Rudy Blair Rouse, age 46, of Wyoming, Delaware passed away on June 8, 2012. Rudy was born in Milford, Delaware on April 10, 1966, a day that his three sisters will always remember with joy.
At the time of his death, he was living on Broadkill Beach and looking forward to moving back to Dover and adopting a rescue Jack Russell.
Rudy was a “Native Delawarean” and proud of it. He had lived and traveled the world and always said, “This is the greenest place on the planet and there is no better living then in the States.”
Attending Caesar Rodney public schools from kindergarten to the 12th grade, Rudy graduated from Caesar Rodney High in 1984. After graduation, he attended the University of Delaware and later he would serve his country in the Army, stationed in Germany for three years. Rudy was always a good student throughout his elementary, high school, army and college years, receiving scholastic, performance and distinguished awards.
While attending Rose State College in Oklahoma, he would be on the President’s Honor Roll and receive his degree in Accounting. In the years that followed, Rudy would develop an interest in computers and travel extensively throughout Europe. He later assumed the duties of Chief of Information Technology, 100th Services Squadron, as a civilian with the U.S. Air Force Mildenhall, England. He would later obtain his certification as a Micro-Soft Professional. While employed by the 100th Service Air Force Command, Rudy received a Notable Achievement Award for his total dedication and consummate professionalism, and a Performance Award for being an indispensable asset to the Information Technology section. In the year 2003, Rudy returned to Delaware and later continued his information technology career with the State of Delaware, Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, Management Information Services Unit.
Rudy was his own man and it was the simple things in life that bought him the most joy: a good meal, a good conversation, a good book, traveling, a beautiful view and, most of all gathering with friends and family. His versatile knowledge and skills, his joyful, kind character and his caring nature all contributed to his amazing ability to communicate. His wit could carry you away! Rudy could go anywhere and just chat it up with anyone.
His favorite time was walking his dogs, his love of nature, especially, fresh water fishing with Tim Norman, chatting with George England, visiting Stevie Townsend and Scot Reed, and always -always spending time with Darin Johnson. He was a man that would help anyone with a project, the latest one helping Andy Kurr with his new auto shop. He loved history and exploring his families’ genealogy, especially telling the story of “Eric the Red” and the “Battle of Hastings”. He enjoyed carpentry, electrical work, music, working on his Harley, the mountains and most of all his friends, family and the animals in his life. He will be sadly missed by his animals, Day-z Dukes, Clint Eastwood, Sandy and Soldier.
Page 2 of 2 - His friends and family will always remember Rudy for his support and love, his love of a great steak dinner, his big smile, his great stories, and his booming laugh.
Rudy is survived by his mother, Jebba Johnson and step-father, Lester, his three sisters, Debbie Rouse, Lorraine Rouse and Bobbie Feder. Rudy loved his nephews and nieces, Sydney and Elliott Feder and John Ryan and Charlie Jones. He will be sadly missed by his brother in laws, Tim Norman, Randy Fox, Steven Frisbie and Stephan Feder. He is also survived by his step-sisters and brothers and their families, Earl and Gerry Murray, Lester and Linda Johnson, Marvin and Michelle Johnson, John and Stephanie Johnson, Midge and Daniel Hightman and Melanie Johnson.
Rudy Blair Rouse is predeceased by his father, Bobby Lee Rouse, his grandparents, Carl Bernard and Winifred Marian Clare of Birkenhead, England, and Albert and Gatha Lee Rouse of Kinston, North Carolina.
Please join us for visitation with family and friends at 5:00 p.m. at Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, Delaware with a Memorial Service starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2012. Immediately follow the service, a Celebration Reception will be held at the Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Wyoming, Delaware.