Frank R. Juodaitis, of Endwell
Frank R. Juodaitis, 91, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. The son of Kastantas & Mary Juodaitis, Lithuanian immigrants, Frank was one of the last first-generation Lithuanian baby boomers. He became the patriarch and cornerstone of the family and he appreciated living the American dream. He is survived by his deeply cherished sweetheart of 63 years, Jennie Duffek. Together they built their family on a strong foundation of love, faith and hope. Survived by his cherished children and he was very proud of their accomplishments; Judy & Carl Tewksbury, Kathy & Anthony Roma, Richie & Joli Juodaitis, and Kim Juodaitis. He leaves his legacy of love, strength and commitment to his precious grandchildren; Amanda Tewksbury, Ryan Tewksbury, Anthony Roma, Emily Roma and “R.J.” Juodaitis. Also survived by his two sisters, Mary Ann Sadauskas and Marlene & Tom Gramata. Frank was a graduate of JCHS Class of 1950; also attended the Lowell School of Business. He was one of the first Steering Committee members of the JCHS Alumni 50-year club. Service to his community and his faith always came after ‘family first’. He enjoyed his family most of all. He was a lifelong dedicated and devoted member of St. Joseph’s Lithuanian Church, where he served as Trustee, Usher, President of Choir, and Chairman of annual events. At the Church of the Holy Trinity he served on the parish council, was a past President of the Holy Name, belonged to the Men’s Club and volunteered as a funeral altar server and at the funeral brunches. Frank’s work ethic started early and he was later employed by Kroehler Mfg., Ozalid and retired from IBM Corp. with over 32 years of service. He was a proud US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged. As an American Patriot he continued to serve his country for 30 years in the USAR and retired as Master Sergeant. Frank was a member of the Board of Realtors for 20 years. His extensive community involvement led him to lifelong friendships at Endwell Greens CC, the TCGA, and Midway Bowling. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 346 Prospect St., Binghamton. Family will receive friends at the church from 8:30 AM until the time of the Mass at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mercy House. Arrangements by Bednarsky Funeral Home, Inc.
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