Condolences for Robert Joseph Hudome

Rachel Silver posted on 2/21/20

So sorry I couldn't make it to the service. My condolences and all my love to Gretchen, Harry, and Ally. May his memory be for a blessing.


Ray White posted on 2/20/20

I will miss my friend and colleague that I worked with during the past 7 1/2 years. We talked frequently about his family and love for the community that we both grew up in. His knowledge of city government and willingness to connect me with the right people on projects I was working on was invaluable. I will miss his positive demeanor and talking Duke basketball and Springsteen. An all-around great guy! I'll miss you my friend. May you rest in peace.


Jon & Lesley Steinberg posted on 2/19/20

Gretchen, Harry, Ally, our hearts are with you. The love that Rob had for all of you is certainly evident in the wonderful family that you are. He will always be with you in spirit and certainly his memory is an enormous blessing. I cherish many fond beach memories with the Hudome clan. We love you and wish we could be there as you say goodbye.


Craig Steele posted on 2/18/20

My dear friend, you will be missed. I wasn't the best friend because I didn't stay in touch with you. You were always in my heart and thoughts. My sincerest condolences for your family. Rest in peace my friend.


Joseph Cassidy posted on 2/17/20

Rob, You will be dearly,dearly missed. All of us(cousins)though will always have our cherished memories of you. My thoughts & prayers go out to Gretchen, Harry, Allison,& Ria. May our Lord & Savior Jesus comfort & strengthen you all during this difficult time. Forgive me for not being able to be with you. I'am in Spirit.


Mary Ellen DeAngelo posted on 2/16/20

Rob would spend some summers in Pennsylvania with my aunt and uncle. Even though he lived in Virginia we got to see each other a lot in our childhood. We both lost our Dads at a young age. We shared that grief. His Dad would have been so proud of how he lived his life. My husband is having serious heart issues so I cannot be in Virginia for his service but I loved loved loved Rob. My heart will be with his family. I remember all the wonderful times from our childhood. I will miss that wonderful laugh. Mary Ellen DeAngelo


Susan Jenkins posted on 2/15/20

Extending my heartfelt condolences to Gretchen and his family. I am lost for words of this very sad news. Robbie was my riding buddy to high school, every morning would swing by his house to pick him up. We always had something to talk & laugh about. Such a caring & giving person. Fly high my friend! FC Class 1975


Katie Krane posted on 2/14/20

I’m still struggling to comprehend, that my beloved cousin Rob is gone. I have so many fond memories of our family trips to Philly and the time we spent in Fla. and Virginia Beach. Ria, Gretchen, Harry and Allison I extend to you my deep and heartfelt condolences, there are no words to express my sorrow. I pray you find comfort in the loving memories you have of your Brother, Husband and Father. Rob will be deeply missed!!!



Carrie & Jorge Rivera posted on 2/14/20

Ria & Family Sending you love, thoughts and prayers at the loss of Rob. May he rest in peace and watch over the Hudome Family.


Buster Lankford posted on 2/14/20

Gretchen, So sorry to hear about Rob. He was a great guy who always had smile on his face. FC 75 class just took a hit.


Bob Miller posted on 2/14/20

Not just another good guy, but one of the best. ALways had a smile on his face no matter what was in his life. Loved his kids an family and talked about them far more than any problem he had!!! An example for all of us! Will miss you buddy.


Tim Phelps posted on 2/14/20

During my college years I was fortunate enough to have worked with Rob at Beach Patrol. Those years are extremely cherished. As the years passed, Rob and I would see each other at Harris Teeter at least once every couple of weeks over the past several years. It was always great to catch up with him. We would spend about 15 minutes talking about the old guard days, his job with the city and his family (whom he spoke about with that fathers gleam in his eyes). Rob, you will be missed by all us guards. Rest in Peace our Captain.


Emily Chesla posted on 2/14/20

Rob was a fierce lover of his family. He was so very proud of his children. He was a friend to many and the few of us who were lucky to call him family will miss his smile, enthusiasm, and warm welcomes... My family won’t be able to watch a Duke basketball game or listen to Springsteen without thinking of him. Rob was there for most of the important milestones in my life. He got me my first job, moved me into college, attended my wedding and celebrated my children. Rob loved the City Virgina Beach. He was an innovator, a leader and a visionary for the city for decades. There aren’t really words to express how much he will be missed.