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Simon Rodriguez Jr.


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Simon Rodriguez Jr. Obituary
April 23, 1941 - January 17, 2016 Surrounded by the love of daughter Julie, son Paul and their families, Simon passed away on January 17, 2016. Born in Montebello, CA to Simon Sr. and Frances Rodriguez, he along with his sisters Josie, Angie, and Gloria grew up in El Monte. Simon graduated from Montebello High School and married his high school sweetheart, Irene (Hernandez). Together they raised Julie and Paul in Whittier, CA. Simon was a hard worker often holding two jobs to support his family. He worked as a warehouseman and would do painting jobs on the weekend. Simon constantly thanked God for everything he had. His hearty laugh was contagious and just by hearing it, we knew Simon was near. He'd always answer with "Awesome!" when asked how he was doing. He loved his tennis and horse racing, but his pride and joy was his three grandsons, Anthony Madrigal, and Joshua and Daniel Rodriguez. Simon retired in 1996, devoting his time to his gardening (he loved his lawn and roses), watching his tennis, studying the Racing Form, and yelling at the T.V. when his teams didn't do well. Diagnosed with cancer, Simon fought valiantly. His friends meant the world to him and we all will miss Simon terribly. On Monday, January 25, a Viewing and Rosary is scheduled at White Emerson Mortuary in Whittier, CA. The Catholic Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA. Burial immediately following. (562) 698-0304 www.whiteemerson.com
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24, 2016
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