Meadville Tribune

December 30, 2013

Gerald (Jerry) R. Dudenhaver

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Gerald (Jerry) R. Dudenhaver, 78, of Meadville passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at home.

Jerry was born on March 2, 1935, a son of the late Elmer and Pearl Schaffner Dudenhaver. On Aug. 5, 1961, Jerry married Dorothy J. Humes; she survives.

He was of the Methodist faith.

Jerry retired in 1990 as vice president of the former Mellon Bank of Meadville after 30 years of service to it and its predecessor banks. Gerald was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1958 to 1960, followed by four years in the Army Reserves, achieving the rank of sergeant (E-5).

He was a lifetime member of Meadville Elks Club 219 and a past board member of the local Salvation Army.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, of 52 years, Jerry is survived by a sister-in-law, Isabel Smith of Saegertown; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Paul, Robert, Clifford, Carl Richard and Clinton.

Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where funeral services will be held at noon, with the Rev. Marshall Lillie, chaplain of Hospice of Crawford County, officiating.

Entombment, with full military Honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, will take place in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute, 16792 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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