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Schimunek Funeral Home

610 W MacPhail Rd, Bel Air, MD

OBITUARY

Raymond C. Rudolf

December 7, 1938June 15, 2020
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On June 15, 2020 Raymond C. Rudolf passed away at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Marguerite Rudolf; devoted father of Bob Rudolf and his wife Donna, D.J. Rudolf and his wife Donna, and Melissa Thal and her husband William; dear brother of the late Charlotte Wren; brother-in-law of Don Wren, Phyllis Anderson, Sharon Kilby, and Annette George; loving grandfather of Brandi and Tiffani Rudolf.

Ray proudly served in the Army from 1961 to 1964. He was a member of the Moose, American Legion and the VFW.

Relatives and friends may gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc. 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014 on Saturday from 1 to 3 and 5-7 PM. A Memorial Service will begin at 6 PM. Cremation to follow. Online tributes may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Marguerite Rudolf, Wife
  • Bob Rudolf (Donna), Son
  • D.J. Rudolf (Donna), Son
  • Melissa Thal (William), Daughter
  • Charlotte Wren, Sister (deceased)
  • Don Wren, Brother-in-law
  • Phyllis Anderson, Sister-in-law
  • Sharon Kilby, Sister-in-law
  • Annette George, Sister-in-law
  • Brandi Rudolf, Granddaughter
  • Tiffani Rudolf, Granddaughter

Services

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    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Viewing

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

Memories

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Vicki Kilroy. [Mach]

June 29, 2020

It’s been a while but always remember the wonderful way of Ray laughing a and being joyful. I was Marguerite’s favorite hairdresser. Michael Mach’s mom. Loved the video. Such happy memories. See you in the resurrection Ray. Love to Marguarite I am on the eastern shore in. Berlin. 35 years now. So I can appreciate the video of the ocean and Ray’s love for the shore. Soon this wicked system will end and we will all enjoy youth and good health. (Rev. 21 vs 3and 4). Vicki Kilroy. So so sorry for your loss

Charles McDaniel

June 27, 2020

When I think back to the Blue Bell days and all the family gatherings I think of you 1st Uncle Ray. You were the life of the party and the fond memories will last me a life time. My thoughts turn to your family and I just want you to know that Janet and I will truly miss your infectious laughter and zeal for life!

Mildred Rudolf

June 24, 2020

Raymond
A kiss from your Aunt Mil to send you on your way !
Love you so much !
Aunt Mil

Clifford Stein

June 24, 2020

Ray, always fun to be around at family parties and get togethers. Always ready with a story and a joke or two to fit the occasion. You left us with so many good memories over the years! Visits to the eastern shore house on the Chester River, motorcycle dirt track races and hill climbs, the car caravan ski trip to PA in the snow and the antics on the slopes, the Army stories that you and Don would tell, and all the Christmas and New Years parties and family reunions at Rocks State park and Charlotte and Don's house. We occasionally had some serious discussions but you always knew how to bring everybody back to the serious business of enjoying life! We will miss you !
Love Cliff & Lynn

Michael and Judy Stein

June 24, 2020

Ray was smart as a whip, funny as heck, and he loved his family. He was a good man! And he could sure fix up a hot rod! We will sure miss him.

Debbie Bradley

June 24, 2020

I have soooooooo many wonderful memories, Christmas and Santa, New Years Eve in Uncle Tony's basement then all the kids in bed in the attic, down the shore house, the comedy team of Ray and Don, eating, drinking and making merry!!!!! There are too many to put in writing. Always a fun time
I love you, I miss you.
Debbie Bradley

Jessica & John Mazza

June 23, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of our friend and Florida neighbor's passing. Ray was always so very kind to us, we enjoyed the many conversations we had. Our hearts are deeply saddened for Margaurite and family. Wishing you strength and peace.

Robin Fatz (Stein)

June 22, 2020

Ray always had a smile and a hug for you not matter the circumstances. Some of my fondest memories are of the family functions where Ray and Don provided the comic relief. Better than any night club act I have ever seen. Our Kentucky Derby party will never be the same without him, although I know he will be there in spirit. At least maybe someone else will have a chance to win the hat contest. Ray could not be beat as the attached picture shows! I will miss you my dear cousin. Hopefully, heaven has a big boat with smooth seas for you to enjoy. I will be raising a special toast to you as I watch the next Kentucky Derby.

Scott Cornbrooks

June 22, 2020

Ray will truly be missed. Scott and I will cherish the many holidays and special events we shared with him. There were many Thanksgiving Boat Parade celebrations at Bob and Donna’s house, many days on Bob’s deck enjoying crabs or just chatting on the deck at Tom and Leah’s summer parties just to mention a few. If the value of your estate was measured by the memories made, Ray was a very wealthy man that left us all something when he parted.
Love Scott and Tonye Cornbrooks.

Mary Marg Ziehl

June 21, 2020

Uncle Ray, you were one character that will be missed and remembered for years to come. One of my fondest memories is of Uncle Ray, walking into the casino on a cruise with a blond on one arm and a brunette on the other. Of course, the brunette was his goddaughter, Mary Beth. He was proud as punch. He lived his life to the fullest and had a deep love for his family. I'm sure Uncle Ray and Mom are keeping the angels busy up there, or they're the ones running the joint. Love and miss you. MM

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Ray & Marguerite with Brooks Robinson

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Ray with his Mom & Dad

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Ray & his Sister Charlotte

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Biography

On June 15, 2020 Raymond C. Rudolf passed away at home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Marguerite Rudolf; devoted father of Bob Rudolf and his wife Donna, D.J. Rudolf and his wife Donna, and Melissa Thal and her husband William; dear brother of the late Charlotte Wren; brother-in-law of Don Wren, Phyllis Anderson, Sharon Kilby, and Annette George; loving grandfather of Brandi and Tiffani Rudolf.

Ray proudly served in the Army from 1961 to 1964. He was a member of the Moose, American Legion and the VFW.

Relatives and friends may gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc. 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014 on Saturday from 1 to 3 and 5-7 PM. A Memorial Service will begin at 6 PM. Cremation to follow. Online tributes may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com