Mark Dudwick

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 August 2020 at 11:45 am

Mark DudwickMark Dudwick, of Kent, lost his courageous battle with IPF.

Mark is predeceased by his mother, Janet (Daisy) Dudwick; father, Edwin Dudwick; brother, Dale; and 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; his beloved daughter, Kathryn Eve-Lyn Monica; his three stepchildren, Jeremy Monica of Syracuse, Kami Ann Watkins of Solvay, N.Y. and Randee Elizabeth Szatanek of Solvay; five grandchildren, Joseph, Monica, Jessica, Tyler and Dominic; a sister-in-law and three brothers-in-law, Gloria of Baldwinsville, N.Y., Scott and Ken, both of Baldwinsville, and Tom of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many, many dear friends.

Mark will always be known for his expertise in the antiques field, and for his love for his basset hounds. He was a quick wit and 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 he also worked in banking for a few years. He ended his career in retail by helping to run Ridge Road Station in Holley, the largest Christmas store in Western New York – one of the most wonderful jobs he says he ever had. He loved that job and called himself the “The Head Elf” there.

Mark and Richard traveled all over the world but were always grounded at their home in the woods, which Mark couldn’t believe he owned – “Kentwood,” as he called it. Mark was an avid antique collector who had a business for the last 30-plus years. He enjoyed working with people looking for that special antique. He liked working alongside other antique vendors at The Shops On West Ridge, where he had multiple shops and showcases for the last nine years.

His Celebration of Life Service will be held Sat., Aug. 15, with calling from 11 to 11:30 a.m., with his service to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 21 West Ave., Albion. To watch the livestream of his service, please use this link. Inurnment will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to PAWS Animal Shelter of Albion.

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