John Preston Rudy

July 31, 1929January 8, 2021

We mourn the death of John Preston Rudy, 91, on January 8, 2021.

He is survived by his four children and seven grandchildren.

John graduated from DePauw University. He received a PhD and met his wife Barbara (1930-2017) at the Fletcher School. He worked for The First National City Bank in Paris, as director in Milan and Brussels, and then at Greenwich Research Associates. After retiring, he and Barbara moved to Athens and continued to visit friends in France. John mentored many fellow members of Beta Theta Pi and was very active with the UGA retirement community.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating in John’s memory to Parkinson’s Foundation:

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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John & Nancy Songster

January 26, 2021

There are many memories about John while he and Barbara were living in Athens and he was a member of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. His friendship was marked by pleasant socializing, a readiness to dig in and help, and a common interest in student opera at UGA. We will miss him and his disarming smile and hearty laugh.

Jane Magrino

January 20, 2021

We fondly remember both John and Barbara as wonderful neighbors in Victoria Station and our son, David, enjoyed walking Schnapps both in the neighborhood and when they moved to Iris Place. Our thoughts are with you during this time. Darryl, Jane and David Magrino