Rodolfo Vasquez

12 January, 194419 September, 2021
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Rodolfo (Rudy) Vasquez Sr. went to his eternal rest with our Lord Jesus Christ on September 19, 2021. Rudy was born January 12,1944 to Alejo and Eudelia Vasquez in Brownsville, TX.

He was a proud Brownsville High School Eagle (basketball and football) —Class of 1963. It was in Jr High School that Rudy met his Sweetheart Angie whom he married a year after High School graduation. They moved to San Antonio, TX where they started their life, had their two children while Rudy worked by day and attended San Antonio College and completed his Accounting degree at St. Mary’s University.

Rudy was a great spiritual source. He lived a life full of love for God and this love showed to all that met him!

Rudy lived a grateful life, he always felt blessed and he knew he was deeply loved by his children and their spouses and by a plethora of family and friends.

Rodolfo Vega Vasquez, Sr was known as Rudy, Sweetheart (wife), Dad, Compadre, Uncle, Friend, Prayer Warrior, Christian, Big Rudy and also known as a genuine, loving, caring and supportive man. He wore many hats for many different people but treated all with respect and kindness. He worshipped our Lord Jesus Christ and was ready to share his faith with any and all. If you needed prayer he was ready to call upon our Lord Jesus Christ to seek healing, peace or whatever your need may have been. The Lord received a great man into heaven that was loved by many!

Job opportunities led Rudy and his family to South Texas (Rio Grande Valley). Rudy’s opportunities kept him in the financial world (economic development and banking) but ultimately he became self-employed taking over the family apartment rental business.

Rudy’s entertainment came from being with his family but one of his greatest joys was barbecuing a meal - cooking the food was secondary to the sitting outside and socializing with friends, neighbors or family.

Rudy is survived by his daughter Melinda (Greg) Aalberg of Colton, SD; Rudy (Rosie) Vasquez, Jr. of Corinth, TX; grand-daughter Ana (Brett) Berkemier of Crooks, SD and a great-grandson Brayden, Crooks, SD. Rudy is also survived by his brothers Alex (Polly) Vasquez of Buda, TX, Fred (Juanita) Vasquez of Brownsville,TX, a sister Yolanda Rodriguez, Brownsville, TX and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family (so many people felt like family) and a very Special friend Andrea Ressler, Brownsville, TX.

Rudy was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Angie (of 42 years).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Rudy’s church — International Christian Center, 2855 Paredes Line Rd, Brownsville, TX 78526 or online at

At the family’s request, masks will be required.


  • Angie Vasquez †, wife of 42 years (deceased)
  • Melinda Aalberg (Greg), Daughter
  • Rudy Vasquez Jr. (Rosie), Son
  • Ana Berkemier (Brett), Granddaughter
  • Brayden, Great Grandson
  • Alex Vasquez (Polly), Brother
  • Fred Vasquez (Juanita), Brother
  • Yolanda Rodriguez, Sister
  • He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and a very special friend Andrea Ressler.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, 2 October , 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Saturday, 2 October , 2021

  • Inurnment

    Saturday, 2 October , 2021


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Stelia Garcia

1 October 2021

Rudy, I will definitely miss your messages and prayers on my birthday and on Holidays. Heartfelt condolences to the Vasquez family and to my niece Melinda and Nephew Lil Rudy. You will be missed! RIP my dear brother in law.
Love Stelia Garcia, Jose Perez, Jr and Luana Villa

Judi (J, Rod) Rodriguez

30 September 2021

My sincere condolences to the Vasquez family for their great loss of a beautiful gentleman. Rudy and I were great friends through Putegnat Elem (52-57) Cummings Jr. High (1957-60) and BHS Class of 1963. Besides a great athlete, Rudy was always an honest and sincere friend. I am glad that the Class of 63 was able to renew our friendship through our great class reunions where we share such beautiful memories. He always referred to me as "Dorothy" from the Golden Girls, and I'd love when he called to check on "Dorotea." May my dear friend rest in peace.
Judi (J.Rod) Rodriguez Class of 63

Bette-Jo Johnson

25 September 2021

His love shows thru his family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs

Cecilia Rivera

24 September 2021

Mi compadre del alma Rudy You will be missed by many as you were always present when we needed you the most. An encouraging word or a hug always made us feel better. We love you, always❤️

Comadre Ceci

Marco Villarreal Jr

22 September 2021

Mr Vasquez,
I always enjoyed our cookouts on 31st St, you would always come over and join us, great times. I want to thank you for being there for my grandparents. You will be missed. RIP my friend

Paul Glenn

21 September 2021

I always had to look up to Rudy because he was so tall, but I looked up to him because he was muy simpatico, tambien. I didn't know him well, but always enjoyed being around him. I am so very happy to hear that he loved the same Lord that I love and I will enjoy getting to know him better where both of us are going. He and I find comfort in Philippians 4:19. And all his needs are now being met as will be mine someday.

Paul Glenn

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