, Salem, MA

December 1, 2012

Arthur Lawrence Rhuda, 81

MIDDLETON — Mr. Arthur Lawrence Rhuda, 81, of Middleton, beloved husband of Barbara (Conley) Rhuda, died Thursday, November 29, 2012, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, surrounded by his family.

Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Evelyn (Southwell) Rhuda. He was raised and educated in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville High School. He continued his education at Boston University, graduating in 1958 with a degree in Business Administration.

An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Mr. Rhuda was the retired Executive Vice President of the former Eagle Can Company of Peabody.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Arthur was a member of the Ipswich Country Club, the Ferncroft Country Club in Danvers, the Hanover Swim and Tennis Club and the North River Community Club of Norwell. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his loving wife of 61 years, Arthur is survived by his daughter, Beth Rhuda of Salem; his sons, Jeffrey Rhuda and his wife, Cheryle of Beverly, Glenn Rhuda and his wife, Catherine of Danvers and Jayson Rhuda and his wife, Jennifer of Middleton; his grandchildren, Sara, A.J., Jim, Joseph, Jacque, Caci, Blake and 1st Lt. Justin Rhuda USMC; his brothers, Robert Rhuda and his wife, Ellen of Burlington and Richard Rhuda and his wife, Karen of Stoneham and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Marilyn Redmond of Somerville.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service will be held in the Middleton Congregational Church, Maple St., Middleton, Monday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial is private. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers, Sunday, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may be made in Arthur’s memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NAMI Mass Attn: Marilyn DeSantis, Donor Relations, 400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650, Woburn, MA 01801-6528. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit