Brenda Marlene Sarah Hudock Kmetz, 79 of Star Junction, PA, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2019.
She was born May 13, 1940 in Star Junction, in her family home, daughter of Martin "Mush" and Sarah Martha (Pike) Hudock.
Her goal in life was to be "The best Wife and Mother that I could be and God gave me that with the best family I could ask for"
Apart from being a wonderful Wife and Mother, Brenda also worked as a Hairdresser for over 30 years, Owner and Operator of the Cruisin Diner for 10 years, cooked at several restaurants, worked in the sewing factory at Perry, delivered newspapers, baby sitter for Dr. Bonucci's daughters, worked at the Perry Drug Store and Gene & Boots Store. Also volunteered at Bingo three times a week and provided hair care at the Senior Center. Also had her hand in the Political forum as the Democratic Committee Women, as well as driving people to polls and to Central Committee.
Brenda wanted to say a Special Thank You to Michele Kmetz and Nicole Kmetz the most wonderful daughters-in-law in the world, Renee Harvey and Susie Battaligini, my wonderful nieces and Tammee Barch, "Thank You for all that you've done for me over the years".
Lastly, Brenda wanted to Thank the medical staff of Dr. Tonkonow's office, Mon Valley Hospital's Oncology Department, Dr. Isaac and the radiation team, Ashley and Patty at OSPTA Hospice. She wouldn't have made it without them!
She is survived by her loving husband of 55 wonderful years, Paul John Kmetz, her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Nicole Kmetz, Brenden and Michele Kmetz, Matthew Kmetz and Tammee Barch; five grandchildren, Savannah Prue, Dalton Kmetz, Staci Kmetz, Paul Kmetz and Connor Kmetz; four nieces and nephews, Renee and Paul Harvey, Nicky And Nikki Petrus, Susie Battaligini and Brian Coleman, and Bobby Petrus; great nieces and nephews Erica Harvey, Nicholas Harvey and Anthony and Mandy Battaligini; great-great nephew Camden Battaligini and great-great niece Amaya Battaligini..
She was proceeded in death by her parents; sister Shirley Petrus and brother-in-law, Nick Petrus and brother, Larry Pike..
Family and Friends will be received Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 1 to 7 pm in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home,Inc., 334 Main St., Fayette City, PA. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com
Blessing Service will be held Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:30 am in the funeral home with Rev. Efren Ambre officiating.
Interment will follow in the St. John's Cemetery, Perryopolis, PA 15473.
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