Candido Rodriguez-Soto ‘Mr. R.’, ‘Candyman’

Candido Rodriguez-Soto, aka "Mr. R." and "Candyman," was born to eternal life Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at the age of 88.

He was preceded in death by his son, Candido Jr., and his parents, Leandro Rodriguez and Victoria Soto.

He was the number one Pa of Louis (Liza), Joe, Wendy (Marc) Moore and Catherine (Juan) Malave; proud grandpa of Marc, Anthony, Vanessa, Marisa, Diarelis and Adrian; and dear friend of Aida Rodriguez. He is also survived by his children, Juan, Emerito, Ana, Elba and Luis of Puerto Rico. He is further survived by other relatives and friends here in the United States and Puerto Rico.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, Dec. 6, at the Joseph E. Sass Funeral Home, 1019 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at St. Joseph Cemetery, S22-W22890 Broadway, Waukesha. Please meet at the cemetery office.

Candido was an avid fan of baseball, especially the Milwaukee Brewers. He retired from Quality Aluminum Casting after more than 30 years of service. Candido loved to play bingo and was a master pig roaster who taught many people the tricks of the trade.

Peace of Mind Funeral & Cremation Services, 414-453-1562, is serving the family.

"I am finally in Heaven, let the party begin."