Rose Hudecek

Rose A Hudecek

1920 - 2023

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Obituary of Rose A Hudecek

Rose Rehanek Hudecek passed away quietly at home in Jewett on January 15, 2023.  Rose was born in Czechoslovakia on December 30, 1920  to Anna (Kana) and Anton Rehanek.  They came to New York in 1921 and lived in the Czech section of NYC for many years.  She met Martin Hudecek at their local Czech club and most of their dates were dancing at the club, or visits to the 1939 World’s Fair where Martin played trumpet in the band at the Sokol exhibit. 

In 1945, they moved to Ashland, and in 1950 settled in Jewett where they had a chicken farm raising hatching eggs.  They were a test farm for several Cornell University chicken programs.  Soon, they were operating a meat cutting operation for the local farmers.

Rose was always active in WAJ school activities, including room parent, and Girl Scout leader.  She was an avid bowler and is still remembered by former bowling friends.  She worked at the Jewett Polls for elections where she always beat out the calculator when it came to tallying votes, just with a pencil and her mind.  For many years she was a member of St Theresa’s Women’s Altar Society, and her booth at the bazaars was the jewelry counter. 

Rose was predeceased by her husband, Martin, her son Ken, her son-in-law John LoPresti and her brother, John Rehanek .  She leaves behind her son, Marty and wife Joan Hudecek, daughter Janet Hudecek, daughter Judith LoPresti, granddaughters Karen Jenks and husband Tyler, and Stacey Hudecek Richardson.  Plus her grandsons John (Jay), Anthony and wife Tricia, and David LoPresti.  As well as greatgrandaughters :  Kelsey and Raury Richardson and Chloe and Claire Jenks. 

Many thanks to Columbia Greene Hospice for their kindness and compassion.  They facilitated Rose’s decision to remain in the home she loved.  Thanks to Greene County Dept of Aging for providing Rose with her PERS button, and ElliQ robot to ensure a safe environment.  Technology that put instant response at the touch of a button. And sound of her voice. 

The richness of her life was measured by the number of friends she had.