Falmouth—Eric Rudd, age 84, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at JML Care Center. He was a longtime resident of Falmouth.
Eric was born in New York City in 1933, the son of Jacob and Ruth Rudd. He attended Horace Mann School in New York and Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland.
Eric was a veteran of the Korean War; during which time he graduated from the Army Language School and served as a translator through the NSA. After the war he returned to New York City where he wrote many plays- some of these appeared off-Broadway and perhaps it’s no surprise that his favorite was “The Interpreter”.
It was in New York City that Eric met Marjorie Tobey, and it was love at first sight. They married in 1964 and set off for Michigan where Eric went to work for the Jam Handy Organization. Various copywriting jobs took Eric and his family to New York State (General Electric) and the greater Boston area (Foxboro Corp.; Bose) until he moved with Marge to her hometown of Falmouth in 1987.
Retired from his career in advertising, Eric devoted his time to another great passion—the study of the artist Winslow Homer. He had numerous published articles about Homer, but he was most proud of the book he co-authored with Tom Hale: Mr. Hardy Lee, His Yacht.
Eric was the devoted and beloved husband of Marjorie (Tobey) of Falmouth and father of Linda J. Rudd of Rapid City, MI and Judith A. Rudd of Salem, MA. He was cherished “Papa” to his two grandchildren: Michael E. Beatty of Brighton, MA and Meagan C. Beatty of Allston, MA.
Eric was brother-in-law to Barbara (Tobey) McFarland of Falmouth, and the late Richard Tobey, James Tobey, and Thomas Tobey. He leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. Eric adored his family and his love and laughter will live on in our hearts.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, Falmouth from 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM. A memorial service will begin at 2:30 PM at the funeral home.