Rudolph Francis Torjak, Jr. “Cookie”, age 73, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021 at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV due to complications from Leukemia. Rudy was born in Clarksburg, WV on April 12, 1948, the son of the late Rudolph and Mary Louise Fernandez Torjak.
He married his loving wife, Darlene Wanstreet Torjak, on September 5, 1970 and celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2020. He was a very loving father and grandfather. Rudy graduated from Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg in 1966 and then graduated from West Virginia University School of Business and Economics in 1972. After graduating, he started his career with the Comptroller of the Currency as a bank examiner. In 1979, he started his many years in banking in Fairmont, WV at City National Bank as Vice President of Lending. From there his banking career took him to Martinsburg, Kingwood, Elkins, and finally back to Clarksburg for a position with West Union Bank. Through his career he met many people and developed lifelong friendships.
Rudy was involved in many community activities in all the cities he lived throughout the years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood, WV for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Elkins, WV among others. Rudy was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Stonewood, WV where he and Darlene were married. Rudy was an avid golfer and developed his love for golf as a teenager when he would caddy at Sunnycroft Golf Course. He was a member of the Clarksburg Country Club where he had many friends and loved to play his favorite game.
In addition to his wife, Rudy is survived by two children, whom he loved very much, Ryan Torjak, Morgantown and Stacey Torjak Febbraro and husband Frank, Portland, OR; two precious grandchildren, whom he loved “too much”, Zoe Febbraro and Phoenix Febbraro; one loving sister, Cynthia Ann Angotti and brother-in-law, Frank of Clarksburg; sister-in-law, Mary Margaret Wanstreet of Conway, SC; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins; also his best golfing buddy, Bill Cather, Fairmont.
In addition to his parents, Rudy was preceded in death by his youngest son, Jeremy Patrick Torjak, brother-in-law, Frank Wanstreet, Jr, as well as his in-laws, Frank and Audry Wanstreet.
Family will receive friends at Davis Funeral Home, 124 Olen Thomas Dr., Clarksburg, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM with a Vigil Service at 7:30 PM. A Catholic Funeral Liturgy will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 10: 00 am with Father Kumar Reddimasu as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Stonewall Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made “In Memory of Rudy and Jeremy” to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Food Pantry/Building Fund, 8092 Third Street, Stonewood, WV 26301.
Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory is handling the arrangements for the Torjak Family. Online condolences can be made on DavisFuneralHomeWV.com. Davis Funeral Home is honored to assist the Torjak Family at this time.
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