STRUTHERS, Ohio – Joseph “JR” Charles Rudy, Jr., of Struthers, Ohio, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 in the emergency room of St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Ohio, following a sudden illness. He was 68.
Joseph was born September 8, 1949, in Youngstown, a son to Joseph Charles and Julia Ann (Dionisio) Rudy, Sr.
A 1969 graduate from Campbell Memorial High School, he proudly defended our flag while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict. He received an honorable discharge from his duties.
He found employment working for the former Youngstown Sheet & Tube.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church.
In his spare time, he enjoyed shooting pool, bowling and fishing, however, he loved driving his ’60 Chevy the most of all.
His survivors include his brothers, Richard Charles Rudy of New Middletown, Ohio and Charles Thomas Rudy (husband of Betty Brannan Rudy) of Northfield, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Shirley Ann Rudy.
In accordance to his wishes, no services will be scheduled. He will be laid to rest with his family in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church Cemetery, Campbell, Ohio.
Arrangements handled by Briceland Funeral Service. Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com.
A television tribute will air Friday, November 3 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.