Rodolfo Elizondo, Sr.

December 9, 1944 - April 11, 2021
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Rodolfo “Fito” Elizondo, Sr., 76, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and brother who always put his family first. Rodolfo served his country in the Vietnam War with the United States Army at the age of 22. He then worked with Homeland Security for 36 plus years as part of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  After retiring for one year, he then served 12 years with the U.S. Marshals Service. Rodolfo enjoyed the company of several friends and acquaintances that he had the pleasure of knowing and working with throughout the years. He loved to spend time at the ranch. He enjoyed watching cowboy classic movies, war movies, and sports on TV. He spent most of his time with his family, especially his grandchildren. No words can express how deeply he will be missed. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is and forever will be Our Hero!!!

He is preceded in death by his parents, Francisco Elizondo, Eusebia Elizondo; sister, Azucena Guadalupe Elizondo.

Left to cherish his memory is wife, Maria Guadalupe Elizondo; daughter, Jennifer Ellen (Eduardo) Vasquez; sons, Rodolfo (Veronica) Elizondo, Jr., and Miguel Angel (Erika) Elizondo; grandchildren, Loreleen Leanne Vasquez (Cesar Ramirez), Eduardo Ramon Vasquez, Jr., John Michael Elizondo, Miah Liev Elizondo, Sebastian Damiano Elizondo, Raymond Reyes, Rodolfo Elizondo, III, Carolina Elizondo and an angel on the way; siblings, Francisco A. (Maricela) Elizondo, Ruben (Maria Elena) Elizondo, Salvador (Leticia) Elizondo, Roel Elizondo, José Luis (Rosa Maria) Elizondo, María Estela (William David) Lane, Rosa Nelia (Jose Rafael) Villarreal; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends who will greatly miss him.

The family will be receiving guests on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will begin 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 23, 2021, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow to the Laredo City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rodolfo Elizondo Jr., Miguel Angel Elizondo, Eduardo Ramon Vasquez Jr., Cesar Ramirez, Erick Javier Garcia and Ruben Elizondo Jr.

Live streaming will be available for the funeral services including Holy Rosary at www.freddickey.com on Thursday, starting at 5:00 pm.

Please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and honor the family from a distance. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Address:

1320 Trey Drive
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm


Service Information

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

Time: 10:00 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church

Address:

1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, April 23, 2021

City Cemetery

Address:

3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040

 

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Timeline for Rodolfo Elizondo, Sr.

Born: December 9, 1944
 
May 4, 2013
Elizondo brothers
Elizondo brothers
 
June 12, 0157
Elizondo kids
Elizondo kids
 
June 12, 1957
Elizondo kids
Elizondo kids
 
July 6, 2009
Angel Fire, New Mexico
Angel Fire, New Mexico
 
February 22, 1963
Zapata High School Graduation–Class of ’63
Zapata High School Graduation–Class of ’63
 
February 22, 1963
Most Athletic Boy–Zapata High School- Class of ’63
Most Athletic Boy–Zapata High School- Class of ’63
Died: April 11, 2021

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The staff of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.

 

Jorge A Castillo posted on 4/28/21

Deepest condolences to the entire family. Mary, Rudy, Mikey and Jennifer. May Rudy as I best knew him, rest in peace.

 

Jose A Zapata posted on 4/23/21

My deepest condolences to the Elizondo family. Rudy and I worked together as members of US Customs Service and as CSO's with the US Marshalls. He earned my respect as he was always enforcement minded, and very professional. I will never forget him. May he rest in peace.

 

MERCEDES GONZALEZ posted on 4/23/21

My deepest condolences to the family. Fito was my childhood neighbor in Zapata. REST EAST SOLDIER, YOU HAVE LAID YOUR COMBAT BOOTS TO REST.

 

Monica Medellin posted on 4/22/21

I am so sorry for you loss. My most deepest condolences to the Elizondo Family. May he Rest In Peace and the perpetual light shine upon him.

 

Elva Elizondo posted on 4/22/21

Our deepest condolences to the Elizondo family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With Love and sympathy, Mrs. Elva (Albar) Elizondo and family

 

Jose Saldivar posted on 4/22/21

My Deepest Condolences To The Elizondo Family. I Had The Great Pleasure Of Meeting Mr. Elizondo , A Great Person With Alot Of Love And Happiness. R.I.P. Mr. Rudy Elizondo

 

Jose Saldivar posted on 4/22/21

My Deepest Condolences To The Elizondo Family. May The Lord Bless You All With Alot Love , Strength And Peace. You Are All In My Prayers, Sorry For Yr Loss🙏❤🙏

 

Rosie Mercado posted on 4/21/21

My deepest condolences to the family. Mr Elizondo was a good man. May he RIP🙏🙏

 

Juan & Melinda Guerra posted on 4/21/21

I had the distinct pleasure of having worked with Rudy at U.S Customs for a number of years. He was a well- liked and hardworking co-worker. Will always remember his ability to keep a smile regardless of the daily chaos around him. We were truly sorry to hear of the loss of Rudy. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of his soul to Heaven.

 

America Medina posted on 4/21/21

Elizondo Family, I extend to you my most sincerest and heartfelt condolonce for your loss. It was a privilege and honor having met his acquaintance, and sharing laughs at courthouse during his tenure as a CSO. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with you always. Mr. Elizondo THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY, and in every capacity as a law enforcement officer. God Bless you and your family! Rest Easy on your journey.

 

Juanita G. Ramírez posted on 4/21/21

On behalf of Zapata High School Class of ‘63 our sincere condolences to the Elizondo family. We have lost a dear friend and classmate. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Daniela V. Duque posted on 4/21/21

My most sincere condolences to the Elizondo Family. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Angie Trevino posted on 4/20/21

My deepest condolences to the family. Rudy was a wonderful person, and I was honored to work with him at the U. S. District Courhouse of Laredo. He was very loved and always had a smile to greet you. He will be deeply missed. Angie Trevino

 

Vanessa Clear posted on 4/16/21

We give our condolences to the Elizondo family... praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. Love, the Clear family ❤

 

Raquel Santa Cruz posted on 4/16/21

My deepest condolences to the Elizondo family. Rudy May you Rip 🙏🏼

 

Manuel Uribe posted on 4/15/21

I have lost another classmate my deepest condolences to the Elizondo family.

 

Cesar R. De Los Santos posted on 4/15/21

Our most sincere condolences to the Elizondo Family during this difficult time. Rudy was a great mentor and co-worker, whom I had the pleasure of working with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Rudy Rest in Peace.

 

miguel A Elizondo posted on 4/15/21

My memory of my dad that he was a loving and caring person, he loved his grandchildren so much..

 

Blasita Sarmiento posted on 4/14/21

Mari and Elizondo Family, my most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. God bless you.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Cabello posted on 4/14/21

Our most sincere condolences to the Elizondo family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May he R.I.P. 🙏

 

Raul Flores Jr posted on 4/14/21

Our Most Sincere Condolences to all the Elizondo family. We feel in our hearts that we've lost a most dear friend. We grew up in Zapata Viejo a few homes from each other. My brother and I played baseball all day long with Franke, Fito, and Ruben. Even though we had no bats or baseballs we were never short of ideas....used our Dad's "talache" handle for a bat and a rock covered with old several old socks and a lot of electrical black tape from their Dad's supply. Needless to say, we had many great times! And as darkness came and couldn't play baseball anymore, we'd gather around and found an old can and played "El Bote" until our parents called us to come home. What did we do the following morning? Baseball, of course. Rest In Peace, Fito, and may God welcome you and Bless your family.

 

Andres & Mine Arambula from Zapata Texas posted on 4/14/21

On behalf of me and my family, we would like to offer our most heartfelt and sincere condolences during this difficult time. R. I. P. HERMANO

 

Jaime L Flores posted on 4/14/21

Our condolences to Fito’s family. We were childhood friends in Zapata Viejo and Zapata Nuevo with Fito, Franque, Ruben, Azucena, José Luis and Salvador, as were our parents with Los compadres Pancho and Cheva. Fond memories, especially of Fito’s easy smile and laugh. Rest In Peace, buen amigo de chamacos. Jaime Luis Flores Austin, Texas

 

Janie DeLeon posted on 4/13/21

My deepest heartfelt condolences to Mari and her family. I wish I could be there for you, my friend. Please know I will be praying for you and thinking about you. God bless and your family.

 

Anita M.Lascano posted on 4/13/21

Love that you always had the time to teach us to make kites and rubber band propellered cars...will always be greatful for all the great memories...

 

Roberto Villarreal Sr. posted on 4/13/21

My condolence to the family of “Fito” Elizondo, he was a great friend and a great father. He will be missed by many. May God be with his family during these hard times.

 

James Roycroft posted on 4/13/21

Our deepest condolences to the Elizondo Family. May Rudy Rest In Peace. Thank you for your great service. God bless you.

 

Linda and Steve Bartz posted on 4/13/21

Our heartfelt condolences to the Elizondo family. May you Rest In Peace, Fito.

 

Marc Lascano posted on 4/13/21

Our deepest condolences to the Elizondo family. May god comfort your heart and give you strength. Rest In Peace Uncle Rudy.

 

Benita Pena posted on 4/12/21

My deepest condolences to all of the Elizondo family. My husband Erbey, always talked about Fito, being classmates and graduated together. May God bless all of you and give you comfort. With my sincere thoughts and prayers, Benita(Erbey) Pena and family.

 

Eva Rymers posted on 4/12/21

Uncle Rudy you are now with my daddy, you two have fun hunting and fishing up there!

 

Javier Arechiga posted on 4/12/21

Rudy, our sincere condolences and prayers are with you. You were my FTO when I first started my Customs career and will never forget it. Your laughter and your smile. Now you can check everyone going through the gates of heaven. “Que tra. “Nada” Pasale”. You showed me how to do our work and enjoy doing it. Thanks again. Mr. & Mrs Javier Arechiga

 

Alfredo & Rosie Vidaurri posted on 4/12/21

RIP Rudy Elizondo. You will be missed.

 

Alfredo & Rosie Vidaurri posted on 4/12/21

My sincere condolences to the Elizondo family. I had the pleasure of working with Rudy at U.S. Customs, he was great person to be around; friendly and professional. RIP Rudy, you will be missed! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

 

Ricardo Cuellar posted on 4/12/21

In memory of Rodolfo Elizondo, Sr., Ricardo Cuellar lit a candle

 

Ricardo Cuellar posted on 4/12/21

My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Rudy Elizondo, family. From the Cuellar family he was a good friend and co-worker RIP Rudy.

 

Ricardo Cuellar posted on 4/12/21

My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Rudy Elizondo, family. From the Cuellar family he was a good friend RIP Rudy.

 

Rolando Hinojosa posted on 4/12/21

So sorry for your early departure Rudy it was always a pleasure & honor working with you.

 

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