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On November 10, 2011 Joseph (Joe) Rodin peacefully entered into the arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Born in San Pedro on December 19, 1940 to Anthony and Phyllis Rodin; the eldest of four children. Joe loved life; he was an all around outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing. Professionally, Joe worked in the maritime industry for many years as a tug boat captain, sharing in many historical events, such as the relocation of the Spruce Goose. Cooking was in Joe's genes; he enjoyed collecting recipes in addition to creating his own. As an avid sports fan, he never missed a Lakers game, and loved making time to watch the game with family and close friends. Most importantly, Joe loved spending time with his family, and especially cherished the time spent with his children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Phyllis (Krajac) Rodin. He will be greatly missed by his three children, Anthony Rodin, Andrew Rodin and Emily Rodin. His brother, Ronald Rodin. His sisters, Janice Rodin-Schiring, Donna Mae Rodin (Arne) Hvitfeldtsen, and Christina Rodin (David) Atwater. His nieces and nephews, Deborah Rodin Lopez, Amy Hvitfeldtsen, Joe (Jennifer) Hvitfeldtsen, Erik Hvitfeldtsen, Deven Atwater, Garrett Atwater as well as his great-niece and great-nephews, Ava Hvitfeldtsen, Michael Lopez and Nicholas Hvitfeldtsen. The viewing will be held at Green Hills Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Chapel services will be at Green Hills Memorial Chapel on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Private burial services will be at Holy Cross Cemetery on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, for the Pantry Ministry. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1450 W. 7th St., San Pedro, CA 90732. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 15, 2011
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