Rodrigo Gonzalez Rodriguez passed away at a nursing rehabilitation center in Converse, Texas on January 13, 2018.
Rodrigo was born in Beeville, Texas to Rodrigo and Bernalda Rodriguez on March 23, 1934. He was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove, Texas. He was employed with H.E.B. before moving his family to Willard, Ohio, where he worked for 18 years and retired from R. & R. Donnelley and Sons. He also worked for Midwest Industries for a few years, and Buurma Brothers Produce Company in Celeryville, Ohio.
He was a skilled tradesman of many trades, from carpentry, welding, mechanics, electrician, plumber, master in transmission repair and a CDL trucker driver.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Abelardo Rodriguez, his sisters, Glafira Rodriguez and Herminia Vega, and by a grandson, Dominick Rodriguez.
Rodrigo is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Hilda Rodriguez; his sons, Daniel Rodriguez, Rodrigo Rodriguez, III, Robert Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, and his daughter, Diana Rodriguez Dalton; sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Cristina Rodriguez of Alice, Elodia Amador of Alice, Maria De La Garza from Arizona, Zoila Gonzalez of Bishop, Lupita Solis of Alice, and one brother, Armando Rodriguez of Corpus Christi.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Holmgreen Mortuary Chapel in Alice, Texas with Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church in Orange Grove on Saturday, January 20, 2018 with Father Prince Kuruvila as celebrant.
Interment will follow at Union Cemetery in Orange Grove, Texas.
Arrangements are entrusted to Holmgreen Mortuary, 2061 E. Main St., Alice, Texas.
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