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Dr. Daniel Dudak

78, of Ben Avon, passed away on April 27, 2016,son of the late Peter and Martha Dudak and survived by brother Fred (Susan) Dudak of Robinson Twp. He was a graduate of McKees Rocks High School, University of West Virginia, and Ohio University of Podiatry. Dan practiced podiatry in Bellevue for many years before retiring. He was an avid fisherman, had a great passion for all animals, especially dogs and all outdoors and took trips to various places every day in his car visiting parks, etc. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends will be received on MONDAY from 10AM until the time of a Funeral Service at 1PM at the McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC. 334 Forest Grove Rd., Kennedy Twp.

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So sorry to hear of Dr. Dudak's passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him of the last 12 years when he was in need of physical therapy. He definitely loved his adventures. Would tell me of all his trips to Canada, Costa Rica to fish and just getting in the car to see what was out there. He loved to watch and interact with people and we would have some good laughs on what he thought. May he rest in peace and i thank him for touching my life.Dan Primm

Dan Primm - May 01 at 09:34 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are so sad to hear of Dan's passing. We enjoyed Dan's friendship for several years when we were new to Pittsburgh. He stopped in to chat, joined us for dinner, and loved to sing with Miriam at the piano. He shared many stories of his adventures and we shared a common love for Northern Michigan and Ontario. We will miss him!Rae Ann, Ed, Sarah, Paul, Anna, and Miriam

Rae Ann - April 29 at 08:00 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Kathy lit a candle in memory of Dr. Daniel Dudak

kathy - April 28 at 08:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dan will always be remembered and will continue to hold a special place in our hearts.Dan had a softness and a kindness only recognized by those that took the time to know him. He was an adventurous person and we enjoyed hearing about his trips over the years. What I remember most about Dan was his attentive listening to whatever you were talking about. Even though he was a bit picky, if he stopped by to visit, he was easily satisfied with a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of water. We can only hope that Dan is at peace with no more suffering. Rest softly Dan. With love and prayers,Jerry, Kathy, Greg, Adriane, Brad, Casey

kathy - April 28 at 08:36 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I doubt the family will have any idea who I am, but I have never forgotten Danny Dudak, nor the life lesson that he left for me by his actions. I was a boy when I met him, perhaps I was 8,9 or 10 years old. You see I had an older sister with whom I was and remain very close to. She was blonde and a bit silly, and very popular. Our house was often filled with squealing girls and the laughter of young men. The teen girls doted on me, showed me how to dance, and sculpted my hair into DA's and pompadours. Fun! The boys ignored me. Until Danny. Maybe he dated my sister, maybe just friends or maybe just part of the gang, I don't know... but he was different. He noticed me, talked to me as an equal, was thoughtful and inclusive. He listened and made me feel special. There were times when he and my sister had plans, maybe just a walk, maybe a game or an event to attend, and he would often invite me to tag along. It was special. He was special. Of course he moved on with his life and although I saw him a few times after he set up his practice in Bellevue, I too had moved on. So even though we never became better acquainted in my adulthood, he was never forgotten by me. To this day, when I meet children or young adults, I remember that gracious, thoughtful man who showed me, just a pesky boy, his warm, open heart, and I try to be like him. Today the world is less bright by losing our Dan Dudak, a fine fellow, and a great example to this boy.My sympathies to all,Jeffrey Crumbaker

Jeffrey Crumbaker - May 10 at 09:43 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Dr. Dudak's passing. We have been good friends since the 7th grade. We spent many wonderful days fishing and hunting around the Western Pennsylvania area. We have kept in contact over the years. When visiting Pittsburgh from San Deigo, I always made it a point to spend a few days with him. I will miss my dear friend very much. Bill Bussard

Bil Bussard - May 02 at 12:56 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM