Rudy Diligencia, August 4 2008

In loving memory of Rudy Diligencia who passed away on Aug 4, 2008 in  Washington State.  Please feel free to write your own remembrances in the space provided at the bottom of this page.

7 Responses to “Rudy Diligencia, August 4 2008”

  • Jeannie Murphy says:

    As our neighbor for 18 years we witnessed the love that Rudy had for his family and friends. He was a wonderful, supportive husband and father. Hard working and always concerned for those around him he was a true role model for us. He often shared stories about JR and Iris that showed just how proud he was of his children. Their home was the site of huge family gatherings and celebrations. He and Gon enjoyed their travels and were inseparable.

    Rudy always visited with our son as Ryan ruled the cul-de-sac! He showed tremendous patience as Ryan helped him with his outside chores.

    Rudy fought the good fight and showed the rest of us how to manage with great faith and courage, gracefully entering into a new journey. We will truly miss him.

    Jim and Jeannie Murphy
    Ryan Murphy

  • Shelley Stiren says:

    The world just seemed like a better place knowing that someone like him was in it and that they cared about you.

    Rudy was the type of person who could just sense the need in others for a kind word or a simple and sincere gesture. He effortlessly extended himself to those around him. Whether in person, an e-mail or a message he would just appear before you even knew that you needed him; and somehow, he would find just the right thing to say…

    They say that there are angels among us and if I had to guess, that would be exactly how angels would work. To his family and countless friends, I have a hunch that is just what he was.

  • Crystal Galang says:

    We are so thankful to have been blessed with Uncle Rudy. In 1978, the Diligencia’s extended their home to Our family (Era & Bueno), to help us get settled in the U.S., after moving from the Philippines. Even though he’s not our Uncle by blood, He and his family treated all of us, as if we were. I will never forget the first time I saw him in 1997. It was over 12 years since I saw him last. I was boarding the bus from Seattle to Bellevue, as I was paying my fair he said, “Crystal! You’re Christy’s daughter!”. From there on, he would tell me stories about the times we all shared. He would also keep me updated on JR and Iris, he was so proud of them. Thank you to Aunt Gon and the rest of the Diligencia Family, for the love and support you have given Uncle Rudy- I know that is what kept him fighting.

  • Marvin Lee White says:

    I have known Rudy for many years. He was a great friend of mine at Metro. We were neighbors in the Woodinville/Bothell area. Rudy was a good and generous man. I felt at ease all the time around Rudy. What a hard working man! Words cannot explain the great positive influence that a person like Rudy has had on people. We need more Rudy’s in this world. My heart goes out to his wife, son, daughter and remaining family. Rudy will all ways be in my heart and mind.

  • Jon Conklin says:

    I knew Rudy for some time, primarily through the Garbes family and from Holy Family. I echo the comments that Rudy was a good and generous man. It is not often that we encounter people with such an open heart and generous soul. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gon and the rest of the family.

  • Glorita Arenas says:

    Rudy was a kind, friendly, and helpful man. We met him at a bus ride to Seattle more than ten years ago. He was the one who helped my husband and I in finding a house. My and my family’s condolences to his family.

    Glorita Arenas
    Mariano Arenas

  • Patti Grinds says:

    I moved from Seattle many years ago, and Last saw Rudy at Dorella’s retirement party- today I wanted to check on the wonderful Gon and Rudy and instead came upon this obit with Sadness. I was so fortunate to have been invited to some of the wonderful household celebrations and enjoyed the family and the incredibly wonderful food. I have many times wondered how and what Iris does now, what a pair of kids Rudy left- great family. Hugs to all.

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