Major Francisco "Cheech" Rodriguez

1975 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Major Francisco "Cheech" Rodriguez Obituary
Francisco Rodriguez October 13, 1975 - April 30, 2013 Major Francisco "Cheech" Rodriguez, USMC, married his high school sweetheart, Rosy Sandoval Rodriguez, on October 24, 1998. Together they had two beautiful children, Isabella and Alyssa Rodriguez. He is also survived by his parents, Francisco Rodriguez and Rosa Rodriguez, as well as his siblings: Luis Rodriguez, Marina Rodriguez, Carlos Rodriguez, Ivan Rodriguez, and Mario Rodriguez. Francisco came from a humble background and rose to remarkable achievement through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. He graduated from Shafter High School in 1993. He then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Physics from California State University of Bakersfield in 1997. In 1998 Francisco was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and pursued his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. In 2012 Francisco earned a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Francisco's daughters were the central focus of his life. In lieu of flowers, a lasting tribute to his memory can be made in the form of donations to a College Scholarship Fund for Isabella and Alyssa Rodriguez. Donations can be sent to Scholarship fund c/o Rosy Rodriguez PO Box 1991 Seaside, CA 93955. Visitation will be Thursday, May 9 from 4:00-8:00pm at Mission Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, May 10 at 10:00am at St. Francis Catholic Church, followed by burial at Bakersfield National Cemetery. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian from May 8 to May 9, 2013
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