BRYAN, Texas

Joseph ‘Papa Joe’ Udulutch

May 3, 1932 - Oct. 6, 2011

Joseph "Papa Joe" Udulutch, 79, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the St. Joseph Manor.

Joseph was born May 3, 1932, in Milwaukee, to Theodore Jr. and Alice Udulutch. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy as he served during the Korean Conflict.

Joseph married his wife, Beverly, on Feb. 28, 1975. They were both longtime residents of Wisconsin, having owned and operated Budget King Hotel in Wisconsin Rapids for a number of years. They have lived in the Bryan-College Station area for 14 years, after moving from Wisconsin.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Theodore and Paul Udulutch; his sister, Martha Thomson; and his parents.

Survivors include his loving wife, Beverly Udulutch of Bryan; sons, Joseph C. Udulutch of Franklin, Robert Udulutch (wife Kim) of Waukesha, Ted Udulutch and Vinny Valente of Deland, Fla., and David Udulutch of St. Simons Island, Ga.; daughters, Julie Udulutch (husband James Smolinski) of Dayton, Ohio, Kim Patterson of Pensacola, Fla., Karen Werner of Milwaukee and Barbara Symons (husband Lyle) of College Station, Texas; brother, Father Paul Valley "Uncle Jim" of New Mexico; sister, Constance Weber of Waukesha; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life memorial ceremony was held Monday, Oct. 10, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan.

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. For more information, call 979-822-3717 or visit online at