Carlos R. Rodriguez, P.H.D born July 7, 1937 went to be with the Lord on April 11, 2013, at the age of 75 surrounded by his family. He was born and raised in Laredo graduated from Martin High School. Carlos received his BS and Master's Degree of Mathematics at Kingsville A & I. and later received his P.H.D. His teaching career began at a private Methodist school in Laredo, TX., Holding Institute. Though he had many offers to further his career in other areas including NASA , his heart and passion was teaching. He was the first hispanic professor to be hired in the math department at San Antonio College and he dedicated over 44 years of his career to the students at SAC. Carlos had a great passion for soccer. He devoted much of his life to the sport over 40 years. He played with the Strikers Soccer Club of the San Antonio Soccer Association (SASA). Carlos became President of SASA in 1985 and has remained in that position since; SASA currently has 80 teams. Carlos continued his involvement in his state for South Texas as Men's Commissioner. For twenty years, Rodriguez dedicated his efforts to the organization as Tournament Director of the Cinco de Mayo Men's and Coed tournaments, in which an average of 100 teams participate each year. Carlos joined the Texas State Soccer Association-South (TSSAS), where he was Commissioner of Men's State and National Cups Committees from 1984 to 2005. In 1990, Rodriguez was appointed the USASA Region III Select Teams Commissioner. Rodriguez chaired the USASA Select Teams Program from 2005 to 2008, which provided players the opportunity to compete at the highest available level within USASA, in addition to identifying and showcasing players for higher levels of competition. In 2006, Carlos was elected USASA Region III Director. He was inducted into the TSSAS Hall of Fame in 1998 along with his wife Gloria. They are the only couple inducted in the state of Texas. He served one term on the US Soccer International Games Committee. He was elected into the USASA Hall of Fame in 2007. Carlos was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed. He was a great man and left a huge impact on the lives of so many. Carlos is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Gloria Inclan Rodriguez; daughters, Eunice Rodriguez Stanley, Jimmie Flo "Mimi" Rodriguez and Renee' Jo Rodriguez; sons, Carlos Rodriguez Jr. and wife Sandra, Gary George Rodriguez and wife Justine Martinez, Joseph Anthony Rodriguez, and Patrick Matthew Rodriguez; brother, Daniel Rodriguez; grandchildren, (twins) Nina & Tina, Ritchie, Garrett, Gianna Sophia, Redondo, Heaven, Andrew, Sarah and Anthony; great-grandchildren, Christian, Alexandria, Josiah, and Teo.
Visitation will begin Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 PM at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, April 19, 2013, at 11:30 A.M. at St. Dominic's Catholic Church, 5919 Ingram Rd., San Antonio, TX 78228. Donations may be made in his name to Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma "American Cancer Society
" and Veterans of America.
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