Obituary published in The Berkshire Eagle, September 27, 2009:

David Rudd, a part-time resident of Great Barrington since 1980, died early in the morning on Sept. 8 after a nearly two-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He was 70. He left behind his wife of 49 years, Sue, his sons, Daniel and Michael, his younger brother Mark, and seven beautiful grandchildren who loved him dearly.
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David was born in Elizabeth, N.J., to Bertha and Lt. Col. Jacob Rudd, who raised him in Elizabeth and Maplewood with their own tireless and powerful brand of love He traveled with his parents while Jake was in the Army to a variety of bases, until the family settled in Maplewood, where they would live for several decades. David met Sue at Cornell, and they married in David's first year of Cornell Law. Michael was born in 1963, and after serving in the Army in Philadelphia and Virginia, the three moved to South Orange, N.J., a place David and Sue called home for the next 26 years. When Daniel was born in 1965, the family was complete. After practicing as an Army attorney, David worked for the City of Newark, N.J., as Assistant Corporation Counsel until he moved to private practice in 1972, earning a statewide reputation for his acuity and compassion. David was a lifelong member and past board member of Congregation Beth El in South Orange, a synagogue that his parents helped found, and a life member of the National Council of Jewish Women. In keeping with the Jewish concept of Tzedakah, David supported a variety of social service and social justice organizations. He also served on the boards of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation, Jewish Vocational Services, and Jewish Community Centers of Metrowest, and he was a Co-Chairman of the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival. In addition to his family, which was always at the center of his life, David possessed an enormous love for classical music. He spent almost every summer night at Tanglewood. He also was an exuberant tennis player and a voracious reader with the uncanny ability to remember everything that he learned. David was consumed with learning, and he lived his life as if he felt a duty to gain insights on a host of subjects. His compulsion to learn was one reason that he and Sue constantly travelled the world While his family and friends will miss him, they take solace in all that David taught them, both in his words and his deeds. He is the kind of man who will never be forgotten.

Sue Atlas Rudd, '61 still lives in Great Barrington and is a member of the Cornell Club of the Berkshires.