SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Rudy Ruderman, of Scarsdale, died March 9. He was 86.
Ruderman was born in the Bronx in 1926. He served as a U.S. Army staff sergeant in the 8th Regiment during World War Two in Europe, seeing combat duty in France and Germany.
He graduated from Antioch College and began graduate studies at Yale University. A lifelong New York-area newsman in print, radio and TV, Ruderman worked at Voice of America, BusinessWeek, NBC and The Wall St. Journal Radio, among other news organizations.
At WNEW radio in the 1970s and 80s, he was a news and financial reporter, news editor and even part- time Broadway theatre critic in the New York City metropolitan area and later nationally as a syndicated financial news reporter. He was among the first broadcast reporters to be accepted into the New York Financial Writers Association.
Ruderman is survived by his sister, Anita Somers of Brewster.; sons Jim of Larchmont, and Dan of Great Barrington, Mass.; and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne.
Private memorial services will be announced shortly. To leave an online condolence please visit www.westchesterfuneralhome.com