John R. Dudzinski - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

John R. Dudzinski

Born June 17, 1940

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.


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11 Condolences for John R. Dudzinski

  • Ellen & family we are so sorry about your loss. May you find comfort in God’s grace.
    Ellen’s friend, Nancy Romano & Barry

  • Dear Ellen and Family,
    Prayers continue for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. I send my caring and my prayers at this time of great sadness. May God’s comforting, healing,and sustaining love abide in you.
    With sympathy and caring,
    Anne Oliphant
    PCPC Middletown

  • I was very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I’ll always remember the good times we all had together.
    Please pass my sympathy to John and Karen. May John rest I peace.

  • I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Ellen and family,
    We are so sorry that you have lost your husband, father, and grandfather. We know you will miss him always. Thinking of you and praying for your comfort.
    Gretchen and Steve Mahoney

  • Jonna, I was so sorry to read of your father-in-law’s passing. Please extend our deepest sympathy to all of the family.

  • Dear Ellen,Our prayers are with you and the whole family,we are so sorry for your loss.we will miss John.God Bless you and your family..

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. He was a great human being., and a oh so nice to know.

  • Ellen & Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Jonna and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Janet Nixon

  • Dear Dudzinski family Johnny was a dear friend classmate and frat brother we struggled though the years at St John’s. Our careers took us all in different directions. I sought to contact him for decades unsuccessfully. I have wonderful memories. He was a good friend. My heart is heavy. I was proud to have known him for 4 years. Respectfully Dr Timothy G Cloonan Colonel retired [email protected]