William A. Hudson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William A. Hudson

Born December 21, 1937

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.


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  • May the family find comfort in loving memories, and in knowing that God is “close to those that are broken at heart; and he saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18) Our loving Creator, Jehovah God, has promised to soon “swallow up death forever…and wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) With deepest sympathy.

  • Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed visiting with Bill and Linda at the many family functions held at Sue and Brians. He was a wonderful man. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Thank you for this. My family and I appreciate your kind words.
    Shannon (granddaughter)

  • My deepest sympathies to Linda and the rest of Bill’s family. Both Bill and Linda were always very kind to me. When they were living in San Francisco, because of DuPont project work, they had me over for dinner or drinks on numerous occasions when I was visiting the city on the same project. I will always remember Bill reading from his IBM punch cards, when giving his committee reports at BMC meetings. Bill’s soft demeanor will be missed by many, I am sure.

  • We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Linda and Bill’s daughter Sue and son BJ and their families on the loss of their beloved husband, father and grandfather. Bill was always a gentleman and a valuable member of our family. He will be missed and he will be in our thoughts and prayers.


    Al & Carol Vicario

  • Our deepest sympathies to Linda and family on Bill’s passing. I’m sorry I wasn’t there this afternoon to express it personally as I just found out at 1:00. I remember Bill as a gifted softball player and bowler, but most of all as a true gentleman. We will miss him.


    Cuck & Barb Eberle

  • Linda
    Sorry to hear that Bill has passed away. I have many fond memories of you and Bill as members of BMC.
    The club is still active with nearly 100 members, doing mostly autocross activities and a few rallies, including the 43rd Annual Braille Rally which was held this year.

  • Our condolences to the family. It has been a long time since we saw you and we know Bill will be missed.