October 8, 1935 ~ February 12, 2022
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.