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Robert Joseph Budnick

November 30, 1932 - October 8, 2019

U.S. Veteran

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, King George, Virginia.

Robert “Bud” Joseph Budnick, 86, of King George County, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.  Bud was born in Norwalk, Connecticut to parents Joseph Stephen Budnick and Helen Kalenik Budnick.

Bud was preceded in death by both his parents as well as his two brothers Paul and Donald. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Sally Morrison Budnick; three children, Benjamin V. Madison (Judy), Lisa Todd MacNevin (Michael) and Anne Truxtun Pride (John); grandchildren Daniel, Andrew, Stephen and Eliza Madison, Christopher and Michael MacNevin, Kristen Hedrick (Ashby Miller) and Martha Pride; two great-grandchildren Brooke-Lynn Hedrick and Charlotte Miller.

Bud attended St. Mary’s School in Norwalk, followed by Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, Connecticut.  He earned his architectural degree at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture.

Bud worked at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory, Dahlgren, Virginia from 1964-1986.  He was their first architect.  Prior to working for the Navy, Bud worked at Crescent Woodwork Company in Norwalk, Connecticut; Goodman & Driscoll, Associated Architects and Engineers, Westport, Connecticut; and Kruger, Lake and Henderson, Associated Architects and Engineers, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Upon Bud’s retirement in 1986, he joined Sally as an active partner in King George Travel.

Bud served in U.S. Army with the 4th Signal Group in Heidelberg, Germany.  During his tour, he received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany) and the U.S. Army’s Good Conduct Medal.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, King George, Virginia with the Padre Lee Gandiya and The Reverend Dr. Christopher Agnew officiating.  Following interment in the parish graveyard, there will be a reception in the parish hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Alice Ashton Fitzhugh Fund, c/o St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Pauls Church Road, King George, Virginia 22485. Condolences may be left for the family at

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