BOARDMAN - Robert L. “Bob” Lude, 80, a career military man, passed away Saturday morning, Sept. 28, 2019, at Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley following a six-month illness.
Robert was born Jan. 30, 1939, in Bellaire, the son of the late Graydon G. and Dorothy Stark Lude, and lived much of his life in the Mahoning Valley.
He attended Austintown Fitch High School and proudly served five tours of duty in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Bob entered the military on April 30, 1964, and was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of Staff Sgt. on Jan. 30, 1999.
After retiring from faithfully serving his country, he volunteered his time as an advocate of all American veterans. Mr. Lude was an avid supporter of President Trump.
He leaves two brothers, James R. (Linda) Lude of Berlin Center and Graydon T. (Sandy) Lude of Austintown, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers Dr. John C. Lude and Lanny G. Lude, and by a sister, Karen R. Zeller.
There will be no calling hours.
Committal services with military honors will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.