Rufus Cipriano

July 18, 1947March 2, 2018

Rufus Cipriano age 70 passed away on Friday March 2, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on July 18, 1947 in Dallas, Texas to Hilario & Tanislada “Tina” Cipriano. Rufus Cipriano was raised in West Dallas and was self educated in life.

He retired from Children’s Medical Center where he worked for more than 20 years. Rufus also served his country in the United States Army in Korea during 1967 through 1970 then returned home to Dallas with an Honorable Discharge. In his spare time Rufus enjoyed his Grandchildren, Music, Cooking & Pets. His Family & Friends will always remember him as a funny story teller. He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He is preceded in death by: son Richard Anthony Sosa, his brothers Ralph Cipriano, elder sister Nora ( Cipriano) Solano, Rudy Cipriano & his parents Hilario & Tanislada Cipriano. He is survived by his Loving Wife, Esperanza Jacinto Cipriano; Brothers: Raymond Cipriano, Hilario “Larry” Cipriano, Jr., Robert “Beto” Cipriano; Sister, Mona Cipriano; Children: Rufus Cipriano, Jr., Frank Lee Cipriano; Step Children, Jason Maldonado & Joshua Maldonado; Grandchildren: Rufus Michael Cipriano III, Raymond Luke Cipriano, Frank Lee Cipriano, Jr., Zacarey Alec Cipriano, Loren Elyse Cipriano, Christian Alexander Cipriano, Richard Lee Sosa, Briana Leigh Sosa, Gianni Valentino Maldonado, Chloe Rain Maldonado, Anthony Parnell; Great-Greatgrandchildren: Richard Lee Sosa, Jr., Frank Lee Cipriano, III, Jaylee Isabella Sosa, Alexis Nicole Cipriano, Henry Lee Cipriano, Zoey Cipriano.

Inurnment will be held 1:30PM Wednesday March 28, 2018 at DFW National Cemetery 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy. Dallas, TX 75211.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Prayer Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Inurnment Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rufus Cipriano

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