June 28, 1938 - October 30, 2017
An inspiration in life and a HERO now.
Rudy was a two time heart recipient. November, 1989 and February,.2005. He was a small business owner of Rudy Molnar’s Service Center for 54 years. Former President and Vice President of Pennsylvania and Delaware Service Station Dealers Association. 52 year member of the Shriners, Masons and past Master of Lodge 739. After he received his Gift of Life he was very active and proud advocate, volunteer and motivational speaker for Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) since 1990. Former member of their Board of Directors, Treasurer and was an active member of the Advisory Board. Active Board member and past Treasurer of Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO) Pittsburgh Chapter. One of Rudy’s most astonishing accomplishment was going to the Richard Petty Driving Experience in Charlotte, NC at Lowe’s Speedway and driving a NASCAR at 148 mph 2 years after his 2nd transplant. One of his very close friends who he had helped and supported through her heart transplant journey said; “Rudy has taught so many of us how to live as a transplant recipient and he taught us now how to die with dignity.” His last wish was to be able to help others in his passing and was an organ donor.