Rudolf Apodaca

November 28, 1929April 10, 2012

On April 10, 2012, Rudolf Apodaca, loving husband of Margaret O’Rourke passed away peacefully. A member and staff of Hobbits Glen Golf Course for the last 20 years. Retired from a career with the Food and Drug Administration. He was Veteran of the Korean War. Dedicated and loving father of Gilbert R. Apodaca and wife Gale, Ginny Chadwick and husband Brian, Carla Trevizo and husband Alberto, and Denise Rosenberg and husband Jeff. Oldest brother of Sylvia Metz, Joe Apodaca, Madeline Sherman, and the late Arthur Apodaca. Grandfather of Tony, Christine, Mario, Doug, Nico, Alex, Denise, Ross, Brynn, Sam, Rosalie, and Cecelia. Son-in-law of Kathleen C. O’Rourke. He is also survived by many friends and neighbors.

Family will receive friends at Witzke Funeral Homes, Inc., 5555 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia, MD 21045 on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm. Services will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church, 12500 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029 on Wednesday at 11am in the Chapel. Inurnment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, Doctors Without Borders, D.W.B. USA, PO Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030,, or to M.S. Society,


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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April 30, 2012

My old friend Rudy, You have finally stuck you head above the Crowd. Condoences to your family.

John H Scharmann

Staci and Randall Hobbet

April 18, 2012

What a wonderful photo gallery. It makes us smile, seeing Rudy's smile, surrounded as he is in every shot by the people he loved--and who loved him, his beautiful wife and family.

April 16, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss.May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

Penny Simpson

April 13, 2012

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Apodaca. I am friends with Carla and her family and I know how much her dad meant to her. Rest in peace!

Jennifer Gorski

April 13, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please know that I am thinking of everyone in case I can't make it to the visitation.

Michael Kravchuk

April 13, 2012

My condolences to Rudy's family. He was always a truly nice person, whom I enjoyed working with.

Mike Kravchuk, Beijing China.

Gordon & Doris Francis

April 12, 2012

WE send our deepest condolences to Rudy's family and the Apodaca Clan. REST IN PEACE RUDY.

Don't think of him as gone away His journey's just begun,
Life holds so many facets this earth is only one,
Just think of him as resting from the sorrow and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days or years
Think how he must be wishing that we could all know today,
That nothing but our sadness can really pass away,
And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much.
Tis sweet to know we'll meet again Where troubles are no more,
And that the one we loved so well Has just gone on before.
And while he lies in peaceful sleep, His memory we shall always keep.

Marvin Yudell

April 12, 2012

When you look in the dictionary for the definition of " warmth ", there should be a picture of Rudy. May he rest in peace.

Pamela and Chuck Cooperman

April 12, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Rudy touched all of our lives in a special way and his spirit lives on in us. Love and Prayers for the family,

Alberta Velasquez

April 11, 2012

We will miss your cheerful self so very much. I love you! Berta Velasquez & Family