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William J. Rudolph, 77, a retired bricklayer and World War II veteran, died Thursday (Sept. 21, 2000) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.

Rudolph was born in Natchez, Miss., but moved here as a child and graduated from Niagara Falls High School.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater from October 1942 to March 1946.

Rudolph was a bricklayer for more than 40 years and was a life member of Local 45, Bricklayers and Masons Union. He retired in 1985.

He was a parishioner of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Dulcie Delahoussaye; a son William Jr. of Leesport, Pa.; three daughters, Cheryl R. Nagle of Campbell, Calif., Donna T. Petrie of Byron and Beth R. Chandler of Brewster; a sister Barbara R. LaBranche of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday in Prince of Peace Church, 1055 North Military Road, after prayers at 10:30 in Lane Funeral Home, 8622 Buffalo Ave. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

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