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Edwyn 'Wyn' Shudt

January 31, 2014

Edwyn L. 'Wyn' Shudt, Esq. 83

Troy - Edwyn L. 'Wyn' Shudt, Esq. 83, retired prominent Troy attorney of Bald Mountain Road passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Born in Troy, he was son of the late Roy E. Shudt and Ella Prentiss Shudt and husband of Elsie Hayner Shudt. He had resided in Center Brunswick for 49 years.

Wyn was in Private law practice for over fifty years and shared legal knowledge with many civic organizations particularly the Lansingburgh School Board and the Board of the John A. Knickerbocker Playground.

He was educated in Lansingburgh schools where he received academic and athletic honors. As Captain of the basketball team in 1947, he had the pleasure of accepting the trophy for the team which won the regional championship. He was further educated at Deerfield Academy and Williams College, again receiving academic and athletic honors. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Society.

He studied Law at Albany Law School and was awarded his degree Cum Laude and was elected to the Justinian Honor Society. Following passing the Bar in 1955, he was drafted and served in the United States Navy. He was stationed in the legal office aboard the Battleship the USS Wisconsin. He attended the Naval Justice School in Newport, RI where he was awarded honors in Military Law.

Upon his honorable discharge from service he became a member of the Troy law firm of Murphy, Aldrich, Guy, Broderick and Simon. His private practice continued in the county and state, specializing in law pertaining to banking, education and real property.

His law firm members evolved over the years and the firm is currently known as Martin, Shudt, Wallace, De Lorenzo and Johnson in Troy.

He was attorney for the Lansingburgh School District, as well as, serving as attorney for Troy, Berlin BOCES (Rensselaer and Columbia Counties), and George Washington school districts. He was active in many organizations including a member of the Rensselaer County and New York State Bar Associations, Lansingburgh Board of Education, Lansingburgh Rotary Club, Town of Brunswick Attorney, a member of the Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, Troy Club, and a former President of the Rensselaer County Supreme Court Library.

Wyn was husband to Elsie Hayner Shudt for over 60 years. They met in Lansingburgh High School as teenagers. He was a generous and true friend as well to the large Hayner family into which he married.

Wyn enjoyed tennis and cruising on Lake George, Classical music and singing in the church choir. He held membership in the Van Schaick Island Country Club and the Country Club of Troy where he occasionally played golf.

Above all he enjoyed his farmland surrounding his home; and mowing the fields with his John Deere farm tractor. The open fields made it possible to snowmobile and gave him another pleasure that he enjoyed with his children and friends.

Survivors in addition to his wife include a son, Derek T. (Amy) Shudt, Waterford; a daughter, Melissa (Paul) Jerominek, Brunswick; five grandchildren, Lila Brenenstuhl, Corey and Kiel Shudt, and Jack and Katie Jerominek; two great grandchildren, Ian Shudt and Ella Brenenstuhl; two nephews and two cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Sandra Masterson.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Tuesday from 4 - 7 PM.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Otty, officiating.

The family is grateful to the caring and well-trained staff of the Albany County Nursing Home for their compassionate care of Wyn.

Interment will be in Elmwood Hill Cemetery Troy.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Edwyn L. Shudt to the March of Dimes Birth Defects of Northeastern New York, 4 Computer Dr W, Albany, NY 12205 or Alzheimer's Association of NENY, Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

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