe was a kind soul gone too soon.

  16. Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go out to all of Joseph’s family and friends as they endure such a loss. We pray that God embraces you with his loving, healing arms and carries you through your sorrow.

  17. Dear Carol and family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your dear brother. May your multitudes of loving memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks to come. May God bless you and keep his loving arms around you all. Love and Friendship, Natalie Scott Zach and Noah

  18. Carol, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Kris Kostur

  19. Carol, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. I hope your memories bring you comfort. You are in my prayers,

  20. Dear Carol and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your brother, Joe’s passing. Your family is in my prayers during this sad and difficult time. He is at peace in the arms of our Lord.

  21. We wish to send our sincere condolences to all of you in the passing of Joe. I remarried and now live in Moundsville. My boys Paul,Daniel,John have families of their own and we just wanted to let you know we understand the feelings which you are going thru. May the good Lord help you thru these difficult days ahead. I’m sure you will always have precious memories of Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Becky (Vilga) Messer & Sons

  22. Dear Carol and Susan and Family, Our deepest sympathy at this difficult time! We can only offer our deepest sorrow and regrets for the loss you have experienced…but our ways are not God”s ways…and our time is finite! Joe’s experiencing infinity and knows no more pain or sorrow…may he rest in peace and total Love!!

  23. Carol, Jeanie, Susie, Wayne & the rest of Joe’s family, My deepest sympathy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sincerely, Tina

  24. Carol, Sorry to hear of your brothers passing. I am out of town and can’t be there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Paula Dalton

  25. To all the Hudachek family – we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God bless all of you. Sheila Cupini Cavalet and June Cupini

  26. Carol and Family I wanted to let you know I just recently heard about your brother’s passing. Carol, I am so very sorry. Please know that you are in my prayers Love, Cathy

  27. To Jiffy’s bother’s and sister’s, my cousins. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. He was called home too soon. I will always treasure my memories of Jiffy and the good times I always had at your home.

  28. Dear Jean,Bill and the entire Hudachek family. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time.

  29. Dear Carol, It is with my deepest sympathy to read of the passing Joe. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Kind regards, Mark Crisci

  30. Susie, Condolences on the loss of your brother, Joe. The loss is great, yet the wonderful memories you shared with him live on. Our prayers are with you and your family from all at the Myasthenia Gravis Association of WPA.

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