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James Rudolph


James W. “Rudy” Rudolph, 67, of Arizona, died Nov 15, 2002.

Born in Jasper, Indiana, he came to St. Petersburg, Florida in 1968. He later moved to Phoenix, Arizona which he loved. He worked for the old Sharp Cadillac in Tampa for many years, owned Rudy’s Automotive on Kennedy Blvd and was a staff member of Veterans Cremation & Burial Society. He was a 32° Mason and a Shriner. He served his country in the US Army.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian, his former wife who he remained good friends with, Mary Jo Rudolph, his sons, Jim Rudolph, Rev. Jeffrey A. Rudolph, his daughter, Kim Jeffers, 3 sisters, Janice Richards, Betty Aldrich, Judy Clark, 8 grandchildren & 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30am Thursday at 1st Assembly of God, 1739 S. Greenwood Avenue in Clearwater. He will be buried with full Military honors at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.

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  • Garry and Les Ne'Lant says:

    Thank you for all you did for the people of the world !! may you rest in peace sir !!!

  • Brenda Morales says:

    Rudy we will never forget you. Gerry always talks about the time you took him to the hospital for his tetnus shot. That was a special moment for him because it reminded him of when his father used to take him to the hospital when he got hurt.

  • Dickie Hendrickson says:

    ….he was a good old man

  • Kimberly Rudolph Jeffers says:

    Dad, you will always be my hero and the ruler that I measure everyone against. I miss you everyday.

  • Jim Rudolph says:

    Going to Arizona today, thought about how much fun we would have if you were going. I will play “Prop me up against the Jukebox” on my IPOD while driving to the Canyon this weekend in your memory. And probably eat rattlesnake bites in Sedona like always! Dad, you were a blast to be with. Your son………

  • John P. Rousis says:

    To the family of James W. Rudolph:
    My condolences on your loss.
    No matter when we served from the first to the last we will always be brothers even in death. We were blessed to serve our country and give our all no matter what the price. We all served with no regard to our own safety. God bless you and continue to help your family and friends. With luck and compassion someday the hatred and wars will stop so people no longer have fears and don’t have to give their life.

    Sincerely,
    with Gods LOVE
    John P. Rousis

  • Kim Jeffers says:

    Today would have been your 72nd birthday and you have been on my mind all day. I still miss you every day, but today most of all. Happy Birthday Dad.

  • Jim Rudolph says:

    Happy Birthday Dad. I think about you everyday. We see things that remind us of you. I am happy when the boys tell me ’grandpa’ would have liked that or wish he were here…. Jim

  • Brea says:

    Rudy, never will I forget all the time you spent in the office making me laugh so hard I would cry, and for all the help you so gladly gave. What a blessing it is having you as a friend. You will always, always be my funny “Rude-Man”. I love you, Rudy!

  • Rebecca Dean Thompson says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Rudolph Family. I did not know that “Rudy” had passed away until I read this online. Jim, I feel so honored to have worked with your Dad back when you were in GA. He was such a fun loving kind man. He had the best sense of humor and he was always friendly. I know you miss him. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love, Becca Dean Thompson

  • Jim Rudolph says:

    Dad, Happy Birthday. Cannot believe you are gone. 7 years. Yesterday Kim and I had lunch at the Superstition Saloon in Tortilla Flats in your memory. Hamburger, chili and diet cokes. I still think about you almost everyday. You would have enjoyed your birthday in Arizona yesterday.

  • Kim Jeffers says:

    Thought about you yesterday on your birthday, it’s hard to believe you’ve been gone 8 yrs now. Miss you very much and wish I could just hear your voice one more time. I love you Dad.

  • jim rudolph says:

    Happy Birthday dad

  • Kim Jeffers says:

    Thinking of you today Dad on Father’s Day. Wishing you could see your grandson’s. You would be so very proud of them all. We love you and miss you.

  • Jim Rudolph says:

    Happy Birthday Pop, miss you.

  • Jim Rudolph says:

    Dad, by now you know. “Incoming!”

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