Robert Rundle, the founder of R.W. Rundle Associates Incorporated, passed away yesterday at age 83.
Bob was born in Forty Fort, PA and grew up in Elmira, NY. Following a stint in the Army and graduation from Lycoming College in Williamsport PA, he began his professional career working in the factory of the Nylok Company (division of USM) in 1958. Promotions moved him from the factory to inside sales & outside sales, then to Detroit Michigan as Nylok's Automotive sales manager, and finally back to Paramus NJ where he served as National Sales Manager.
In December 1974, Bob began R.W. Rundle Associates Incorporated with three principals and a firm belief in what made a successful manufacturer's representative. Over the next 37 years until his retirement in 2011, Bob never lost that belief as he grew his company into one that represented some of the finest manufacturers in the United States.
Outside of being with his family and playing/watching/coaching baseball, Bob was never happier than when he was on road making sales calls and getting to spend time with his customers. He loved working with them and hearing about their families and their lives.
Bob is survived by his wife of 49 years Susan, his children Robert, Elizabeth and Matthew, six grandchildren and his sister Jean Buckley.
Visitation will be from 2-4pm and 7-9pm on Wednesday May 10th at Vander Plaat Funeral Home (257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff NJ 07481), with a funeral on Thursday, May 11th at the Ridgewood United Methodist Church (100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450) at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Bob's memory be made to the Ridgewood United Methodist Church (100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood NJ 07450), where he was a member for over 55 years.