George Hudock (known to the family as Papa G), passed away on October 15th, 2022 at the age of 74. He was born in Hazleton, PA on March 22nd, 1948 and raised in Weatherly, PA. He was predeceased in death by his parents, George and Pauline (Dubetsky) Hudock.
At the age of eighteen, George enlisted in the Navy and attended the Naval School of Music. He was stationed in Little Creek, VA where he served four years on a fleet band traveling at the service of the Navy. He played the trumpet and was a very talented musician. After four years of service, he attended Penn State University where he would also pursue a Master’s Degree in Musical Education. George was a band director and taught music for over thirty years at Unami Middle School in Chalfont, PA. He loved his students and had a knack for nurturing them on their musical journeys. He was well known for putting together a wonderful stage band at Unami, as big band jazz was one of his musical passions.
When his children were younger, George loved to watch his son play baseball and go to his daughter’s track meets and dance recitals. He loved being outdoors, gardening, boating, hiking and biking… especially hunting, fishing, and sporting clays where he and his son shared many great memories. He adored family vacations, many of which were spent camping at the beach, crabbing, clamming, fishing, and enjoying fun in the sun. Beyond music, George was a man of many talents. He loved cooking many different meals along with his famous gravy for family and friends. He was an extremely gifted craftsman and mechanic. There was nothing George couldn’t fix or create and he would always make himself available to help or guide a project regardless of what he had going on at the time.
When George retired, it gave him more time to pursue his passions. It afforded him and his wife the time to travel to unique destinations. Throughout retirement he also enjoyed adjudicating jazz band festivals for local school districts and would substitute teach. George was a member of the American Legion in Quakertown and was a devoted member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spinnerstown where he spent time on council and regularly served as an usher and greeter. He was also a member of the Lenape Wapiti chapter of KECA.
George will be missed dearly by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” (Konjusky) Hudock, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage; his children, George Hudock III (Regina) from Ambler, and Megan Hudock from Quakertown; his grandchildren, Jaxton Hudock and Remi Hudock; and his brother, William Hudock (Diana) from Bloomsburg; and his nieces, Emily and Erica.
Because of George’s strong faith, the family finds peace knowing that he is now resting in God’s care.
You are invited to visit George’s family and friends on Tuesday, October 25th for a viewing held from 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM, followed by his funeral service from 12:00 PM ~ 1:00 PM at Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd, 135 W. Pumping Station Road, Quakertown, PA, 18951. (215-536-3343). You are welcome to join the Interment that will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spinnerstown. Arrangements are by Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd. To view his obituary, please visit www. nauglefcs.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George's name to St. John's Lutheran Church in Spinnerstown, 1565 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951.