Rudolph Anthony Palenik, Jr. passed away on October 26 2020 at the age of 68 after his two-and-a-half year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Rudy was born November 6th, 1951 in Chicago IL, to the late Rudolph and Lucille (Presler) Palenik as the third of seven siblings (all of which survive him). He was a Chicago sports fan enjoying Blackhawks, Cubs and Bears games.
Rudy attended Carmel Catholic High School for boys in Mundelein, IL and continued his education at Marquette University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in economics and mathematics.
Rudy pursued a career as an actuary in the insurance industry, earning a fellowship in the Commercial Actuarial Society in the spring of 1994. He spent over 25 years working in Ohio with Nationwide, Westfield and State Auto, retiring July of 2018.
Rudy is lovingly survived by his wife of 36 years Susan ( Erenberg) Palenik, his daughters Sarah (Brad) Koehler and Amanda Palenik and his son Ross Palenik. His family has fond memories of a husband and father who loved them beyond measure.
No plans for a memorial service at this time.
No services are being planned.
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