Joan Rudgick FL entered the kingdom of God on January 27, 2020. Born 10/28/1933 Matriarch, grandmother and friend displayed unconditional love to the end. Kind and caring, thoughtful and sharing, loyal courageous and filled with grace. Her faithful journey was not a race, at eighty-six years young the celebration in heaven has finally begun. Predeceased by her loving husband of 66 years John Rudgick and grandson Michael Mead. Survived by son John Rudgick, PA; daughters Mary Tasker JC; Laura Wiktorek and Duane Wiktorek, FL, and Susan Rudgick, FL; grandchildren Anthony and Justine Rudgick and family, Nichole Goble and family; Samantha Kauchis and family, and Brian Tasker, Steve Wiktorek and family and 15 great grandchildren (+1 in March) Joan turned her hobby/passion into a business” J&J Tropical Fish” she owned and operated the successful store from 1971-2011 in JC NY. She enjoyed knitting and crochet, cooking and hosting large family gatherings with friends. Our loss is heaven’s gain. She will be remembered as a pillar of spiritual strength. A memorial Mass will be offered 11;00 AM at St James Church, 131 Main Street, Johnson City, NY. On Friday February 14th. The family will receive friends at the Church on Friday from 10;00 AM until the time of the service. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are by The J.F. Rice Funeral Home, 150 Main Street Johnson City, New York.
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