NAPLES, Fla. - Alfred E. Dudley (Al) died April 12. He was 84.
Dudley was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Millersville, Ohio, son of John and Mary Dudley. A former resident of Fremont, Ohio, and Greenwich and Ridgefield, Conn., he resided in Naples for almost 25 years.
Dudley worked for the Union Carbide Corporation, starting in the Eveready Battery factory in Fremont. He became a senior vice president of their Consumer Products Division in New York City, responsible for marketing and manufacturing. He led the acquisition of the Consumer Products Division, which included household brands such as Glad, Prestone, Simonize and STP. The result of this acquisition was the First Brands Corporation with Dudley as the chairman, CEO and president. First Brands was eventually acquired by The Clorox Corporation, at which time he retired to Naples Fla.
Dudley was a member of St. John the Evangelist in Naples and St. Mary's in Ridgefield.
Dudley is survived by his wife, Lois; sons, Jack Dudley of Danbury, Conn. and Richard and Bonnie Dudley of Rowayton, Conn.; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara Ann Dudley; brothers, Harold, William, and Richard Dudley; sisters, Edna Schade and Delores Schade; and his daughter-in-law Nancy Jane Dudley.
Calling hours will be Monday, April 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Rd in Naples. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, April 16 at St. John the Evangelist Church at 625 111th Ave North, Naples at 1 p.m. An additional memorial service will be held in Ridgefield Conn.. at a later date. He will be laid to rest next to his daughter Barbara in Millersville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dudley’s name to the charity of one's choice .
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