|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1916|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 2007|
Newport News City
Budde, Albert Anthony
NEWPORT NEWS - Albert Anthony Budde died on Sept. 14, 2007.
He was born in the Bronx Borough of New York City on Feb. 3, 1916, the son of Edmund W. and Louise Fenninger Budde.
He graduated from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and received a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Several years later Cooper Union awarded him an honorary degree in recognition of his responsibility in his profession.
While attending Cooper Union he was employed by Bell Telephone Laboratories. He started as a messenger in the Special Products Engineering Department and then became a laboratory assistant in the Outside Plant Development Department. Upon receiving his degree he became a member of the technical staff.
In 1940 he entered on duty at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at Langley Field as a Mechanical Engineer in the Instrument Research Division. In 1945 he became the Executive Engineer in that Division. From 1951 to 1955 he was employed by Hastings-Raydist, Inc. as the Comptroller-Treasurer, as a member of the Board of Directors and as manager of Contract Sales. In 1955 he moved to New York and joined the Fairchild Camera and Instrument Controls Division, first as an assistant to the General Manager and later as National Sales Manager. In 1964 he relocated to Waterbury, Conn., and was National Sales Manager for North American Phillips Corporation for five years. He then moved to Northern New Jersey and owned and operated his own company, A. A. Budde & Associates, Inc., for 15 years. As a Manufacturer's Representative he represented Fairchild Controls, North American Phillips and others, in Northern New Jersey and part of New York.
Mr. Budde was active in the Peninsula Chapter of ASME in its early years and was a life member of ASME. He was a past president of the Virginia Peninsula Engineer's Club. While living in New Jersey he became a member of the United States Power Squadrons. After taking their courses he taught several and became chairman of the Celestial Navigation Course.
He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and his son, Paul.
Survivors are his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Strailman Budde; daughter, Jean Budde of Indian Trail, N.C.; one niece and several nephews.
He retired in 1983 to North Suffolk and enjoyed playing golf at the Cedar Point Club for many years before moving to The Chesapeake.
Mr. Budde will be taken to Amityville Cemetery, Amityville, N.Y., for services and burial.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Published in the Daily Press on 9/16/2007.
New York, USA
Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: Sep 20, 2007
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