Rudolph Anthony Cardaci, age 86, passed away peacefully at his home after a long illness of Dementia on Saturday, February 12, 2022. He was born on October 8, 1935 in Hillside, NJ to Angelina and Fillipo Cardaci. He graduated Hillside High School and was a member of the football team. Rudy owned four hair salons in NJ and was a hairdresser for over 60 years also working in Nursing Homes with his wife Barbara. He served his country for eight years in the National Guard. As owner of Valentino's Restaurant in NJ, he worked with his sons as the chefs. He resided in Berkeley Heights, Bedminister, and Bayville, NJ and later moved to Hemet, CA. Rudy loved crabbing off his boat at the Jersey Shore, horseback riding, loved his dog Sammy and Sammy loved him. He is predeceased by his parents Angelina and Fillipo, three brothers- Alfonso I, Alfonso II and Phillip (Rose) Cardaci. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara Gallo Cardaci, sons John Cardaci of Hemet, CA, Robert Cardaci of Miami, FL, granddaughter Natalie of NJ and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by them all. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to England Family Mortuary, Inc.

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  1. I always enjoyed our short conversations! You alway had a sweet comment to give!! Bye Rudy you will be missed!

  2. I was Rudy’s caretaker for about 2 years and I can honestly say it was a pleasure caring for him ..although he didn’t talk much with some ..he did with me and he enjoyed his morning walks ..Rest Rudy you sure will be missed

  3. To my favorite! I enjoyed your nice personality my parents loved you and everyone you met loved you! Thanks for all the good memories! You will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

  4. Uncle Rudy was such a kind soul, a very sweet man. My best memory of Rudy, Barbara and my cousins was visiting their home in the late 1970’s – maybe around 1979 – I was 10. I remember thinking they were so “rich” because they had HBO! We watched “The Shining”. I always felt welcomed by Rudy and enjoyed visiting their home. Funny how seemingly simple moments and feelings stay with you for so long. More recently, I had the pleasure of spending time talking and catching up with Rudy at my dad’s 70th party. He will be missed.

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