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Steven Louis Rudig


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Steven Louis Rudig Obituary
The ETSU band family acknowledges the passing of our dear friend and classmate, Steve Rudig.

Steve was an All-State trumpet player at Denison High School and graduated with the Class of 1977.

He earned a Bachelor of Music Education from ETSU under direction of Mr. James Keene, and a Master of Music Education with minor in Computer Science from SMU.

Teaching for thirty-years, at Harlingen, Allen, Coppell, Rockwall, Highland Park, Mt. Pleasant, and Garland, he inspired a generation of musicians to aspire to excellence.

A professional trumpeter, he played with the Dallas Jazz Orchestra and Dallas Cowboys Band. He performed the Star Spangled Banner for three presidents: Reagan, G.H.W. Bush, and Clinton.

He was preceded in death by parents Donald Rudig and Marjorie Putman of Sherman, grandparents, Albert Rudig and Blanche Ham of Verona, Missouri and Lee Ben Putman and Marjorie Phelps of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Steve was laid to rest March 25 at Rest Haven, Rockwall, TX, Garden of Prayer, lot 577, space C under direction of Rest Haven of Rockwall.

Donations designated "In Memory of Steve Rudig", may be sent to TAMU-C-Foundation. PO Box 3425, Commerce, TX 75429-3425.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Mar. 27, 2016
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