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Rudolph (Rudy) Bartoldus

Rudolph (Rudy) Bartoldus

Rudolph (Rudy) Bartoldus, of Purcellville, VA passed away peacefully at his home on October 5, surrounded by family and friends. He was born Nov 16th ,1931 in West Hempstead, NY the oldest son of Lucy and Rudolph G. Bartoldus Sr., and loving brother of Donald Bartoldus, all of whom are deceased.

Rudy is survived by his wife of 66 years, Catherine Bartoldus and his six children, Kathleen Gaynor of Grove City, OH, Michael Bartoldus of Northport, NY, Christine O’Malley (Joseph) of Sayville, NY, Doreen Bartoldus (Mark) of Stamford, CT, Kerry Bzdyk (Phil) of Bluemont, VA and Joseph Bartoldus (Stephanie) of Rockville Centre, NY. He also survived by 14 Grandchildren; Aaron, Kristen, Owen, Roslyn, Catherine, Eleanor, Mary, Emily, Rudy, Collin, Alison, Christopher, Timmy, and Alec and 8 great grandchildren; Chase, Alahna, Ryland, Trenton, Kenley, Eden, Lucy, and Zoe.

In his professional life, Rudy was a civil engineer. Some of his early projects included the Whitestone Bridge in New York, The AMF Monorail at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and the Blue Whale at the American Museum of Natural History. He worked for the Town of North Hempstead until his retirement in 1986. He and Catherine then moved to Virginia where he continued to work as an engineering consultant and pursued his many personal interests; he was a private pilot and was involved in building an airplane with a local club. Rudy also loved to ride his bicycle and completed several century rides and roughly a dozen bike trips across Iowa in his golden years. He loved his home, his family, his many friends, his neighbors, his garden, his fruit trees, his wine and his dogs. He loved his life and lived it well and fully.

Rudy, along with Catherine, has been a rock and an inspiration for our entire family. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all.

Visitation with the Family was held on Sunday, October 8th 2017 from 1 to 3 pm at Hall’s Funeral Home in Purcellville Virginia. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Home Delivered Meals program in Loudoun County or Capital Caring Hospice.

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