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Rudolph Sandoval Rudolph Sandoval, 69, of Litchfield Park, passed away January 12, 2018. He was born on January 11, 1949 in Jerome. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Esperanza Sandoval; his mother, Vera Sandoval; his son, David Sandoval; three stepchildren, Danny Rodriguez, Mark Rodriguez and Christina Jimenez; his daughters in law, Luz and Alyssa; and one son in law, Ivan. He is also survived by his thirteen grandchildren: Michelle, Celeste, Lanna, Dominique, Brianna, Anthony, Analisa, Alex, Gianna, Isabella, Gabriel, Austin and Ethan. He grew up in Phoenix and attended Agua Fria High School where he lettered in football. He entered the Air Force upon graduation and served 12 years. He served two tours of duty, stationed in Vietnam and Germany. After exiting the service, he attended Glendale Community College where he received his Bachelor ’ s Degree in Business Administration. He worked for several years for Goodyear Airport and United Airlines as an aircraft mechanic. Years later he would meet the love of his life, Espie, at La Perla Restaurant in Glendale, after being introduced by his cousin, Joanne. Rudy enjoyed a long and full life, attending many Arizona Cardinals games, where he was most happy. He was an outgoing and loving person; always willing to help others. He had huge love for life and family. He will be sorely missed by those that knew and loved him. A visitation was held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Avenidas Funeral Chapel in Old Town Avondale. A Mass was held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Avondale. A procession to his final resting place immediately followed the Mass to National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. Condolences may be left for the family at www.AvenidasFuneralChapel.com.
Published on  January 24, 2018
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