Rafael Andrade Vargas Born in Cotija, Michoacan, Mexico on October 20, 1936 Departed on March 11, 2010 surrounded by his family Our Loving Father, Words can never capture all that he was in life for his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. A quiet and unselfish love is what he gave to us all. His hard work and sacrifice in raising ten kids speaks volumes of the loving father he was. He selflessly sacrificed material things for himself because the families needs always came first. The doors were open to all, becoming "Dad" to many that came through. His grandchildren followed their "Grandpa" because they recognized the attention and love he gave them. Words fail to express how much we loved you and how much we'll miss you. We love you Dad

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  1. Goodbye Grandpa, I’ll miss you and I hope that where you are you remember the good times we shared together. Thanks for everything Grandpa. Love, Ashley

  2. Dad, Thank you for everything you did for me and the boys, your great words of wisdom ~ and most of all for making me feel like one of your own. Love you and Miss you so much, Vicki (Huera)

  3. To Andrade family I have spent a little time with your parents I really wish we would of had more time but my husband know your Dad and Mom more. And he would tell me stories about working with your Dad at Romila some where fun. And how hard they work At that commpany. As you know Joe pass away 23 month ago I now the pain you will have in your heart for the next couple on months. And take good care of your Mom she will need her family Love Evelyn Legarda

  4. From the bottom of our hearts de parte de la Familia Gonzalez Ballesteros Don Rafa will always be remembered..Era compadre,vecino y como un papa y abuelo de nosostros..Amanda will miss him so much because he was a grandpa to her..We would always knew when he was home because of LA Ranchera radio station he would hear and never changed that station…He will always be remembered by sitting in the yard drinking a beer or two reading his La Opinion newspaper…He would watch out for our house when ever we wasn’t home and letting us know who came by to visit us..A Amanda he would always tell her donde estan mis 100 hamburgers de Mcdonlads or eggmcmuffins since i work there…We won’t see him anymore in front of the yard but he will always be in our hearts …We love all the Andrade Family …Nuestros mas sintido pesame a toda la familia ….Love Dona Chuy,Chely,Mila,Amanda,Dexter,Juana,y Rojelio….

  5. Dear papa, I miss you so much papa. I don’t know what I am going to do without your guidance and wisdom. I can only try to be the man you have prepared me my entire life to be. Hope I make you proud one day dad and I know that one day, when I do have children, you will be there at my side helping me teach them how to be the best they can be. Love you pops…para siempre. – Tu hijo, Tony

  6. Nacimos Para Amarnos Siempre Lo E Pensado Asi Siempre Me Mirabas Con Ternura Sin Deseo Un Amor Puro Y Sincero Sin Egoismo Ni Escandalos Sin Temores Ni Ambiciones Sin Embargo No Pudo Ser No Lo Permitio Dios. Enfermastes Seriamente Dia A Dia Te Fuistes Consumiendo. Poco A Poco En Tu Lecho Me Llamabas. Yo Acu Dia A Ti Nos Agarrabamos De La Mano Con Que Tristesa Me Agarrabamos De La Cara Con Tristesa Me Decias Amor Te Dejare Sola Me Voy. Ya Presentias El Fin Lo Peor Se Asercaba Ni Tu Ni Yo Podiamos Evitar. Fuistes Poco A Poco Alejandote De Mi Un Adios Inrremediable. Nunca Te Olvidare Siempre Estare Pensando En Ti. Lo Bello Que Fue Conoserte Estaras En Mi Mente Y En Mi Corazon Te Ame Y Te Amare Por Siempre…….. Escrito por su esposa sin saber que te ibas de nuestro vidas.

  7. Daddy, Words can not express how much I loved you and how much I miss you. I thought I could keep you here longer with us by making sure you went to the doctor and took your medications. I still can’t believe that you are gone. But daddy, I’m so proud and honored to be your daughter. I only have beautiful memories of you and feel so blessed that God gave us this time together. Rest in peace daddy, no more worrying about others. Te quiero mucho mi viejito lindo…

  8. I will never forget that i had a father who Loved me and spent his life making me who I am , I and your grandchildren will forever be gratefull . You were always worried about our welfare and our spirits but because of you we belong to God and we now pray to him for you and will make you proud .

  9. Suegro, Lo vamos a estranar bien mucho. Usted siempre estaba alli para escucharme i darme consejos.Le quiero dar las gracias por verme dado una hija tan buena como Sandra.Voy a estranar el dicho que desia siempre ESTAREMOS EN UNA CASA DE JUDIOS !!!!!!

  10. As a kid, there were times when I wished my dad was different. But as I’ve aged, I’ve come to realize that he was the perfect daddy to us all. I will miss him dearly but keep the memory of him in my heart and actions with my own child

  11. Dad, te fuistes sin desirnos un ultimo adios….Te voy a estranar mucho. Te prometo de tratar de ir a visitar el abuelo para desirle cuanto lo quieres y cuanto lo querimos. Diosito te doy las gracias por darnos el mejor Padre del Mundo.. Te Quiero Dad!!!!

  12. Wow. We will always remember Pops in his Yellow Construction Hat and White Truck.!!! (Classic) We’ll Miss U Pops!!

  13. Querido Suegro, Siempre lo voy a recordar jugueton con sus nietos, especialmente con su petocha. Muy silencioso pero con una mirada carinosa hacia mi. Lo voy a extranar mucho pero en cada uno de su hijos sembro algo especial de usted y en ellos lo voy a recordar. Nos vemos en en cielo.

  14. Querido Grandpa, Remember the deal. Can I borrow your Wings to get my Olympic Gold Medal? I miss you, love you. Your chula, Tali

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