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Bud Phelps was born in Verona, NJ on June 13, 1932 and passed peacefully to be with our Lord on February 2, 2013.
Upon leaving the Air Force, Bud and Joyce moved to Rockledge in 1962 from Greenbelt, MD, to join the Space Program at McDonnell Douglas. He later served and retired as a Mail Carrier for the USPS after serving more than 20 years.
Bud was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockledge, and participated in Christ Renews His Parish, Cursillo and many prayer groups.
Bud leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Joyce, and 4 sons, Steve (Debbie), Mark (Victoria), Chip (Donna), Rick (Kathy); 11 grandchildren; sister, Joan (Harry) Williams of Mims.
Calling hours are 6-8 PM on Wednesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. A celebration of life funeral Mass will be at 4:00 PM on Thursday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Mary's Helping Hands.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2013