From a contemporary press report:
John Charles Hudock, 84, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who later held accounting posts with organizations in the Washington area, died March 10, 2001, at the Leewood nursing home in Annandale. He had diabetes.
Colonel Hudock had lived in Springfield before entering the nursing home about two years ago.
He served in the Corps for 30 years before retiring from active duty in 1965. He then spent five years with the Westinghouse company in Baltimore. He worked for Woodward & Lothrop department stores in Alexandria from 1971 to 1978, and then for the American Automobile Association in Fairfax County until retiring altogether in 1982.
Colonel Hudock, a Pennsylvania native, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1935.
During World War II, he served in the Pacific and in the China-Burma-India theater. He received a wartime commission and served as a disbursement officer. He served in Korea during the conflict there and was working as a Corps paymaster when he retired.
His decorations included the Navy Marine Commendation Medal.
Colonel Hudock's hobbies included travel, golf and collecting coins and stamps.
His wife of 49 years, the former Norma C. Spillman, died in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, the former Dee Morgan, whom he married in 1996 and who lives in Springfield; three sons from his first marriage, Jack, of Arnold, Steve, of Springfield, and Mike, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; a half sister; a half brother; and five grandchildren.
HUDOCK, JOHN CHARLES, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.)
On March 10, 2001. Beloved husband of Dee Morgan and the late Norma Hudock; father of John, Steven and Michael Hudock; sister of Kathryn Marcinak. Grandfather of seven and great-grandchildren of five. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at 10:45 a.m. at Ft. Myer Chapel. Interment to follow at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7203 Poplar St., Annandale, VA 22033.
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