North Wildwood’s “Fudgy Wudgy Man” Dies at 76
Andy Markee, known to vacationers for years as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy Man on Wildwood’s beaches, has died. He had been selling ice cream, primarily in North Wildwood, for decades.
“He’s been part of the landscape of the North Wildwood beach for as long as I can remember … he was just a constant,” Al Alven of Wildwood 365 told Shore News Today. “There were several Fudgy Wudgy Men, but he was the Fudgy Wudgy Man.”
A Facebook thread from Wildwood 365 has hundreds of people sharing their memories of Markee.
“I want to thank everybody for sharing your memories and pictures,” Andy’s youngest son Peter wrote. “He really loved being the Fudgy Man and being on the beach. Its nice to know he was loved and appreciated by so many people.”