In Memory

John Crudele

John Crudele


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John's Obituary

John Matthew Crudele, 66, of Fort Lauderdale passed away on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 in his home after a long battle with prostate cancer.

He was born in Long Beach, CA on March 2nd, 1948, the second child of the late Violet and Anthony Crudele. John graduated from Oregon State University in 1969 with a bachelor's of science in mathematics before serving 2 years in the Army, stationed in Germany. He took a job as a consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he met his wife, Elizabeth (O'Brien) Crudele. They married January 6th, 1979 in Portland, OR. After making partner John realized he wanted to have a more influential management role, so he left Andersen Consulting to become one of the owners of the healthcare consulting firm, Stockamp & Associates, thriving there until he retired in 2003. During his professional years he transferred first to Brentwood, TN before finally settling in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

John and his wife were avid fishermen and loved to travel. From black marlin fishing in Panama to trying exotic foods on a trip through Southeast Asia, the stamps in his passports were as varied as his hairstyles. He finished writing a memoir of his father earlier this year and reveled in the academic successes of his two daughters. John will be remembered by his colleagues for his strong mentorship and by his family and friends for his quick humor, great stories, warmth and sense of adventure.

John is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Betsy) Crudele, two daughters Julie Crudele and Angela Crudele of Philadelphia, soon-to-be son-in-law Daniel Wetherill of Philadelphia, older sister Darleen Mullin of Salem, OR, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 11th at Fred Hunter's Funeral Home, 718 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, followed by a reception at the family's home at 5 pm. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Memorial contributions are welcome at Oregon State University's Beaver Nation Annual Fund's Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund ( and the American Cancer Society (