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Rudy G. Flores

July 4, 1926 - January 4, 2018

Obituary


Rudy G. Flores, 91 of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away on January 4, 2018. He was born on July 4, 1926 in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he was raised until his graduation from Eagle Pass High School. He moved to Pittsburgh, PA. To live with his father, where he was drafted into the US Army in October of 1944. He arrived in the ETO April 4, 1945. He was attached to the 791st Field Artillery Battalion and then quickly to 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. These Battalions were attached to XXII Corps, 15th Army. Which took...

Rudy G. Flores, 91 of Alexandria, Virginia, passed away on January 4, 2018. He was born on July 4, 1926 in Eagle Pass, Texas, where he was raised until his graduation from Eagle Pass High School. He moved to Pittsburgh, PA. To live with his father, where he was drafted into the US Army in October of 1944. He arrived in the ETO April 4, 1945. He was attached to the 791st Field Artillery Battalion and then quickly to 87th Armored Field Artillery Battalion. These Battalions were attached to XXII Corps, 15th Army. Which took part in The Central Europe Campaign. The 87th supported the 24th Cavalry Squadron and the 1st Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment during the final days of combat at the Hartz Mountains. After combat operations ceased, Rudy was attached to the 627th FAB, B Battery which was assigned POW guard duty attached to the 106th Infantry Division, In Heilbronn, Germany. The 106th Infantry Division was detached from 15th Army and then attached to the 7th Army and finally to the 3rd Army while at Heilbronn. Rudy achieved the rank of Private First Class, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with bronze star, World War II Victory Medal, and Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
After the War Rudy married Mary Lou Vivian Hoffman on February 10, 1949 in Cumberland, Maryland. They were married for 59 years. Rudy and Mary Lou lived in Pittsburgh, PA., St. Louis, MO., and then moved to Alexandria, VA. In 1968. Rudy worked in the retail furniture and fashion industry. Working with Gimbel Brothers, Inc., Vandervoort's, Mazor Masterpiece, Inc., The May Department Stores, Inc., Levitz, Wheaton Furniture Mart, Inc., and JC Penny Co., Inc., retiring in 1991 as a warehouse distribution supervisor. Rudy was also a member of St. Louis Catholic Church of Alexandria, Va. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Lou Vivian Hoffman, parents, Gilberto Flores and Dora Contreras Miller, brothers, Guillermo Arturo Flores, and Juan A. Flores. Survivors include Nieces, Sandra Flores Stubbs and husband Louis of The Colony, TX, Cynthia D. Flores of Austin, TX., Maria Flores Tamez and husband Rene of Austin, TX., Nephews, Guillermo A Flores, Jr. and wife Beatrice of San Antonio, TX., Robert R. Flores of Austin, TX., Matthew G. Flores and wife Janet of Austin, TX., Juan A Flores, Jr. of Raleigh, NC., and many Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and many Cousins.
A memorial service to celebrate Rudy's life will be held on Friday, January 12, at 1 pm at Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington St., Alexandria, VA. Followed by his interment at 2:30 pm, Mount Comfort Cemetery, 6600 South Kings Highway, Alexandria. Va.