LACKAWANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – James Michael Kudelko, of Lackawannock Township, Pennsylvania, passed away at home the afternoon of Sunday, July 24, 2022. He was 66 years old. 

Jim was born on October 27, 1955 to Michael and Anne (Chupak) Kudelko at Sharon Regional Hospital. 

He grew up on the family farm in West Middlesex. 

He was a 1973 graduate of West Middlesex Jr./Sr. High School where he was a standout athlete in baseball, basketball and football and attended Clarion University on a football scholarship and started his freshman year. He graduated in 1977 with a degree in computer science.   

He managed several Pizza Hut franchises in Erie, Pennsylvania and Orlando, Florida and briefly worked at Yobe Electric, formerly in Sharon. He retired from Calvert Lumber in Sharon  in 2015. 

He married his wife, Paula, on October 22, 1983. 

He enjoyed farming, gardening, bowling and golf, as well as watching old classic movies on television and following the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

He was a member of St. John’s Orthodox Church in Hermitage (formerly Sharon) where he sang in the church choir and served on the Cemetery Committee. 

He is survived by his wife, Paula Ann (Bodnovich); son, Steven Michael and daughter, Beth Anne, all of West Middlesex, as well as a sister, Lorraine (Kudelko) Amos of Hermitage and a brother, David of Rockaway, New Jersey.  

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael, in 1965 and mother, Anne, in 2020.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. when a Panachida Service will take place at 6:45 p.m. at St. John’s Orthodox Church, 3180 Morefield Road, Hermitage, PA, 16148.

Visitation will also be held Thursday, July 28 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. David Mastroberte officiating, at the church.

Burial will be in St. John’s Orthodox Church Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home LLC. Online condolences may be offered by visiting

A television tribute will air Wednesday, July 27 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.