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The Holy Rosary was prayed on Thursday, January 3 at 6:00 P.M. at Webb Sanders & Smith Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial was said on Friday, January 4 at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lindsay for Robert P. Rodriguez, 83 of Lindsay who passed away December 26. The Reverend Kenneth Bozzo officiated and interment followed the Mass on Friday, at Lindsay Cemetery.
On September 27, 1935 at 4:00am a boy was born into a family of four brothers and one sister: Roberto P Rodriguez. He grew into a young man and served his country in the 82nd Airborne. He would later become a husband and a father of two children, Maria Dolores Rincon, and Robert R Rodriguez Jr. His life focused on family, friends and his devotion to God. He was a lifetime member of the Cursillo Movement (A Christian Retreat Ministry). He worked tirelessly with the youth in his church and the community when his children were teenagers. He touched many by his simple wisdom and gave sound advice to many that sought his counsel. He was a beacon for God to many. His sense of humor will never leave the hearts and minds of all those who knew him. He caused many to smile on this earth and spread the message of hope to countless lives. The message he shared through his life was that God is real and that we can all have peace through him.
He is survived by: His son, Robert R Rodriguez, and five grandchildren: Eva Marie Mraz, Louie Benito Rincon, Vicente Carlos Rincon, Robert M. Rodriguez , Sara Cristina Rodriguez, and two great grandchildren: Vicente Silas Rincon, and Maverick Michael Mraz.
On behalf of Rose, his faithful wife and I, we would like to thank all of his family and friends that love him and shared their lives with him. We want to thank everyone who visited him in the hospital, at home, and the nursing home, your love for him will never be forgotten by us. We want to thank the City of Lindsay for giving him the job that he loved doing for so many years. We also want to give a special thanks to Lindsay Gardens, from the people in the laundry room to the people in the administration office. We are so grateful for the care you gave to the man we love.
I, as his son would like to say one last thing: Dad didn’t save the world or reinvent the wheel, but he accomplished something greater. He made it easy for others, and my sister and I to believe in God the Father, not by the words that came out of his mouth, but by the life he lived. He was never concerned with becoming great in the eyes of the world, but only in the eyes of God. I believe with all those that knew him, he accomplished that.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 3 from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Webb Sanders & Smith Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.