July 12, 1931 – March 30, 2013
Rudy passed away peacefully at home on Saturday. He was born in Berkeley to Katherine Smith Lukes and Charles F. Lukes. The family moved to Vallejo in 1942. "Rudy" graduated from Vallejo High School in 1950. He went to work at Benicia Arsenal then transferred to Mare Island Naval Shipyard Shop 38 where he worked until he retired in 1984.
Rudy is preceded in death by Jean Munger Lukes after 53 years of marriage; also brothers, Frank and Charles.
He is survived by daughter, Teri (Kevin) Fiske; sons, Rudy (Nina) Lukes and Richard Lukes; grandsons, Steve, Sean, Ray, Brad, Dean and Karl; great-grandchild, Justice Joe; sister, Marjorie; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will not be a service at Rudy's request.
Donations can be made to Shriners Hospital in Sacramento.
All arrangements are under the direction and care of Skyview Memorial Lawn.
Published in TimesHeraldOnline on Apr. 3, 2013