Steve Budischak, 98, of Kennett Square, formerly of Wilmington, Valley Stream, N.Y., and Wheeling, W.Va., died Friday, April 14, at Paoli General Hospital. He was the husband of Martha Budischak, with whom he shared 70 years of marriage. Martha predeceased Steve in 2016.
Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Steve was a 21-year Navy veteran, serving in WWII and visiting ports of call around the world. He enjoyed travel, sports, exercising, dancing, and playing cards, especially with Martha. He had an inner strength that enabled him to be there for all his children and grandchildren. Steve's faith and devotion to God was a guiding force throughout his life and a living example to everyone.
Steve is survived by nine children: MaryLou Hawkins (Donald), Elizabeth Miller, Ellen Budischak, Stephen Budischak (Sue), Joseph Budischak (Denise), Teri Jones (Bob), Agnes Pont (John), Michael Budischak (Valann), John Budischak (Lisa); 15 grandchildren: Katie, Bill, Valerie, Cory, Sarah, Adrian, Dylan, Denali, John, Aimee, Kevin, Nathan, Megan, Evan and Nina; seven great-grandchildren: Sawyer, Miles, Julia, Claire, Natalie, Jackson and Reid and many nieces and nephews.
You are invited to visit with Steve’s family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square. His funeral mass will follow at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Meredith Street in Kennett Square. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.
In memory of Steve, flowers may be sent or a contribution may be made to Kendal Staff Appreciation Fund, P.O. Box 100, Kennett Square, PA 19348, or to the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Disaster Relief Fund, 125 N. West Street, Alexandria, VA 23317-2754
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com.