Kathyrn R. Dudas, 93, of Fairview and formerly of Lake City, went to see Jesus on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her home.
She was born on August 28, 1925 in Butler, PA, a daughter of the late Paul and Alice (Wilson) Mangold.
Kathryn graduated from Girard's Rice Avenue Union High School in 1943 and then attended Hamot Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1946. She worked at Hamot until 1950, and later in 1970 began working at the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Home, where she retired in 1990 following 20 years of service there. In retirement she worked private duty as a nurse at various local nursing homes.
She was an active member of the Erie Christian Fellowship Church, Koinonia #56 and was involved with the Erie City Mission. Kathryn loved flower gardening, raising her family and loved to tell jokes and dress up.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death in 2007 by her husband, John J. Dudas, whom she married on July 8, 1950; her sister, Dorothy Fowler and a sister in law, Joanne Mangold; her infant son, James Michael Dudas.
She will be greatly missed by her family, which include her daughters, Susan K. Tomlin (Steven) of Georgetown, SC, Kathleen L. Beam (Douglas) of Girard, Marilyn J. Sanchioli (Alex) of Gibsonia, PA, and Jean E. Klobusnik (Ken) of Lake City; sons, David J. Dudas (Karen), Gary R. Dudas (Kim), all of Girard, and John S. Dudas (Stacia) of Fairview; brother, Paul L. Mangold of Girard; grandchildren, Jason (Michael), Ashley (Michael), Justin, Nicole (Michael), Jordan, Alexis, David (Amanda), Brian (Kecia), Josh, Ryan, Michael, Rob (Alecia), Aaron, Amy, Jillian, Derek, Kenton (Maura) and Kon; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Nathan, Xander, Jillian, Jackson, and Jacob and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Saturday August 10 from 9:30 a.m. to the time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Erie Christian Fellowship Church, 5900 Sterrettania Road, with Pastor James Dumont officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Erie Christian Fellowship Church, 5900 Sterrettania Road, Fairview, PA 16415 or to the Erie City Mission/New Life Center, 1017 French Street, Erie, PA 16501.
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