The Rev. Neilson Rudd, retired priest of the Diocese of Ohio, died April 4 in Wilmington, NC, where he resided. He was 71.
A native of Utica, NY, he was a graduate of Hamline University and the University of Minnesota. He was ordained to the diaconate in 1971 and to the priesthood in 1973. He was vicar of St. James’, McLeansboro, IL, 1972-80, while also serving as priest-in-charge of St. John’s, Centralia, 1974-5, and vicar of St. Stephen’s, Harrisburg, 1979-80. He was rector of St. Paul’s, Put-in-Bay, OH, 1981-87, then served the Diocese of Ohio as deployment and planning officer and as congregational development officer from 1987 until his retirement in 1993. In recent years he had served as a supply priest in several congregations in the Diocese of East Carolina, mainly St. James’, Belhaven. He was survived by his wife, Marjorie, and three children.