Ronald L. Rudolph "Ron", of Bethel Park, peacefully on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021, age 83, beloved husband for 57 years of Bonadale "Bonnie" (Hain) Rudolph, loving father of Bryan (Pam) and Kevin (Kira), brother of the late Shirley DiPerna Massa, grandfather of Anastasia, Jennifer (Brian) Will & Mark (Julia Marraccini). Ron grew up as an altar boy and a boy scout at St. Henry's in the Arlington section of Pittsburgh. He attended St. Fidelis Seminary in Butler, PA and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Mt. Oliver.
He served in the U.S. Army at the Headquarters Company of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The Army experience motivated him to return to college and earn his degree. He received his degree in 1963 from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ron always was intrigued with computers. He met his match when he joined Mellon Bank; they had tons of computers. he started out in the computer room as the shift supervisor and was later promoted to the position of Programmer/Analyst. Ron always liked to learn new things and share them with others. It was during the 1970's that he taught hundreds of programmer/analysts multiple programming languages thru his job as the training manager in Research and Development. His skill set led him to become a senior programmer and later the project manager of the finacial systems in the Datacenter division of Mellon Bank. There he was promoted to Assistant Vice-President. His last major project was the Year 2000 project of which he was very proud of his accomplishments. Ron retired from Mellon Financial in 2000 after 35 years of faithful service. He loved his job. When he retired, he also served on the board of directors for the Mellon Volunteer Professionals, and held the office of Treasurer for many years in addition to all of his volunteer work. He loved his computers, and always kept his computer skills sharp. Ron also did a lot of work for Brightwood Christian Church where he served in many capacities as well as an elder, and the church's treasurer.
Visitation Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the David J. Henney Funeral Home, where a funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Bethel Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
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