PHILADELPHIA, NY — Keith J. Rudes, 77, of Sand Street, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY.
Born May 12, 1943, in Rome, NY, a son of Kenneth G. and Luella I. Maxiner Rudes, he was a 1962 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, NY.
Keith entered the US Army in September of 1964 and honorably discharged in March of 1965.
He married Carole A. Wood in October 1971 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Antwerp, NY, with Rev. Cotter officiating.
Keith worked for many years in Watertown, NY, between the NYS DOT and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS-Channel 16) and WWTI-Channel 50. He also started his own business, Keith Sound Service, his hobby of repairing TVs in Philadelphia, NY.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Carole and three children, Bryan, Amy and Jennifer; a sister, Nancy Ronas; a brother, Kenneth Rudes; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents and a brother, Kevin Rudes, passed away previously.
In keeping with his wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Private burial will be in Child Falls Sunrise Cemetery, Philadelphia, NY.
Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
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