Mr. Rudolph A. (Rudy) Palenik, 85, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009 at Peace River Regional Medical Center in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Rudy was born on October 22, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. A veteran of World War II, U.S. Navy and a local Realtor for many years, Rudy lived in Antioch, Illinois until relocating to Port Charlotte in 1977. He was an active and well known resident of Charlotte County and member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Port Charlotte.
Rudy is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Lucille F. Palenik; seven children, three sons, Raymond, Rudolph Jr. and Robert, and four daughters, Laura, Lenore, Susan and Mary; twenty grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Emilia and Johanna; one brother, John, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.