Rudolph Valentino Candito
Candito, Rudolph Valentino 06/30/1927 ~ 05/06/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Rudy "Chuck" Candito passed away at Palomar Medical Center on Monday with his family at his side. He is survived by his four children, Dona Amidon, her husband Dieter and grandchildren Derick and Daniel and their families; Rudy Candito Jr. of San Marcos, CA, and grandsons, Justin and Brandon Candito; Rick Candito of Anchorage, Alaska; and Lori (Candito) Welcome of Stonington, Connecticut and her husband Jeffrey and grandchildren Ashley, Katherine and Eric Welcome, as well as many nieces and nephews in California and Connecticut. He is also survived by his siblings, Albert, Jeannie, Martha, Alfred and their families, as well as his faithful canine companion, Chloe. He is predeceased by his wife of forty years, Marieanne Elizabeth Candito, daughter-in-law, Teresa (Dorman) Candito, and siblings Nancy, Mary, Vera, Valley and Phil. Rudy was a proud World War II veteran who served on the USS Yahara. He was an outstanding chef and delighted in sharing his culinary creations with family and friends. His love for his children and especially his grandchildren were one of his greatest pleasures in life. A devoted and gifted gardener, he had a passion for growing the largest and tastiest tomatoes ever! A celebration of Rudy's life will take place on Friday, May 10th, 6 p.m. at the club house at Rancho San Marcos, 971 Borden Road, San Marcos, CA 92069, at 6 p.m.

Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on May 9, 2013.
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Lori, Rudy, Ricky and to the rest of our families. Our deepest condolences, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Chuck will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts and memories. Love you Uncle Chuck, Suzi, Doozie, Michele, Peter and Crystal.
Suzi and Vito Candito
June 1, 2013
Dear Rudy, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Rest in peace.
Elaine Rossi
May 16, 2013
Lori,Rudy,Ricky and all those who loved Uncle Chuck: I am so sorry for your loss - he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. RIP Uncle Chuck. Carol Z.
May 13, 2013
To all of Uncle Chuck's family I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll never forget the times I spent with him while visiting my grandparents, Al and Kay. He had the funniest jokes and I'm glad I got to know him.
Christina Candito-Rieger
May 12, 2013
To the whole Candito family,
We have a lifetime of wonderful and happy memories of Chuck,from his loyal friendship and neverending antics, to his kindness and generosity. May he rest in peace.
Joe and Jackie Santagata
Shelton, Ct.
May 10, 2013
Lori,Rudy and Ricky-you will never fully appreciate how much your Dad impacted my life. He was an amazing, fun loving and jovial role model who entered my life at a point when I needed it most. He will forever be in my heart, as you all will. My condolences in the loss of your dad ~ let the warmth of his love embrace you. 'Hot stuff, comin' through'~ Cathy Correa
May 10, 2013
Lori, Katherine, and the entire family, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I' glad you were able to be with this man you so loved as he passed. It must have meant the world to him. Nola Heinemann
May 10, 2013
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