Dr. Carol Hudachek

HUDACHEK, Dr. Carol, of Weirton, WV, passed away unexpectedly June 14, 2013.

Carol was born July 2, 1952 in Steubenville, Ohio.

Carol was predeceased by her parents, Joseph Michael Hudachek and Edna Garish Hudachek; and brother, Joseph F. Hudachek.

Carol received her BS in pharmacy from WVU in 1987 and her doctorate of pharmacy from WVU in 2003. Carol had been a pharmacist at Weirton Medical Center for many years. Carol also had a BA in Biology (1973) and MA in Education (1977). She taught at WVNCC and Weirton Madonna High School where she became assistant principal before returning to pharmacy school.

With Carol’s love of teaching and her gift of knowledge, she inspired many of her students to achieve successful careers.

In addition to Carol’s active participation and leadership in many state and national pharmacist associations, Carol also found the time to provide over 250 community and medical presentations and hosted a monthly “Ask the Pharmacist” radio program. She also won numerous awards including the WVPA Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award in 1990 and the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award in 1996 and the National Association of Retail Druggist’s Leadership Award in 1995.

Carol’s survivors include her loving family, Joan Hudachek and her husband, Michael DiCicco and son Daniel of Shrewsbury, MA; Susan Hudachek of Pittsburgh, PA; Jean Hudachek and her fiance, William Bletzer of Grafton, MA; John Hudachek and his wife, Starla and their children, Johnathan and Gracen of Reisterstown, MD; Robert Hudachek of Scottsdale, AZ and many relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton.

Memorial Liturgy will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church with Father Manuel Gelido as celebrant.

Please meet at the church.

Inurnment will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton, WV.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Carol’s memory to the Joseph M. and Edna Hudachek Family Scholarship at West Virginia University. Please include the following in the memo line of the check: IMO Carol Hudachek fund 3Z146.

Checks should be made payable to the WVU Foundation (WVUF). Please mail to: WVU Foundation, One Waterfront Place-7th Floor, Morgantown, WV 26507

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