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John Rudy, 87, of Mansfield, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Green Home in Wellsboro. He was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Berwick, the youngest of nine children born to Kost and Mary (Sikora) Rudy. John was a graduate of Berwick High School, Mansfield State Teachers College, and Elmira College. He was a seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher at Mansfield Junior-Senior High School from 1959 to 1989. John was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, an Air Force veteran having served from 1951-1954, and was a Club Champion at both the Berwick and Cory Creek Golf Clubs. John was inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame and was also recognized in 2014 for voting in 50 consecutive general elections. John is survived by his wife, June Dreibelbis Rudy; a son, Bruce Rudy and his wife, Maureen of Annville; a daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Berliner and her husband, Rich of Martinsville, N.J.; a brother, Michael Rudy of Berwick; five grandchildren, Kathleen, Melinda, Marybeth, and Jacob Rudy, and Diana Rudy Berliner. He was predeceased by a son, John Paul "J.P." Rudy in 1985; his parents; brothers and sisters Nick, Metro, Mary, Sammy, Steve, Charles, Annie; many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, April 21, at Holy Child Catholic Church, 237 S. Main St., Mansfield, with Rev. Bryan Wright as celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Hose Co., the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933, or a charity of your choice.
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