John R. Dudzinski
June 17, 1940 – February 21, 2014
John R. Dudzinski, age 73, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2014 while surrounded by his family.
Born in Queens, NY on June 17, 1940, John was the son of the late Adolf and Felicia Dudzinski. He attended St. John’s University in New York where he earned his undergraduate degree in phamaceutical sciences and would later receive his masters in chemistry from Columbia University in New York. John began his career with the DuPont Company and would later join Lachman Pharmaceutical Consulting where he worked as a pharmaceutical consultant until his retirement in 2002.
An avid reader and history buff, John could devour a book in hours. He possessed the keen ability to retain information and enjoyed a life-long love of learning. John was knowledgeable about computers and liked the challenge of staying on top of the latest programming methods. He was a self-taught photographer who maintained his own darkroom and loved capturing family photographs. In his leisure time, he liked deep sea fishing off the Long Island coast and on Sheephead Bay. Above all else, he was a devoted and adoring husband, father, grandfather and uncle who will be dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters-in-law, Sheila Purvis and Sister Nora McArt. John is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Ellen McArt Dudzinski; children, John W. Dudzinski and wife Jonna of Hockessin and Karen Brunswick and husband Rhett of Centerport, NY; brother-in-law, Bud Purvis, Sr.; nephews, Buddy Purvis, Jr. and wife Kathryn, Thomas Purvis and wife Allison and Billy Purvis and wife Molly; and 3 grandchildren, Jacob, Ellen and Jack.
A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Monday evening, February 24, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 5 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in John’s name may be made to a charity you hold close to your heart.