Bernard "B.G." G. Rudolph
Died 3/16/1970

B. G. Rudolph, Syracuse, who with his late brother, M. H. Rudolph, founded a jewelry store in 1910 and 15 years later established a chain of retail outlets, died Monday. Mr. Rudolph died on the day his book, "From a Minyan to a community: A History of the Jews of Syracuse," was to have been published by Syracuse University Press. The retail chain, which now totals 50, included a store in Watertown. The Rudolph brothers established a store in Watertown early in 1928 at 12 Public Square, the location long held by Bonadio Tire Co. On April 28, 1945, the store opened at a new location, 106 Court St., the site of the former S.L. George Estate, jewelers. In 1868, the late Gov. Roswell P. Flower and Anson R. Flower, brothers, established the first jewelry on that site. B.G. Rudolph retired from active business in 1957. In 1963, with a $50,000 gift from Mr. Rudolph, Syracuse University established the B.G. Rudolph Lectureship in Judiac Studies. He was active in Zionist affairs, having served as chairman of several United Jewish Appeal campaigns, and was a founder and president of the Syracuse Jewish Welfare Federation. Mr. Rudolph was also former president of St. Joseph\'s Hospital Advisory Board. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Services were held today, burial was in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery
March 17, 1970 Watertown Times
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