of  Gregory, Michigan, age 71, died Sunday, February 19, 2023, at his home. He was born May 4, 1951, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of George Celi and Leatrice Joy (Hall) Calado.

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” ~Castañeda

Prudy graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1969. He owned his own delivery service "P&C Delivery" in Ann Arbor, delivering tofu and other specialty foods to grocery stores and restaurants. In his younger years, Prudy was part of the Counter-Culture Revolution.  This had a direct influence on the shape of his life.  Throughout his life, Prudy's participation in cultural events, historical re-enactments, and the study of history, the world, and politics helped him develop many deeply held beliefs.  With his warrior spirit and vast knowledge, he could debate anyone who believed otherwise.  But, Prudy also had a fun and whimsical side that made him the life of the party.  He had a love for riding his V-Max motorcycle, Blues music, drinking beer, barbequing, and having a good time with his many friends.

He was an amazing chef and barbeque master.  His gamesmanship and competitiveness, in cards, darts, pool, bowling, video, and board games were always impressive.  Later, he turned towards a love of the outdoors kayaking, fishing, and shooting his bow and black powder guns.  It can’t go without saying that one of his true passions, which he shared with his grandson, was for bladed weapons including knives, hatchets, and swords. Prudy also had a spiritual side in communing with nature.  He was a friend to the many plants and animals that lived in his world. Prudy was a truly unique person who will be missed by many.

Prudy was father to his daughter, Julie (Danial) Dewyer of Gaylord, and grandfather to his grandson, Malachi.

In lieu of flowers drink a beer or do a shot and give a toast to Prudy.

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#1 Kathy Mulkey Leneber 2023-04-01 22:34
I met Prudy when we were around 4. We lived close to each other and I would walk to his house . Those were the days when a 4 yr old could walk 3 or 4 blocks by themselves. My older sisters knew his brothers. Even though we went to Pioneer high I didn't see him much after we moved.When I met my husband I found that he knew Prudy as well. After we moved to AZ Prudy and Chris Holly came to visit us.

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