December 27, 2021
Source: Electronics Representatives Association
ERA regrets to report the Dec. 18 passing of F. W. “ Bud” Moulthrop, the founder of the Northern California rep firm Moulthrop Sales, Inc., and a long-serving volunteer at the local and national levels of ERA. He was 94 years old.
Bud was a pillar of ERA leadership from the 1960s to the 1990s, holding local offices in Northern California ERA and serving for many years as a trustee and then chairman of the ERA Insurance Trust. He was recognized with numerous awards for his volunteerism, including the ERA Key Award and Honor Award. He was also one of the early inductees into the White Pin Group in 1967. Beyond ERA, Bud served on the board of the EDS, was active in many other industry activities and was involved in Rotary Clubs in both Oakland and Lafayette, Calif.
He was a Navy veteran who served in both World War II and the Korean War. In the five years between wars, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, met and married his wife Patty and in 1950, established his rep firm selling antennas, tubes and other radio products.
In addition to Patty Moulthrop, Bud is survived by his two sons, John and Clark — a member of the ERA Hall of Fame — and their families. Notes of condolence can be sent to Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org.