Services for Myles H. Ruddie, an entrepreneur who operated a family pharmacy in Catonsville, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Rd.
Mr. Ruddie, a resident of Owings Mills, died Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital after a two-year battle with cancer. He recently celebrated his 40th birthday.
Born in Baltimore, he was a graduate of Pikesville Senior High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1970, and a degree in business and law two years later from the University of Baltimore.
In 1973, Mr. Ruddie opened Rudolf's Twentieth Century at 811 N. Charles St., Baltimore's first nostalgia clothing shop. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Improvement Association and was instrumental in getting trees and flowers planted throughout the area.
In 1978, he sold the clothing store and took over operation of his family's Beltway Pharmacy on Edmondson Avenue.
Mr. Ruddie vigorously pursued bodybuilding as a hobby.
Mr. Ruddie is survived by his wife of 12 years, the former Bonnie D. Miller; two daughters, Erika M. and Melissa R. Ruddie; a son Richart D. Ruddie; his father, Israel M. Ruddie of Pikesville; a brother, Tyler P. Ruddie of Reisterstown; and a sister, Dawna R. Sandler of Randallstown.