Robert G. “Bob” Judd, 82, beloved and adored husband of Edith L. “Edie” Judd, went to his Lord, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 2, 1931, in Bristol, Conn., to Chester K. and Leila (nee Herold) Judd.
Bob graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, class of 1955, and proudly served as a Naval Aviator. After completing his Naval Service, Bob and Edie settled in Rhode Island, where Bob worked as a Plant Engineer.
After his retirement from Hasbro, the Judds relocated from Rhode Island to Southwest Florida, where they continued to enjoy a full and rich life, traveling when possible and enjoying their new home; welcoming family, neighbors, and a wealth of old and new friends. Bob’s love of family and friends, his wit and wisdom, and his strong, quiet guidance with be sorely missed and always remembered. He was a member of Englewood United Methodist Church. Bob lived a full and blessed life.
In addition to his loving wife of 58 years, he is survived by his five children, Janis Lee (Patrick) Sullivan, Robert A. Judd, Steven R. (Sharon) Judd, Jerilyn J. (David) Majeika and Brian E. (Barbara) Judd; and was a loving and proud Grandfather to Bradly Vallett, Heather Vallett, Hannah Faucher, Mikaela Judd, Katherine Judd, Alexander Judd, Jake Majeika and Jarod Majeika. He also is survived by three great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Johnson and Marge Jabs; his brother, Richard Judd; and will be greatly missed by his large extended family, many nieces and nephews, and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Chester K. Judd II.
A service of remembrance will be held at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at the Doan Chapel of Englewood United Methodist Church in Englewood, Fla. Interment with Full Military Honors will be held at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, R.I., at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project;, Tidewell Hospice in Venice, Fla.; or a charity of your choosing.
Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Venice.