KUDRAK, Daniel Jun 24, 1933 – Jan 18, 2021

Daniel R. Kudrak, 87, Kokomo, passed away peacefully on Jan. 18, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Kokomo, Indiana, surrounded by his family.
Born June 24, 1933, in Pittston, Pennsylvania, he was the youngest of 10 children, who all predeceased him.
He won academic medals in many subjects at Scranton Preparatory School and went on to earn a B.S. at the University of Scranton, an M.S. at Boston College and a Ph.D. at Cornell University, all in chemistry. At Cornell, he met another graduate student in chemistry who became the love of his life, Gertrude “Trudy,” and she survives him. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this June. He was extremely devoted to his family and a dedicated caregiver to his wife.
As a young man, he worked for a brief time at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and traveled around the Southwest. He began his professional career as a micro-electronics processing engineer at NCR in Ohio and Colorado and then moved to Kokomo in 1977, just before the blizzard of ’78. After retiring from Delco Electronics / General Motors in 1998, he became a committed volunteer and board member for Meals on Wheels. He also enjoyed serving as a volunteer tutor at Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School. He passed on his lifelong love of music, math and science to his family. His hobbies included traveling, bowling, photography, crossword puzzles and puns.
He will be greatly missed by his wife; his five beloved children, Kenneth Kudrak and wife, Renee, Christine Majors and husband, Larry, Mary Short and husband, Matt, Annette Kudrak and Catherine Fisher and husband, Tom; his eight cherished grandchildren, Natalie Holder and husband, Christopher, Ryan Majors, Graham Fisher, Caroline Majors, Emily Fisher, Anna Fisher, Devon Kudrak and Daniel Fisher; and his newborn great-granddaughter, Khalia Holder.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3155 S. 200 W., Kokomo, followed by interment in Kokomo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Daniel’s memory to Meals on Wheels of Howard County, PO Box 6296, Kokomo, IN 46904. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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