Jack Rudin, chair of Rudin Management, dies at 92

He was a second generation leader of his father's company

Dec.December 05, 2016 10:47 AM

Jack Rudin, a second generation leader of one of New York’s storied real estate dynasties, died on Sunday. He was 92.

Rudin last served as chairman of Rudin Management Company, which he and his brother had led for a number of years. His father, Sam Rudin, had started the company in 1924, eventually passing on the business to Jack and his brother Lewis in the 1970s. As president of the company, Jack Rudin oversaw the construction and design of several residential and commercial buildings in Manhattan, Including 345 Park Avenue, 3 Times Square, 1 Battery Park Plaza, 215 East 68th Street and 211 East 70th Street.

He was born on June 28, 1924 in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx, but his family moved to Manhattan when he was young. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, serving as a staff sergeant under General George Patton. Rudin was part of the Rolling W combat unit, which liberated concentration camps from Nazi forces.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Lewis and Jack led their father’s company by clearly separating their duties: Lewis handled the financials, while Jack focused on construction. Following Lewis’ death in 2001, his children and nephews have stepped in to run the company. Lewis Rudin’s son, William Rudin, serves as the company‘s CEO, and Jack Rudin’s son, Eric Rudin, is president.

Jack Rudin is survived by his wife, Susan; his children, Eric, Madeleine and Katherine; his grandchildren, Grant Johnson, Samuel and Nicholas Rudin; his nephew, William Rudin; and his niece Beth Rudin DeWoody.

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