Richard J. Rudolph

Born: Sat., Jan. 2, 1932
Died: Sat., Jan. 30, 2021


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Richard “Rudy” James Rudolph, 89, of Murrysville, died peacefully Saturday, January 30, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born January 2, 1932 in Troy Hill, son of the late Joseph and Laura Rudolph. He graduated from Shaler High School in 1951. Shortly after marrying his wife, Henrietta Goetz in 1952, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1954. Rudy then attended school for diesel mechanic and was immediately employed by Beckwith Machinery Company, Murrysville. After nearly 40 years of service with Beckwith, he retired in 1992. Richard loved to garden and to share his vegetable and flower plants with his children and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Keith Schantz, three sisters and two brothers. Richard is survived by his wife of over 68 years, Henrietta Rudolph; four daughters, Laura (Dale) Cloud, Becky Mansfield, Vanessa Schantz and Debbie (Bob) Likar; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Due to Covid-19, there will be no visitation and services will be private. If desired, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Three Rivers’ Hospice, Attention Debra Novak, 300 Oxford Drive, Suite 200, Monroeville, PA 15146. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com

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