Rubio Antonio Avila Jr.

August 18, 1994January 27, 2019

Rubio Antonio Avila Jr., 24, of Huntington Beach, California passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019. Rubio worked in information technology at a Juanita’s Foods in Wilmington. He was also a professional videographer and photographer as well as driver on the Pro-Am drift series racing circuit and had traveled both domestically and internationally participating in the sport. In Rubio’s spare time he also enjoyed playing X-Box Live as a member of a World Wide Drifting Team. Everyone that knew Rubio was a friend. Rubio was well known not only for his amazing hugs and his infectious smile but also his distinctive laugh. Rubio had compassion and love for others. No-one was ever a stranger to Rubio because he befriended you on the spot.

Survivors include his parents, Rubio (Sandy) Avila Sr., Melanie (Jim) Abrams and; brothers Angelo (Valerie) Fierro Jr, Johnathan (Asle) Abrams, Joshua (Samantha) Abrams, and; sisters Desiree and Deanna Abrams; maternal grandmother Barbara Fenneman; maternal aunt Kimberly (Jeffrey) Randall; paternal uncles Genaro (Dani) Avila, Johnny (Jennifer) Avila, Tony (Lisa) Avila, and Carlos Avila; cousins Genaro Avila Jr., Roseanne Johnson, Evonne Noriega, Anthony Avila, Melissa Avila, Jacob Avila, Rachel Randall, Brandon Avila, Lucas Avila and Cayden Avila. Rubio is pre-deceased by his maternal grandfather Edward Fenneman; paternal grandparents Fred and Barbara Avila; cousin Corey A. Randall.

A visitation will be held Friday, February 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, located at 1490 B Street, Merced, California. A Graveside service will immediately following the ceremony.


  • Johnny Avila, Pallbearer
  • Carlos Avila, Pallbearer
  • Lucas Avila, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Avila, Pallbearer
  • Anthony Avila, Pallbearer
  • Joshua Abrams, Pallbearer
  • Tony Avila, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Jacob Avila, Honourary Pallbearer
  • Angelo Fierro Jr., Honourary Pallbearer
  • Robert Pascua, Honourary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, February 8, 2019

Rubio Antonio Avila Jr.

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Joshua Abrams

February 7, 2019

I have laughed and smiled more with you than any other person I can think of. My first memory with you is playing tech decks on the kitchen Counter at the Loma Linda house. We had some great times listening to music in the car on the driveway at the hemet house, great talks on road trips going to pick up Deanna in Humboldt, and so much more. You are an awesome brother and an amazing human! I Love you, man

Kimberly Randall

February 4, 2019

I often wonder how this can be... that you have moved on and are now with Cor. I have another hole in my heart that will remain until I see your handsome face and sunny smile again. You always made me laugh and I will miss you beyond words. You and Corey watch over all of us. I’ll see you when I am finished here. Until then, I love you buddy.

Aunt Kimberly