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James "Jim" G. Rudolph, Jr.
James "Jim" George Rudolph, Jr., 93, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Kittanning, PA passed away on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 at Halifax Hospice Center, Port Orange, FL.
He was born October 24, 1927 in Kittanning, PA, to James George Rudolph, Sr. and Miriam Blanche (Edwards) Rudolph.
Jim owned Jim Rudolph's Used Cars on North Grant Avenue in Kittanning during the 1950's and 1960's. He attended Florida Southern College graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Jim taught at Lakeland Senior High in Lakeland Florida. He then was an Administrator at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, White Chapel Christian School in Daytona Beach, FL, Warner University in Lake Wales, FL and he retired from The Cloisters Retirement Center in Deland, FL.
Jim was a member of the White Chapel Church of God and he served his country in the U.S. Army/AirForce. Jim was a member of the Noon Rotary of Deland FL, where he had perfect attendance for 35 years. He previously served as President, Chairman of the YMCA Board, and Chairman of the Band of Brothers Prayer Group at Stetson University. Jim traveled to many countries all over the world and took multiple cruises over the years. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed baseball and football.
His memory will be cherished by his loving wife of 36 years, Arline J. Rudolph; daughters, Karen Rudolph and husband, John Mark Tallent of Lake Placid, FL, Barbara Kriner and husband, The Rev. Don Kriner of Canton, GA, Patricia Rosenberger and husband, Michael Rosenberger of Kittanning, PA and Sandra Simon of Lakeland, FL; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 19 great-great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Shirley Pryor Rudolph.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a cousin, Marian Barker.
A private Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at Lawn Haven Burial Estates, 1290 Butler Road, Worthington, PA 16262, with the Rev. Wayne Sawyer officiating.
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