Family of John and Anne Hudachek
John Hudachek, Mary Hudachek-Buswell '80, Mike Hudachek, Teresa Hudachek Djuric '83, Susan Hudachek '84, Pauline Hamilton Burn and Pamela Burn Marino, both of whom attended Mary Washington in 1951-1953 and 1979-1980 respectively, endowed a scholarship in memory of their parents, John William and Anne Hamilton Hudachek .
Anne Hamilton Hudachek was born on July 28, 1932, in the Panama Canal Zone, and was the older of two girls born to Paul and Eleanore Hamilton. Her father was in the U.S. Army and retired a Colonel. Her mother was a teacher and was raised in an Army family. Anne traveled the world with her parents and sister while her father defended our country. She graduated from Columbus High School, Columbus, Georgia in 1949 and attended Stanford University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Anne met her husband, John Hudachek, whom she affectionately called “Jack,” on the east coast where she worked during the summers in between her studies. Jack was in the U.S. Army and eventually retired with the rank of Major General. She married Jack in San Francisco following her graduation from Stanford. Thus began her next phase in adventures with Jack while he protected freedom around the globe. Anne served as a volunteer in the American Red Cross, raised four children in whom she took great pride in, and became an Enrolled Tax Agent, all the while supporting Jack in his career. She held a deep love for her country, and was the consummate goodwill ambassador during her travels abroad.
John William Hudachek was born on May 21, 1930, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was the older of two children born to Lewis, “Louie,” and Agnes Hudachek. His parents lived on a farm near Mechanicsville, Iowa. During WWII, Louie was recruited by the U.S. War Training Service to train U.S. Army Air Corps pilots on the farm along with his son Jack. His mother ran the farm, and was Jack’s prime supporter throughout her life. Jack lived and worked on the farm in Mechanicsville until he graduated from Mechanicsville High School in 1948. He attended the University of Iowa for two years prior to entering the United States Military Academy. Jack graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from “West Point” in 1954. He served in the Armor branch of the U.S. Army during his 31 years of active duty service. Major General (Retired) John Hudachek was stationed all over the world and received several decorations. He wrote that commanding the 2nd ACR was the most gratifying assignment he had in the Army because of the Regiment’s mission patrolling the Iron Curtain along the Czechoslovakian and East German borders. Jack commanded the U.S. Army's first Computer Command at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. He was devoted to his country, wife Anne, and four children, all of whom have careers involving computer science.
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