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Edward Anthony "Tony" Dudley

July 24, 1936June 20, 2020

Edward Anthony “Tony” Dudley, age 83 and a resident of Prairieville, Louisiana passed away on June 20, 2020 after having lived a full and generous lifetime. Tony was born in Moriah, New York, raised in Burlington Vermont and chose Louisiana as his home. He was a graduate of the University of Vermont in 1958 with a BS in chemistry followed in 1960 with an MS in Chemistry. He first came to Louisiana in 1973 when he was named technical superintendent for the Uniroyal Chemical plant at Scotts Bluff and remained in that position until the plant closed its operation. He became a resident of West Penn Township, Pennsylvania in 1983 working for Ametek Plastics plant in Nesquehoning, PA as a quality assurance manager and at Chiyoda America in Morgantown, PA in a similar position.. He also served as a township supervisor and a Chairman of the Board of West Penn Township Supervisors. He was a long time member of the Lions Club, a service organization to which he dedicated countless hours and developed many lifelong friendships serving as District Governor of District 14 U, Pennsylvania in 1995-1996. After 30 years in Pennsylvania and retirement he returned to his family, his beloved Louisiana and being an avid sports fan his favorite team -no matter what the sport, the LSU tigers. He also continued his passion for serving others as a member of the Baton Rouge Southeast Lions Club. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years, Judy Dudley, his three sons, Sean (and Debbie) Dudley, Scott Dudley and Peter Dudley, grandchildren Christopher (and Katie) Dudley, Nicole Townley (and Freddie Williams), and Scott Townley as well as several great grandchildren, cousins and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother Esther Hall Dudley, father Edward Samuel Dudley, maternal grandmother Irene Hall, paternal grandfather Edward Levi Dudley, paternal grandmother Rhoda Dougan Dudley and grandson Edward Dylan Dudley. The family thanks all of his caretakers who provided comfort in this difficult time, particularly all of the health care providers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and the Prairieville Fire Department. Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, services will be private and limited to the immediate family. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to Lions Club International Foundation or the National Cancer Society in Tony’s name. If you would like to offer the family condolences, please sign the online guestbook at www.oursofh.com


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Edward Anthony "Tony" Dudley

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Mahoning twp lions club

June 29, 2020

The Mahoning Township Lions Club sends it's deepest condolences to the Dudley family. Ed will always be remembered as an outstanding Lion and person by our members. He will also be remembered as a n outstanding seminar teacher at our District Conventions.

Joe and Jeanie Brennan

June 28, 2020

Judy and family, so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. We missed having you as neighbors.

G Melvin Abbott

June 25, 2020

Judy, Scott, and Peter......I am so sorry for your loss and I am here for you. As Incoming District Governor of the Lions Club I can say that Tony will be greatly missed. He played a part in many committees as Chairman . He was a great leader and friend.

My prayers are with you during this time


June 25, 2020

Judy and Family
sorry for your loss
Jim Trainer past president
Jim Thorpe lions

Ron Filippini

June 23, 2020

Judy and Scott, I am so very sorry for your loss. We share many happy memories of our service together in Lions Clubs.