Robert Lujan Rodriguez passed away on Feb. 21, 2020 in Watsonville, Ca. He was 86. Robert was born to Roque Rodriguez and Bibiana Lujan on March 5, 1933 in Ruidosa, Texas. He attended high school and served for 2 years in the United States Army. Robert traveled to California in the 1960’s. He met his wife of 48 years, Gloria Valdiez, through her father; who hired him for his carpentry skills. Robert and Gloria raised 5 children. He was a baseball and football fan. Robert enjoyed time with his kids and grandchildren; playing baseball. He was a handy man, loved to help people, and was a socializer; known by everyone in his neighborhood.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings, 1 son; Bricky Rodriguez, 1 daughter; Mary Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife Gloria Rodriguez, sons; Andrew, Robert, and Angel Rodriguez, daughters; Lorraine, Terry, and Tina Rodriguez, 1 step-daughter Sylvia Martin, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held on March 4, 2020 from 5-9 pm, with a Rosary at 7pm at Mehl’s. Mass was held at Valley Catholic Church on March 5, 2020 at 10am. Burial was at Valley Public Cemetery.
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