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Stanley John Dudrick, M.D.
January 18, 2020

New Hampshire

Stanley J Dudrick, M.D., age 84, formerly of Nanticoke, passed away on January 18, 2020 at his home in New Hampshire.

Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Stanley and Stephanie Jachimczak Dudrick.

Dr. Dudrick was a graduate of Nanticoke High School, Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

A humble yet charismatic man of exceptional talent and compassion, he was ever grateful to
God, country, family and friends for making him the man he became. Everyday, he cherished his heritage and the adventures and experiences he enjoyed while growing up in the Wyoming Valley. Although he left Nanticoke after high school, Nanticoke never left him as a teenager in his heart.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister: Sonya Gold.

Dr. Dudrick is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Theresa M. Keen; children: Susan Burkholder, Dr. Paul Dudrick, Carolyn Henry, Stanley Dudrick, Holly Dudrick, Anne Dudrick;
16 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother: Daniel Dudrick, Westchester; sister: Irene Brown, Downingtown.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 11 AM in St. Faustina Parish, main site, Nanticoke. Those attending are asked to proceed directly to the church.

Family and friends may call on Friday evening from 5 to 8 PM at St Faustina Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Arrangements by Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Dudrick’s memory can be made to “GSCOM to benefit Dudrick Goldstein Endowment”, “Misericordia University Advancement”, or a charity of your choice.

Guestbook Entries

My deepest sympathy on your loss.

Nancy Oshirak Clerkin (8 months ago)

Very sorry to hear of Dr Stanley Dudrick's Passing. He was a living legend who impacted the careers of many thousands of practitioners including physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, nurses and researchers. He was instrumental in shaping my career as a clinical nutrition pharmacist for which I am very grateful. Dr Dudrick was a brilliant and humble man who I had the privilege and honor to meet at a few ASPEN meetings. His legacy will live on forever. We will miss him.

Robert Quercia (8 months ago)

Friend, teacher, practitioner and ground breaking researcher who change the world of medicine for the benefit of people in need. Great statesman and beacon for the profession

Frank B Cerra MD (9 months ago)

Not only a pioneer, not only a scientist, not only a superb surgeon, but a great human being, humble and generous. Dr. Stanley John Dudrick was and still is an inspiration for anyone interested in clinical nutrition all around the world. Thank you for your legacy and your example. God bless you.

Luis Galindo-Mendoza, MD, PHD, FACS (9 months ago)

Had read & studied his work and began internship in 1978, a time when as a surgical intern I had to personally mix the TPN for my patients. Was later honored to have him as an examiner for oral boards.

Kenneth Bruce Jones MD FACS (9 months ago)

So sorry to hear of Dr. Stanley Dudrick's passing. I knew of Dr. Dudrick by reputation only until I had the opportunity to meet him in 1989 when he was one of my examiners for the surgery oral board examination. He was one of my initial examiners and proceeded to continue asking the same question that I had no idea how to answer. When it was time for me to move on to the next examiner he paused and gently grabbed my arm and in a calm voice whispered kind words of encouragement into my ear. I was able to collect myself after that and proceeded to complete the board examination successfully. I will never forget that simple act of human decency and empathy. Years later I had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Dudrick by telephone on a conference call (he was kind enough to consult with my associate and me on a difficult nutritional problem). When I reminded him of how we met he seemed to recollect the incident and we all had a good chuckle. A great surgeon and consummate gentleman who will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences to his family.

Lincoln Pranikoff MD, FACS (9 months ago)

My deepest condolences.

Denise Mack Fraser, MD, FACS (9 months ago)

I am one of thousands of physicians that his knowledge and expertise touched and helped me save innumerable patients due to his accomplishments. The surgical world has lost a giant. Very sorry for his loss.

F. Idjadi, M.D., F.A.C.S. (9 months ago)

Our prayers are with the entire Dudrick family at this time of loss. We have fond memories of working with Dr Dudrick at St Mary’s Hospital. He was truly a Giant in Medical/Surgical history. May he RIP. Love and prayers always.

Jeanne St Pierre and Bernadette Kitchen (9 months ago)

I am so very sorry for your loss. I am so grateful and privileged to have met and worked with Dr. Dudrick, even if it was for a short while. His smile and wink meant so much to me. The lives of so many people in this world have been enhanced thanks to his great accomplishments as scientist, physician, educator, mentor and of course family man. Thank You Dr. Dudrick! GOD Bless!

Christian Carbe, PhD (9 months ago)

I had the pleasure of meeting an incredible person, a person who has taught and transmitted his knowledge with enormous generosity. Thanks to him thousands and thousands of lives have been saved. A man always willing to give a smile and that smile was sincere, always. He who thanked me for the honor of having been invited to a party when we were grateful, he with his presence had honored the party. These days I found the exact words I wanted to convey when I learned of the death of dear Dr. Stanley Dudrick. It is a thought of an Argentine philosopher and poet, Santiago Kovadloff “To die well is to die on time. There is no worse hell than to attend the funeral of one's own desaires. At the funeral of our passions. That is why ... death is what stalks us every day, that sterilizes us, what makes us became callous. The absence of purpose, apathy, detachment from living beings ... That is the death that kills and not the one that comes later. Therefore, we implore death to surprise us when still thirsty, exercising the joy of creating and to turn us off when we're still on. " Dear and admired Dr Stanley Dudrick, you have left your body when you were still shining and left us a legacy that will remain on and bright forever.

Gustavo Kliger (9 months ago)

He did treat us like his children, We do stand on his shoulders and see as far as we do because of him. Thank you so much Dr. Dudrick for all you did for me, us and yours as well as my patients. You, sir are the river that’s runs through all our hearts, minds and hands!!! Thanks so much in sharing your successes and your setbacks too. I got through a very difficult operation 8 months ago, because of your first pinciples, words ringing still in my head. Tears well up as I write this, I’m sorry for not reaching out more these many years. I so much enjoyed our meeting in Chicago with Will Chlosta many years ago. The world dims without you both in it. This heartache, we all share with your family, left behind, Rest In Peace Sir!

Ashwin Maharaj Class of ‘97 (9 months ago)

I served with Stan on the Franklin & Marshall College Board of Trustees. I knew no finer man. Stan was entirely down-to-earth. There was not a hint of arrogance about him. He guided me as a neophyte trustee. He was a man of great accomplishments in his chosen field, mentored many young physicians, and will be missed by all who knew him. Saddened as I am, I will always fondly remember Stan and his life so well lived.

Robert D. Carl, III (9 months ago)

I feel honored and blessed to have know Dr. Dudrick ! He was an amazing man and a living legend. His words of wisdom, kindness and unconditional support helped pave the way for me and many of my colleagues to success! Will be forever remembered Rest in peace our BOSS Salim

Salim Abunnaja (9 months ago)

Please accept my most sincere condolences. I owe everything in my career to Dr. Dudrick. There are no words to describe the loss..... I will keep trying to keep my mouth shut, my head down (you know I was never good at that...) and work my ass off, Boss, and I will remember you, every day. Always

Emilia Krol (9 months ago)

Dr.Dudrick took me under his wing as a young surgical resident. He was instrumental in helping me obtain a competitive surgical fellowship at Yale University- I can honestly say I would not be where I am as an attending Surgeon at NYU Langone without his help, support, inspiration and guidance. I will cherish his memory.

Magdalena PLASILOVA MD PhD (9 months ago)

I am sorry to hear of Dr. Dudrick's passing and am sure he will be missed by many. My condolences to his family.

Jacquelyn Quin (9 months ago)

Dr. Dudrick will always stand out as one of the finest individuals I have ever met. He was wise, witty, honest, caring, unassuming, and a joy to listen to! Loved hearing his stories! I am forever grateful to have had an opportunity to be his friend. God Bless you Dr. Dudrick!!!

Karen Arscott, D.O. (9 months ago)

I am eternally grateful to have had Dr. Dudrick as a mentor at TCMC and in my initial years of residency. No one can deny his brilliance, but it was his humility that I believe was his greatest quality. I am also privileged to have met his wonderful wife Terry, who makes the best Sloppy Joes around! Dr. Dudrick--your legacy in surgery, medicine, and the world will never be forgotten. Thank you.

Gregory Jones (9 months ago)

So sorry to hear the news about Dr. Dudrick. He gave me my first job, was my mentor, teacher, and friend. He was pivotal in my life. He shared with his trainees his wisdom and love for patients and families. He made me feel like another son. I share the pain with his family whom I have known for over 40 years. He will be missed. Mario

Mario Kapusta (9 months ago)

I will go to Hospital tomorrow I will change a central line dressing, I will calculate caloric and protein requirement I will use electrocautery only when needed I will take care of Patients, just like You thought me You will be watching me from above in Haven, and I will try to make You proud Thank You for everything Boss

Jacek Paszkowiak (9 months ago)

Dr Dudrick was a mentor and friend. Not only was he an outstanding clinician and researcher, but he was a true friend who always went above and beyond to provide guidance.His invaluable advice and opinion has influenced me greatly throughout my career. Condolences to Theresa and the whole family.

Wilfred Brown (9 months ago)

I am very proud to know and be trained by the Boss Dr Stanley Dudrick He will be missed and his memory and his brilliant achievements will live forever.

Abdulmasih Zarif MD FACS (9 months ago)

My sympathies to you on Dr Dudrick’s passing. It was a honor to know him and an inspiration to spend time with him. My fondest memory is of him introducing my wife and me to Taylor Street Cafe in San Francisco where I still visit every time I’m there. The world is a better place because of him and we are better people because we got the chance to know him. Rest In Peace.

Christopher Tasik (9 months ago)

So sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Stan, husband, father, relative,mentor, friend and life-saver to many throughout his life. To me, he was a cousin who stood as a role model .for all.

Barbara (Guzik) Reginato (9 months ago)

I join the many in sharing my deepest condolences for your loss. Dr. Dudrick, Stan as he preferred to be called, was kind, dedicated, inspirational, caring and a true innovator. His intellect and skill improved and saved the lives of many. His kind, gentle and humorous manner made the lives of even more better. He is missed at GCSOM and surely wherever he shared his laugh.

Ida L. Castro, GCSOM (9 months ago)

I am very sorry for your loss. Dr. Dudrick was a brilliant and humble caring man who helped so many. I know the Lord will keep him in eternal peace and happiness.

Mike Stachowiak (9 months ago)

Theresa and family, So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. He surely left his mark on all who knew him. He was a trusted mentor and confidant when I was a young department chair at St. Mary’s Hospital and I benefited greatly from his wisdom and friendship. May the love and support of friends and family give you strength in this difficult time.

Stanley J. Dudrick, MD (9 months ago)

God gave me two wonderful brothers and I am eternally grateful to Him. I’ve been very blessed. Love dear Stash and dear Dan and the amazing women they chose. Grateful for Terry & Peg

Irene Dudrick Brown (9 months ago)

Dr. Dudrick was a driving force in my career, although I did not realize it until after I left St Mary's hospital, in CT. He was always generous with his time, his knowledge and wisdom. His residents were like his children in many respects. We all stand on his shoulders.

Alicia McKelvey (9 months ago)

Dr Dudrick was instrumental in my early career development. He was encouraging and supportive as well as a true role model. He will be missed.

Alan Dardik (9 months ago)

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