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Frank R. Sudak, 84, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away Friday, October 28, 2016. Born on November 29,1931 in Peabody, MA to the late Sawa and Caroline Olga (Romanowicz) Sudak, he was the widower of Janet E. (Becker) Sudak who passed away May 15, 1995. Frank’s career included teaching, coaching, assistant principal at Mechanicsburg Middle School and 15 years as Big Spring High School principal. His students remember him as a tough, but a fair teacher and principal whose positive influences are fondly remembered. Dedicated to his community, Frank served 16 years on Mechanicsburg Borough Council. Life memberships included: West Shore Elks # 2257; PSEA and the Mechanicsburg Club where he was a member since 1973 and served on the board for 28 years. He was also a parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Frank was an avid hunter and sports fan. He graduated from St. Mary’s Boys High School in 1949 in MA where he scored the first touchdown for the school, which was a 40-yard touchdown on a block and punt play. During his college years at Mansfield University (class of 1954), he was co-captain of the football team and was selected for the All State Teacher Conference team. Frank was the first head football coach at Big Spring High School and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. A former owner of Toboyne Oaks Lodge in Perry County, he hosted many memorable hunting trips for family and friends.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Elaine Preston, wife of Ed Preston and his sons, Bob Sudak, husband of Susan Sudak and Steve Sudak, husband of Kathy Sudak, all of Mechanicsburg. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Grant Preston, Alex Sudak, Marisa Preston, Shannon Sudak and Rachel Sudak and two greatgrandchildren, Jack and Lucy Preston. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Sudak. Frank was loved and will be greatly missed by all.
A viewing will be held from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM prior to a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in the Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 with Rev. Thomas J. Rozman officiating. Interment will be in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Spring Bulldog Foundation in honor of Frank Sudak, P.O. Box 351, Newville, PA 17241. On-line condolences may be made to www.hollingerfuneralhome.com . Any questions regarding the obit and services may be made to Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, C/O Eric L. Hollinger, Mt. Holly Springs, PA (717-486-3433).
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Saturday, November 5, 2016
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