Charles Edward Rude

May 28, 1960October 1, 2020

Charles Edward Rude, 60, of Hampton Township, died Thursday, October 1, 2020, in Pennsylvania.

Born and raised in Newton, Charles was a resident of Hampton Township for the past 32 years. He was a 1979 graduate of Newton High School. Charles was employed by the State of New Jersey Department of Transportation in Hackettstown, retiring in 2015 with 35 years of service. A life member of the Hampton Township Fire Department, Charles was also a member of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service and was a former Forest Fire Warden.

The son of the late Kenneth and Jeanne (Knoll) Rude, Charles is survived by his wife of 34 years, Susan; his daughters, Nicole Fuentes and husband, Adrian, of Stillwater and Kayla Rude of Lafayette; and his grandchildren, Adelina and Adrian, Jr. He is also survived by his sisters, Bonnie Clemmer and Deborah Romyns; his brother, Kenneth Rude; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton, with a Firemen’s walk-through at 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church, 1 Yellow Frame Road, Newton, NJ 07860.


  • Kenneth & Jeanne (Knoll) Rude, Parents (deceased)
  • Susan Rude, Wife
  • Nicole Fuentes (Adrian), Daughter
  • Kayla Rude, Daughter
  • Adelina & Adrian, Jr., Grandchildren
  • Bonnie Clemmer, Sister
  • Deborah Romyns, Sister
  • Kenneth Rude, Brother
  • Many nieces & nephews

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  • Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020


  • Firemen's Service


Charles Edward Rude

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Rose Sandford

October 7, 2020

Oh I’m so sorry Sue and would like to extend my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time! Seems like a lifetime ago you and Charles were our neighbors! Please know you’re in my prayers! Sending much love! May he RIP!
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Jessica Kabbash

October 3, 2020

Working with Chuck was always a pleasure. I looked forward to being on the same shift as him. He was so kind and happy. I would always remember laughing with him, but he was transparent and charismatic too. I send so much love to the family. It hurts when the world loses someone with such a positive effect on others.

Michael Vanelswyk

October 2, 2020

Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Chuck's passing our condolences go out to his family, Sue and his children💐

Donna Mc Minn

October 2, 2020

Sue it deeply saddens me to read of the passing of Chuck and the loss you and your family are experiencing. May God's grace touch you all and bring you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time.... You are all in my thoughts and prayers.... Donna 😪 ❤


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