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Rudolph M. Szady, 66

Obit Rudolph M. SzadyShrewsbury – Rudolph M. Szady, 66, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, after a lengthy wait for a heart transplant.

Rudy is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 34 years, Barbara (Sharp) Szady; a son, James T. Murray and his wife Cindy of Sunbury, Ohio; two daughters, Kimberly Ryan and her husband Kevin of Pittsburgh and Susan Thorpe and her husband Bradford of Old Saybrook, Conn.; his mother, Nina Lee (Vermitski) Szady of Worcester; eight grandchildren, Megan, Amy and Alex Murray, Emmett and Ivy Ryan, and James, Andrew and Alyona Thorpe; and two dear cousins, Maryellen Szady of Holyoke and Linda Jordan of Chicopee.

He was born in Holyoke, son of the late Rudolph Szady, and graduated from Chicopee Comp. He earned his BA in teaching and history and earned a Master's Degree in History from American International College in Springfield. He taught high school history in West Springfield. He also attended Upsala College.

Rudy owned Better Hearing Solutions for over 25 years. He loved to sail and was part of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, where he taught boating. He was also past Commodore of the Springfield Yacht Club. He enjoyed skiing, biking, sailing, and scuba diving, and was a certified parachute jumper.

Calling hours for Mr. Szady will be held Thursday, July 25, from 12 to 2 p.m., followed by his funeral service, at Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St., Worcester. Interment will be held Friday, July 26, with a graveside service at 12 p.m. in Agawam Center Cemetery, Agawam.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Cardiac Transplant Patient Program at Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., South Building, Box 3931, Boston, MA 02111.

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