John "Brad" Rudolph, 16, of Sandusky, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 6, 2008, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 23, 1992, in Bellevue and would have been a junior at Margaretta High School. At Margaretta, he was involved with football, power lifting, track, varsity M, Spanish Club, and had academic honors. He loved golf, hunting, fishing, playing videos with his friends and attending church with his family. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Sandusky.
Brad is survived by his parents, David A. and Margaret (Templeton) Rudolph; two brothers, Benjamin and Brock Rudolph; maternal grandparents, James and Mary Ann Templeton of Castalia; paternal grandparents, David R. and Barbara Rudolph of Castalia; paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Rudolph of Sandusky; aunts and uncles Ruthann (Templeton) and Barry Kain and their children, Shannon, Patrick, and Jay of Kettering, Ohio, Jim and Debbie Templeton and their children, Jimmy and Jacob of Troy, Ohio, Tammy (Rudolph) and Ken Clonch and their children Samantha and Kyle of Sandusky, Scott and Janean Rudolph and their children Hannah and Karlie of Norwalk, and Laura (Templeton) and Eric Alkire and their children Glen and Katie of Bellevue; and several great aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, James and Genevieve Crosser and Ralph and Bessie Templeton; paternal great-grandfather, Allen Rudolph and paternal great-grandparents, Glenn and Caroline Clark.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday in Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, where a prayer service will be at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Philip Feltman will officiate. Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the general scholarship fund of Margaretta High School, 305 S. Washington St., Castalia, OH 44824.
Condolences may be sent to ransomfuneralhome.com.