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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On March 24, 2017 @ 11:23 am In Obituary | 13 Comments


Rudy, an amazing heart and soul called home to be with the Lord, March 12, 2017. A brother, father, son, Tio, friend, companion, cousin, Marine Corp Veteran and so much more! He is loved and missed. He’s doing a dance in Heaven for us all today. His memory lives on in the hearts of all that had the pleasure of meeting him. We love you so much; Rest In Peace Rude Dog. Rudy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona to Robert and Josephine Leyva on December 20, 1983. Rudy’s parents along with his brother Andy were blessed to have him for thirty-three wonderful years and made many lasting memories with him. Rudy’s legacy lives on through Roman Santiago who is so much like his Daddy. Today we celebrate Rudy Vincent Leyva, an amazing man with a heart of gold. We will remember the laughter and smiles we shared with God’s new angel. We will miss you Rudy until we meet again! You are forever riding with us.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:00a.m at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 19th Avenue & Osborn, 3424 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015. Interment will follow at 12:30p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Cave Creek Road & Pinnacle Peak Road, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Rudy Leyva Memorial Fund for Roman Leyva, can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank, Routing #122105278, Account #8909532338. Please visit http://www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com for Rudy’s story and to leave your condolences.


Condolences for the family of “LEYVA, RUDY VINCENT”

Condolence from Robin Claus on March 25th, 2017 2:40 pm

My condolences to the family of Rudy Vincent Leyva. He was cheerful blessing to everyone who knew him. It has been an honor to have known you for so many years of your short live. Thank you Rudy for sharing your love, happiness, friendship, and a zest for a great life. God bless you and may the angels take care of you until we meet again. I say a “Prayor for a holy rest.”
Robin C Claus.

Condolence from Lily Abreu on March 25th, 2017 2:50 pm

My prayers are with your family. May God give you all peace in your hearts.

Condolence from Judy Valencia on March 25th, 2017 2:54 pm

My sincere condolences to the Leyva family. My prayers and thoughts are with you. I will truly miss Rudy. I only knew him because of the ASU football games, he was always so polite, very happy young man not to mention handsome. He always and a smile and a hug for me. He was a true joy to talk too. Heaven is so lucky to have him!
To the Leyva family I pray for God to left your heavy hearts.

Condolence from Kathleen Garcia on March 25th, 2017 3:51 pm

Robert ( Jefe ) That was writen so amasonly well it was so geniunly heart felt and so very very “TRUE TO THE BONE” About your son’s personality his life and his Love for His Son which by the way he is not ” So much like his Dad, he is defiantly a minnie Rudy in so many ways that you could see and it was very noticeable every time they were together. I pointed it out to you and Rudy all the time. But when all is said and done….I will miss him greatly he is” One Of A Kind ” one that I will probably never meet again in my life time ….So to me it was a great gift to of got the chance to of ever known him and be a follow rider with him he made rides fun just because he’s him. So greatful he chose to be a rider at Post 1
All My Love. Kat

Condolence from Veronica Lama on March 25th, 2017 6:37 pm

My most heartfelt condolences go to the family. He is a beautiful soul who is home with our heavenly Father. I’ll miss my cousin Rudy, but it’s comforting to know that I’ll see him again.

Condolence from Juanita Islas on March 26th, 2017 12:13 am

My sincere condolences to the Leyva family. I only knew Rudy briefly when he was in high school with my daughter. May God have him by his side and may God bless the family and friends who will miss him.

Condolence from Diane Slack on March 26th, 2017 9:45 am

Our most sincerest condolences to the entire Leyva family. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you all. God has received him with open arms. May God fill all of you with His grace and mercy. The Slack family send our love to the entire family.

Condolence from Patsy on March 26th, 2017 11:01 am

My heart and Condolences to the Leyva family …..God be with all Rudy ‘s family
In this time of sorrow.
Patsy Lopez

Condolence from Tara Gomez (Severance) on March 26th, 2017 2:53 pm

My heart goes out to your family during this time… I remember Rudy & his big brother being so close when we were at St. Gregory’s… God Bless your family

Condolence from Tasha Koronich on March 26th, 2017 4:29 pm

Rest in Paradise Rudy! You always had a smile on your face! Made me laugh so much! I will miss you buddy! You might be gone but never will you be forgotten!!

Condolence from Ken Couture on March 27th, 2017 10:41 am

Rudy was a fine young man. Always laughing and smiling and very respectful. My condolences and heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends, and fellow riders. Ride in peace Rudy. You are loved and missed.

Condolence from Santa Martin del Campo on March 27th, 2017 1:09 pm

With heartfelt condolences to the Leyva family, wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. God bless!! ♥

The Martin del Campo Family

Condolence from Brandy Nichols/Pedraza on March 28th, 2017 6:23 am

My condolences to the LEYVA family I loved growing up with Rudy he was my best friend we have so many memories going to st.gregs and then middle an high school living only a block away from each other he is forever in my heart…..

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