Rodolfo "Rudy" Flores
September 13, 1943 - December 31, 2020
Merced, California - Born in 1943 in Esperanza, Texas, youngest son of Jose and Cliofas Flores peacefully passed on 12/31/2020 surrounded by his family. Rudy came to Merced, Ca when he was 15 years old where he met his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Mary. He attended Hoover middle school and El Capitan HS where he excelled as a track phenom. Though Rudy had a future as a track star, he chose to marry his high school sweetheart Mary and start a family. Rudy was preceded in death by his mom and dad, brothers, Robert, Manuel, Angel and sisters, Angie and Martha Flores and his wife Mary Flores. Rudy is survived by his sisters Ramona, Josie, brother Armando and his three children Rudy, Mary and Joe Flores, grandchildren Desiree, Arron, Joshua, Katrina, Camille, Kayleena, Seth and great grandchildren Dylan, Mason and Mila.
Rudy was a master horticulturist, honing his craft during his 48 years at Stribling's Nursery as a manager and finishing his career at MID. Rudy enjoyed spending time with his family, embracing the Flores standard of raising gallos, enjoying the outdoors, a good bonfire and betting competitions.
Rudy instilled a competitive and winning spirit into his family and his legacy of athleticism and loving dedication to family will live on within the Flores clan.
We will forever miss you Daddy AKA Superman.
Visitation service will be held on January 22, 2021 at the Atwater Ivers and Alcorn location from 4 to 8 pm, and Graveside services will be conducted by the family on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 10 am at the Merced District Cemetery.
**Due to current restrictions, there are limitations on the number of attendants at each service, please follow the recommended guidelines from the CDC and local health departments for attendance.
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