Although I knew Ed in High School, it was later when we both were stationed in Hawaii that I got to know him. I was at the Tripler Army Medical Center with him when his first son was born. Over the years we would get together periodically mostly due to our military affiliations. I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My deepest sympathy to his family.
I heard of Ed's passing only last week. He was a wonderful man who served his country and community selflessly. I was fortunate to know him and call him friend. Heartfelt condolences to Carl and the remainder of the family.
I was so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Ed Rude and I were Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers at Davidson College, and he was one of the most memorable (and colorful) characters I have ever met. I appreciate his service to our country and I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family. Rest in peace, Ed, you will be long remembered.
Hey Boochie! Thanks for a ton of great memories old Pal...I'll see you in Fiddler's Green!
My lasting memory of Col Rude was his visit to Fort Bragg as a dozen members of his command were about to deploy to Desert Storm. The visit was important to us all and helped our moral as we prepared to depart. It was great to work with him later as he helped me with starting our restaurant in Fort Walton Beach and has never sent me a bill. Ed was a class act! 1sgt Tom Rice
Dear Family of Ed, Sincere sympathy to you on your loss. I was in lst Grade with him in Madison, Fl, and his Dad was our elementary school principal. As a 6-year old he had a
presence, and I have our lst grade picture in which George was standing with our class with his big brother.
May God bless each of you as you grieve
Mr. Rude was an important influence on me at a time when I never thought someone like me could become an attorney. He never treated me as less than or out of my league. He appreciated and acknowledged me. Not many people can say that about their former "bosses." I always loved how mean Mr. Rude looked but what a teddy bear he really was. He will be missed.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Rude while I was working in another attorney's office. When my daughter was killed, he showed up at my home to offer his condolences. He was a kind man and I will never forget him. The world will be a lesser place without him. My condolences and prayers to the family.
Ed was a wonderful and kind man. I worked for him in 1997 and will never forget him. My condolences to his family.
Uncle Ed will be dearly missed especially at Sunday suppers at mom and Papa George's house. I enjoyed all of our conversations over the years. Carl and Erica I am very sorry for your loss, but I know he is watching over us all.
I first met Ed while serving with him in Tallahassee's 400th MP USAR unit from 1974 - 1980. He was an excellent officer and mentor and became a close friend. In 1978, upon learning I was looking for a job, he put me in touch with a federal bankruptcy judge who was looking for a judicial assistant. Having no prior legal experience under my belt at that time, I know it was on Ed's pure faith in me that he recommended me for the job. During my 35 year career, I had the privilege and honor of seeing Ed in action as an attorney practicing in our court. While we teasingly referred to him as "five o'clock Ed" because of his procrastination to file things until the last minute, it didn't take away from his skills at what he did best. I always appreciated that he would always make it a point to stop in and say hello and see how I was doing whenever he could. He was a great officer, practitioner and friend, and it was a pleasure knowing and working with him. My sympathies and heartfelt prayers go out to all his family.
Our thoughts a prayer's are with the Rude Family. Ed will be missed as he was a true Scouter and friend.
Ed Rude was a kind and generous man. His service to his country and community was an inspiration to all. Although we grieve his departure, we celebrate the strong family foundation he leaves and the reunion with a son who departed too soon. God bless the Rude family.
MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT CONSOLE EACH OF YOU DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Billy & Shirley(Rowan) Presnal,
I have been sad bout Ed all week, ever since I received as call Sunday afternoon and was told of his passing. I had not seen him in years but have fond memories of him from high school.
Ed was two years ahead of me in school. His senior year in high school, I dated someone in his class and as a consequence attended many of the parties and gatherings of his group of friends. That is when I came to be acquainted with him.
Ed had a penchant for telling corny jobs back then that his friends came to term affectionately "ERs" whenever he told them. He was also known as "Big Ed".
I also have a familial connection with Ed. His mother's brother was married to my mother's oldest sister. Several of his first cousins were also my first cousins.
My love and prayers go out to George, Marion Temple, Ed's son, Carl and his wife, and grandchildren. Your loved one's life was a life well led. You can be very proud of Ed's life and accomplishments.
I have been so sad about Ed all week ever since I was contacted Sundy afternoon and told of his death. I had not seen him in years but remember him fondly from high school years. I dated someone in his class their senior year and as a consequence attended a lot of the parties and gatherings of their class that year. That is where I got to know Ed or "ER" or "Big Ed" as he was affectionately known by his classmates. He had a penchant for telling corny jokes thus the name for those came to be called "ERs".
Ed's mother's brother was married to my mother's oldest sister so there was a familial connection as well. A number of his first cousins are my first cousins also.
My thoughts and prayers are with George, Marian Temple, and Ed's children at this sad time.
Ed's life was one well led. His children and grandchildren should be very proud of him and his accomplishments.