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Robert William Hudson

AGE: 73 • Landenberg, PA.

Robert William Hudson, age 73, of Landenberg, PA, died on March 20, 2016 in Wilmington, DE, after a long illness. He was born in Moscow, ID, the son of Herbert William Hudson and Eunice (Cook) Hudson.

Bob graduated from high school in Idaho then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Berkeley, in naval schools and reserve. He then lived in Wilmington to marry Linda, whom he met in 1962. Bob enrolled in the University of Delaware where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering.

He retired from the DuPont Company after 25 years of service and continued his career locally and internationally, co-authoring a process patent. Bob was a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a member of AIChE.

He was a dedicated member of the Nine-Man Bridge Club of Kennett Square. He enjoyed difficult reading, fine dining, genealogy, golf and, in the early years, motorsport rallies.

Bob was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Maguire Hudson; two daughters, Jill Swisher (Eric) and Jane Branch (Colin); four siblings, Thelma Larsen (Chris) of Colorado, James Hudson, Celia Peterson and Suzanne Durbin of Idaho; two adored granddaughters, Aubrey and Camryn Swisher; and extended family.

The family is very grateful to all medical, technical, emergency and caregiving personnel who helped Bob.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at Christ Church Christiana Hundred, 505 E. Buck Road, Wilmington, DE 19807. A private burial at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Church or any worthy charity.

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Published in The News Journal from Mar. 25 to Mar. 27, 2016
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