Richard M. Rodriguez

January 3, 1935 ~ October 2, 2018 (age 83)

   Richard M. Rodriguez passed away in his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family, in the early morning hours of October 2, 2018. He was the eighth born of twelve children to David and Teresa Rodriguez. In high school he was a book worm, hardworking student and an athlete. In 1953 he graduated from Watsonville High with a scholarship to University of California Berkeley where he attended school until the birth of his first child, a beautiful baby girl named Linda.

   Richard was a father to three girls and one boy: Linda (Danny), Susie, Robert, and Robyn; grandfather to eleven; and great-grandfather to thirteen.

   Richard and his wife of 53 years Hilda Rodriguez were the genuine patriarch and matriarch of the family they built together, taking care of them and living the example of what a good person is in the world today. He did anything for his family, and the people he loved he would call turkey face. Richard is preceded in death by his parents and seven of his siblings. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren; as well as his surviving siblings: Aurora, Tony, Danny, and Patricia. Richard had many friends and made an impact on the many groups of people he was a part of. Whether it be his tennis buddies, bowling group, or his hunting partners, Richard made everyone smile with his very loud infectious laugh and positive attitude.   

Rosary and Memorial Service will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Church on November 9, 2018, Friday at 10am. Mehls Colonial Chapel was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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