Obituary of Mark E. Dudwick
Mark Dudwick lost his courageous battle with IPF. Mark is predeceased by his Mother, Janet (Daisy) Dudwick and Father, Edwin Dudwick. He is also predeceased by a brother, Dale, sisters in law, Patricia Monica, Donna Applebee and Becky Monica.
Mark is survived by his Husband, Partner, and most beloved friend of 38 years, Richard Monica; and his beloved daughter Kathryn Eve-Lyn Monica. He is also survived by his 3 step Children, Jeremy Monica of Syracuse, Kami Ann Watkins of Solvay and Randee Elizabeth Szatanek of Solvay; 5 grandchildren, Joseph, Monica, Jessica, Tyler and Dominic.
Mark is survived by 1 sister in law and 3 Brothers in law; Gloria of Baldwinsville, Scott and Ken both of Baldwinsville, NY, and Tom of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and many, many dear friends…
Mark will always be known for his expertise in the Antiques Field and his love for his Basset Hounds. He was a quick wit and was a gentle wonderful man. He was a 1969 Graduate of Batavia High School, attended GCC and was well known for his work at the Genesee Country Play House Theatre. He was in Retail most of his life and also worked in Banking for a few years. He ended his career in Retail by helping to run one of the most wonderful jobs he says he ever had at Ridge Road Station in Holley; the largest Christmas Store in W.N.Y. He loved that job and called himself the “ The Head Elf” there.
Mark and Richard traveled all over the world, but was always grounded at their home in the woods, which he couldn’t believe he owned, “Kentwood” as he called it. Mark was an avid Antique collector and had a business for the last 30+ years. He enjoyed working with people looking for that special Antique. He liked working along other antique vendors at The Shops On West Ridge where he had multiple shops and showcase for the last 9 years.
Due to the current health regulations his Celebration of Life Service will be held at a day and time to be announced. Inurnment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to PAWS Animal Shelter of Albion. Mark’s arrangements have been entrusted to Merrill Grinnell Funeral Home, 21 W. Avenue, Albion, NY