David P. Rudolph
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YORK David P. "Butch" Rudolph, 67, died Thursday, February 20, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Elizabeth J. (Akin) Rudolph, with whom he celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on August 15, 2013. Born November 18, 1946, in York, son of the late David B. and Margaret (Sipe) Rudolph, he had worked for the York City Highway Department, retiring after 43 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the Vigilant Social Club, Rooster Club, West York Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8951, Red Lion American Legion Post #543, and the Loyal Order of Moose. In addition to his wife, Mr. Rudolph is survived by two sons, David P. Rudolph, II and his wife, Tina M. of York, and Joseph W. Rudolph and his wife, Crystal M. of Lebanon; two grandchildren, David Martin and Lillian Rayne; two sisters, Mary Baublitz and Theresa Welsh; and a brother, Bernard Rudolph. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Pat Baublitz. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 26, at Workinger Semmel Funeral Homes and Cremation, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York, with the Rev. Richard B. Starr officiating. Viewing will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Rose Cemetery. KuhnerAssociates.com
Published by York Daily Record on Feb. 23, 2014.
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Happy Anniversary Butch. It is never going to be the same without you. I stay strong for our children but you know how much we miss you. I know you do...........love you forever.
elizabeth rudolph
August 15, 2021
Happy Fathers Day Dad. We love and miss you every day.
David
Son
June 20, 2021
Happy Father’s Day dad! We love you and miss you so much.
Joe Rudolph
Son
June 20, 2021
Happy Father's Day Butch. Your family was everything to you. I love you.
Betty Jo
June 20, 2021
On Memorial Day as I do every day, I think of you. I miss you so much Butch. You will be in my thoughts forever. You are the love of my life.
Betty Jo
May 31, 2021
Today is seven years since you have passed. It started snowing two days ago and made me think of you. I realized it has snowed in this week every year since you passed. I know you always loved it even though it meant long hard hours at work and away from the family. It's what you did to take care of the City.
David
February 20, 2021
I is 7 years since you passed away Butch. I was thinking about you this morning as I watched it snow. I remember before you retired as you would get ready to go to work in the snow, you would be kind of excited. When I think about it now I realize you were proud of what you did and I was proud of you. I miss you so much.
February 19, 2021
There are certain things that make me think about you more than usual. Valentine's Day is one of them because you were literally the love of my life. February 20 it will be 7 years that we lost you and it seems like yesterday. We miss you so much.
Betty Jo
February 14, 2021
Merry Christmas Dad. We love and miss you every day.
David
Son
December 25, 2020
Merry Christmas dad. We love you and miss you! We know you are watching over us like you always did!

We love you
Joe Rudolph
Son
December 25, 2020
Thinking of you. I know how much you liked Christmas Butch. I wish you were here with me. I miss you more than you know.
December 24, 2020
Memories of you fill our hearts with love on Thanksgiving and every day.
Betty Jo
November 26, 2020
Happy Birthday dad. We love and miss you. Lilly’s 16th birthday is coming up. I wish so much you could see how big she has gotten! You’d be so proud of her!

Love you.

Joe
Joe Rudolph
Family
November 18, 2020
Happy birthday Dad. We love and miss you very much. Love David and Tina.
David Rudolph
November 18, 2020
Happy birthday Butch. The only thing that gives me strength is our family. I know they miss you too. I would love to have you grin at me again and see the shine in your eyes.
Betty Jo
November 17, 2020
appy Fathers Day dad! We miss you everyday! You would be so proud of Lilly!

I love you!

Joe
Joe Rudolph
Family
June 21, 2020
Happy Father's Day Butch. You were a good Father to David and Joe. You set an example that they both live by. They are great fathers as well. Davey is a father himself now. He and his wife have two babies, Addie and David Lilly is so grown up and lovely. She is in winning honors in horse riding. I know you are smiling down from heaven at us all.
Betty Jo
June 21, 2020
We miss you dad! I miss talking to you about taking the detectors out!This day is never easy but, I know you are always with us! You would be proud of Lilly! She started competing in horse riding and is doing pretty good!We love you Dad!
Joe Rudolph
February 20, 2020
It has been six years and it still doesn't get any easier. I get so sad when I think of all the things you have missed but I keep telling myself that you are watching us from heaven. We all tell ourselves that because we know how much you loved your family and you would always look out for us, though it might be from above. Look at the moon and think of me like I think of you when I look at the moon.
Betty Jo
February 19, 2020
I was just thinking how much I wish you were here.
Betty Jo
December 30, 2019
I think of you every day Butch and the holidays still don't get easier. I suspect they never will. I miss you as much now as the day you passed away. I love you.
Betty Jo
December 26, 2019
Merry Christmas Dad! We love and miss you! It's not a great one this year! You're not hear and we just lost Reesey two days ago! But, we're doing the best we can!

Love Joe, Crystal and Lilly
Joe Rudolph
December 25, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving Dad. I miss standing in the kitchen with you and taste testing the turkey and ham as they are getting sliced. We love and miss you.
David
November 28, 2019
Happy Birthday dad! We love you! We wish everyday you could be here with us! You would be so proud of Lilly!

Love crystal, Joe and Lilly
Joe Rudolph
November 18, 2019
Happy birthday Dad. I wish you were here right now. I would have loved to be able to tell you about everything going on right now. Davey started a new job at Springettsbury Township. Your Great granddaughter is getting big. You have a Great grandson in the way and I got promoted to Assistant Director of Public Works. We love you.
David Rudolph
November 18, 2019
Happy Birthday Butch. I wish you were in your recliner so I could give you a hug and kiss for your birthday and you could give me that grin that I loved so much. I will never forget you and will never stop missing you. Every time I look at the sky I think of you.
Betty Jo
November 17, 2019
There is never a holiday that I don't think of you. I will always miss you Bultch.
Betty Jop
September 2, 2019
Today is our wedding anniversary. It is still so sad for me to think of you and I am sure it always will be. Butch I miss you each and every day. I wish I could look across at your recliner and see that grin that I loved so much. Happy anniversary. You were and always will be my one and only love.
Betty Jo
August 15, 2019
Happy Father's Day dad! I miss you more than you'd ever know! You showed me by example what it means to be a father! By putting your family before yourself!

I love you!
Joe Rudolph
June 16, 2019
I wish you could see our great granddaughter, Butch. Her name is Adalyn Mackenzie. I so wish you could be here to see her, but I know you are smiling down on all of us. I miss you every day, but you know that, don't you. You could always read my mind.
Betty Jo
May 6, 2019
Happy Easter dad! We love and miss you! Especially on these Holidays!We know you are with us and looking over us everyday!We love you!Joe, Crystal and Lilly
Joe Rudolph
April 21, 2019
I was sitting here and heard a plow truck come up through. It made me feel so sad thinking about you. I miss you so much Butch. I was always used to being alone in the snow but this is so different.
March 2, 2019
Dad,
Today it is 5 years since you passed. I think it's fitting as I get ready for a long snow day at work. This is what you had done for 45 years for the City of York.We missed many Christmas celebrations because of snow. I hated White Christmases then and still do now. I proudly followed into your foot steps. I looked up to you as a young boy and couldn't wait to drive those big trucks. You were always my Hero. I love and miss you every day.
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David
February 21, 2019
Hi dad, it's been five years since you left us! I know you're watching over us everyday but it still doesn't make it easier! I wish you could see how big Lilly has gotten and to watch her when she got her black belt.

I love you dad
Joe Rufolph
February 20, 2019
What I wouldn't give to have you here.
Betty Jo
February 20, 2019
If I want to think about the happy memories, this is what it was about. You loved the ocean and you especially loved spending time with your family -- at the ocean, at home, it didn't matter. As long as we were together. They will never forget you and neither will I.
Betty Jo
February 20, 2019
David Butch Rudolph
11/18/1946 2/20/2014
When I come to the end of the day
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared -
Miss me but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take
And each must go alone.
Its all part of a Makers plan.
A step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds -
Miss me, but let me go.

But truly I will never let you go..........you will be in my thoughts forever.
Betty Jo
February 19, 2019
Happy New Year Dad.
David
January 2, 2019
Happy New year Butch. You are the love of my life
Betty jo
December 31, 2018
Merry Christmas Dad. I miss you more every day. I love you.
David
December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas dad! We love and miss you! Christmas still isn't the same without you.

I know you are still here, looking down on us but, it would be so nice to be able to say Merry Christmas to you one more time!

We love you!

Joe Lilly and Crystal
Joe Rudolph
December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas Butch. I wish you were here with me. I love you so much. I know you are watching over all of us from heaven.
Betty Jo
December 24, 2018
There are so many things that make me miss you -- your birthday, Thanksgiving, a beautiful sky, most anything. I still think about you and how you would enjoy it. I love you and miss you like you just left us.
Betty Jo
November 20, 2018
I miss you
Betty Jo
September 3, 2018
Happy anniversary Butch. Today will always be our day and I will miss you forever as I do now..............each and every day! I love you.
Betty Jo
August 15, 2018
Happy Father's day Butch. You loved your family above all else. I miss you so much. I wish you were sitting across from me in your chair.
Betty Jo
June 17, 2018
Happy Easter Dad. We Love You.
David
April 1, 2018
Happy Easter dad! We love you and miss you!Love Joe, Crystal and Lilly
Joe Rudolph
April 1, 2018
I was thinking earlier how you would walk by as I was making up Easter baskets for our family. You would pop a piece in your mouth and then cross your eyes and laugh. I miss you Butch. Happy Easter
Betty jo
March 31, 2018
You left us four years ago today dad. Words can't describe how I felt when I held you in my arms that day. It was the only time I told you I loved you. I know you knew how much I loved you, I just wish I told you more often.

Now I can only tell you and hope you hear me!

I love you dad.
Joe Rudolph
February 20, 2018
Today marks four years Butch and I miss you as though it was yesterday. I still think of you every day. I love you so much. It will never be the same without you.
Betty Jo
February 20, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day Butch. I wish I could put my head on your shoulder for a hug. I miss you so much. Love you today and forever.
Betty jo
February 14, 2018
I am listening to the steam whistles and I feel so sad. I think of how you and I would listen to the scanner as the 911 operator would sight Santa Claus. Oh I miss you .
Betty Jo
December 24, 2017
Merry Christmas dad! We love you and miss you so much. It doesn't get any easier!

I wish you could see how big Lilly has gotten and what a sweet, caring, unselfish young lady she has become!

I know you would be proud!

Love you dad!
Joe Rudolph
December 24, 2017
Lilly will be 13 on the 30th. We are celebrating today. I feel so bad about all the things you are missing. She is such a lovely girl. She is on the honor roll if school, she is good in karate and horse lessons.......all of it. I keep telling myself that you are seeing it from heaven and smiling. I love you and miss you every day. I miss you Butch and love you.
Betty Jo
November 25, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving Dad. We love you! Tried to put this on yesterday for you but it wasn't working.We really miss you at the holidays!Love Lilly, Crystal and Joe
Joe Rudolph
November 24, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving dad. We know you are watching over us as we eat our meal! We love you so much dadLove Lilly Crystal and JoeWe wish you could have been there for Lilly's tournament we know you were proud of her
Joe Rudolph
November 23, 2017
Happy Birthday dad. Hope you know how much we love you.

Love crystal, Joe and Lilly
November 18, 2017
Every day without you is sad Butch, but your birthday is the worst. I often wonder how this could have happened to us. I love you so much and I will miss you every day.


Betty Jo
November 17, 2017
Happy Anniverssry dad. You and mom are the best parents two boys could have ever asked for. We miss you so much but we know you are with us everyday!

We love you dad
Joe Rudolph
August 16, 2017
Happy anniversary Butch. I miss you so much but this day more than usual. It makes me so sad. I look to the sky because i know you are in heaven. I will always love you.
Betty jo
August 15, 2017
Butch, Davey got engaged yesterday. It broke my heart that you were not here to take part in our joy for him. Sammie is a very nice young lady and I know you would like her. We all miss you so terribly much, Butch. Nothing is the same ever since we lost you.
Betty Jo
July 10, 2017
Happy Father's Day dad. You'll never know how much I love you. I know it's not something we ever said but always knew!

I miss being able to pick up the phone and talk to you.

I love you dad

Love Joe
Joe Rudolph
June 18, 2017
When I came downstairs this morning I thought about how you would be sitting in your chair and I would say "Happy Father's Day" and you would smile your little smile and hold your cheek up for a kiss. What I wouldn't give for that to happen. I will never ever forget it. Happy Father's Day Butch. I love you.
Betty Jo
June 18, 2017
Today it is three years since you passed away. I still look up at the sky and talk to you and I know I always will. I feel you are looking down on us and watching out for us just like you always did. In my heart I realize your legacy to your sons is a sense of family and caring. I miss you Butch today as much as always and I love you.
Betty Jo
February 20, 2017
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Happy Valentine's Day Butch. Life will never be the same. I try so hard but it's tough..


I will never forget you.
February 13, 2017
I feel so empty inside when I say happy new year to you like this. Happy new year Butch. I miss you so much.
Betty Jo
December 31, 2016
Merry Christmas Butch. I know this was your favorite holiday. I love you so much.
Betty Jo
December 26, 2016
It's another Christmas without you dad! While I know you are with us in spirit, I wish you were here with us! It's been the third Christmas without you and it doesn't get any easier! Love you dad! Merry Christmas
Joe Rudolph
December 25, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving Dad! It's never the same without you! Nobody there to tell us to "eat up" when we are stuffed lol.

But that was you. Always made sure no one left our house hungry.

I love you

Joe
Joe Rudolph
November 25, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving Butch. I just put a small turkey in the oven and naturally I thought of you. I wish you could be here with us. Life will never be the same without you. I know everyone feels the loss of their loved ones at the holidays more than any other time, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. You were always there for me, no matter what. You would be so proud of your sons because they are there for me too, but you know that don't you? I love you.
Betty Jo
November 24, 2016
Happy birthday Butch. I am so sad without you.
Betty Jo
November 18, 2016
Happy Birthday dad! It's still hard to believe you're not here with us anymore! I told you yesterday that even though you can't answer us, I know you can still hear us!

I love you dad!
Joe Rudolph
November 18, 2016
I can just imagine you saying "I am not 70" and we would both chuckle. You are the love of my lifetime.
Betty Jo
November 17, 2016
I am thinking of you and miss you something terrible. I love you Butch.
October 18, 2016
Missed you at Labor Day dad! Even though we laughed at some of the things we did with you, it wasn't the same without you!

Love you always

Joe
Joe Rudolph
September 7, 2016
Labor Day was not the same without you, Butch, but the sense of bonding that you instilled in your Sons continues on. We all miss you very much. You would be so proud of our family. I will always love you.
Betty Jo
September 6, 2016
Happy anniversary Butch. I miss you so much.
August 15, 2016
It is going to be our anniversary on Monday. I still can't accept the fact that you are not here. The words BJ and Butch, Together Forever kind of say it all. We will always be together Butch because I will never forget you. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and wish you were here. You cannot begin to imagine how much our family misses you. You brought us a sense of bonding that few families will ever know and I love you for that.
Betty Jo
August 13, 2016
Betty Jo
August 13, 2016
Monday is our wedding anniversary. I still can't get used to the fact that you are gone. But every time I go to the cemetery and look at the saying "BJ and Butch Together Forever" I think about how true that is because we are together forever. You are in my thoughts every day. I will never forget you Butch and neither will your family. You will be in our hearts forever.
Betty Jo
August 12, 2016
Happy Father's Day Dad. We miss you just as much today as the day you passed.
David
June 19, 2016
Happy Fathers Day dad! I miss you more than you would ever know! It hurts to not be able to pick up the phone and talk to you!I know you are looking over the whole family like you always have!

I love you

Joe
Joe Rudolph
June 19, 2016
Tomorrow is Father's Day. There is not a day goes by that I don't think of you for some reason. But the holidays are especially hard. It is not only hard on me, it is hard on David and Joe as well. We miss you more than you will ever know.

Happy Father's Day.
Betty Jo
June 18, 2016
I still feel sad when I come home from the Street Fair and you are not sitting in your recliner saying, "Did you have a good time?" I will never stop missing you Butch. Holidays, weekends, weekdays -- doesn't matter -- I miss you! Life will never be the same.

Love

Betty Jo
May 8, 2016
It was two years ago today you were taken from us dad and it's no easier today than it was then! So many times I wish I could pick up the phone and talk to you. So many things I wish you could see Lilly doing. It breaks my heart that you are not with us anymore. I love you dad!

Love Joe
Joe Rudolph
February 20, 2016
Happy New Year Butch. My heart is heavy with longing for you. I miss you more than you will ever know. Silly little things make me teary eyed like thinking about how you would have wanted creamed corn with pork and sauerkraut.... I love you.
January 1, 2016
Merry Christmas dad. We know you are with us in spirit but, I wish you were here with us! It's never the same anymore without you here dad. I love you.
Joe Rudolph
December 25, 2015
I am sitting here thinking about you as usual. Christmas is just a couple days away. I wish you could be here with us. I love you so much. Christmas will never be the same, Butch. I know how much you loved the holiday.
December 21, 2015
Happy Birthday Butch! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I feel really sad it is your birthday. I will always love you.
Betty Jo
November 18, 2015
Happy Birthday dad! I know you watch over your family everyday. Just wish it was from here with us. I love you
Joe Rudolph
November 18, 2015
I think of you every day. But when it approaches your birthday, I really have a rough time. It's not because we did anything special. I would get you a card and some lottery tickets. You would sit in your chair and scratch them off. I would love to see that little grin when you would get a winner. Butch I can't tell you how much I miss you. It doesn't get any easier. You were the love of my life and I miss you. Happy birthday. I love you so much
Betty Jo
November 17, 2015
Happy 50th Anniversary Dad. We miss you just as much today as when you passed. We love you.
David Rudolph
August 15, 2015
I am looking at your picture with that little grin thinking how much I miss you. There is not a day goes by that I don't think of you Butch.
August 2, 2015
Happy 4th dad. We miss you so much. We love you Dad!
Joe Rudolph
July 4, 2015
Dad,

It's a year ago today that you passed. It hasn't gotten any easier despite what everyone else says. Growing up my friends all had heroes they looked up to. I did to. It was you. I never wanted to be the pro athlete on tv or the movie star. I only wanted to be like you. We had our good times and our bad times sure. But they were our times. I miss the little things that you and I did. Today we will celebrate your passing by doing one of your favorite things. I LOVE YOU DAD.
David Rudolph
February 20, 2015
We love you dearly, Butch, and miss you more than you can imagine. It has been one year and the pain is still as bad as the very first day.
The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
Your loving wife, Betty Jo
February 19, 2015
Tomorrow will be one year since you left us dad. While I know you are up there watching over us like you always have, it doesn't make it any easier. I know you wouldn't want us to dwell on the fact that you're not with us anymore, the fact is it we miss you so much. Not being able to pick up the phone and talk to you is the worst. When Lilly cries sometimes and says she misses poppy is when it hurts the most. We love you dad!

Love Joe
Joe Rudolph
February 19, 2015
Driving in my mobile office while the snow continues to fall. I remember when you taught me how to run a big truck. I was 10 when that happened. While kids my age played with Tonka trucks I went to work with you and played with the real thing. I sit here on the eve of my birthday doing the only thing I ever wanted to do. Follow in my Father's foot steps. Growing up I understood why you were away during the snow. You were making sure the road was safe for people to travel. I've been doing this for 30 years. Now I watch your grandson do the same thing. Hopefully when he has a family of his own they to will understand why we leave during Holiday dinners and special occasions. The snow days give me a lot of alone time to think about you. And how much I have learned from you.

I LOVE YOU DAD. I REALLY MISS YOU.
David Rudolph
January 26, 2015
Merry Christmas Dad. Love You.
David Rudolph
December 25, 2014
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