Frank Thomas Rudolph IIIApril 21, 1947 ~ September 1, 2017 (age 70)
STILLWATER RESERVOIR – Frank Thomas Rudolph III, 70, of Stillwater Road, passed away Friday evening, September 1, 2017, under the care of his family and Hospice and Palliative Care of Oneida, Herkimer and Eastern Madison Counties.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Jackie; his children, Tyler Rudolph and Emily Rudolph of Stillwater; Kirk Rudolph and Heather Rudolph; a sister, Anne Owen; a brother, John Rudolph; three grandchildren, Luke, Braden, and Carrie; nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank T. Rudolph, Jr. and Esther Mary Rudolph.
Frank was born on April 21, 1947 in Camden, New Jersey, a son of the late Frank T. Jr. and Esther Mary Shlam Rudolph. He graduated from Pennsauken High School in Camden, N.J. with the class of 1966. Frank served in the Navy Reserves from 1963 until 1966, before his active duty with the U.S. Air Force from June 1966 until his honorable discharge in April 1970. While in the Air Force, Frank served as a flight simulator specialist and loadmaster for C-130 cargo planes during the Vietnam War. He served with the U.S. Air Force Reserves from 1971 until 1976. After his service, Frank began his career in the data communications industry, working as a Data Communications Engineer with his partner in their company, RSI World Communications Design Group, until his retirement in 1996, when he relocated to the Adirondacks. Here he married his wife Jackie L. Krouse at the Big Moose Chapel on June 13, 1998, and the couple raised their children, Tyler and Emily. Together with his wife and children, they owned and operated the Stillwater Shop and Northern Lights Bed and Breakfast in Stillwater.
Frank was a loyal, caring husband and a wonderful father. He was a Master Mason with North Woods Lodge #849, F & AM in Old Forge.
A funeral service will be held at Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church, 228 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge, N.Y. at 10:00 a.m. on September 16, 2017. Contributions in his memory may be made to North Woods Lodge #849, F & AM, Old Forge, NY or to YMCA Camp Gorham, 265 Darts Lake Road, Eagle Bay, NY 13331.
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