Rudy "Peppon" Gracia
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71, of Ontario died in Lone Pine CA after a sudden cardiac arrest in route to visit his son with his beloved wife Helen, of 38 yrs. He was born on February 9, 1942 in Guasti CA to Guadalupe & Lupe Gracia, the third son of five boys, brothers Robert, David, Arturo & Danny.
Rudy attended Chaffey High school where he played baseball & the drums; he then served in the United States Navy.
He worked at General Electric for 10 years & opened up an embroidery business with his wife Helen. Rudy became a loving father to Helen's children, Art, Louise and Louie.
Prior to his marriage to Helen he had two son's Rudy Jr. and Steven. After three years of marriage Rudy and Helen became parents to Sally & 14 years later had twins, Andrew and Anthony.
He continued to be surrounded by children as a loving grandfather of 7, Markus, Lane, Aaron, Dakota, Sierra, Violet and Koalani.
Rudy's love for the arts span from being a drummer in various bands, he was a music history buff, the family photographer, and in his later years he found a new love, being on film sets where he was a featured actor and later became a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Service is pending, please inquire at The Draper Mortuary.
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on May 26, 2012