Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In Loving Remembrance: Rudolph "Rudy" Emanuel Cook

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

(2 Timothy 4:7)

Rudy Cook
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, at approximately 1:50PM, my uncle Rudy passed away peacefully. He would have been 88 years old on May 30.

Uncle Rudy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, and throughout his fight, he was an inspiration.

Thinking back over the years, I don't recall a time where I ever heard him complain - about anything. These last few months were no exception, for not a single time did I witness my uncle complain or get angry, with the exception of when he tried to do something and just didn't have the physical strength he needed. God was ever merciful, because over the course of the illness, Uncle Rudy was in no pain. He held on as long as he could, and I truly believe that it wasn't until he knew for sure that my aunt would be okay that he finally let go and allowed the Lord to call him home.