Henry "Bud" McQuade
1916 - 2019
June 30, 1916
August 7, 2019
Bethel Funeral Home - Bethel
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Bethel, CT 06801
Henry Scott McQuade
Henry Scott McQuade (Bud) 103 of Redding passed away on August 7th, 2019. He was born on June 30th, 1916 to Henry John and Mary Agnes McQuade of Bronx, NY. He later moved to Yonkers where he attended Yonkers High School for one year. He moved to Connecticut when he was a sophomore and graduated from Danbury High School in 1935. Bud then went on to the University of Connecticut and graduated in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He earned a Master of Science Degree from Yale University and a Sixth Year Degree in Administration from Fairfield University.
Bud was a member of The United States Army from 1943 to 1946 where he was an Altitude Chamber Technician. He developed Night Vision Programs for army pilots and allies. He also developed and instructed ditching and survival programs for B25 crews. These programs ultimately saved many servicemen's lives.
Bud taught at Samuel Staples School from 1952 to June of 1959. He then went on to teach at Joel Barlow High School where he taught science, biology, and oceanography. He eventually became Science Department Chair and Audio Visual Director. He retired in 1977 to pursue interests in world wide traveling, fishing, family and friends, and planting his field of daffodils.
Bud is predeceased by his beloved wife Florence Ayers McQuade. He is survived by his sister Roberta Green of Hemet, California; his nephew Henry Sanford (Mary Ellen); his great-niece Aileen Mozdzer (Robert); his great-great-niece Taylor Rae; a nephew Rufus Ayers (Ruth); nieces Patricia Pavlik (Dave), Joan Birks (Albert) and Ahwren Ayers (Charles Harriman); his goddaughter and great-niece Meghan Alexander (Billy) and lifelong friend Bob Bass (Gloria).
Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. directly at Christ Church Parish, 184 Cross Highway, Redding. Burial will follow at the Redding Ridge Cemetery. Friends may greet the family on Tuesday, August 20th from 4-7 p.m. at The Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT.
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Published by Danbury News Times on Aug. 16, 2019.
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Many fun memories of holidays with Bud and Sis. Puzzles to figure out and Bud's holiday tie that always lit up. There were summer family gatherings playing Bocce ball and everyone was included. Bud was very supportive with a letters, photos, or a phone call. He was my family connection keeping me up to date on east coast family news. I'm very sorry not to have been able to fly in from the west coast and be present at his services, however, he and I were connected in life. I'm grateful to have known him for my life time. Uncle Bud touched many, many lives. He made growing older look easy. And if it helps He and Sis are together now; he wanted that very much. Blessings.
Ahwren Ayers
August 22, 2019
I had Mr McQuade for Earth Science in 9th grade. He had a classroom which faced the Student Parking lot, one day while discussing the Earths surface and deflation's he noticed one of his students had drifted out of the classroom admiring his car parked out back. Without missing a beat, Mr.McQuade said ... Now, you say deflation to Dave Sametz and Dave thinks ..OH NO, MY TIRE laughter erupts in a completely re-engaged class. Well done Sir.
Paula Levesque
August 20, 2019
Bud was my fishing buddy and long time friend.
May he rest in peace.
Don Wicks
August 19, 2019
Mr McQuade was a great teacher at JBHS, I had him for Earth Science in 1974, lots of great stories to keep the class interesting."ROYGBIV". He had amazing driving ability for a person his age! I will miss seeing him sitting in front of his garage, admiring the beautiful daffodils. RIP Scotty.
August 19, 2019
Bud, you were such a sweet, gentle man. Will miss you at the gatherings
Kim D
kim D
August 18, 2019
"Bud", came into my store almost daily until he reached 100. $3 win for life was his game. A wonderful gentleman, great sense of humor, soft spoken. I will miss seeing and speaking with him.Condolences to his famuly. May he rest in peace.
Kim Ribeiro
August 17, 2019
You will be truly missed
Mark Lamanna
August 14, 2019