Lloyd Robert “Bob” Hudson, 93

7/26/1927 - November 27, 2020

Lloyd Robert ”Bob” Hudson, 93, of Lancaster passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side. Born in Chincoteague, VA he was the son of Lloyd J. and Elsie H. (Bloxom) Hudson and the loving husband of Helen M. (Torbert) Hudson for 60 years.

Bob served his God and country in three wars; World War II, the Korean Conflict, and served stateside in Vietnam. He was awarded a “Medal of Honored Hometown Heroes” by the Pennsylvania State Senate and the “Prestigious Service Award” by the president of South Korea, Syngman Rhee. He was in The 49th Fighter-Bomber Wing, known as “The Forty Niners.”

A Certified Executive Chef, Bob was a member of the prestigious Academy of Chefs and the honor society of The American Culinary Federation. He served as director of hospitals and nursing home dietary departments, both in the United States and internationally.

Bob was also an accomplished woodcarver for over 45 years. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Ira D. Hudson, he was a World Champion duck decoy carver.

Bob loved music and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, banjo and mandolin with his bluegrass gospel band. He also considered himself a poet and wrote many poems, some of them published.

His goal in life was always to serve others as needed and to follow his Lord‘s command.

Bob will be missed by his beloved wife, Helen, his children; Steven Rohrbaugh (Marilyn), Kay Rohrbaugh Gelletly (Theodore), Mark Hudson, and Mary Papadoplos (Louis), grandchildren; Steve (Tiffany), Drew, Jay, Arin (Kelly), Alex, Nikki (Mike), Katie, Tabitha (Ray), and Christina (Kevin), great grandchildren; Alexander, Alexandra, Harrison, Gavin, Caleb, and Bruce, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and all eight of his siblings.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 5:15pm at Charles F Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Guests will be received prior to the service starting at 4:30 PM. Bob will be laid to rest at Downing Cemetery in Oak Hall, Virginia, where he will also receive military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory can be made to Hospice and Community Care at 685 Good Drive, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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December 04, 2020

So sorry to hear of his passing. He will be missed by the 4th floor family at Long Community.
Deb May

December 03, 2020

I had not seen Robert for the past few years as we were not able to attend the Hudson family reunion. A few months back he called me and we talked for well over an hour.. his growing up years on Chincoteague, my dad’s death, our grandparents, his carvings and our faith in the Lord. It was a wonderful conversation and when we got ready to hang up he said he would call again and that he loved me. It was a very sweet call and I treasure it along with the memories of long ago that we shared. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻
Cousin Gail Taylor

December 02, 2020

He was a man distinguished and respected in so many areas.  We knew him as Hank, because his calls always began “This is Hank from the Opry” with a chuckle. Then at his bidding our ragtag bluegrass gospel group would meet for some jammin’. 
We are sad, yet rejoicing, that our dear friend has gone to his mansion over the hilltop “right next to Jesus.” We pray for the comfort of family and friends who mourn his death. Be comforted in Christ.   Pastor and Nancy Nemoyer and family

December 02, 2020

I met Bob while working at Holy Spirit Hospital and I am so grateful for knowing such a wonderful and talented gentleman. I appreciated the time I got to spend with him and his dear wife Helen. “Bossman” and I shared a love of decoy carving and in exchange for me teaching him to paint a still life painting for Helen, he spent many Saturday mornings teaching me how to carve a green-winged teal from a block of wood.  His strong Christian faith shone brightly and I know he is at peace in the arms of Our Lord. I will never forget him. My condolences for your loss.
Ida Black

December 02, 2020

Mary and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I did not have the honor of knowing your father/grandfather yet am sure that someone who led such an accomplished life will leave a significant void in your family.  I know how strong your family bonds are from our many discussions and hope that your combined strength will bring all of you comfort and peace.
JoAnn Ott-Slenker

December 02, 2020

Please accept our condolences.  Bob was an outstanding human being.  We miss the dinners he used to prepare.
Jim and Kathy Blockus

December 02, 2020

Mr. Hudson (Bossman to many) was a wonderful mentor, teacher and friend.  There has never been anyone that could compare.  He had taught me many lessons, so much knowledge which guided me throughout my life. He has and always will be remembered as I gaze at the many decoys which adorn my home.  His teachings have produced many reminders.  Doug and I will always appreciate his friendship.  Condolences to the entire family and especially to Helen, a lovely lady for a special gentleman.  
Trudy & Doug Gardner

December 01, 2020

So sorry to hear about Bob. We were in the West Shore Wood Carvers Club together and I have several of his beautiful carvings. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Sandy Hess

December 01, 2020

I will always feel honored and privileged to say that I knew Bob and we were friends. I met him and Helen at Long Community where I was their hairdresser for several years. He was the kindest gentleman and always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye. He would bring me some of his decoy ducks to see during his appointments. The level of detail was astounding. My condolences to the family. Bob was a great man, with a kind heart and I will miss him. 
Becky Dixon

December 01, 2020

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our best memories at Calvary Lutheran Church included Bob. Talented, kind, loved the Lord, best Chef ever!  We adored him. Know you are all in our prayers during this difficult time. 
Doug and Nanette Soliday, Harrisburg 

November 30, 2020

I am saddened to learn of Lloyd’s passing. I met him at the Middlecreek Wildfowl Show a number of years ago, and our shared interest in wildfowl carving brought us into friendship. He was more than a carver; he had the artist’s eye for color and form and knew his subjects so well. He also spoke often of his faith and of his interest in music, and he used his musical talent to bring joy to others. His many years of service in uniform speak to his committment to our nation and to serving others. I feel privileged to have known him, and I mourn his passing.
Roy Hoglund

November 30, 2020

I had the pleasure of Mr. Hudson being my boss when I worked in the kitchen at Holy Spirit Hospital.  He had the ability to teach a group of high school “kids” to work responsibly and take pride in everything we did (not an easy task).  I often told others that I would have eaten off the floor any time—he had us keep the kitchen/dietary department immaculate. He had a few of the decoys he created in his office.  The detail was so incredible you expected them to take flight.  I will always be thankful for the opportunity to have worked with him.  Truly a gentleman.
Jack Brown

November 30, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. My grandmother thought very highly of Bob. Prayers sent. Love, Sally, Ken, & Ashley ArndtBill and Carol Scheffer. 

November 30, 2020

Bob was a treasure to our family and we are grateful for having known him, and especially for his friendship with our son Isaac. God’s peace to all who mourn for him, for we know he is now with Jesus his Savior.
Pastor Adam & Jen Koontz

November 30, 2020

Chef Hudson was the ultimate professional.  I always looked forward to his ice carvings and delicious foods for holidays and festive occasions at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill. 
Maryann Mawhinney, RN

November 30, 2020

our sincere sympathy in the loss of you father.  he was always outgoing and friendly at church and interesting to talk to.
jeff and michelle wise  mt calvary lutheran church

November 29, 2020

Our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you with the passing of a dear and special friend to not only us but truly endeared to many.  His talents, love of the Lord were known to many and it was truly a blessing to count him as a friend, fellow musician, mentor, and fellow Christain.  We cry with you at this loss.
Donald and Mary Wohler

November 29, 2020

I am so sorry to see this!  Mr. Hudson was my friend. He walked up to me on the Wildlife Loop in Chincoteague a few years ago while I was photographing an Egret and we’ve been friends ever since. We exchanged pictures of our birds, his  carvings and my photographs. I was fortunate to buy a piece from him that I will always cherish!  Please accept my condolences.
Jackie Mingia

November 29, 2020

Dear Mary,  Lenny and I were saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. He had a remarkable life and was blessed with a loving family. Our condolences  to Lou and your family at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing 
Susan and Lenny Goldberg

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