Joel Rudick

Joel Rudick


Joel Isaac Rudick was 27 when he died of a drug overdose. Love was not enough to save this man whose sense of humor always put anyone he met at ease.

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Katherine Stoneroad
Tell us about your loved one.

Joel was an incredibly loving man, very witty, very smart, loved reading his fantasy books like Game of Thrones, loved music and gaming.

Tell us about Joel's struggle with addiction

Joel began experimenting with pot at age 13, then got caught up in prescription pills, zanax, oxy, then came cocaine, meth, and heroine. He had gone through rehab 3 times.

What made Joel smile?

Family...he loved family gatherings, loved to see his family happy. Making people happy made him smile.

What do you miss most about Joel?

His laugh, smile. His hugs.

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