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Raul C. Gradillas, 90, of Surprise, passed away on January 3, 2013. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is preceded in death by son, David, survived by wife of 61 years, Eva; daughters Irene Alonzo, Olga (Alfonso) Vasquez, Martha (Steve) Benitez; grandchildren Joseph, Sandra, Joseph David, Natalie, Raquel, Monica, Alicia, Rebecca, Veronica, Fernando; Alfonso Jr., Venessa, Adrian, Esteban, Stephanie, Vicente, Angela; and great-grandchildren Joe, Mia, Angel, Alyssa, Mia (2), Isaac. He was a WWII veteran and retired as maintenance foreman from Luke Elementary School. Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at Sunwest Funeral Home, 12525 NW Grand Ave, El Mirage. Funeral Mass is at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at Santa Teresita Catholic Church, 14016 N Verbena St, El Mirage. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at West Resthaven Park Cemetery. Tata, we will always love you and deeply miss you.