Rudy Gradias Estrada

January 4, 1931April 5, 2013

Rudy Gradias Estrada

On the morning of April 5, 2013 our daddy Rudy Gradias Estrada has gone to sleep and is now resting peacefully. Rudy was born Jan 4, 1931 to the proud parents of Jessie and Nellie Estrada. He had 7 brothers Ralph, Robert, Raymond, Jessie, Richard, Ruben, Roland, and 6 sisters Emily, Esther, Nellie Jr., Stella, Tina, and Linda. He married Carmen Rivera in April 25,1952 and they had two boys and two girls. Rudy was a resident of San Bernardino for 82 years. Rudy worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a Carmen Repair. He loved the railroad and enjoyed watching the trains ride by his house. He retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 30+ years. Rudy also enjoyed science, history and reading. He traveled some with his wife Carmen to Mexico, Canada, and within the U.S. Rudy was a simple man who would make his own equipment to handle household chores. Music was another interest he would enjoy dancing and listening to in his backyard under the tree drinking a cold beer in the summer season. He spent his time with his grandchildren picking green olives from the trees in his large red Chevy truck that he would later make just in time for Christmas tamales. Loved and missed by many he has now joined his wife Carmen R. Estrada and son Roy Estrada to be with our Lord. He is survived by his children Cathy and Henry Calderon, Danny and Patricia Estrada, and Linda M. Estrada. Grandchildren Roy and Reno Estrada, Eileen Olive, Amanda Shaw, Frank Herrera Jr., Jaclyn Friters, Jack Herrera, Angela, Antoinette, and Crystal Estrada, Danielle Camarena, Patrick R. Moreno, and great grandchildren. Services will be held on April 15, 2013 at the Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary. Viewing is from 9:00 to 9:30 following the rosary and services. Reception following the burial at the Eagles Hall in San Bernardino.


  • Visitation Monday, April 15, 2013
  • Rosary Monday, April 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2013

Rudy Gradias Estrada

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Eileen Olive

May 17, 2013

Grandpa-pa, I miss you and I wish you were still here as I felt so secure knowing you were always home. Please give my love to my precious grandpa and I will see you both in Heaven some day.

Cathy Calderon

May 9, 2013

Dad I will miss you so dearly. I know you are not in any pain any more, but I still wish I had the opportunity to hold you and say goodby during your last breaths. I pray that Jesus, Mom & Roy met you during your transition. I love you Dad.


April 19, 2013

Linda I'm sorry you lost your father; I hope you will find peace knowing your mom and dad are together. I know you loved your brother and miss him. i don't think a single person knows exactlly how you feel, but I KNOW IT MUST BE TREMENDOUS... Please take care of yourself and your son.(He must be greatly sadden.) Know that one day your family will be together again in heaven.. GOD BLESS YOU..AND YOUR FAMILY..AMEN

April 15, 2013

we miss you uncle Rudy ,we know that you are in a better place with your wife and son. I hope it was a good reuion for you . The only thing is we and the hold family are going to miss you from Papas Estrada and family may you rest in peace

leonard martinez

April 15, 2013

well grandpa i miss you already but ur in a better place now i will never forget you grandpa

Linda Estrada

April 14, 2013

You are missed and loved very much. I will never forget all that you done for me dad. I know you are in peace with mom and Roy. I will see you again. Love you always your daughter Linda

Linda Estrada

April 13, 2013

I love and miss you dearly. You were truly the best dad who provided me with everything, emotionally and physically. May you rest in peace with my mommy and bro.

Linda Estrada

April 13, 2013

I love you and miss you forever daddy. The memories I hold inside run deep! You did so much for me, You were the best dad!

Michaelpaul Biondo

April 12, 2013

For providing another living human being a moment of clarity... Michaelpaul

Maria Lennon

April 11, 2013

To Tiki and family, I'm truly sorry for your loss. Find peace knowing he is peace and in Gods loving arms. You are in my prayers and know you will find the strength to get through this sad time in your lives. With much love always your friends Malicha and Lea Lennon.