OBITUARY

Mary Alice Hudak

November 15, 1936April 3, 2018

Mary Alice Hudak (Worth), 81, of Locust Grove, VA, died April 3, 2018 in her home with her daughter by her side. Mary was born in Denver, CO November 15, 1936 to Donald and Alice Worth. She attended Consumnes River and Sacramento State Colleges in California and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a PhD in Psychology in 1980. Mary was a Professor of Psychology at Allegheny College specializing in Women’s Studies and Child Development until she retired in 1999. She was an advocate for Women’s Rights as well as a humanitarian and pacifist. She had a heart for the underprivileged and oppressed. She role modeled treating others with compassion and living a simple life not based on material wealth but solid character such as gratitude, altruism, and justice. Upon retirement she went on a mission trip to Romania to serve abandoned infants and she hand-crafted dolls delivered to orphans in Africa and Mexico. Mary was an active member of Amnesty International advocating for human rights. Mary’s hobbies included playing the piano, quilting, craft-making, gardening, and reading. She was a member of Lake of the Woods Church and enjoyed serving in the Nursery. Mary lived her life with dignity and respect for self and others and fought a courageous battle with Dementia to the end. Mary loved her children, grandchildren, and children-in-law. She is survived by her five children: Paul Hudak of TX; Debbie Jockin of Fredericksburg; Karen Hellwig of PA; Charles Hudak of NJ; and Jim Freivald of CO. She is also survived by her siblings Donald Worth of CA and Charles Worth of Puerto Rico as well as eleven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service at 10:00 am. Interment is private. Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Alice Hudak

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Kirsten Peterson

April 17, 2018

I will be forever grateful for Mary's kind and thoughtful supervision of my Master's thesis. My favorite memory, however, will be of her standing at the top of the stairs with my 3 year old daughter in Allegheny's Carnegie Hall kicking boxes down the stairs with sheer and utter joy. She gave us both the courage not to care what others might think.
My condolences to her family.

George Roland

April 17, 2018

Our family members are deeply saddened to learn of Mary's death. She was a wonderful colleague who contributed greatly to the life of Allegheny College, her faculty colleagues and many grateful students.

A special hug to Charles Hudak, our boys' favorite baby sitter when they were young.

Love to all,

George, Teresa, George W. and Charles Roland

Mary Ryan

April 13, 2018

It was my personal joy to share a pew with Mary Hudak almost every Sunday at Lake of the Woods Church. What really touched me were her prayers and her clear concern about my health after she heard of my struggle with high blood pressure. That is her! Always caring deeply, sincerely about others welfare. I will miss you sitting next to me at worship services. I'm happy Debbie and children will carry your torch well. Safe at home at last!

Mike Fray

April 11, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I felt a closeness to her not only because of common backgrounds but she was a very caring, sincere person who felt very strongly about her family and friends. I only hope that her final days were peaceful for her. She was a strong person who had gone through some times which I think a lesser person would never have endured. I am going to be out of town this weekend, thus I will be unable to attend the memorial service. I heard so much about your family and would have found it so meaningful to share this time with you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY