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Gonzalo RodriguezGonzalo Rodriguez, age 89, of Lorain, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at West Bay Center Nursing Home, following a brief illness.
He was born on April 14, 1924 in Lares, Puerto Rico, moving to Lorain in 1950, he also lived in Florida for 20 years before moving back to Lorain 10 years ago.
He served in the United States Army during WWII as a private and retired from Ford Motor Company.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, where he was a member of the Cursillo Movement. While residing in Florida, he was a member of St. Augustine Church, where he served as an usher and lector.
He enjoyed the sport of baseball, loved music, especially tango, enjoyed dancing, playing Dominoes and always looked forward to family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia (nee Gonzalez), daughters; Sonia (Juan Rocky) Ortiz, Aurea Rodriguez, Sylvia (Edward) Myslinski, all of Lorain, 6 grandchildren, Raquel, Simon Matthew, Jeremiah (Lorena), Marlene (Jose) Ortiz and David (Denise) Rodriguez, great grandchildren, Andres, Sofia, Cesar, Julia, Aurea, Donovan, Jay and Emma, brothers; Pedro Rodriguez, of Florida, Modesto Rodriguez, of Puerto Rico, and Franco Rodriguez, of Florida, sisters; Candida and Gena, both of Puerto Rico, and Justina, of Florida.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Elsa, brothers, Andres, Dr. Eugene and his parents.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 27th from 4-8 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. His funeral Mass will be on Friday, at 9:30 a.m., in Sacred Heart Chapel, 4301 Pearl Avenue, Lorain. The Rev. Fr. William Thaden, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Full Military honors will be conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Louis Paul Proy Chapter 20.
JUN 28. 9:30 AM
Sacred Heart Chapel
4301 Pearl Avenue
Lorain, OH, US
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