Rudolph "Rudy" Merino Espinoza, 84, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his Yuma home surrounded by family. He was born September 27, 1929 in Gadsden.
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Rudy loved music, gardening, social gatherings, and hard work. He was a hardware salesman then decided to become self employed and ran his own business in wholesale hardware, plumbing and electrical.
Rudy is survived by his son, Rudy Espinoza Jr (Patsy Flores); daughter, Julie Espinoza and his loving sister Lydia Bell and many loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Jennie Espinoza; brothers Henry and Arthur Espinoza.
Viewing is at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church followed by rosary at 10:30 a.m. then Mass at 11:00 a.m.
Rudy was well known for his laughter, stories, and knowledge of business. We love you dad!
A Very special thank you to Hospice Compassus; all of the employees, Dr Piscoya, Rose Ramirez, Alicia Hill, Deacon Tony Gomez, Peggy Almadova, Dave and Alma Clark, for their loving care. On lieu of flowers donation can be made to Hospice Compassus; 1025 W 24th St Suite #15 Yuma, AZ 85364.
Published in The Yuma Sun on May 18, 2014