January 4, 1926 ~ February 14, 2019
Rodolfo Eduardo Quiroz
January 4, 1926-February 14, 2019
We now celebrate the life of Rodolfo Eduardo Quiroz (93). Through Rudy’s passing, we also toast Angelina Quiroz (Rudy’s beautiful bride and best friend of 70 years) and Rudy’s extended family that spans several generations.
On January 4, 1926, Rudy was the youngest of six children born to Frank and Leocadia Quiroz. As part of the “Greatest Generation,” Rudy joined the United States Navy in 1943, at the age of 17, and was honorably discharged in 1946. Rudy married Angie in 1948 and began their life journey together.
In 1951, Rudy and Angie bought their home in Gardena, California. At that time, Gardena was largely undeveloped farm land. Over the years, numerous nephews and nieces stayed at their home and enjoyed going to the beach. Of course, Rudy and Angie allowed them to pick and devour Hass avocados from their champion avocado tree. But, there were no shenanigans taking place when the nephews and nieces stayed, because Rudy and Angie already knew every trick in the book.
Rudy worked as a tool and die maker in the aerospace industry and was the owner of Tio’s Mexican Restaurant in Chico, California. In the 1980’s, everybody in Chico knew Tio’s was a great place to eat.
Rudy was also an avid golfer and took pride in playing many of the nicest golf courses. Over the years, Rudy golfed with Usbaldo Olivas. He was a life long friend to Rudy.
Rudy is predeceased by his parents (Frank and Leocadia) and his siblings: Lila, Natalie, Frank, Benjie and Joe. His passing closes a generation of the Quiroz family.
Rudy and Angie are loved by all of their numerous nieces and nephews and their grand nieces and nephews. Rudy and Angie are especially grateful to Rosaura Cano for her love and help during these last days.
Before his passing, Rudy said the following: “I love my family and my family loves me.” Rest In Peace Uncle Rudy. We love you.
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