John William Cude, 1977-2015

We received some sad news yesterday: John was a member of 2nd company when we graduated. His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers. 


John William Cude, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away Tuesday, August18, 2015 at the age of 38. John was born in Nuremburg, West Germany on January 3, 1977 to parents William and Ruth Cude. John graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2002, and later was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. 

John is survived by his parents, his daughter Kristen Cude, his sister Nancy (Jason) Gary and their sons Braden, Landon, and Talon Gary, his paternal grandmother,  Mary Cude, his maternal grandmother Nancy Fly, and numerous aunts,uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 11:00am at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Pastor Rich Van Natter will lead the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations honoring John may be made to the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, 247 King George St., Annapolis MD 21402 (