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Steve G. Budischak

January 25, 1919 - April 14, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 98 Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend

Steve Budischak, age 98 of Kennett Square, PA formerly of Wilmington, DE, Valley Stream, NY, and Wheeling, WV died Friday April 14, 2017 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 21yr Navy Veteran, serving in WWII 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); fifteen grandchildren: Katie, Bill, Valerie, Cory, Sarah, Adrian, Dylan, Denali, John, Aimee, Kevin, Nathan, Megan, Evan and Nina: 7 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 6:00 to 8:00 Monday evening, April 24, 2017 and again from 9:00 to 10:00 Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. His Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Church, 212 Meredith Street, Kennett Square, PA. Burial will follow at 1:00 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.

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Kendal Staff Appreciation Fund

P.O. Box 100
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Disaster Relief Fund

125 N. West Street
Alexandria, VA 23317-2754



April 24, 2017 6:00-8:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA.


April 25, 2017 9:00-10:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA.

Funeral Mass

April 25, 2017 10:30 St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA


April 25, 2017 1:00 Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701.


  1. My condolences to the family of Steve Budischak; May the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and mental powers at this sad time. ( Philippians 4:7)

    C. Ford | April 25, 2017 at 7:44 AM
  2. Teri, I pray you’ll feel some comfort from your large impressive family and from all of these sentiments pouring your way. Your loss is great and I pray you’ll have peace in your heart.

    Gary Sokola | April 24, 2017 at 11:02 PM
  3. So sorry for your loss, my condolences to the entire family. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful rest in peace.

    Adele Williams | April 24, 2017 at 3:05 PM
  4. John,
    It has been many years since the last time I saw you, but I remember your dad and your mom from our days at IHM and our youth. Please know your family is in our prayers during this time.
    Guyer & Deborah Boyle
    Macon Georgia

    Guyer Boyle | April 24, 2017 at 1:41 PM
  5. What a privilege to have known Martha and Steve, all the Budischaks, and to have Aggie as a part of our family!

    Sandra Pont | April 23, 2017 at 7:11 PM
  6. Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. We have all of the Budischak family in our prayers. Helene and John Diskau

    Hnelene and JohDiskau | April 22, 2017 at 3:30 PM
  7. What a wonderful family! My condolences and love to all.

    Sandra Pont | April 21, 2017 at 9:07 PM
  8. I’m sorry for your loss and hope the Budishack family can find comfort in the many fond memories over the years. You all must be proud of his accomplishments and the person he was in your lives. God bless you.

    Greg Cuneen | April 21, 2017 at 3:42 PM
  9. I am so sorry for your loss. It was truly a pleasure taking care of Steve and getting to know Martha and you all. I got to see his sense of humor and his determination on a daily basis. He is missed on a daily basis, as are you, his wonderful children, and will continue to be by me for a long time to come. May God bless you all.

    Carla Cochran | April 20, 2017 at 8:30 PM
  10. Thinking of your family, and sending thoughts and prayers. Such a large wonderful family full of much love, and family support. Very happy to have had experiences with your family. Extending our condolences and love.

    Mary and John Schaefer | April 19, 2017 at 5:46 PM
  11. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your father. May you find comfort from your memories of him. Words cannot express the pain you may feel at this time. But know that, the God of all comfort is near those brokenhearted and that He cares for you. Psalms 34:18 and 1 Peter 5:7 May your hearts find peace and comfort at this difficult time.

    Ursula | April 17, 2017 at 11:06 PM

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