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Wesley A. Rude

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VERNON - Wesley A. Rude, 87, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Franklin.

Mr. Rude, son of the late Abram H. and Phoebe Rude was born in Hamburg Feb. 15, 1926, and had resided in Vernon for the past 58 years.

Mr. Rude was a miner for the NJ Zinc Co., working in the Ogdensburg mine from 1948 to 1953. He then went to work for Plastoid Corp. at their Franklin plant where he worked until 1977. Mr. Rude retired in 1997 from Chester Cable and Wire in Chester, N.Y., where he was a die cutter.

Mr. Rude was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, having served in the 3rd Army, 16th Armored Division under the command of Gen. George Patton. He also was a member of the Drum & Bugle Corps during World War II. Mr. Rude was a member of Wallkill Valley VFW Post 8441 of Vernon.

Mr. Rude loved to read, fish and attend his children's sports and other events. He also enjoyed woodcarving, skiing, gardening and making wine.

Mr. Rude was predeceased by his brothers and sister, Walter Rude, Sonny Tottin and Kay Fredericks. He is survived by his wife, Sarah (Cassidy) Rude; daughters, Bonnie Gaynor and her husband, Jeff, of Franklin, and Vickie Haggerty and her husband, Bill, of Culvers Lake; sister, Jeanette Deichel, of West Milford; grandchildren, Brie Kolan, Aimee Kolan, Devin Haggerty and his wife, Ashlee, and Erin Haggerty; and great-grandchildren, Brody, Briden and Mason; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin. Interment will follow at Frankford Plains Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, NJ 07860.

For directions and online condolences, please see

Funeral Home
F. John Ramsey Funeral Home
One Main St.
Franklin, NJ 07416
(973) 827-7050
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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Feb. 11, 2014
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