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Industry Mourns the Loss of Rudolph "Rudy" Zamora

Anne Moratto | May 31, 2016 | 6:29 AM

Classified Advertising Manager at MODERN SALON and a respected veteran of the professional beauty industry, Rudolph "Rudy" Zamora recently passed away at age 66.


"I met Rudy in 1984 when he was working for Redken as a marketing manager in Canoga Park," Gregg McConnell, Western region sales manager for MODERN SALON, says. "Rudy has a degree in marketing and also a cosmetology license. He had two stints with Redken serving in marketing and sales. He also had positions with Aveda, Conair, and Goldwell. Rudy was also Education Director at TIGI and worked with Russell Zin’s Texas distributorship Fineline. In later years, he worked in marketing with Thermafuse.


"Rudy was a unique person, incredibly friendly, great smile, and if you were a friend -he was a lifelong friend," McConnell says. "He was an eternal Cubs fan and avid golfer. He has a great Nicole Miller tie collection. He a had a great sense of personal style and could get away with wearing purple glasses or whatever his mood was at the time."


From the obituary: 

Rudolph Zamora,  former proud son of Blue Island, IL. Beloved husband of 47 yrs to Geraldine nee Torres. Loving father of Rudolph Jr. "Babe" and Brandon (Lindsay) Zamora. Caring brother of Ruben Zamora, Gilbert (Pam) Zamora, Luis Jr. (Michelle) Zamora, Marty (Patty) Zamora and Lisa Zamora. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Devoted son of the late Luis and Mary Zamora. Special Godfather to Shane Shaughnessy and Thomas Rodriguez. 


Funeral Wednesday June 1, 2016 9:15 AM from the Vandenberg Funeral Home 17248 S. Harlem Ave. Tinley Park, IL 60477 to St. Benedict Church Mass 10:00 AM. Interment is Private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Pancreatic Cancer, Ann's Hope Foundation, or Michelle's Love Visitation Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 3-9 PM. For information on services 708-532-1635 or


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