MICHAEL JOHN RUDY
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May 24, 1943 ~ February 7, 2013
Michael John Rudy passed away February 7, 2013 after an extended illness.
Mike is survived by five children, Kimberly, Michael, Kevin, Vanessa, and Nicholas; seven grandchildren; and two dear friends, Phil Kalberer and Joyce Larson.
Mike was born in Syracuse, NY to Michael and Vera Rudy. Mike had a long career with the United Way which brought him to the Vancouver area in the early 80's. He developed a great affinity for the area and it quickly became his second home. Mike was an avid golfer until illness made it difficult for him to get out on the course. He was also a life long Yankees and Redskins fan. He rarely missed a game. Some of his proudest moments were watching and supporting his son Kevin during his successful high school football years.
The family would like to thank the staff of The Lexington House and Hospice Southwest for the excellent care you provided to our dad and to our family. We would also like to thank the "Poker Group" who took time out of their busy schedules to stop by and include dad in a game. He really looked forward to your visits and sure enjoyed his winnings!
Services for Mike will be private with a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to honor Mike, please consider a donation to a youth sports league of your choice or to Hospice Southwest
Please sign his Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Feb. 24, 2013