Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
In Memorial

SUDY, Joseph C.

Sudy, Joseph C. Age 92. Beloved husband of Loretta M. (nee Gehring). Dearest father of Karen Paulin (David), Duane, Peg, and the following deceased; Judith, David, and Daniel. Dear grandfather of Jason, Julie, Jonathon, Renard, Daniel, and Jared. Great grandfather of Michael and Isabel. Dear brother of Jean Chokan and 5 deceased sisters and a brother. U.S. Army veteran and Blue Army administrative officer. Mass of Christian burial Wed. Feb. 15 at 10am at St. John Bosco. Interment Holy Cross. Visitation Tues. 3-8 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow). If desired, the family suggests donations to Holy Family Home 6707 State Rd. Parma, OH 44134. To offer condolences visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. Loretta and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy on your loss of Joe. He was a great support of the Blessed Mother, the Legion, Holy Name Society and many other parish activities. We don’t see that level of dedication much anymore. You were good neighbors as well.

    We are in Florida and cannot attend either the wake or funeral.

  2. Dear Mrs. Sudy, Family and Family of Friends,

    Growing up in the Sacristy of St. John Bosco, it was always such a pleasure to see Joe’s beaming smile. I was always a little bit in awe of Joe and Loretta, both for their dedication to faith and their obvious love for each other. It is that glowing reverence that I will forever remember. Faithfullness and love the rest of us can only aspire to. My mother said that she believed the Blessed Mother herself came to walk Joe Home, and I don’t doubt it one bit. Love, peace and beautiful memories to you all.

  3. Dear Aunt Rhett and Family,
    So sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. Wish we could be there to give you a hug and support but, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God fill you with peace and love.
    Ken And Darlene

  4. Dear Aunt Rhett and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Uncle Joe is without pain and today he is with the Lord and also with Judy, Danny and Dave. He loved and lived life to the fullest and has left us all with many wonderful memories. We will keep these forever in your hearts and minds. May God’s love be a comfort to you all

  5. I was informed of Uncle Joe’s passing by Sister Beverly last evening. Sorry I will not be able to be present for the wake and burial services. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. I hold many pleasant rememberances of times spent with Uncle Joe, as a youth growing up being across the street from Bupcha and Judga (spelling?).

    Much love to all in the family.

    Nephew – Greg

  6. Dear Aunt Rhett, Karen And family,

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Uncle Joe! Aunt Rhett, I have such fond memories of spending evenings with your family when I was a young girl–playing with David and Karen while my mom and dad visited with you and Uncle Joe. You both were always so kind and loving to me. …and even though we lost touch in recent years, I have thought of you all so often. Please know that Uncle Joe–and your entire family– are in my prayers. Please take care!
    Much love,

    Mary Jo Henahan Kleckner

    Much love–Mary Jo Henahan Kleckner

  7. Dear Grandma Loretta,

    We were informed of Gandpa Joe’s passing by Tina (Bryant’s girlfriend) this evening. Our deepest sympathy on your loss of grandpa Joe. The kids were all crying when they heard the sad news. We will always cherrish in our hearts the good memories we had with you and grandpa Joe. We will missed him so much. We wish we could be there to hug you in this difficult time. You will always be in our hearts, our thoughts and in our prayers. May the lord’s love comfort you and your family in this difficult time.

  8. Dear Mrs. Sudy and Karen,

    It has been many years since we have seen each other or even spoken to each other. However, I have cherished memories in my heart from those long ago school days that we shared. Having lost both my parents, I can truly relate to the sorrow and sadness you are experiencing at this time. Your ever so strong faith, that always impressed me, will once again see you through this difficult time.

  9. My deepest sympathy in your loss. Joe was such a holy man of God, devoted to the Blessed Mother – such a great source of inspiration for those of us who knew him, prayed with him and loved him. May he rest in peace.

  10. Dear Loretta,

    Two of my greatest joys in life was being with Joe when he asked me to run for an administrative office in the Blue Army of Cleveland many years ago and when he introduced me to John Haffert at the National Blue Army Conference in1987. As I write this little note to you I am looking at the picture of Joe introducing me to and shaking hands with Mr.Haffert at that conference.
    Remember when I had to come across town to Parma
    Heights to buy my first minivan (one of only two in Cleveland that was “Blessed Mother Blue” in color?) That’s the one that Joe and I
    drove to Washington, NJ to the national conference with you guiding us from the rear seat. No telling where we would have wound up if you hadn’t been there calling out the driving
    Joe will remain in my prayers and will be remembered
    in a very special way this evening at the Marian Movement Prayer
    Cenacle at Sacred Heart of Jesus in South Euclid and Monday evening at the MMP Cenacle at St. Paschels in Highland Heights.
    Best personal regards, sincerest condolences, love
    and much gratitude to you and Joe for your kindness, guidance
    and wonderful friendship so many years ago. I am deeply
    saddened by his passing.

    Dennis Razayeski

  11. Our deepest sympathy to you, Loretta,and we will remember Joe in our prayers often. Jack met Joe 35 years ago and since Joe graduated from J.F.Rhodes and Jack taught there many years after Joe graduated. But there were many of the teachers still there that taught Joe. We had many good stories to tell about that great school. When walking the dog, we’d see Joe outside doing outdoor chores and we always stopped to have a nice chat. We will miss his pleasant talks. There are so many good memories of Joe and you. Like the neighborhood picnics and a time to talk and have a great time with the many nice families. We are very sad and will pray often for him. Jack and Vivian Bonza

  12. To all the family I offer my condolences. I will offer my Mass tomorrow for the repose of his soul. We in the Blue Army remember him fondly in all the national meetings. He was always looking for the good of the Blue Army and he was so happy for what all of you accomplished in Ohio. Now Our Lady will repay him for all his great love for her. May he rest in her arms.

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