Notre Dame Law School student dies of cancer


Ryan Rudd, a third-year student in theNotre DameLawSchool, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday (April 7) after a short battle with cancer. He was 31.

Rudd, fromCrestline,Ohio, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in early March and had been treated at theJamesCancerHospitalatOhioStateUniversity, where he died.

His juris doctor degree will be awarded posthumously at Notre Dames Commencement exercises May 20.

Visitation will be Wednesday (April 11) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., with a vigil service at 8:30 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 223 W. Main Street, Crestline, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday (April 12) at the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West St., Shelby, Ohio, with burial following at Greenlawn Cemetery in Crestline. Plans for a campus memorial are pending.

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