Jack Martin Rude, 61, of Gouldsboro, died Monday at home. He was the husband of Joann Pastore Rude and they celebrated 36 years of marriage.
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Born in Carbondale, son of Mildred Fredo Gigliotti of Carbondale and the late Floyd "Jack" Rude, Jack served in the Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Fortify. Before retiring, he worked as an electrician at the Tobyhanna Army Depot for 32 years. Jack was a lifetime member and past commander of Tobyhanna Memorial VFW Post 509 and a member of the Wall-Sebring American Legion Post 274 in Gouldsboro. Jack's pride and joy were his sons, Jim and Jack, who he made sure followed in his footsteps as avid Philadelphia Eagles fans. He also enjoyed golf, fishing and traveling with his family.
Also surviving are his sons, James W. Rude, Madison Twp.; and Jack W. Rude, Brookhaven and his fiancée, Cheryl Liuzzi; brothers, James Gigliotti and wife, Linda, Carbondale; Tom Rude and wife, Kathleen, Simpson; and Robert Rude and wife, Debbie, Eynon; many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his stepdad, James Gigliotti.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, 3 First St., Spring Brook Twp., to be conducted by the Rev. Eric Luczak, pastor of Maple Lake and Daleville United Methodist churches, to be followed by military honors.
Friends may call from noon until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tobyhanna Memorial VFW Post 509, P.O. Box 373, Tobyhanna, PA 18466-0373; or Wall-Sebring American Legion Post 274, P.O. Box 55, Gouldsboro, PA 18424. To leave an online condolence, visit www. strauchfuneralhomes.com.
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Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 22, 2014