Charles D. Rudy

January 24, 1948 - March 28, 2024

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Charles Dennis “Chuck” Rudy

January 24, 1948 – March 28, 2024

Charles Dennis “Chuck” Rudy passed away in his home in Portland, Oregon, in the early morning of March 28, 2024, after a long illness. His wife and children were with him throughout his ordeal.

Chuck was born on January 24, 1948, in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Marin County. He attended Ross Elementary School and graduated from Redwood High School in 1966. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology and a doctorate in nutrition. He practiced as a nutritional counselor in Marin for many years. It was his great joy to help people overcome obstacles to wellness and achieve their personal health goals.

After retiring from the practice of nutrition, Chuck started a sailing charter business in Sausalito, Captain Chuck’s Charters, and spent his later years taking customers on sailing tours of San Francisco Bay. He loved meeting people from all over the world and showing them the great beauty of the bay. He especially loved to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the services he provided was scattering ashes in the bay, and his family will carry out his wish of having his ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay.

Chuck was married to Mary Corkins on May 15, 1983. They have been married forty years and have two children.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Mary Corkins Rudy, their son, Jason Rudy, and daughter, Coco Rudy; a brother, Alan Rudy; a cousin, Leonard Harris. a niece, Gail Rudy; three nephews, John Rudy, Jacob Donham, and Matthew Donham; and an extended family of in-laws and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olga Winter Rudy, father, Sidney Rudy, and sister, Barbara Rudy Donham Schwartz.

Cremation is provided by Omega Funeral and Cremation Service in Portland, Oregon. A private memorial will be held in San Rafael, California, on June 23, 2024. Memorial donations may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The family thanks Home Instead and Brighton Hospice, both of Portland, for all the care and comfort they provided.