Rodolfo Ridolfi
Rodolfo Ridolfi
  • May 14, 1926 - November 15, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Rudy Ridolfi, 91 of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully on November 15, 2017. He was born on May 14, 1926 in Chicago, Il. He proudly served his country in the Navy from 1945 to 1952, before going home to his wife and family to start a new chapter in his life. His young family moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1959. Rudy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years Lucille K. Ridolfi. He leaves behind his children: Bonnie and Keith Mears, Bob and Julie Ridolfi, David Ridolfi, sister Virginia Franceschi and loving niece Donna Smith. Grandchildren: Mindy Permut (Marshall) Erica Roberts, Anthony Ridolfi, Christina Ridolfi, Amy Ridolfi, Jennifer Ridolfi and J.D. Ridolfi. Great-grandchildren: Emily Permut, Evan Roberts, Trevor Roberts, Gabe Ridolfi, Jeffrey, Taylor and Zachary Ridolfi. "Papa" loved his family and baseball-especially the Chicago Cubs and the AZ Diamondbacks. He was truly ecstatic when the Cubs won the World Series! He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his gentle heart and his devotion to his family. Services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix AZ. 85024 on Monday, November 27th at 9:00. A final "coffee break" will be held for family after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rudy's name may be made to Hospice of the Valley, Sherman Home, 5801 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054.