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Rudolfo “Rudy” Sifuentes Davila


Rudolfo “Rudy” Sifuentes Davila died September 16, 2021 at Ascension Seton Main Hospital. Rudy was born June 18, 1935 in Pearsall to  Felipe Cortinas Davila and Refugia “Cuca” Padilla.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Santana Davila, former sister-in-law Eva Davila, son David Maldonado Davila, sister and brother-in-law Santita and Frank Clouse, brothers-in-lawsFernando Maldonado, Tony Maldonado, Joe Valle Jr. and Macario Diaz and former son-in-law Daniel Affatato.

Rudy is survived by his wife Roberta Maldonado Davila, beloved pet “Peanut”, three children Darlene Evelyn Nichols and husband Henry “Buddy” Nichols Jr., Delma Howlett and husband Fred Howlett, Dianna Darlington, former son-in-law Bill Darlington, former daughter-in-law Maria Partida and daughter-in-law Thaida Carmona and her son Carlos Chacon, grandchildren David Rudy Davila Jr. and wife Jeannine and son Ethan Atlas, Michelle Angela Davila Fylling and husband Brant and their son Zachary Wayne, Raymond Davila, Phillip Trinedad Davila and Mercedes Rae Meggitt and their daughter Paisley Davila, Sterling Davila and her children Forest Howlett, Rudy James Lunsford, Wesley Ryan Lunsford, Chelsea Paige Affatato, Abigail “Abbey” Nichole Darlington, William Cody Darlington, and Haleigh Brooke Darlington, sister Beatrice Maldonado Valle Diaz and son Scott A Valle, sister-in-law Ana C. Maldonado and her son Francisco “Paco”, sister-in-law Mary Snow Maldonado, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, their children and extended families.

He started his working life as a sales clerk for Dalkowitz Department Store, then C&F Pharmacy in Pearsall. From there he was hired by the Economic Development Corporation for Frio-LaSalle-McMullen Companies, then Volt Technical Corporation out of New York for the CAP training Institute in the mid to late 60’s. Rudy retired in the early 2000’s after more than 30 years of public service with the State of Texas. His last position was as the Director of the Texas Department of Community Relations for the Texas Department of Community Affairs.

Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the family has chosen to postpone an in-person memorial service for a later date and time. To keep up with arrangements and express condolences, please join the Facebook group – or send an email to the family at