George Howard Rudden
Sept. 18, 1992 – Nov. 27, 2021
It’s an understatement to say that George Rudden was passionate about cooking. If he loved you, he had to thoughtfully plan out a full dinner menu and entertain you with his side-splitting antics. George Howard Rudden was born September 18 th , 1992 and grew up in Loudoun County, Va. Rudden family archives reveal that George was a good-natured prankster, as evidenced by video footage of George shooting off his homemade potato gun with his father, crashing his older sister’s sleepovers, decorating his mother’s skylights with stickers, and wrestling his cousins and uncles to the ground on family vacation in Jersey. He grew up to marry his high school sweetheart Heather, had two beautiful children, and moved to South Carolina to work as a chef. His lifelong dream was to open a restaurant and publish his own cookbook he had been crafting for years. Despite his incredible work ethic in the kitchen, dedication to his family, and passion for online gaming, George grappled with his mental health. He lost his battle with mental health on November 27 th , 2021. He is survived by his wife, Heather Cheney Rudden and children, Arabella and Odin, father George T. Rudden, mother Melissa Kiser, and sister Sarah Rudden.
A memorial service will be held on December 5th at 12pm at the Richmond Chapel, where family and friends can gather to remember a man who loved others, especially his children, deeply.
Affinity Funeral Service-Richmond Chapel
2720 Enterprise Parkway
Richmond, VA 23239
Sunday December 5, 2021
Heartfelt sympathies to my sister Melissa & niece Sarah on the tragic death. If Grammy Ruth we’re still alive, I’d send my sympathy to her as well, for she was also deeply attached to George.
Just starting off in his cooking career, George made some great meals for us as family, too – he could cook up a storm & enjoy every minute, & was glad to describe what he was doing. He was devoted to Heather & his children, a proud father. I wish life has rewarded him more, he deserved it.
I will always remember fondly of my time spent with George. From our times as children spending the holidays in Northern Virginia to reconnecting as adults in South Carolina and sharing our passion in cooking. My deepest sympathies to family who will continue his legacy in the years to come. I wish you all the best and will keep you all in my thoughts as you bear through these toughest weeks.
My heart is broken for George’s family. Though I didn’t know him as well as a grown up and a chef, I’ll always remember him as my golden haired little cousin who tanned in myrtle beach better than I ever could, and the one with all the gymnastics skills! Big hugs to all of the family.
Sorry for your loss. He is a great man!