Rudolph ‘Rudy’ S. Guerra Sr.

Rudolph ‘Rudy’ S. Guerra Sr.,Rudolph ‘Rudy’ S. Guerra Sr., 82, longtime supporter of UNT and the College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, died Oct. 14. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as a printer before purchasing his father’s tortilla company in 1964. He and his family, owners of Rudy’s Tortillas, received UNT’s Generations of Excellence Award in 2014 and established The Guerra Family Endowment for Hospitality Management, which provides scholarships for full-time hospitality management students who are members of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality. Survivors include children Joe Guerra (’96), Kathy Purser (’81) and Linda Dyer (’90); daughter-in-law Pauline (’05); granddaughter Rachel Purser (’09); and sister-in-law Esperanza Espinoza (’75).

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