May 9, 2010

Fred Hudson 1929 - 2010

Fred Lennox Hudson Jr., 80, of Miami, Fla., died Saturday, May 8, 2010, from cancer. Born in Hartford, Conn., on May 24, 1929, to Fred Lennox Hudson and Sybil Geer Brewer Hudson, he was a 1947 graduate of the Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., and Cornell University's College of Architecture School of Fine Arts, 1951.  He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Phi Kappa Psi from 1948. An article outlining his life and career was published in a recent issue of Phi Kappa Psi magazine.  Some sketches for the Packard Motor Company began a design career that spanned five decades, and included work at Chris Craft, American Motors, Chrysler, Hatteras Yachts, the Whitcraft Division of North American Rockwell, Bertram, and Uniesse Yachts of Italy.  A member of the Industrial Design Society of America, he was Founder and President of Fred L. Hudson Industrial Design.  He leaves his sister, Janice May Hudson Davies; brother, Howard Geer Hudson; sons, Fred Lennox Hudson III (Angela) of Haverford, Pa., David Durant Hudson (Katherine) of Falmouth, Mass., and Eric Colwell Hudson (Kathleen) of Acton, Mass.; six grandsons and his former wife, Joan Kelley Hudson Kopperl of West Stockbridge.