Rudolph Soland Guttebo passed away on May 13, just two weeks shy of his 94th birthday, at home with his family at his side.
He is survived by Donna, his wife of 70 years and his son, Gary.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeffrey, his father Rudolph Larson Guttebo, his mother Amelia and his sister Dorothy Michaelson, all of Seattle.
Rudy was very proud of his service in the Navy, serving during WWII and in Korea. He liked to recount how he happened to be in a radio room by himself on the USS Bataan (CVL-29) and was one of the first to pick up a code originating from a Soviet submarine operating in the vicinity.
He graduated from the University of Washington and began a teaching career at Bainbridge Island, Washington, where he served as Commander of the local American Legion.
After 33 years as an educator, and one of the earliest to utilize personal computers in the classroom, Rudy retired from teaching at San Lorenzo Valley Junior High in Felton, CA, the community where he lived for 60 years. He then went into business (The Computer Room) with his son, Gary, for 15 years.
In his younger years Rudy enjoyed playing basketball, softball, skiing, rowing (U of W) and mountain climbing. He once summited three Washington mountains in one weekend!
In the 60's, many weeknights were spent bowling with friends at Felton Bowl.
Rudy was an avid golfer and a long time member of Pasatiempo Golf Club. In later years he both loved and played bocci ball with fellow Sons in Retirement.
Rudy really loved talking with people. He was a 'lifelong learner' with interests in science, health and spiritual enlightenment.
During his lifetime he was a docent at Henry Cowell State Park, a volunteer for both Sheriffs Office and the Felton Community Hall, and a member of Life Long Learners at UCSC, S.V. Senior Center, and the Elks Club and SIRS.
We are especially grateful for the wonderful support provided by Hospice of Santa Cruz County during the days and weeks prior to his passing.
Rudy was interred with military honors in a private ceremony held at Felton Cemetery.
Published by Scotts Valley Press Banner from Jul. 29 to Aug. 5, 2021.