Bruce Edward Rudow went on to be with Jesus, April 21, 2018. He was born in June of 1940 in Decatur, Illinois.
A home going celebration will be held Sunday, April 29th at 4 pm at Resurrection Life Church (1083 West McKinley, Decatur, Illinois), Pastor Doug Rudow officiating. Visitation one hour before and an early birthday party for Bruce at 6 pm at Donnie’s Pizza in Decatur. Tanzyus Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements.
After Bruce’s ’58 Decatur High graduation he left for New York to attend the Traphagen School of Fashion where he studied Interior Design. In the late 60’s and 70’s he became a successful fashion designer appearing in Vogue, Bazaar and many other publications. One of his many models was Twiggy. There he was a close friend with many famous people, his best friend, David Johansen of the New York Dolls, Sylvian Sylvian, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, including artist Andy Warhol where he appeared in one of his first films, “The 13 Most Beautiful Boys” and a cameo on “Midnight Cowboy” staring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. Singer Patty Smith writes about him in her book “Just Kids” where she credits him for her start.
None of this was in comparison to his return to Decatur to raise his son, Tiavi whom he loved dearly. He lived a life of limitless love and was a friend to all. He wanted everyone to know about his precious Jesus and his unconditional love for each of them.
He was preceded in passing by his parents, Walter Edward Rudow and Gwendolyn Rudow, the love of his life Ronna Page Schwartz, mother of his only child. Surviving is his son, Tiavi Blade Rain Rudow; sister, Rene (Jim) Birge; brother Douglas (Carla) Rudow and many (great) nieces and nephews.