John Robert Ruder (1995-2017)

On June 18th, John Robert Ruder passed away at 21 years old. Jack was a loving son and brother, funny, incredibly driven, kind and funny. A proud Mustang at the Orfalea College of Business at CalPoly San Louis Obispo class of 2018, Jack played intramural basketball for freshman and sophomore years as well as Saint Francis High School Varsity ball. In his spare time, he put his entrepreneurial skills to good use: starting and monetizing a YouTube channel that grew to over 600,000 subscribers, as well as pursuing other business start-up ventures. 

We know he touched the lives of many while he was here with us, whether it be his friends, business partners, or his family who love him so much. He is survived by his mother, Shannon Drennan Ruder, his father, Tim Ruder, and two loving sisters, Claire and Claudia.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (also known as NARSAD: National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression) at https://www.gofundme.com/fund-in-honor-of-jack-ruder

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