POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Bernard L. Rudberg, of Poughkeepsie died on Dec. 14. He was 84.
He was born May 1, 1932, in Camden, to George Bernard Rudberg and Anna Christina Ahlstrom Rudberg. He grew up in Marlton and Franklinville, NJ, graduating from Clayton High School in 1951. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1952, graduated from electronic technician school, and spent a year and a half in El Centro, Calif., and a year and a half on Guam. In 1956, he was hired as a customer engineer by I.B.M. In 1964, he accepted a position as a technical writer for I.B.M. in Poughkeepsie. He spent 11 years in that position before becoming a hardware engineer working in Poughkeepsie, Danbury, and Kingston. He retired from I.B.M. in 1991.
In retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling, making a cross-country road trip in 1987, road trips up and down the East Coast, many visits to California, plus travels to Sweden, England, Germany, Hawaii and Switzerland.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Celeste; three children, Steven, Bruce and wife Lisa, and Nancy Sturm and husband Edwar; three grandchildren, Krista Rudberg and Dillon Rudberg and Edward B. Sturm IV.
He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Barbara.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. at McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, followed by a memorial service with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hopewell Depot Restoration Corporation, P.O. Box 1044, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533.
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