Funeraria del Angel - Memorial Holly

3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Rudy M. Gonzales

May 16, 1957February 8, 2020

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, Rudy Marquez Gonzales lost his life and found his peace, in his home of over 40 years, at the age of 62.

Rudy was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was the eldest son of Nicanor and Delfina Gonzales.

He was a 1975 graduate of Roy Miller High School and a proud member of the Battlin' Buc Show Band. In his youth, he worked as a grain inspector at the Corpus Christi Grain Elevator and enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army. Later in life, he gained valuable skills in automotive and small machinery repair.

Rudy was an outspoken, free-spirited man who lived his life without fear of consequence. He had a desire to live life on the edge and loved having a good time.

Rudy also had a love for cooking, a passion he inherited from his mother, and an uncanny knack for fixing things, which he undoubtedly gained from his dad. Classic rock, sideburns and fast driving were his timeless trademarks, as was the clinking of his keys. For those who knew him well, his endless conversations, joking nature, and love of laughter will be amongst his greatest qualities that will be dearly missed.

Rudy is preceded in death by his mother, Delfina M. Gonzales, and is survived by his greatest pride, his son, Adam Gonzales, daughter-in-law, Eva, granddaughter, Alisseya, and his father, Nicanor Gonzales. He also leaves behind three siblings, Gloria Bernal, Ruben (Elizabeth) Gonzales, and Irene Kaesberg, as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

Don't grieve for me, for now, I'm free. I'm following the path God has laid, you see. I took His hand when I heard His call. I turned my back and left it all. -Unknown

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Funeraria del Angel – Memorial Holly, 3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas. Family visitation will begin at 3:00p.m. and public visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A Rosary will be held at 7:00p.m; for those wishing to attend.

Final visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Funeraria del Angel – Memorial Holly, 3442 Holly Road, Corpus Christi, Texas, beginning at 8:00 a.m. A chapel service will be observed at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FunerariaDelAngelMHolly.com for the Gonzales family.


  • Delfina M. Gonzales, Mother (deceased)
  • Adam Gonzales (Eva), Son
  • Alisseya Gonzales, Granddaughter
  • Nicanor Gonzales, Father
  • Gloria Bernal, Sister
  • Ruben (Elizabeth) Gonzales, Brother
  • Irene Kaesberg, Sister
  • Rudy also leaves behind numerous nephews, nieces, and grand-nephews and grand-nieces.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Holy Rosary Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Chapel Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Interment Friday, February 14, 2020


Rudy M. Gonzales

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Samantha Luera

February 11, 2020

At a Loss for words Rudy you will forever hold a special place in my heart I'm gonna miss you but I know your going to a place where theres no more anger hurt or the feeling of being rejected I know you will be watching us from up above .with great sadness n tears in my eyes I guess this is goodbye until we meet again. Rest in peace

Yolanda Griffith

February 11, 2020

Our sincerest condolences to all his family and friends. Rudy always had a good sense of humor making everyone happy with his jokes and laughter. He will be missed by everyone that knew him . Prayers to our family.

Nelda Hattendorf

February 11, 2020

Dearest Gonzales ~ Sending all our deepest condolences. May God be with you all. Keeping you in prayer,
Nelda Hattendorf

Lilly Gonzalez

February 11, 2020

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.

With deepest and sincere condolences from our family to yours..
Lou, Lilly, Adrian, and Serena Gonzalez.

Teresa McFetridge

February 10, 2020

Riley and I send our deepest condolences to Uncle Nick, Adam and the entire family. Rudy was always so sweet and funny. His smile will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of mourning. RIP Cousin Rudy! Love to all, Teresa (Beltran) and Riley McFetridge.