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 Donald F Rudnitski

Donald F Rudnitski

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Death 8 Apr 2011 (aged 82)
Burial New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA
Plot I-69 Center
Memorial ID 101366868 · View Source
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Donald Francis Rudnitski, 4-14-2011, New Paltz Times
Donald Francis Rudnitski entered into rest on April 8 at home, peacefully, with his family at his side.
Born in Glibertsville, NY, Don was a plumber/pipefitter and life member of the United Association Local #112 in Binghamton. He was an Army veteran of the 748th Military Police Battalion and served in the Korean War. An avid hunter, fisherman, bee keeper and naturalist, Don knew the names and characteristics of every plant and animal of the Northeast woodlands. He was a favorite chaperone on Mohonk field trips when his sons were in elementary school. Don was a member of the American Chestnut Society and was dedicated to restoring the American Chestnut to the northeast, planting many trees and sharing seedlings. An enthusiastic volunteer, Don generously gave his time to the Boy Scouts of the Susquenango, Rip Van Winkle and Alamo Councils. He also volunteered on the Backcountry Patrol at Minnewaska State Park. For a decade, he was a beloved volunteer on the New Paltz Rescue Squad, serving as a driver and a term as corresponding secretary. He previously volunteered as an emergency medical technician on the Norwich Emergency Squad.
Don is survived by his loving wife of almost 30 years, Dr. Rose Moligano Rudnitski; sons, Stephen and Jospeh and wife, Samantha; daughters, Patricia Nelson, Ann Farnham and fiancé Don Hoag, and Barbara Rudnitski. He was predeceased by daughter, Lucy. He is also survived by brother Gerald and wife Sarah Rudnitski; grandchildren. Christopher, Jessica, Joe, Samantha, Adam, Katie, Carter, and Amanda; many nieces and nephews and several great-grandchildren. He will be remembered for his calm, gentle manner and his friendly smile.


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PFC US Army, Korea


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  • Created by: Susan Stessin-Cohn
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101366868
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald F Rudnitski (23 Sep 1928–8 Apr 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101366868, citing New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Susan Stessin-Cohn (contributor 47224054) .