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04/27/10 - NNHS Newsletter - Doc Hudson

Leonard Myles Hudson
(05 Jan 1942 - 24 Apr 2010)

Warwick High School Class of 1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.        Doc Hudson, Warwick High School Class of 1960, husband of    Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA, passed away in Hampton on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the age of 68.  He was the brother-in-law of    Robert Slusser ('61) of VA.

  From Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 04/25/10, 12:03 PM:

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that 
 my husband of 45-1/2 years passed away peacefully in Sentara Hampton ICU with family at his side. It was a brave fight but as he would have said, "When I get to Heaven to Saint Peter I will say,  'Just one more Marine reporting, Sir'".

The funeral arrangements are pending at this time.

Take care, fellow classmates and Typhoons. Life is way too short, so live it well.

Catherine Slusser Hudson

   Oh, Catherine!  I'm so very, very sorry to hear this!  I cannot even imagine such a thing, and cannot think of any meaningful words of great comfort.  Just know that you and your family are - and will be - in the hearts and prayers of many at this time and in the days and weeks to come.

       From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA to   Catherine Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA- 04/25/10, 6:08 PM:


Permit me to add my sincere condolences to Carol’s.....


Dave Spriggs

From the Daily Press - 04/27/10:




 Leonard M. Hudson

    NEWPORT NEWS - Leonard Myles 'Doc' Hudson, 68, passed away on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at Sentara Careplex. Doc had been a resident of Newport News his entire life.

Mr. Hudson retired from the Newport News Police Dept. as a Detective after 30 years of service. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal and was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Doc was also a drum major for Newport News Police Pipes and Drums and Newport News FOP.

He was preceded in death by his father, David; and his sister, Marsha.

Doc Hudson

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; one daughter, Monica Lee Hudson Stefanowicz and husband, Michael; two sons, Scott and Todd Hudson and wife, Dradi; mother, Mary Hudson; brother, Mark Hudson and wife, Debbie; four grandchildren, Kyle Michael Stefanowicz, Lauren Marie Hudson, David Joseph Stefanowicz and Andrew Scott Hudson; two nieces, April Hudson and Amy Reiger; and one nephew, Shaun Rosenbaum.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. Committal will be in the Memorial Garden at the church.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The Daily Press from April 28 to April 29, 2010. 

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April 28, 2010
Dear Cathy and family,
I was shocked to see Myles had passed away. I often think about your family when I pass by the house on Big Bethel Road. Many years have passed since I have seen you, but I think of you often. I will always remember Myles stopping by Dr. M's office to see his mom and talking about the police department or a case he was working on. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my prayers. Take care, fondly
Brenda and Leonard Hearn
~ Brenda Hearn, Hampton, Virginia
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28, 2010
Cathy and family, we are so sorry to hear about "Doc" .... We hope you find comfort in knowing that you are in the hearts and prayers of all your friends. Love,
~ Bill and Debbie Vaccarelli and Staff, Danny's Deli, Newport News, Virginia
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28, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hudson family. Doc will be missed. Please know his memory lives on in all the lives he has touched.

~ Scotty & Catharine Williams, Chesapeake, Virginia

28, 2010
Myles, The best brother ever.
~ Mark

28, 2010
My sincere condolences to the family of Myles. I knew him as the brother of my corps member, Mark. I always saw the mutual respect and love that was displayed between them. I also always saw that love and respect between all the Hudson family. I am saddened by your loss.
~ Mike Knez, Middlesex County, Virginia
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28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

~ Donald & Frances Bowyer, Christiansburg, Virginia

28, 2010
Dear Cathy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss.

Ricky, Lisa Roberts and Family
~ Lisa Roberts, Hampton, Virginia  

28, 2010
REST IN PEACE, MY LOVE, Till we meet again. Love, Cathy

~ Cathy

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28, 2010

Cathy, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your husband.

~ David Spriggs NNHS 1964, Norfolk, Virginia

28, 2010
Dear Cathy and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Myles was a big part of our family, The Young Americans Drum and Bugle Corps, and will be sadly missed by all of us.
Ronnie & Kim Collins

28, 2010
Cathy, Our sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family in this time of your sorrow. The years you were together will bring back fond memories of your life together. Our prayers go to you and for the repose of his soul. God bless you and may you find peace in your sorrow. Love Cousin Ed & Cookie

~ Ed & Cookie Comer, Wesley Chapel, Florida

28, 2010
Catherine, so sorry for the loss of your husband. May your wonderful years together bring you many beautiful memories to ease your grief.

~ Margaret (Cookie) Tyndall, Seaford, Virginia

28, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort in knowing we are thinking of you.

~ Jim and Betty Fernald

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  Our deepest condolences are extended to Cathy and her family and friends at this difficult time.

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  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Image of "Christ Carries His Cross" Painting courtesy of - 11/17/06

Animated USMC Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Navy Seal clip art courtesy of - 05/29/06

Newport News Police Department Logo courtesy of - 04/26/10

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