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.
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A Holy Rosary will begin at 7:00 pm
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 am