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Dudley E. Danielson

April 15, 1935 - February 1, 2019 Oxford, PA | Age 83 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend.

DUDLEY E. DANIELSON, age 83, of Oxford, PA, formerly of Lancaster, PA and Clayton, NY, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019, at Ware Presbyterian Village. He was the husband of Diane Ruth Danielson, with whom he shared 10 years of marriage.

Born in North Chili, NY, he was the son of the late Guy Danielson and the late Grace Hendrickson Danielson.

Dudley was a 1952 graduate of Warren High School, Warren, PA, and he attended Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, NY. He joined the U.S. Army in December,1953, and served most of his 4 years at Camo Zama, Japan, assigned to the 96th MRU.

While living in Kailua, Hawaii in the 1960’s he began a career as an excellent professional photographer, continuing in Carthage, NY as Dudley’s Photography. He also published a summer newspaper, “Relax! In The 1000 Islands”, had a radio show ”Joy in the Morning” from 1979 to 1984, with additional programs added along the way. A man of words, he compiled 9 books. In his life he tried to make a difference for the Lord.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Howe of Buffalo, NY, Steven Robbins of Albuquerque, NM and Eric Robbins of Albuquerque, NM; four daughters, Kirsten LeVier (Thomas) of Severn, MD, DoriAnn Miles (Scott) Limerick, PA, Melissa Lynn (Richard) of Black Lake, NY and Carrie Lynn Hull of Phoenix, AZ ; one brother, Frederick W. Danielson of Seaford, DE; fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

You are invited to his Home Going Celebration at 12:30, Monday afternoon, February 11, 2019, at the auditorium in Vista Ridge at Ware Presbyterian Village, 7 E. Locust Street, Oxford, PA. Burial will be held privately.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA (Phone: 610-444-4116)

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Home Going Celebration

February 11, 2019 12:30 In the auditorium in Vista Ridge at Ware Presbyterian Village
7 E. Locust Street
Oxford, PA


  1. Our deepest condolences from the entire Scrimale family. We all have such wonderful memories and stories of Dudley. He was a true visionary and way ahead of his time with groundbreaking concepts for youth ministry which impacted so many of us back in the ’70’s. Several of us from those “rap session” went on to be in full-time ministry; a direct result of Dudley’s sowing good seed of the Word and encouraging all of us to think outside the box (and that was way before anyone knew there even was a box!) For me personally, I can connect so many dots from where I am now as a pastor, to Dudley. He spoke positive things into my life and always believed in the potential inside which few saw back then. I am richer for having known him as a friend, mentor, promoter, and brother in Christ. May God continue to comfort all of you with the warmth of your memories and the love in your hearts which will remain eternally.
    Paul Scrimale

    Pastor Paul Scrimale | February 18, 2019 at 1:52 PM
  2. Dear Diane,
    Pam and I were so sad to hear of Dudley’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of the years you and Dudley lived as our neighbors here in Valleybrook. Just a few examples…Dudley walking the neighborhood, almost always with his camera, your daily walks with your little dog, sharing gifts of baked goods Dudley and I had made (Dudley’s bread was awesome!), my visits to your home to help Dudley with his computer, your beautiful flower beds we could enjoy from our front door. I am so grateful for Dudley’s photo shoot of Pam and me. Dudley’s photo-gifts to the Valleybrook Newsletter were many and greatly appreciated by our community. You and Dudley were the best neighbors anyone could hope for!

    Ray Young | February 11, 2019 at 9:18 AM
  3. So sorry for your loss. Dudley took my senior pictures (class of 1975 IRCS)when he had his studio in Carthage. He was a very sweet man.

    Susan Lowe | February 8, 2019 at 9:29 PM
  4. Kirsten, Dori & Melissa, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May he rest in peace. I don’t know if you remember me, but I worked for him & your mom at his studio in Carthage. He was a great guy & taught me a lot about customer service. I use to go with him to the local elementary schools for school pictures. That was always fun to do. He also did my wedding photography. Such a talented man with the camera! Once in awhile I would watch you girls, take or pick you up from school.
    My condolences to your families.

    Lou Ann (Jarvis) Gregory | February 8, 2019 at 1:15 PM
  5. We were so sad to hear of Dudley’s Homegoing. We first met him when I (Patty) submitted an article to RELAX! He was so kind and helpful to me as a new author, and encouraged me in my early writing. It is partly because of him, and his encouragement, that I went on to write many articles and books about the Thousand Islands. We loved the RELAX! paper and always looked forward to the inspirational articles that he included in every issue. He asked us to proof one of his books in later years and we were impressed with how he could write a great story but also include his trademark inspiration and Biblical encouragement. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Our prayers are with the loved ones he left behind!

    Bob and Patty Mondore | February 8, 2019 at 10:35 AM
  6. To the family of Dudley Danielson,
    I had the privilege of knowing Dudley, mostly back in the 70’s when he had his studio in West Carthage. I first met Dudley when he took our senior pictures for Jefferson Community College. He took an interesting shot of me as I was sitting on the ground in front of an archery target with an apple of my head. He asked my permission to retain a copy of that picture (which I gladly gave). He enlarged it and framed it. He made a hole in the picture where the apple was located and placed the shaft of an arrow into the hole with the rear feathered portion coming out of the hole. He kept this piece for a few years in his studio as a display piece. I was naturally overjoyed with his creative wit. It was during this time of getting acquainted with Dudley that I secured his services to photograph my impending wedding where he did a great job. A couple of years later as I visited with him in his studio, I asked that if he ever became bored with my ‘William Tell’ portrait that I would love to buy it from him. I think a few months later he contacted me to inform me that he was willing to part with it. I purchased the piece and still have it today. And yet my fondest memory of Dudley was discovering that he loved His Lord and My Lord, Jesus Christ. He was a dear brother in Christ and he will be missed.
    God Bless you all in this time.

    Dale Besaw | February 7, 2019 at 2:14 PM
  7. Diane,
    Sorry to hear of Dudley’s passing but happy to know he is with the Lord. Alan and I are praying for you at this difficult time.

    Alan & Ginny Rehnberg

    Ginny Rehnberg | February 7, 2019 at 8:29 AM
  8. To The Danielson Family,
    Dudley took my bridal portrait and our wedding album photos 45 years ago when his studio was in Carthage, NY. They were lovely. I recall that he was very kind and patient. So sorry to read of his passing. Our sympathies, Carla and Steven Haas

    Carla W. Haas | February 6, 2019 at 11:30 AM
  9. Dear Kirsten and Family:
    Seems ages ago when you lived in West Carthage next to the old Dairyland store… and Dudley was a man about town with the camera.
    So sorry to learn of his passing and wish you to know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Pete Walsemann | February 6, 2019 at 9:48 AM
  10. Dear Diane and family:
    I don’t personally know any of you, but I DID know Dudley, and his brother, Fred. I am from Carthage, NY and he took the family photos for my parents, Sterling and Margaret Rose Gaebel for many years as I was growing up. Fred filled in for him and took our wedding photos in 1971. I contracted with Dudley to take pictures of my children as they grew up. As my children are now ages 44, 45, and 46, those childhood photos are cherished, and I always think of Dudley when I see them.
    I share another connection with your loving husband. I prepared his income taxes for many years as I was an Income Tax Consultant in Carthage while he owned and operated Dudley’s Photography. It was nice working with, and for, someone I knew from a small child. He often shared his love for the Lord with me and we had many lovely conversations.
    I am sorry you lose your companionship and love of this wonderful man, but at the same time I rejoice in his entrance to his one true Home with the Lord.

    Mary Ann (Gaebel) Higby | February 5, 2019 at 8:30 PM
  11. Dear Diane:
    Glad to know that Dudley is with the Lord. Praying for you as you grieve the loss of your dear husband. You are both dearly missed here at Calvary.
    Praying for the Lord’s comfort for you and your family.
    With Love,
    Terri & Jim Sherman

    TERRI SHERMAN | February 5, 2019 at 3:51 PM
  12. Diane,
    I am sorry to hear of your husband’s passing but I am sure you have many great memories to hold near and dear to your heart. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | February 5, 2019 at 1:34 PM

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