OBITUARY

Frank Joseph Rudl

February 26, 1934June 21, 2020
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Frank Joseph Rudl was born on February 26, 1934 and passed away on June 21, 2020 and is under the care of Deltona Memorial Funeral Home.

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Diane Rudl Gazda

July 3, 2020

Love you Uncle Frank you will be received with open arms in heaven. Until we meet again, I will miss your smile.

Tamara Starr

July 1, 2020

I have very fond memories hanging out with Frank and Annette at the Daytona flea market so many years ago. Chatting about veterans and love for this country, sharing smiles and a great story- I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to call him my friend. Love to you all, and hugs too. You are in my prayers. ūüíó

Todd Villars

June 27, 2020

Frank was a little league baseball coach in Palm Springs, Fl for many years and I was blessed to have played on several of his teams with his son Eric. I appreciate the time he took to coach a bunch of hellions like me. Rest in peace Coach Rudl!

Todd Villars

Richard Waters

June 27, 2020

Frank was a great man. He always had a smile on his face. And he had a great heart. And when asked he always gave great advice. Thank you for your service to our country and rest in peace.

Carol Graham

June 27, 2020

Always in my Heart.

Kenny Tuccio

June 27, 2020

Uncle Frank was larger then life to me growing up and was always there for me throughout my life teaching me how to be a good father and person!!
Going to miss you!!!!
Love Kenny Tuccio

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Biography

      When Frank Joseph Rudl walked into the room, those in his company felt energy, an enthusiastic spontaneity. This was just one example of who Frank was and how he impacted those around him. Frank was a clever and gregarious person who always sought out the finest attributes in other people. It was as if Frank wanted to share all of their experiences, revel in their lives and celebrate their discoveries. Frank was tireless and had boundless enthusiasm that would serve him well throughout his life.

      Frank was born on February 26, 1934 at Home in Bronx, NY. He was the son of Frank and Theresa Rudl. Frank was raised in New York, NY. Always at the ready with a good joke, he grew up to be quite a humorous person. While some who knew Frank might describe him as an idealist, his friends and family understood well that Frank was always in pursuit of life’s endless possibilities and opportunities available to him.
      
Frank was raised with 2 siblings, Pete and Elizabeth. Frank was very accepting and supportive of his family. He was perceived as the central person in his family in terms of keeping communication open between the family members. Whenever discord or tension arose within the home, Frank was typically the member who brought about resolution and harmony. These traits served Frank well in his adult life and, along with his wit, outgoing personality, and understanding of others, drew the admiration of many who knew him.

      As a young boy, Frank was able to empathize and identify with a vast array of people and personality types. This quality drew him into a diverse group of friends and acquaintances. Frank was intelligent and had little trouble getting along with his peers. He was almost always the first to jump in when it came to playing games or participating in other childhood activities. Frank was interested in baseball, swimming. Frank had the ability to find amusement with almost any activity he and the many childhood friends he shared might discover.

      During his high school years, Frank responded enthusiastically to any new project and was regularly in search of one adventure after another. Frank was a very good student, and generally did well in his courses. Frank absorbed as much as he could from all of his teachers and was consistently able to tackle conceptual and abstract problems, using his imagination to master his assignments. For Frank, school often became just an extension of playtime, thanks to his ability to turn just about anything into a game. Classmates considered Frank a good listener, knowing that when necessary, they could go to him to discuss just about anything. .

      With a talent for making acquaintances easily which in turn brought him an endless stream of friends, Frank was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. Assertive and outgoing, Frank was easy to know and demonstrated a deep concern for others. He always seemed aware of what was going on with people around him and throughout his life he made many, many friends. While growing up, some of his best friends were Vinnie and Glen. Later in life, he became friends with Chris and Ed.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†On September 20, 1958 Frank married Annette Lishman at Rosemont Manor of Bronx, NY. Frank's skill at ‚Äúbuilding bridges‚ÄĚ played an important role in his ability to make his new family happy. He was quite sensitive towards Annette's needs, showing his constant concern and fondness. Frank was tenderhearted and sensitive, qualities that served him well in helping to nurture his family.

      Frank was a natural and creative parent who was willing to provide his family with all sorts of new and interesting experiences. For Frank, parenting was a particularly enjoyable and pleasurable part of his life. Every activity, from chores to bedtime routines, became a game in the Rudl home. Frank's skill at understanding his children's feelings, his sensitivity to their needs, and his gift for gentle persuasion enabled him to find novel solutions to any problem or situation that might crop up. Frank was blessed with 3 children: Two sons Craig and Erik and one daughter Stefanie. They were also blessed with seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, Keirstin, Kaitlin, Travis, Kayla, Nicholas, Haley, Loren and Liam great grandchild.

      Frank was uplifted by new ideas and was excited by life’s possibilities, traits that made him an exceptional worker as an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic. He was employed for about 55 years. Frank was enterprising, inventive and working against deadlines seemed to energize him. Frank had the uncanny ability to identify a win/win solution to just about any problem, possibly because of his gift for insight. Frank's fellow workers saw him as a supporter and a mentor.

      Frank was in the U. S. Navy. He was on the USS Maury, USS Saratoga and USS Forrest Sherman and then stationed on shore duty in Portsmouth NH. Frank served during the Korean War and part of the Vietnam War and was at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Machinist Mate First Class. He received several awards including a Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Mdal, US Navy Expeditionary Medal. His fellow sailors could count on him for being able to make adjustments to any situation as needed.

      Because Frank loved to have a broad variety of activities in his life, he took advantage of the opportunity to pursue numerous hobbies. His favorite pursuits were fishing and cooking. Frank had a knack for being able to multi-task in order to create time for all of his favorite pastimes. However, Frank's ever-present concern for others always took precedent.

      Frank derived much satisfaction from participating in and watching sports. His charisma, supportive nature and ability to improvise when called upon to do so all made perfect attributes for enjoying a great many sporting activities. In high school, Frank played baseball. Recreational sports included US Navy Softball Team. Frank was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Ice Hockey, Football, Baseball, Soccer.

      Throughout his life, Frank was actively involved in professional and community organizations. He was compassionate, accommodating and quick to move into action. Always able to build a consensus, Frank seemed to be the person smack dab in the middle of things, working to get things done. Those who had the opportunity to work with Frank usually agreed that when you were involved in an organization with him, it was as entertaining as anything you could imagine. Throughout his later years, Frank was active as a Volunteer Policeman and Fireman. Member of the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America (holding many offices including President).

      Because Frank was constantly in the center of things and where the action was, he always seemed willing to join in and help, regularly getting involved in community activities. Frank's gift of planning and improvisation, along with a talent for rallying support, made him a great asset. Frank found new ways of getting things done in order to help make just about every activity more efficient and enjoyable. Frank was an active member of several community groups, Little League Coach and Sorftball Coach for 15 yars and served on committees for the Fourth of July Fireworks for Palm Springs, FL.

      Though he never did anything solely for individual recognition, Frank's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and selflessness, earned him accolades for his many lifelong efforts. Some of his most prestigious awards included Plank Owner for the USS Saratoga, US Navy Order of the Salty Highliners.

      Frank's love of improvising in his daily life was a perfect fit for his enjoyment of traveling. His favorite vacations were ones that were not planned. Traveling in a casual manor fit his personality well. Excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer, Frank took his vacations seriously, well, as seriously as he possibly could. Favorite vacations included anywhere his family wanted to go.

      Frank was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. His family was rounded out by his love for the many pets he had.

      When Frank's retirement finally came in 2002, Frank handled it the way he usually did. He adapted and, like everything in his life, made it satisfying. Because he was such a flexible person and able to adjust to any situation, retirement was just another enjoyable change of pace for Frank to master. His new life involved staying in Florida. In retirement, he found new pleasure in fishing and cooking and eating lunch out with his wife. Even in retirement, Frank continued to stay in touch with his old friends and like always, made plenty of new ones.

      Frank Rudl passed away on June 21, 2020 at Home in Deltona, FL. Asbestosis and stomach problems. He is survived by his wife Annette, his three children Craig, Stefanie and Erik and 7grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Services were held at the Deltona Memorial Funeral Home. Frank was laid to rest in Deltona Memorial Gardens.

      There was always a certain style and inventiveness to Frank. He was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. He had a knack for being clever, creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around. While he was often fiercely independent, it seemed as if many others looked to Frank Rudl for inspiration, leadership, wisdom and even courage. Frank was always more than willing to share life’s experiences with his loved ones.