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Dudley A. Autio M.D.

Dudley A. Autio M.D.

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May 14, 2014
When I was visiting Dudley in New Hampshire in the late 50's my 10 year old red Cadillac convertible for which I had paid $300 just died as I was cruising along the Hampton Beach shore. I was able to reach Dudley by phone and get the car towed back to the garage in "Happy Hampton". I was taking with Dudley in the family store when he got a phone call and suggested I have a seat. The bad news was that the car was not repairable without taking out the radiator and engine. I got enough for it as a junk car in order to buy busfare home. I also remember riding around to several banks with Dudley to make deposits to cover accounts as the money was tight at that time. We also played a round of golf while I was there, an endeavor at which I was the only one in my family with out that particular skill. My ball went into the side of a bunker and I succeeded only in driving it deeper into the turf. Dudley came over, lifted the ball out of where it was dug in, placed it on top of the bunker and said "Try again Schulze!" I think of Dudley and his mother Mildred every time I write a check, because I copied her way of writing the word "and" on a slant when writing dollars and cents. So many memories of Dudley and the group of American expatriots in Vienna in 1956. Best to you and your family, Fanny. Gene
March 09, 2014
Our Condolences to Fanny and family as I just came across this notice. Impressed with the messages from persons with fond memories of Dudley, just as we have. We'll miss him just as all his friends do.
December 28, 2013
When Dr. Autio opened his private office at 315 Calhoun St. in downtown Charleston, S.C., he hired me as his secretary. After about 16 yrs. of working together downtown we had to leave the building that was owned by Roper Hospital and find a new place to set up shop. It was to Summerville we went but for me things were never the same. At 315 Calhoun St., the space was very intimate and cozy with plants that after 36 yrs., the very same ones, are now back at his home on James Island and flourishng after all these years. You see, the Dr. Autio I knew as an employee, was full of love of the earth in so many aspects. He always had plants surrounding him and took delight in gardening. He was an avid bird-watcher and loved having them visit the front porch where he placed a water center for them. I have never worked for such a dear person before. His care in little things was a great example to me. He took delight in making his special brew of coffee which he prepared and made for certain coffee-loving patients.
He was my boss yet so much more to me. When I moved on with my life, we remained in touch for all these years and Fanny and I have become life-long friends. I know we will be able to cry and laugh together and hopefully the laughter and remembrances will be able to heal some of the immediate loss. Goodbye, my dear boss, thank you for your sweetness and kindness to me and for putting up with my short-comings for so many years. The world we cannot see with our eyes must be holding you tight in its' arms for you are one of the special ones that have passed this way
December 27, 2013
Dudley Autio was a Scout in Troop 177 of Hampton, New Hampshire for over five years. He earned the Eagle Scout rank on the 2nd of October 1946 along with three other members of Troop 177. He continued to serve the troop as a junior leader for at least another three years. We are proud of his accomplishments and thankful for the time he spent with us. We send our condolences to his family and friends.
December 10, 2013
I livied at Hampton Beach and Hampton, N.H. for over 60 years and remember Dudley as his parents owned businesses at Hampton Beach for many years. He attened local schools and may have rode the bus with me to school.
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. May God Bless!
Phyllis Hefler
Springield , Ohio formerly of H
Hampton and Portsmouth N.H. I was formerly Phyllis Stickney

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Dudley Autio , with friends, Arthur Traub, Ernie Byers, and Marty Wisse holding Channel Bass caught fishing  "Dynamite Hole."

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