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Rudy Montana

June 7, 1935 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 87)

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Come join us for a celebration of the life of Rudy Montana. Rudy was born June 7, 1935 in San Antonio, Texas to John Montana and Carlotta Vigel. Rudy passed away on July 20, 2022. Survived by his children, Denise Aloia and spouse, Paul Aloia, John Daniel Montana and spouse, Charlene Montana, Teresa Jones, and Theron Ray Montana; and brother, Rubin Montana and spouse, Jan Montana.  He was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rudy is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Lilly Patina, Dickie Montana and Dora Montana.

Rudy was a great Pawpaw to his grandkids and great grandkids. He loved attending all events like music concerts, soccer games, tennis games and school plays. He was very proud of all their academic and extra-curricular achievements and would tell you so. Graduations, high school and college, Rudy was front and center. 

He never met a stranger. If you saw Rudy, then you saw a smile. He never missed a chance to talk or tease everyone he met from the girls at the What-a-Burger to all his doctors, nurses and the staff. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Crumpler, nurse Fran, Dr. Genovese and staff, Dr. Murry and staff, and Heart to Heart Hospice.  He loved you all!

Our Daddy loved to play golf. Just seven weeks ago he played golf with his grandson and son-in-law, where he drove the ball three times straight and then sank an 18 foot putt for par to win the hole. He loved to play ping pong and had a wicked curve ball in serving. He also played church softball third base and got many a player out at first base. He taught us all how to swim the marine way - throw you in and paddle! Last, but not the least, he was an avid domino player, 42 was the game.  Those of you who played with him, you all gave him Joy!

Rudy loved going to his River Crossing Cowboy Church. He loved greeting everyone.  He really enjoyed building things that he could sell to support the youth department. He loved serving and helping out in the kitchen and helping with the rodeos.  He loved young people, and frankly, he loved everyone there.  He felt he had a church home and he was blessed and thankful for that. Rudy had a heart for others. If someone had a need, he would try to meet that need from family members to strangers. That was who he was.

Now Rudy loved a big family gathering with all of us there. Prayer, food, and games in that order! We all love playing games. Thanksgiving was always a time of reflection, thankfulness for God’s goodness and grace in the past year. Christmas was always good…prayer, Mexican food and the White Elephant game- we laughed so hard no matter what we were left with. God did Bless us all with fun and enjoyment till we gathered again.

A time of visitation for Rudy will be Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 10-11am at River Crossing Cowboy Church.  Funeral Service will follow, beginning at 11am with Bro. Pete Sellers officiating.  Interment to follow at Memory Park in Longview, Texas.  Serving as Pallbearers are Andy Aloia, Tony Aloia, Paul Aloia, John Daniel Montana and Chris Montana.  Honorary Pallbearer is Theron Montana.

In lieu of flowers, Dad would have loved for donations to be made to the youth department at River Crossing Cowboy Church. 

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July 30, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
River Crossing Cowboy Church
475 Henderson School House Road
Marshall, TX 75670

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

11:00 AM
River Crossing Cowboy Church
475 Henderson School House Road
Marshall, TX 75670

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