J. Michael Dudzic, 69, of 3908 State Route 257 Seneca, PA. , died unexpectedly Saturday Sept. 22, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in Pittsburgh.
Born Sept. 9, 1949 in Oil City, PA. , he was the son of the late John P. Dudzic & Carmela Rubino Dudzic
Mike was a graduate of Oil City High School.
He entered the United States Navy on June 27, 1968 and served during the Vietnam War on board the U.S.S. Washburn , the U.SS. St. Louis and with the Brownwater Navy patrolling the DaNang River as a Boatswain Mate Third Class.
Mike was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
On May 1, 1971 he married the former Janie E. English in St. Stephen's Church and she survives.
Mike started working for Oilwell Supply, Division of U.S Steel, later working at Koppers and retired from SMS Millcraft.
He was a member of St. Stephen's Church.
Mike enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing, hunting and racing go karts and sprint cars, but most of all enjoyed his time with his grandchildren. Mike shared many special times with his hunting and fishing buddy Mark Winger of Oil City.
Mike had also been an official for PIAA Football for many years.
He was a life member of the Pulaski Club, the Oil City VFW and the PNA Club. He was also a member of the Oil City Eagles Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives.
Scott Dudzic & his wife Mary Kay of Cochranton
Brian Dudzic & his wife Jessica of Oil City
Fisher, Indie, Brady, Brea and Jacob
Bill Dudzic & his wife Barb of Oil City
Mike English & his wife Linda of Henrys Bend
Carol Wilkinson & her husband Bill of Oil City
JoAnne Engles & her husband Tim of Franklin
Alicia Etzel & her husband Ed of Mentor, OH
Several Aunts, Uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.
Friends will be received from 7-9 Wednesday and from 4-7 P.M. Thursday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Friday in St. Stephen's Church.
Military Honors will be accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the VA Medical Center 4100 Aliquippa St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or to the Wounded Warriors Project 301 Grant St. Suite 900 Pittsburgh, PA. 15219
Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com