Rodolfo 'Rudy' Arrieta Diaz


Rodolfo 'Rudy' Arrieta Diaz, 89, of Tolleson passed away on August 5, 2019 in Phoenix, Az. Rudy was born August 23, 1929 in Tolleson and was the eldest of 9 children. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Tolleson. He served on the Tolleson City Council and Tolleson Elementary School Board as well as various church committees. He played the guitar, enjoyed working on cars, singing at rest homes. Most of all, he enjoyed doting on his children and grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his adored wife of 63 years, Micaela S. Diaz, parents Sotero and Jesusita Diaz, siblings, Eloisa Diaz Parker and Raul A. Diaz. He is survived by daughters, Melinda and Marie Diaz; sons, Mario (Yvonne), Gerry (Kathryn), Ruy (Carol) and Patrick Diaz. 12 grandchildren, Sarah, Veronica (Jonathan), Lisa Marie, Matthew Rodolfo, Nicole, Vincent, Vincie, Zachary, Patrick, Cameron, Maxwell and Zeke. 5 Great grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan, Emmalyn, Joshua and Isabelle. Sisters, Rachel Diaz and Rebecca (Sonny) Martinez. Brothers, Sotero, Jr. (Gloria), Rene X., Jesus Lionel (Jackie), and Gabriel (Dot) Diaz. Plethora of nieces and nephews.
Visitation on Sunday, August 11, 2019 4-7 pm. Rosary at 6 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home at 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ. Mass on Monday, August 12, 2019, 9:30 am at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 512 N. 93rd Avenue in Tolleson. Interment following at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Reception following at Regina Hall 512 N. 93rd Avenue, Tolleson.
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Published on August 8, 2019
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2 posts

Jackie Diaz
Aug 11, 2019
It pains me not to be there to help honor this special brother-in-law. His is a great life to celebrate.
Love to all the family ,
Aunt Jackie
Melinda Diaz
Aug 07, 2019