Rudolph Paladnietti

Rudolph Paladnietti

Wednesday, December 21st, 1921 - Sunday, May 10th, 2020
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Rudy Paladnietti age 98, passed away on Sunday, May 10 at Christiana Hospital.
Rudy was born in Germany and came to the United States at a young age with his father, Dominico and younger brother Ralph. He helped build their house in Holloway Terrace. He served with the 37th Infantry during World War II and later with Delaware Air National Guard. He fell in love with Margaret Proud of Old New Castle and built her a home in Baldton. He worked for Colonial School District doing many jobs; custodian, maintenance and bus driver.
Rudy was a devoted family man. He coached his son in New Castle Little League and later would cheer his grandsons and great grandsons at their games. He shared many Wildwood vacations with Margaret’s family. He was the Best Man at his son’s wedding and in life.
He had many talents; wood carving, stain glass lights and art, gardening and excellent cook!He enjoyed many activities; bowling, car shows, collecting, Delaware Park and traveling. A long time season ticket holder/tailgater fan of Blue Hens Football starting with Margaret then son, grandsons, great grandsons and friends he made along the way. He could also be seen driving around town with his best friend and neighbor, Tommy Nolan his guardian angel.
He lived a full life able to drive and live independently.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret. His son-in-law, Peter Hurd Sr. and his brother Ralph. He has survived by his daughter, Connie Hurd,his son, Rudy and daughter-in-law Lynn. His grandchildren, Peter Hurd Jr. (Lisa), Steven (Kelie), great grandchildren, Drew, Stevie, Tyler and Alyssa. His brothers, Albert, Anthony and sister, Carolyn DiMauro. His dog, Buttons will be missing her loving master.
Due to Covid-19 all services must be private.We thank family and friends for sharing their memories with us by texts, calls, cards and social distance visits. They were truly heartwarming.
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    Glebe Cemetery
    NEW CASTLE, DE 19720


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Missy Iwanowski

Posted at 12:35pm
My deepest sympathy to your family. I am Bob Iwanowski's sister Missy and I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Rudy a few times and most recently at Bob's 60th surprise birthday party in December. Rudy was AMAZING with all he could still do at his ripe age of 98!!! Bob LOVED him and respected him so much, he was like his second dad and is extremely upset about his passing. He remembers so many good times with Rudy and will be lost without one of his dearest friends.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Matthew Delaney

Posted at 10:03am
I enjoyed Rudy's company in the stands of the Blue Hen Football stadium for many year. May God bless him and his family.

Mark Iwanowski

Posted at 09:44pm
Rudy was such a great guy that I got to know as my brother's neighbor. Loved playing pinball with him and just enjoying talking to a guy that live such a long and healthy life right up to the end. Here's hoping we all get the same opportunity.

Mark Iwanowski

Bob Iwanowski

Posted at 08:57pm
Rudy will live on in the hearts of ALL who loved him. Godspeed Rudy
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Bob Iwanowski

Posted at 08:51pm
Rudy welcomed me as a neighbor in Baldton in 1983. I considered Rudy to be one of my best friends.He amazed me with all he could do even at his age.I loved listening to his tales of growing up in New Castle. He taught me so much and was always ready to lend a hand when needed.I couldn't have asked for a better friend and neighbor. Rudy was my HERO. Heaven has gained a SHINING STAR!
Our loss is heaven's gain. I will miss him dearly. Godspeed my friend

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