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Patrick S. Judycki

April 27, 1941 ~ February 12, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

How many people can confidently say, “I’m the best there is”?  Someone who took what life dealt him and made something beautiful with it.

Everyone who knew Patrick S. Judycki felt his strength and confidence simply when he walked in the room.  A commanding presence, he was a trail blazer, large-and-in-charge, with a magnetic personality. 

That magnetic personality came in handy for him as a salesman. Beginning as a young teenager going door-to-door to sell vacuum cleaners, Pat would work his irresistible charm and intelligence. Who could say no to such a good-looking young man with a quick wit and winning smile?  Those traits would continue to bring sales success ultimately earning him the title of CEO, President, and like Frank Sinatra, Chairman of the Board, singing, “and I did it my way!”

In everything he strove for excellence.  He earned recognition as the Outstanding Graduate from Fort Gordon, GA for his military service, in business—Salesman of Year, and on the links—Club Championships as well as multiple holes-in-one.

Many knew Pat as a long-time member of Lakeshore Yacht and Country Club where he initiated the Polish Open. His wide-brimmed hat and plaid pants made him easily recognizable anywhere from the tee to the green.  His integrity and trustworthiness earned him the position of coordinator and “the banker” for any golfing pool.

The kitchen was also a place where friends would find Pat. Starting out in his early teens he cut his chef teeth as a short-order cook at Howard Johnsons.  Later inspired by the likes of Wolfgang Puck and Guy Fieri, Pat enjoyed everything from shopping for the finest ingredients to tweaking recipes to his taste.  It gave him great pleasure to prepare something special for his friends and family, especially his wife, Karen.

He met the love-of-his-life, Karen Olson Judycki, while working as a salesman in Chicago.  The two met living in the same apartment building while Karen was a flight attendant for United. Dazzled by the sleek salesman, Karen quickly said, “I do,” and the two were married on October 10, 1966.  Pat and Karen have enjoyed 55 wonderful years of marriage. 

Patrick leaves behind his wonderful wife, Karen, his two daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and David Conti and Kelly and Mark Miller, his six grandchildren, Rachel, Brennan, Nathaniel, Shay, Christian, and Aidan, as well as his older brother, Raymond Judycki.

Calling hours will be held in honor of Patrick S. Judycki on February 18, 2022  from 2-3pm at North Central Assemblies of God at 7463 Buckley Road, North Syracuse followed by a short service of remembrance at 3pm at the church.  All are welcome to share their stories and memories of a dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

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