December 30, 1927 – December 4, 2019
Raymond Rudofsky, beloved father of David Rudofsky (Camilla Calamandrei) and Susan Schwartz (David), passed away on December 4, 2019 at the age of 91 years. He was the son of Louis and Yetta (Feldman) Rudofsky, who were both born in Russia. He had two brothers, Sidney Rudofsky (Frances), who predeceased him by five days, and Bernard (Doris) Rudolf.
He was born at home at 433 Herzl Street in Brooklyn on December 30, 1927. In 1945 he was drafted into the US Army, where he served at the Aberdeen Proving Ground and in Occupied Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1947 and attended CCNY where he received a BEE in Electrical Engineering and also completed post-graduate studies at Brooklyn Polytechnic. He spent his entire career in the computer industry, and was involved in the development of some of the earliest large scale computers, including the UNIVAC.
He was very happily married for very close to fifty years before his wife Helen passed away on June 9, 2004. In addition to their two children, Raymond is survived by three grandchildren – Dina Hoeynk (Josh), Ben Rudofsky (Annie Fuoto) and Marcello Calamandrei Rudofsky, and step-grandson Alex Schwartz (Christy). He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Miriam Hoeynk and Nora Rose Rudofsky. Funeral service 10A on Friday December 6th at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W 76th Street, followed by burial at Cedar Park Cemetery, 735 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ
Shiva will be observed Saturday, December 7th at SAJ, 15 West 86th Street, NYC. Services begin at 5:15P and will be followed by a gathering in the social hall and on Sunday, December 8th at the home of Marilyn Schwartz, 280 Riverside Drive (at 100th Street), Apt 5L, NYC between 2-5P.
Donations may be made in Raymond’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate
- Funeral Service Friday, December 6, 2019
January 1, 2020
Dear Susan and David-
I am so sad to hear of Ray's passing. I have so many fond memories of times at your house, and it seems he was almost always there, reading the paper or having a lively discussion with Helen or one of you. I remember many delicious dinners and listening to his views on the news of the day. I remember him insisting on waiting at the bus stop with me one day when I was taking the bus home from your house. At the time it seemed overprotective to my adolescent self....now it just speaks of his protective and loving nature. He was a father who was strict and always expected the best of his kids.As teenagers I'm sure some of our antics caused him some grief but he was always calm and reasonable. You were both lucky to have him for so long and I can only imagine how much he will be missed. I'm grateful that I knew him and he always made me feel welcome in his home.
My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family ......