Rudolph J. "Rudy" Masler Obituary

Rudolph J.
Rudolph J. "Rudy" Masler

January 11, 1926 - September 30, 2019
Born in Raritan, New Jersey
Resided in Raritan, New Jersey



Rudolph J. “Rudy” Masler

93, died September 30, 2019.

Rudy was born in Raritan and was a lifelong resident. He was a 1943 graduate of Somerville High School. He was employed as a pressman at Somerset Press Newspaper for over 35 years, retiring in 1988. Rudy was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Raritan. He was a member of the Raritan Borough Seniors and St. Joseph’s Senior Citizens Group and JEDNOTA. He was a lifelong member of the Thomas J. Kavanaugh VFW Post #2260 in Manville. Rudy was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II. In his spare time, he enjoyed the Jersey Shore, body surfing, and doing word search puzzles. Rudy will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his son John Masler, sisters Eleanor Zydiak and Mary Masler, and granddaughter Jessica Primavera.

Surviving is his loving wife of 70 years, Evelyn (Brown) Masler, three daughters Bernadette Goellner Bishop (Tony), Phyllis Primavera, and Joan Gara (Thomas), ten grandchildren Melissa, Jennifer, Jaime, Rebecca, Kimberly, Michael, Shelly, Daniel, and Molly, and ten great grandchildren.

Prayers will be 9am Friday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville followed by a 10am mass at St. Joseph RC Church, 16 E. Somerset Street, Raritan. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum in Bridgewater.

Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to the Thomas J. Kavanaugh VFW Post 2260, 600 Washington Ave, Manville, NJ 08835 or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD 21741. To send condolences to the family, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
16 East Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ US 08869
Friday, October 4, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Bernard Cemetery
551 State Route 28
Bridgewater, NJ US 08807
Friday, October 4, 2019


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