Robert Stephen Cudo, 75, passed away on Nov. 29, 2011, in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Robert was born on May 11, 1936, in Shenandoah, Pa., to the late Ignatius (Ignacy) and Mary Mentel Cudo.
He served for 20 years in the Air Force, where he met his wife Arlys Nelson in 1955 at his first assignment to Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. They married a year later. They were transferred to various stations: three years in Athens, Greece; three years at Kingsley Field; one year at Tyndle Field, Fla; two years at Evreux, France; one year at Rhein-Main, Germany; one year at Del Rio, Texas; and five years in Oslo, Norway, all attached to support of NATO special activities in finance and accounting. Bob retired in Klamath Falls, where he finished college and then worked as a loan officer for Klamath First Federal Savings & Loan and Forest Products Federal Credit Union.
Bob played many sports every place he lived, including baseball, football and soccer, and he loved to bowl. He loved fishing and traveling around the U.S. to see the places he missed while in the military.
Survivors include his wife Arlys Cudo; sons Robert Lee Cudo of Klamath Falls, David Ignatius Cudo and wife Catherine Anne Cudo of Corvallis, Mark Patrick Cudo, and Stephen Paul Cudo of Klamath Falls; grandchildren Mary Natasha Cudo of Klamath Falls, Jennifer Lynn Cudo-Green and spouse Christian Green of Corvallis, Brittnie Nicole Cudo, Stephen Paul Cudo, and David Christian Cudo of Turlock, Calif.; sister Dorothy Wisniewski and husband Raymond of Shenandoah.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild Christopher Thomas Cudo of Klamath Falls, sister Felicia Labasky of Philadelphia, Pa., and brothers Zigmund Cudo of Florida and Benedict Cudo of South Amboy, N.J.
A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Dec. 9, at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. A reception will follow the liturgy in the parish hall. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at 1 p.m. with Veterans of Foreign Wars Pelican Post No. 1383 providing military honors.