Wife of worker who fell from roof, died in Robinson Township working to keep legacy alive

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Rudy Davila, 27, was eager to get back to work after being diagnosed with meningitis in July. But his wife said his return may have been too soon. She believes he may have had a dizzy spell before falling more than ten feet off a roof his company was working on.

>>> Construction worker falls from roof, dies in Robinson Township

“He forced himself to go to work because he was a family man. He tried, but I think he pushed himself too hard,” said Katlin Davila, Rudy’s wife. “It was a neuro-meningitis. It pretty much took a toll on him.”

His wife said he suffered two seizures.

“I had to watch him learn how to talk, learn how to eat, and learn how to walk,” Katlin said.

Rudy was the young father of two: 1-year-old Oliver and 9-month-old Estella.

His wife said he wanted to get back to work to begin providing for their family again. On the day of his death, that’s what he was doing, constructing a home on Clever Road in Robinson Township when he fell from the roof.

“I think when he got on the roof, he may have bent down and hit a dizzy spell and just ended up falling off,” Katlin said.

Now his wife wears his wedding band around her neck and is working to keep his legacy going by celebrating his love of football and wrestling with family and friends.

“Me and him argued about the Steelers every day because I am not a Steeler fan, I am a Lion fan, but we watch the games Thursdays, Sundays, Mondays,” Noah Brown, Rudy’s best friend said.

A legacy his wife and best friend said they will continue with his young children.

“That’s what that man loves — football — and we are going to be watching those games all the time,” Kaitlin said.

The family has started a fundraiser to help cover Rudy’s funeral cost.

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