Rodolfo Regondola Rosal
October 27, 1943 — April 16, 2021
Rodolfo Regondola Rosal, Tatay Rudy as everyone would call him, passed away peacefully at Las Piñas City, Philippines, on April 16, 2021 at the age of seventy-seven.
Rudy is tenderly remembered by his wife, Maura “Maring” Verano Cabug of Baleno, Masbate, his two children Dinah (Allan) Rauw of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Raul (Fe) of Singapore, grandsons Ruel Benedict “Arby” Seño of Calgary, and David Ruel “Dave” of Singapore. He is also survived by his siblings Isaac (Susan), Leticia (Cesar) Rabang, Blenda (Benito) Rañada, Santos Jr. (Melody) and Tita (Jonap) Singson. He is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, and the entire extended family. Rudy was predeceased by his son, Ruel “Wewel” of Parañaque City, and his parents, Santos Sr. and Anatolia (née Regondola y Rubis) of Oas, Albay.
Rudy was born and raised in Manga, Oas, Albay before moving to Manila in the late 1960s. He spent much of his youth as a loving and caring eldest brother to his siblings. Though a teacher by training, Rudy found his ultimate passion through his own printing shop RDR Art Services. Rudy was most recently the Head of the Lupong Tagapamayapa (Pacification Committee) of Barangay Don Bosco, and was also involved in barangay politics as Kagawad in the 1990s. He was also very involved in the Salesian community during the 1980s, as a catechist and evangelist, culminating with his final stint in Papua New Guinea in the 1990s. He was also very passionate about basketball and invested a lot of his spare time watching the local basketball leagues.
Everyone will remember Tatay Rudy as a charismatic and wise gentleman with a love of family and community, in the truest sense of the word. His infectious smile and laughter, along with his witty jokes will always be remembered by the family. Rudy met the love of his life, Maring, in 1968. Their relationship then blossomed, followed by their wedding on June 7, 1969 at Masbate City, Masbate. Rudy and Maring recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary last 2019, and were married up to two months short of their 52nd Wedding Anniversary. The Rosal household has also been the centerpiece of family and community gatherings, with his door open for everyone with fondest memories. Rudy was immensely proud of his three children and two grandchildren, and enjoyed spending his time with his family and friends.
Due to MECQ restrictions, the family has requested that for those who would like to honor and pay respects to our Tatay Rudy, the family requests that we pray and celebrate his life in the safety of our own homes. We will post the online mass and novena schedule via Facebook, and hope that you understand and respect the request of our family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tatay Rudy may be made to the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians, Parañaque, the Salesians of Don Bosco, or another charity of choice.