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Services for Dudley Andrew Tardo will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Meridian's Temple Theatre with the Rev. Jacky Jack White officiating. This memorial will celebrate the life of this beloved Mississippi musician.
Mr. Tardo, 59, of Meridian, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016 at UMC in Jackson. Dudley loved his family with an amazing strength, and he also found great passion in his music and his close-knit family of musicians in Meridian and Jackson.
He was a QC tech at Avery Corporation, but his love for music led him to become the founder, bandleader and drummer for The House Rockers, a 10 piece blues ensemble that performed for 34 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marianne Todd, and six stepchildren, his mother, Beth Brunelle, his brother, Tim Tardo and his wife Jana; and many other loving family members and friends who will remember Dudley as a kind, gentle, generous and talented man.
Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the Temple. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Tardo and his brother Keith Tardo.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Blues Foundation HART fund.