Barbara Dudick

Barbara E. Dudick, age 82, of Warren, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Barbara was born April 8, 1931 in Warren, Pa., She is the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Anderson) Gesin.

Barb was a 1947 graduate of Tionesta High School and attended Edinboro University for two years. She was a longtime Warren resident and an active member of the First United Methodist Church. She was employed with the Warren County School District as a Teacher’s Aide in the Intermediate Unit at Beaty Jr. High and South Street Elementary schools.

Barb was a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and served as the Director of the summer day camp program. She was an avid sports fan, especially any Pittsburgh team, something she shared in common with her late husband. She also enjoyed reading, knitting, puzzles, her many friends, and especially her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by one son, G. Michael Dudick and his wife Elizabeth, Northeast, Pa., five daughters, Diane Newton and her husband John, Warren, Patricia California and her husband Mark, Warren, PA, Sandra Zalewski and her husband Skip, Rochester, NY, Carolyn Collins and her husband Michael, Rochester, NY; and Mary Dudick, Jamestown, NY; ten grandchildren, J. Scott Newton and his wife Kelly; Kimberly Beyer and her husband Christian, Timothy Zalewski, Cara Zalewski, Marc Collins, Katelyn Collins, Kyle Collins, Erin Collins, Matthew Dudick, and Jared California; four great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Bastian, OR; and two nieces.

In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death on February 22, 1994, by her husband, Peter P. Dudick, whom she married on September 29, 1951; and a infant sister, Roseanna.

Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc, 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, Pa., on Thursday, October 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Market St., Warren, PA. on Friday, October 11, for one hour prior to a funeral service to be held there at 11 am, with the Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sterling, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Warren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, or a charity of choice.

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