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Joseph Robert
Ruddy

September 18, 1923 – November 7, 2018

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Joseph R. Ruddy, 95, died in his sleep, Wed, 7 November 2018. Born in Richmond, VA., 18 September 1923, he was predeceased (2005) by Mary Lou, his wife of 55+ years. An Army Veteran (SSgt), he served in Normandy & Central Europe (1943 to 1945). After serving, he met and married (1949) Mary Lou in Baltimore, MD, and graduated from University of Maryland (1951). Joe worked for Dupont as a Textile Marketer until his retirement. "The Ghost'" sailboat was built when he retired and they and their cat sailed the Eastern Seaboard and Bahamas for many years. While anchored at The Anchorage Marina in Indian Harbour Beach in 1989, they decided to become "Land Lubbers" again, settling in Satellite Beach. Joe loved attending City Council Meetings. Both of them were "Charter" members of the Volunteer Staff at the King Center for the Performing Arts, with over 25 years of service. Both Joe and Mary Lou took advantage of the (BCC) now Eastern Florida State College art classes and produced award winning drawings. During 2013, Joe relocated to Victoria Landing (ALF) in Eau Gallie, just across the bridge from the Anchorage Marina. He enjoyed the panoramic view of the Indian River from his 10th floor apartment, along with many activities and outing. There will be an informal gathering @ Long Doggers, S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach, after Joe's Celebration of Life Service.



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Visitation

When Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location
Beach Funeral Home East
Address
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Additional Information Celebration of Life

Service Information

When
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 12:00pm
Officiating
Chaplain Steven Rossi
Location
Beach Funeral Home East
Address
1689 South Patrick Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Service Extra Info
There will be an informal gathering at Long Doggers, South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach after Joe's Celebration of Life Service.

Reception Information

Reception Extra Info
There will be an informal gathering at Long Doggers, South Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach after Joe's Celebration of Life Service
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