Londonderry, NH — Daniel (Dan) D. Tuden, 64, of Londonderry, NH died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his home. Mr. Tuden was born in Boston, MA on October 29, 1948, a son of the late Eugene Sr. and Olga (Woloschuk) Tuden. He served as president of Delta Chi Fraternity at UMass Amherst. In the 1970’s he served as president of the Salem, NH teachers union and as a Boy Scout leader in the 1990’s. Recently retired after 26 years from Elbit Systems of America (formerly Kollsman, Inc.), a defense systems electronics company, Dan had been a Managing Systems Engineer and then Department Manager of the Proposal Center.
Mr. Tuden enjoyed hiking, jogging, softball, hockey, football, snow skiing and snowshoeing. He volunteered as a recreational soccer and little league baseball coach. He was a communicant of St. Jude Parish, Londonderry where he had served as a CCD teacher. He held other memberships in Planet Fitness, AARP, the Appalachian Mountain Club and UMass Alumni. He was an avid Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics fan. He was also an original member of the Londonderry Men’s Rec Softball League.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce M. (DeGelan) Tuden of Londonderry, his son, Mark Tuden and his wife Kristen of Stoughton, MA, and his daughter Heather Tuden of Londonderry, five brothers, Eugene Tuden, Jr. of Quincy, MA, Stephen Tuden of Medford, MA, Robert Tuden of Sarasota, FL, John Tuden of Medford, MA, and James Tuden of Dracut, MA, and two sisters, Kathryn Richerson of Sandwich, MA, and Christine Neugebauer of Galveston, TX, also many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were held Monday, November 12, 2012 from 4 to 7pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry. A Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00am in St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry with cremation that followed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mass General Hospital, Pappas Center for Neuro-Oncology, 55 Fruit St., Yawkey 9E, Boston, MA 02114. To send a condolence or for further information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.