Rudy Valenzuela

May 15, 1938 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 82)


Rudy Valenzuela

May 15, 1938 – November 21, 2020

Rudy Valenzuela, 82, of Atwater, California Passed away on November 21, 2020.  Rudy was born in Ventura, California on May 15th, 1938.  He moved to San Jose, California in 1947, where he grew up and attended Almaden Elementary and San Jose High School.  He worked 40 plus years as a cabinet maker at Holts Cabinets, Cress Cabinets, Empire Cabinets, all located in San Jose, and M & R Cabinets in Merced as the Owner.

Rudy enjoyed and loved his family.  He enjoyed watching his 49ers, Warriors, Giants, and Auto Racing with family and friends.  He enjoyed gambling at the Indian Casinos, Nugget and Grand Sierra Resort in Sparks and Reno, Nevada.  Trips were made quarterly with his wife of 31 years.  He loved his yearly trips to Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada and various other car shows.  He also loved cruising to Mexico and the Caribbean.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Jesus Valenzuela and Maxine Hernandez, sisters Connie Land and Lily Yrique, and by brothers Hector, Maurio, and John Valenzuela, along with two grandchildren Ryan and Sabastian Valenzuela.

Rudy is survived by his wife, Margaret, his son’s Rudy Jr. (Susan), Scott (Susie), Christopher (Evelyn), and Pete (Rita), 21 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and his brothers Ben Sr., and Raul Valenzuela.

A Rosary and Mass Service will be held at Saint Patrick’s Church in Merced.

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