Bud (born Adelbert) Hall passed away Nov. 2 at the age of 82. He was born on June 28, 1933 in Bay City to the late Fred and Dorothy Hall. Bud grew up in Gladwin and graduated from Gladwin High School in 1951. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Michigan State University in 1955.
Bud joined General Telephone & Electric (GTE) out of college, enjoying a 40-year career there. He started in Muskegon in accounting. Soon he became an early proponent of computers and their use in large-scale data processing, such as tracking customer telephone use. Bud managed many large projects for GTE and retired in 1995 from their Westfield, IN, office.
Bud loved sailing and the outdoors and took any opportunity to spend a day at the beach or in the sun. In Muskegon he was very active in the Power Squadron and the Y’s Men’s Club, holding board positions in both. After retiring from GTE, Bud became a lifeguard and taught swimming at the Fishers YMCA. He was also an active member and served a year as Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Castleton.
Bud and Mary raised three children in Muskegon. Bud is survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Janice Hall of Brooklyn, NY; his daughter, Jennifer Villa of Phoenix, AZ; his son, Bradley Hall of Danville, IN and three grandchildren. He loved the rambunctious and always supportive crew of his two brothers, Don Hall of Midland and Doug Hall of Gladwin; sister, Susan Burlas of Traverse City.
There was a celebration of Bud’s life was held on Friday, Nov. 6 starting at 12 p.m. ay Holy Family Episcopal Church, 11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd., Fishers