Rudolph “Rudy” Cutaia
February 29, 1948 – December 22, 2021

Rudolph “Rudy” Cutaia, born February 29, 1948, of Houston, Texas, passed on December 22, 2021, at Houston Methodist Medical Center at age 73. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He worked for the Hughes Tool Company for 25 years and for Harris County for 25 more years before retiring. Rudy was a lover of music. He especially enjoyed the music of Little Joe y La Familia and Kenny Rogers. One of Rudy’s favorite things were his lotto tickets, especially his Pick-3. Football was another of his passions and he always cheered for his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. He was an avid movie watcher and loved westerns, including movies like The Gambler. He is survived by his wife Virginia; sons Rudy Jr., Ruben, and Anthony; siblings Mike Sr., Joe, Margaret, Helen, Jenny, and Mary; many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and his dogs Daisy and Mario. He will be remembered for his incredible smile and for being the great provider and hard worker that he was.

Service Information

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 30, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

12:30 p.m.

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
8706 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075

Interment will Follow
1:30 p.m.

Forest Lawn Cemetery
8601 Almeda Genoa Rd.
Houston, Texas 77075


  1. Virginia Hernandez Cutaia on December 27, 2021 at 4:31 pm


    My dearest and wonderful husband how I miss you and I am in shock that you are gone. I tried so hard to get you well but God decided he wanted you home. You loved and protected me for 53 yrs so glad you were in my life. You loved ours sons Rudy Jr, Ruben & Anthony in which we were so proud of them. No more suffering, doctors, medicines and pain.

    Rest in peace baby
    With all my love,
    Virginia Hernandez Cutaia

    • Virginia Cutaia on February 27, 2022 at 6:07 pm

      Happy Birthday Rudy wish you were here to celebrate with Kas. Kas will be one on 2/28/22 in which last year when he was born on your bday. I went Sat to remove your valentine and replace for your birthday color. Love you and miss you so much. Rest in peace my precious baby……..
      Virginia Hernandez Cutaia

  2. Rudy Cutaia Jr on December 29, 2021 at 9:32 am


    Wow I am so missing you. This last week had been a nightmare and i just cant wake up. Wish you were still here. I was really praying for a miracle last week, and I was so sure you were going to walk out of the hospital as you always have. I been sad and crying every day, Sylas always says, “Dont cry Uncle Rudy, Grandpa is in your heart or Grandpa says you better eat” There is a void in my heart that I can not fill and never will. I love you and miss you dad.

    Love Always,

    Rudy Jr

  3. michael A. Cutaia on December 29, 2021 at 9:51 am

    We Love you Aunt Virgina !! We are going to miss my Uncle Rudy as well with all his love and kindness he showed our family and my dad Mike ( Sonny ) … If you need us , he are here for support … love Michael Anthony Cutaia … ( sonny’s son )

  4. Gloria on December 29, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    My brother-in-law Rudy since I was 13 years old you watched me grow up into an adult you were a great brother-in-law and we will miss you. You always said let me know if you need anything that was always your kindness.
    You can go look for Daisy she will happy to see her Daddy.
    May you Rest In Peace and may God bless Virgie, Rudy, Anthony and Ruben.

    Love your sister-in-law and family,
    Gloria Z.

  5. Noei Sanchez on December 30, 2021 at 10:48 am

    To my best friend Rudy Cutaia I will always miss you, I can’t believe you are gone. I will always miss you. I will remember all the good times and laughter we had together. Rest in Peace my Best Friend.

  6. Virginia Hernandez Cutaia on January 6, 2022 at 12:54 pm


    It has been 2 wks that you passed and finally getting over the shock.
    I miss you so much and love you so much.

    Rest in peace baby
    With all my love,
    Virginia Hernandez Cutaia

  7. Rudy Jr on January 18, 2022 at 10:17 am


    I am missing you so much. Still cannot believe you are gone. I am so use to coming home from work and you asking me, “How was your day son?” We would also talk about your day and I would say, “You ready to make another bet dad?” Some days are ok but they are followed by many bad days. Wish you were still here. I still have a void in my heart that will never be filled. I love and miss you so much dad.

    Love you Always Dad,

    Rudy Jr

  8. Virginia Cutaia on January 30, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Well baby it’s been 1 month on 1/22/22 & life is going on without you. We been together 53 yrs & now I am alone. I miss you so much. Our sons are very supportive & protective like you were. They remember you saying to be that way whenever you aren’t here. Rudy Jr & I went to cemetery to see your grave. We’ll be back for Valentine & your bday 2/28/22.
    Rest in Peace baby With all my love….Virginia H. Cutaia

  9. rudy cutaia on February 19, 2022 at 1:27 am

    I miss you dad. Some days are harder then others. My Super Bowl Future bet came in. I have a feeling you were celebrating for me. I miss us watching sports and making wagers. We are now protecting mom as the promise we made. You were always proud of us and will continue to be. Wish you were here to see how we are doing.

    Love Always and Miss you always,

    Rudy Jr

  10. rudy cutaia on February 27, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Happy Early Birthday Dad. Wow I miss you so much. Hope Daisy is giving you a bunch of besos after you found her. I bet she was going crazy.

    Some days are ok but they are also followed by some rough days. Trying to make it and keep your spirits going. Your laugh, smile and advice will never be forgotten.

    Love you always,

    Rudy Jr

  11. Rick D. (Whiteboy) on March 24, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Cutaia family

    My condolences on your loss. Mr. Cutaia was a greatman and will be missed by many. Growing up I was always scared of him because he was not a very small man. I want you to know I’m praying for you guys.

  12. Virginia on April 2, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    My precious baby thinking of you & missing you so much.
    Rest in peace & don’t worry about me I am doing ok.
    Your wife,
    Virginia Hernandez Cutaia

  13. Virginia Cutaia on April 13, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Happy Easter on way next few days to take you Easter decor. Bernard & Sylas want to go say hi. They are getting ready for Easter & miss you so much. We will all miss you on Easter but we need to do our best for the kids.
    Rest in peace my love,
    Virginia H. Cutaia

  14. rudy cutaia on April 17, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    Happy Easter Dad,

    Really missing you and the holidays are not the same. They never will be. Sylas and Bernard say they miss Grandpa and they really love you. I love you so much dad and really miss you. Some days are ok, but the rough ones are more then the good ones. Miss us talking about who we betting on and just not hearing your voice really kills me.

    Love you Always,

    Rudy Jr

  15. rudy cutaia on May 7, 2022 at 8:14 pm


    So missing you. I hit a big Kentucky Derby, wish you were here seeing how much it was. Love you and miss you so much dad. I still look at my phone thinking dad will call and see how my day is going and we will make a bet soon as we go over our strategy.

    Love you,

    Rudy Jr