William A. Hudson
December 21, 1937 – September 15, 2014
William A. Hudson, age 76, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by his family on Monday, September 15, 2014.
Born in Rehoboth Beach, DE on December 21, 1937, Bill was a son of the late Dr. Floyd Isaac Sudler Hudson and Harriet Elizabeth Hillerman Hudson. He was a member of the Rehoboth High School graduating class of 1955. Bill went on to attend the University of Delaware where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1959 and was a proud member of Sigma Nu. He made his career as a chemical engineer with the DuPont Company, retiring after 32 years of dedicated service.
Athletic by nature, Bill was an avid sports fan and looked forward to cheering on his favorite Philadelphia teams each season. He was an excellent carpenter and took great pride in his building projects. Additionally, he enjoyed working outside and landscaping his yard. Bill was an exceptional chef who delighted in preparing delicious meals for his family and friends. In his leisure time, he liked fishing and photography. He was a longtime member of the Brandywine Motor Sports Club and enjoyed the many friendships he made there. A devoted and loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, Bill adored his family and was fondly referred to as “the best father-in-law ever.”
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Robert S. Hudson and a brother, Floyd E. Hudson. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Linda Curry Hudson; children, Susan H. Mooney (Brian) of Newark and William J. Hudson of Middletown; brother, Joseph S. Hudson (Susan) of Newark; sister-in-law, Becky Hudson of Deerfield, NJ; grandchildren, Darren W. Mooney of Boston, MA, Robert B. Mooney of Newark, Shannon E. Mooney of Newark, Tyler J. Hudson of Middletown and Joshua B. Hudson of Middletown; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Friday afternoon, September 19, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 Noon until 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be sent to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.