Robert "Bobby" Rodriguez

ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Robert "Bobby" Rodriguez passed away at his home after a brief illness on Monday, May 5, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest and Laura Rodriguez; and his sister, Martha Stump. He is survived by his wife, Imelda Ortiz Rodriguez; daughters: Roberta Robinson (Gordon), Barbara Menke (John), Linda Rodriguez (Marc), Laura Vieria (Walter); sons: Ronnie Rodriguez (Frieda), David Rodriguez (Patricia), Ernie Rodriguez (Geri), Billy Rodriguez (Natalie), Mark Rodriguez (Marla); brothers: Abe Rodriguez (Sara), Miguel Rodriguez (Diane); sister Angie Romero (Eloy); 26 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Bobby was born on September 17, 1938. He was a three sport athlete at St. Michael's High School, but especially excelled in basketball, becoming an all-state selection who was recruited by UCLA and UNM. However, Bobby was intent on becoming a Marine. His dream did not materialize due to a knee injury. He enrolled at St. Michael's College, played basketball and became an all-american. His passion, commitment and determination were his trademarks. His greatest love and joy is his beautiful wife, Imelda, of 56 years his children and grandchildren and all the players and students that he so diligently worked to guide. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 4:00-6:00 at Cristo Rey Church with a Rosary to follow at 6:00. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at Cristo Rey Church. Burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Memorials in his honor may be made to our extended family, The Carmelites, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505. (505) 984-8600. Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 984-8600
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on May 7, 2014