Pastor Gary Rodriguez
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AGE: 60 • Jackson
Pastor Gary Rodriguez, 60, of Jackson, went home to be with the Lord on November 12, 2012. Born in New York City to William and Fay Rodriguez. Gary resided in Keansburg with his wife Grace and daughters before moving to Jackson twelve years ago. Pastor Gary started his ministry at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge over 25 years ago where he served as the Children's Pastor and continued to minister there until his passing. He had an overwhelming heart towards children and a special warmth that made him genuinely loved by all. Because of his passion for children with special needs he developed the Beyond Limits ministry. Pastor Gary was also devoted to the many outreaches through Calvary Chapel, one very close and dear to his heart, was Missionary work and his Nursing Home Ministry. He visited the nursing homes regularly, rarely missing the opportunity to minister those in need. Pastor Gary loved the Lord with all his heart, and lived with the compassion, grace, and warmth of a Pastor who was loved by all. His family was most important to him and spending time with his beloved grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Grace Rodriguez, his daughters Rebecca Rodriguez, and Kristina Foley his son in law, Michael Foley, his four sisters, Nancy Crippen, Dorothy Artis, Dena Itturalde, Denise Rodriguez, his beloved grandchildren, Tyler and Ava Grace, and many loving friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, November 17 at Calvary Chapel Old Bridge, 123 White Oak Lane, Old Bridge. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Blue Bird House Nicaragua, C/O CCOB, 123 White Oak Lane, Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Old Bridge Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.oldbridgefh.com
Published in Asbury Park Press & Home News Tribune on Nov. 15, 2012