WINNSBORO - Mr. George Pudans, 71, of Winnsboro passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017 surrounded by his family. Born in Grevin, W. Germany, George was the son of the late Antone and Veronika Apalis Pudans.
George is survived by his wife of 42 years, Maureen Flannery Pudans; three daughters, Melissa M. Koch, Angela M. Porth, and Katrina M. Dove; four brothers, John, Robert, Richard, and Peter Pudans; one sister, Anna Pudans; five grand-children, Arianna M. McKnight, Ryan R. Stanley, Sophia E. Porth, Sebastian E. Dove, and Olivia M. Dove; and two great grand-children, Brynn N. McKnight, and Grady R. McKnight.
A Vietnam Veteran, George dedicated his career to being a retail manager and spent the last twenty years at Rose’s in Camden after over twenty years managing TG&Y/McCrory’s in Winnsboro. He was well known in Fairfield and Kershaw County by the many customers he helped throughout the years. An avid NASCAR and Carolina Panthers fan, George even managed to end his courageous fight with cancer by a photo finish with significance to his favorite driver of Number 24 and a nod to his five siblings. Always a dedicated family man, George was the example of honor, strength, integrity, and faith and will be missed by them, and especially by his self-termed “perfect choice” and soul mate of over forty years. His family gives thanks that his battle with cancer was short granting him eternal peace.
A memorial service was held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church conducted by Father Bob Higgins.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 162 Highway 321 Bypass North, Winnsboro, SC 29180.
Pope Funeral Home is assisting the Pudans family.
Online condolences can be sent to the Pudans family at www.popefuneralhomesc.com.