Rudy Denmeade

Obituary of Rudy Edward Denmeade

Rudy Denmeade was a strong-willed man who overcame the odds for years and spent them always thinking of others with his kind heart. At eight years old, he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. His family was told he would only live until he was sixteen, though the world was blessed with 37 beautiful years instead. With the help of his family, aids, and an independent spirit, he lived and functioned as ordinarily as possible. Pearl, who he considered his “Other Mother,” was his caregiver for over twenty years, ensuring he didn’t get away with much. She made sure he was never without anything that he ever needed. He also had a therapist named Kelly, one of the many people that helped him along his journey that he cared so much for and they remained friends. Having people around was essential to Rudy as he always had people coming over to spend time with him and party at the house when he was younger. He was a jokester and an instigator, a true younger brother; some say he inherited his grandfather’s sense of humor. He adored his family, grabbing Spot Coffee once a week with his parents or cherishing quality time with all nine of his nieces and nephews. Rudy earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Buffalo and received his master’s degree from Canisius College, working in collections to fund his education. He was a professor at Bryant & Stratton and taught business classes there. He tutored online business courses as well. Rudy enjoyed playing games and spending time on the computer in his spare time. He had a quad stick connected to his computer, making it more accommodating and accessible for him to enjoy video games. He loved playing chess physically, then as it got more difficult he played online chess, Call of Duty, Fortnite, Borderlands, and Super Mario Brothers. When he was relaxing, he enjoyed a good tv show, binge and watching movies. Rudy enjoyed an eclectic taste of rock music ranging from the Beatles, Neil Young, Dave Matthew Band, ACDC to Metallica, and even once saw Guns N’ Roses with his father., He especially liked Bob Dylan and what he stood for. Rudy was an all-around good man, a fighter, who always kept going no matter what obstacle lie ahead of him. He will be remembered for his independent spirit and missed for his bright, lovable heart. Denmeade, Rudy Edward passed with his family at his side December 25, 2021. Beloved son of Charles F. Denmeade and Diane Enser (Denmeade), and stepson to the late Kenneth Enser; cherished grandson of Florence and the late Edward Weiss, and step-grandson of Jerome Roza; loving brother to Tonya (James) Unger, Ellen (Christopher Bauer) Denmeade, Charles A. (Bethany George) Denmeade, and Alicia (Philip) Laskey; adored uncle to Jacob Macchioni and Kayla Bauer, Lucas and Logan Unger, Emery George, Nolan and Hadley Denmeade, and Sadie and Ava Laskey; dear “second son” to Pearl Johnson, his loving caregiver of 20+ years. Friends may visit Thursday, December 30th from 3-7PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg, NY 14075, where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 7PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rudy’s name may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or a charity of choice close to your heart. For online condolences and donations, please visit www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Thursday
30
December

Visiting Hours

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Thursday
30
December

Celebration of Life

7:00 pm
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
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