Allen Davis Rudolph

Allen Davis Rudolph

Allen Davis Rudolph, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away on Feb. 4, 2022, at the age of 95. 

He was born in Anna, Illinois, the son of Roy Hubert and Laura Patrick Rudolph. 

He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he studied architecture.  

Allen worked for most of his career at the firm Sverdrup & Parcel, first in St. Louis, but from 1966 onward in their Boston office. He helped design various large civic projects, such as Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis (1966), the northwest extension of the Boston subway system and Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine (1984).  

Allen was a long-time resident of Melrose, Mass., before retiring to Lubec, Maine, where he lived for many years until moving permanently to Jacksonville, Fla., in 2018. 

He was known as a gifted artist and as an outdoor enthusiast who led many walks of the Lubec Pathfinders club. 

Allen served as a board member of the Regional Medical Center in Lubec and contributed to the design of the visitor’s center at Quoddy Head State Park. 

Early in his career, Allen worked for an American architectural firm in Tehran, Iran, where he met Ria van der Meulen, who worked at the Dutch Embassy there. They were married in 1956. 

Allen was preceded in death by Ria, his wife of 41 years; as well as by his brother Roy Maurice Rudolph, and his sisters Lucinda Rudolph and Amy Dee Wiley. 

He is survived and will be greatly missed by his three children, Roy Rudolph, Maria Rier and George Rudolph; by his second wife, Nancy (Lane Terry) Rudolph; by his nieces and nephew; and by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Allen will be buried in the Anna Cemetery.

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