Rodolfo "Rudy" Salvador Sutis

May 7, 1930January 1, 2022
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Master Gunnery Sergeant Rodolfo “Rudy” Salvador Sutis, USMC Retired, age 91, of Mandeville, LA passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Rudy was born on May 7, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Damaso and Marie (Cheval) Sutis. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for 30 years, receiving numerous honors including the Combat Action Ribbon and the Vietnam Service Medal, serving two tours of duty in the Vietnam War and was a Senior Drill Instructor at Parris Island from 1964-1966.

As a Veteran, he was a proud member of the VFW Post #3798, American Legion Post #0415, and was a charter member of the Marine Corps League - LCpl. Justin D. McLeese Detachment 1487. He served as the Commander of the American Legion Post #415 from 2015-2018.

A 32nd degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite, Rudy was a member of Shriners International for over 50 years. He was also a pillar of the Asian American Community. Both Rudy and Emma have been active members and have served as officers in the Filipino American Lions Club, PWAL, United Counsel, Asian American Lions Club, and APAS. He was also a member of the Mandeville Lions Club.

We will all miss Rudy’s booming voice, his laughter, and his stories, most unfit for print. He was warm and kind, and he loved his family and his community. He was a man who led a life of adventure, and we are all fortunate to have shared that life with him.

Rudy is survived by his beloved wife of 70 years, Emma (Carbajosa) Sutis; his children Rudolph “Rudy” Sutis (Pamela), Laura Sutis Cressy (David), and Marc Sutis (Donna); nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, his grand-dog Max, and countless friends and brothers at arms. Rudy is preceded in death by his grandson Paul Cressy, his brothers Pete and Damaso Sutis, and his parents.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Grace Funeral Home, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, LA 70433 on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM with visitation on Friday beginning at 9:00 AM. Honor Guard presentations will precede the service, beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment will follow the services in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Drive, Slidell, LA 70460 at 12:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Rudy Sutis may be made to Marine Corps League - LCpl. Justin D. McLeese Detachment 1487. Donations may be mailed to Matt Cole at 16261 Picket Rd. Covington, LA 70435. Alternatively, donations made also be made to American Legion, Post 415 Mandeville or VFW Post 8720, Abita Springs. Donations toward the American Legion may be mailed to 304 Independence Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471; donations toward VFW Post 8720 may be mailed to 21470 Mire Drive, Abita Springs, LA 70420.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

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Friday, January 14, 2022

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