Robert Edward Dudek
March 6, 1931 - Oct. 9, 2017
Robert Edward Dudek, known to almost everyone as Bob, was born March 6, 1931 in Waco, TX, the son of the late John Dudek and the late Josephine (Snyder) Dudek. He joined beloved departed family members on October 9, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. He was raised in Waco, where he graduated from Waco High School, class of 1948. He served in the Korean War in the U.S. Navy as a sonar operator on the USS Lofberg (DD-759). He graduated from Texas A&M, College Station, in 1956, with a BBA in Accounting, Business Administration and Management, and was a distinguished student and member of the Veteran's Society, Accounting Society, and Phi Kappa Phi. He worked as a CPA in San Antonio, before settling in Dallas in 1963.
He had lately become a keen player of 42 dominoes, but his lifelong interests included travel, with a fondness for Paris, which inspired him to study the French language and develop a fine cooking ability, as many can attest. He enjoyed Hemingway, and owned copies of all novels by John le Carré, and could provide background on any details portrayed in the spy author's film adaptations. He was a Third Degree of the Knights of Columbus and for more than 50 years a dedicated parishioner and Eucharistic Minister for St. Monica Catholic Church, Dallas. He was a long-time member of the Town North Family YMCA. But most of all, his family is grateful for his endless devotion to supporting his loved ones and the joy he took in keeping in touch with family news and events.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Julia (Wyrwich) Dudek; his second wife, Sharon (Gilman) Werth Dudek; daughter, Suzanne Grace Dudek; brothers, Fred Dudek, Raymond Dudek, Eugene Dudek, and Francis Dudek; and sister, Rosalie Dudek.
He is survived by his sister, Betty (Dudek) Gross, of Wilmington, DE; daughter, Virginia Ann Dudek of Dallas; son, Robert E. Dudek, Jr., and wife, Sharon, of Fort Worth; and step-sons, Duncan Scott Werth of Fort Worth, and Howard Christian Werth and wife, Holly of Austin; grandchildren include, Nicholas Werth, Conner Werth, Chloe Werth, Sophie Werth, Robert Edward Dudek III, Mitchell Douglas Dudek, and Alyssa Ann Dudek; and his many nieces and nephews in Texas, Louisiana, California, and Washington State were dear to him and loved their Uncle Bob.
Calvary Hill Funeral Home
Dallas, TX 75220