Luis Rodriguez Jr., 68, entered into rest on February 13, 2010 in Manteca, California. He was born on April 9, 1941 in El Paso, Texas, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Luis and Lorenza Rodriguez. Luis was a resident of the Manteca area for the past 13 years.
Mr. Rodriguez is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years Lupe Rodriguez of Manteca. His children are Luis Rodriguez III of Texas, Thomas Rodriguez of San Bernardino, Denise Rodriguez of San Bernardino, John Joseph Rodriguez of San Diego, Richard Todd and Veronica Hernandez of Manteca, Vanessa Hernandez of Manteca, and Melissa Hernandez of Manteca. He is also survived by 6 siblings; Arturo Rodriguez of Fresno, Carlos Rodriguez of San Francisco, Irene Rodriguez of Sacramento, Carman Rodriguez of Sacramento, Rosalie Rodriguez of Fresno, and Jesus Rodriguez of Fresno. Luis was very loving husband, father and brother. However he was better known as a wonderful grandfather to his 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Luis retired after 35 years as an inspector for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Luis was always at his happiest when socializing with his family while barbequing. He loved to sing and dance to his favorite artist Vicente Fernandez. He enjoyed trips to local casinos as he was always dreaming of hitting the “Big One” especially when buying his weekly lottery tickets. He was an avid 49ers fan and enjoyed any game that was televised. Tending to his roses was something Luis was very well known. He had the most beautiful roses on the block. Luis was an extremely generous man who gave all that he could give even if it meant that he would have to sacrifice the unbearable. Luis had great pride in his children and grandchildren as he loved to spoil each and every one of them. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, an amazing father a special brother and a wonderful grandfather. He will be missed.
Mr. Rodriguez’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. An open house gathering will be held at the home of the Rodriguez’s at 1121 Crestwood Ave., Manteca beginning at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. An on-line guest book is available for special messages and condolences at www.plfryandson.com
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010