Joseph T. 'Pop Joe' Hudock, 96, of Minersville, passed away Sunday, December 5th, at LVHN Schuylkill East, Pottsville. Joseph was born in BranchDale, Pa. on December 7, 1924, a son of the late Mary (Lovelick) and Michael Hudock. He was the widower of Catherine A. (Tarascavage) Hudock who died May 26, 2007. He was a member of Saint Michael the Archangel Church of the Holy Family Parish, Minersville, and of St. Vincent De Paul church where he once served as a Eucharistic Minister of both. He was a graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School. He was a veteran serving in World War II with the U.S. Army. He was employed as a Machinist at ALCOA. Joe was a Lifetime Member of the Mountaineers Fire Co. Minersville, A 50 year faithful participant at the Malvern Retreat. He was an avid golfer sinking his first Hole In One, May 24, 2006. He was an ardent fan of Penn State Football and all the Philadelphia sport teams. Joe was a loving husband and family man who had a strong religious faith. In addition to his parents, and his wife, Catherine, he was preceded in death a brother, Michael Hudock and two sisters, Theresa Kaster and Mary Gustitus. Joe is survived by a son, Joseph M, husband of MaryJane Hudock, two daughters, Mary Ann, wife of Lee Harvilla, and Peggy, wife of Thomas Dallago. He is also survived by a sister, Florence Trabosh and a brother, Francis Hudock. Also surviving are his Grandchildren, Tyler(Kori) Hudock, Jesse (Susan) Hudock. Adam (Jen) Dallago, Sara and Simon Dallago. Great Grandchildren, Tannis, Lakota, Reilly, Colton & Lily. Nieces and nephews. As well as Debbie Dallago. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Saturday at St. Michael the Archangel Church with Reverend Jason F. Stokes officiating. A visitation in St. Michael’s Chapel with calling a hour from 9:00 am to the time of mass. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Memorial Fund. 538 Sunbury St. Minersville, PA 17954. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.
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