Joseph “Joe” Daniel Hudak, Jr., 79 passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Candler Hospital. Joe was born January 7, 1942 in Lakewood, Ohio to the late Joseph Daniel Hudak, Sr. and Dorothy Stewart Hudak. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was a two Purple Heart recipient. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 35 years of service. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. Joe was of the Catholic faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Hudak.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Deborah Williams Hudak of Savannah, son, Joseph Wery, three sisters, Mary Costello, Jeannie Stewart, and Liz Scanlon, all of California. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will be held in the Georgia Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Glennville, Georgia.
Remembrances may be made to the American Legion Post 184, 3003 Rowland Ave, Thunderbolt, GA, 31404.
Dear Debbie, I am so so sad to hear about Hudak. He was a great friend from many years ago. We are thinking about you honey. Love Pat and TC
- Pat and TC Powers, Savannah, GA
So sorry for your loss Debbie. A kinder person you’ll never meet! I’ve never met a more positive guy. Knowing him was my pleasure!
- Claudette Tucker, Port Wentworth , Ga
Debbie, It is a shock to learn of Joe's passing. He was a hell of an engineer and a self-taught computer wizard. He was a "wild and crazy guy" , but loveable! While employed together in the Corps of Engineers Savannah Soils Section, our group used to have some wonderful times together, and Joe always brought his fun and revelry to the occasion. He will be sorely missed. With fond memories, Ben and Patty Foreman, Savannah, GA
- Foreman, Savannah, GA
Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a very special person with a great sense of humor. I've been gone from Savannah a couple of years now, but still try to keep up with my "Corps family". Just know you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you!
- Annette Parker , Decatur, GA
I am so sorry to hear about Joe. Prayers for your family.
- Gwen Parker, Canton, GA
Debbie, I can not believe it. We think we will live forever and we don't. Joe was a genius and a nut, what a combination. You did not want to challenge him when he was serious; and you could not help but cry tears of laughter when he told stories. In my heart, I know Joe is sitting with a group of angels laughing at his war stories. I cannot help but smile when I think of the fun times and stories we all had together. It hurts that Joe is gone, but he left us some great memories. Hold to those memories; the memories that made Joe so special to you and everyone he touched. Love, Ricky
- Ricky Truluck, Rincon, GA
Debbie, I am sure sorry to hear about Joe. He was a great coworker and friend. Joe helped me a lot as young engineer in Soils Section. Always fun to be around. I have many fond memories of our group gatherings and our travels together over many years. He will be truly missed . We are thinking about you and the rest of the family. Phil and Sherry
- Phil Smith, Savannah, Georgia
So very for your loss. I worked with Hudak for many years at the COE in Savannah. Very cool laid back guy with a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
- Nancy Traywick, Savannah, Ga
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel