Rudy P. Moreno
Rudy P. Moreno, age 84 of Avondale, AZ died March 31, 2019 in Sun City, AZ. He was born August 30, 1934 to Ramon and Josefina Moreno in Camp 52, a section of Goodyear Farms located in Litchfield Park, AZ. Rudy was the youngest of eight children. His father died when he was five years old, so it was necessary for everyone in the family to help with support. When he was in high school, Rudy knew it was time to pitch in, so he got his first job at the Wigwam resort. Rudy later worked in maintenance for a number of companies such as Goodyear Aerospace, Unidynamics and Avondale Elementary School.
In his free time, Rudy enjoyed coaching baseball. He had a passion for sports and was a fan of the AZ Diamondbacks and Cardinal teams. He liked watching tv and loved a good western. He enjoyed going for a drive, especially if he were traveling to the casinos in Laughlin. Cheerful and kind, he had a smile for everyone. He loved to sing and shared his songs with his family as well as the church in the St. John Vianney Choir. His voice was captivating and all eyes would turn to him when he sang.
Rudy was a man of great faith who loved his family. He met his wife, Belen when they were in school at the age of seven years old. In June, they would have been married for 60 years. Loving and supportive, Rudy was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His understanding heart made him comforting and approachable, especially when his guidance was most needed. He set high standards for his own conduct to become a man his children could look up to. His love and guidance naturally extended to his nieces and nephews, and he worked hard to ensure that their family traditions continued. He loved having the entire family visit on Sunday afternoons, and as they left he would solemnly remind them, “Don’t go over 90!”
Rudy is survived by his wife, Belen S. Moreno; daughters, Rosi Greer (Todd), Patty Moreno (Rick), and Teresa Nino (Daniel); son, Manuel Moreno (Chris); seven grandchildren, David, Alyssa, Stephanie, Amanda, Gabby, Annalys, and Jeremy; and five great-grandchildren, Emma, Ryan, Noah, Dawson, and Ivy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramon and Josefina Moreno; five sisters and two brothers.
A visitation will be held at 9:00 am, followed by a rosary at 10:30 am and a mass at 11:00 am, Friday, April 5, 2019 at St John Vianney Catholic Church, 539 La Pasada Blvd. , Goodyear AZ 85338. The funeral cortege will follow in procession to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Road, Avondale, AZ 85392.