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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
William Rudloff

William H. Rudloff

Monday, June 14th, 1937 - Thursday, December 27th, 2018
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William H. Rudloff (Bill) passed away on December 27, 2018 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center with family by his side.

Born in Poughkeepsie, NY on June 14, 1937, Bill graduated from Arlington High School, class of 1954. He then went on to earn degrees from Alfred Tech in Alfred, NY and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Bill married the love of his life, Norma (Neeley), on March 29, 1958. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past year.

Bill started his career as a mechanical engineer in Rochester, NY where he worked for 12 years before returning home to LaGrangeville to establish a business of his own. After twelve years in business, he joined IBM, eventually becoming a manager and working in both the Fishkill and Poughkeepsie locations.

During the 70's and 80's, Bill was a member of the Lagrange Lions Club. While serving as President of the club (1981-82), he came up with the idea of building a bandshell in Freedom Park (Town of Lagrange, NY) and was instrumental in organizing volunteers for its construction. After retiring from IBM in 2000, Bill followed his lifelong passion for airplanes and learned to fly. He became a pilot and a member of the Grasshopper Flying Club and continued to fly recreationally until shortly before he passed.

Bill is survived and very much missed by his beloved wife Norma and their three children, daughter Connie Kuusisto and her husband Stephen of Syracuse, NY, son David Rudloff of Williamsburg, VA, and daughter Karen M. Rudloff of Manchester, NH. Also blessed to have had him in their lives are six grandchildren: Tara Connell, Ross Connell, Michael Rudloff, Kyle Bedell, Christian Bedell, and Amy Bedell. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Ernst and Margarethe (Bardenhagen) Rudloff, sister Marion Rudloff Breck, and daughter-in-law, Karen (Johnson) Rudloff.

A Celebration of Life service is being planned for Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11am at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie where Bill was a member. Please visit Bill's "Book of Memories” online at https://www.mchoulfuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3684329/Rudloff-William/service-details.php for further details as they become available.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Smile Train, 633 Third Ave., 9th floor, New York, NY 10017 or by visiting www.smiletrain.org.
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    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First Evangelical Lutheran Church
    Address
    325 Mill Street
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
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    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Smile Train, 633 Third Ave., 9th floor, New York, NY 10017 or by visiting www.smiletrain.org.

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Connie Kuusisto

Posted at 02:16pm
Dear Dad, To borrow from the book "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My (Daddy) you'll be." Love Always, "P.."
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Harry Pierson

Posted at 02:08pm
Bill and I were old friends back in the neighborhood we grew up in. My prayers to the family Jane and Harry Pierson Harry Pierson, Bradenton, FL
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Andy Schaufelberger

Posted at 02:07pm
January 6, 2019 Bill was one of those great guys from that great generation..........you naturally respected him simply because of who he was. The last time we saw each other was at the airport and he was in good spirits, since he had just been up flying. All of us in the flying club will miss him very much. My condolences to his family. Andy Schaufelberger, Beacon, NY
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Deborah Heath

Posted at 04:38pm
We are sorry for your loss.
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Jeffry Bulson

Posted at 10:26pm
I am a member of the same flying club as Bill. He will be missed. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say to everyone.
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Bill was not active on Facebook but he did upload this photo of himself doing what he most loved to do. He learned to fly AFTER he retired, thereby fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a pilot.
Norma's favorite photo of her beloved Bill.
Bill Rudloff and Norma Neeley were married March 29, 1958.
Bill and Norma Rudloff recreating their wedding photo, same place, on their 50th wedding anniversary.
50th Wedding Anniversary
Bill and Norma celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary March 29, 2018.
Pilot Bill in flight over Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.
June 13, 2015. Bill caught a foul ball.
Bill and Norma, Christmas 2014
Bill with my mom and Norma during a visit just a couple of years prior to my mom's death. It was a highlight during her illness. They are life-long friends and had a very nice visit near the Pennsylvania border.
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