HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Anne (Chupak) Kudelko, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, December 1, 2020, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, where she resided for the past two months after suffering a stroke. She was 92.
Anne was born April 10, 1928, in Pulaski, Pennsylvania, the eighth of thirteen children to the late William Trefun and Magdalena (Zubal) Chupak.
She attended a one room school house for eight years in Bethel, Pennsylvania and graduated from Hickory High School.
She married Michael Kudelko on May 12, 1951 and together they made their home on a 72 acre farm on Greenfield Road in New Wilmington, where they raised white-face cattle.
Michael and Anne were the parents of three children, one daughter and two sons who survive her. It was a great place to raise their children and host family picnics and hayrides. She sold the farm after living there for 60 years.
Anne was employed at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. as a coil winder. When her husband died suddenly in 1965, she went to work at West Middlesex High School and retired after 25 years as the cafeteria head cook and manager.
Anne was a life member of the Pennsylvania School Retirees and a life member of the Mercer County Association of School Retirees.
Anne was a very active and devoted member of St. John’s Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church, Hermitage. In her younger years, she was a member of the ACRY youth group and the church choir. Later, she became a Sunday school teacher, served on the church board and became a member of the Mothers and Daughters Club. They were a very busy group, making lots and lots of pirohi, serving many church dinners and funeral repasts.
Of utmost importance to Anne were her church, family and home. She was an excellent cook and baker. You never visited her home and left hungry. She was known for her Slovak ethnic foods like halupki, pirohi, Easter Paska bread and kolachi. She also made the most delicious chocolate chip cookies! She always had family holiday meals at her home, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, serving the traditional ethnic dishes.
Anne enjoyed gardening and working with flowers. Even after she sold the farm, you could find a few tomato plants outside her apartment door. She also liked reading romance novels, doing word circle puzzles and listening to country music.
Surviving are her children, Lorraine Amos and her husband, Bob, Hermitage; Jim Kudelko and his wife, Paula, New Wilmington and David Kudelko and his wife, Lucille, Rockaway, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Steven and Beth Anne Kudelko whom she adored.
Also surviving are three sisters, Esther Chupak, Hermitage, Julie Chupak, New Wilmington and Sophia Blanar, Hartville, Ohio; 24 nieces and nephews and 81 great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Anne was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Rawe, Lillian Hurchanik and Rose Wasson and six brothers, John, Bill, Frank, Joe, George “Zeke” and Harry Chupak.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to St. John’s Cemetery Fund, 3180 Morefield Rd., Hermitage, PA 16148.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. John XXIII Home, for their compassion and excellent care of their mother. In Anne’s own words, “I had a great life!”
Calling hour will be 10:00 a.m., until the time of the service, Friday, December 4, 2020, in St. John Orthodox Church, 3180 Morefield Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2020, in the church with Rev. Fr. David Mastroberte, pastor, officiating.
To view a livesteam of the service, visit the church website at www.StJohnacroc.org, and click on the link.
Interment: St. John Cemetery, Hermitage.
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Arrangements entrusted to J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon.
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