Carlos R. Rodriguez
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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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Published in San Antonio Express-News on Apr. 16, 2013.
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May 3, 2013
My deepest sympathys to the rodriguez family in this time , may he rest in peace. God Bless
carl , casey anderson
April 22, 2013
Even though I have moved out a long time ago from next door.I never forget the smile that I always was on Carlos face. You could tell he was living life too fullest. Got to meet and played street basketball with his two boys Joe and Patrick. Sorry guys about the loss of your pops. He is only gone temporary. Miss you guys!
Benny Rodriguez
April 21, 2013
My prayers are with you at this time.
Jeannine Redman
April 19, 2013
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one! Jerry Moore & Sharon Moore Cronkhite
April 18, 2013
My sincere condolences on the loss of your father, Renee Jo. I will be praying for you, your mom and your family...?
Margaret Vasquez
April 18, 2013
Our hearts and love go out to Gloria and family in their time of mourning. Our friendship with Carlos was as strong as it was old. From The Garza Family at Cristina's Jewelry. Jesse, Meg, Jesse III, Mike, & Jake
Michael Garza
April 18, 2013
Our prayers will always be with you and your family. I know my husband always held such great respect for you.
The Tijerina Family
Robert, Nikki, & Noah Tijerina
April 18, 2013
Grandpa - I know you are looking down on me and helped me land my new job opportunity. Please know you will truly be missed by our family. We were privileged to have you in our lives. You always put a smile on everyone's face. God Bless You Grandpa and grandma will be fine. R.I.P.

Love you always,
Grand daughter Tina Arrambide
April 17, 2013
My deepest condolences , I pray the Lord mends the pain—grows your strength. I don't know what pain you feel but I do feel a sense of ache on your loss. Many prayers & blessings sent your way Rodriguez family---Remember his laughter---:+)
April 17, 2013
Carlos will always standout in my heart as a friend, soccer administrative mentor, tournament organizer, great dad and travelling buddy. Through Carlos's hard work he was known as "Mr. San Antonio" in soccer community. San Antonio has certainly lost a great ambassador for the city through love of the game. He touched many people's heart while always ready with a helping hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gloria and family. All of the wonderful memories of Carlos will certainly get us all through this sad time.
Patricia Crane
April 17, 2013
I will miss you so much Carlos. We will all be alright after a time, but we will remember you also for the kindest and nicest man. You were such a great mentor for me, I will especially remember all the good advice you gave me over the years. I know you are at rest now, and I promise to keep in touch with Gloria and Renee to make sure that they are always good. Goodbye my friend, from the bottom of my heart.
Charlsa Moore
April 17, 2013
Carlos, I will miss having all the breakfasts I had with you on those Tue mornings. Thanks for you companionship and funny stories all those years at Blanco Cafe
Russell Jr. Garcia
April 17, 2013
I will always remember Carlos as a true gentleman and an ambassador for soccer. His dedication to the sport - and to everyone who played here in South Texas - will be his lasting legacy. Our thoughts are with Gloria and the whole family.
Mick Prodger
April 17, 2013
Thanks Carlos for 30 some years of friendship and camaraderie.We will miss you.
Suren Shrivastava
April 17, 2013
May Carlos rest in peace. Will never forget waking up at the crack of dawn to make his college algebra class in the summer of 1984. He was a great teacher who gave me the foundation to be successful at TX A&M and St. Mary's. My condolences to the Rodriguez family.
Joseph Segovia
April 17, 2013
Carlos was an inspiration to us all, on and off the field of play. He was also a great ambassador to the sport of Soccer in San Antonio. He loved what he did and committed to the sport and the people around it.

Knowing him since the age of 15, I have never met a kinder soul...

God Bless You and Your Family, You will be missed...
Rolf Schäfer
April 16, 2013
my prayers go out to the rodriguez family. i had nothing but respect for mr. r. you will always be in my mind when i think of soccer and being a loving father.
rob rendon
April 16, 2013
I have known you for a long time and will never forget what a good man you were to your family and their friends. I am glad to have been a part of your life and will miss you.
L Guzman
April 16, 2013
Carlos I thank you for 29 years of soccer in both mens and coed here in San Antonio. Gloria our prayers go out to you and your family. Carlos was a great man and gave so much to all of us - as a teacher, a commissioner, a soccer lover, and a friend. Thank you for sharing him with us all these years.
David and Jennifer Spencer
April 16, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Rodriguez family. I was fortunate to have had Mr. Rodriguez as a teacher. I learned to appreciate truly large numbers from his lessons. I know I will never forget that a googolplex is a one followed by a googol of zeros. Rest in peace and God bless.
Gerard E. Rodriguez
St. Mary's University
Upward Bound 1982 - 1983
April 16, 2013
I do not have the words to express my sympathy. The Carlos I remember was a good, kind man. My sincere condolences.
Gloria (Peche) Colbath
Gloria Colbath
April 16, 2013
To the Rodriguez family my prayers are with you...

Joe A
April 16, 2013
Rest in peace Mr. Rodriguez.
Some of us (ex-SAC students) will never forget you. You were an awesome teacher and because of you many of us learned to like math. You were the best College Algebra teacher out there!
Santa Rivas
April 16, 2013
God has added another player to his soccer squad, only the best for his team. What a wonderful man Carlos was to his family and so many others.
Nora Clark
April 16, 2013
Mr. Rodriguez was a wonderful man who put many smiles on my face. I had the honor of taking care of you. We will miss you. Love Melissa (Cancer Care of South Texas)
April 16, 2013
Our heartfelt condolences to the family at this time of sorrow. We pray for comfort in the days ahead. From Bumble Bee Flowers Family & Staff.
Bumble Bee Flowers
April 16, 2013
To the Rodriguez Family... My Sympathy are with all of you. He will be truly missed. Love ya!
Yvonne Herrera
April 16, 2013
I will miss you Tio. Love Primo.
Daniel Rodriguez Jr.
April 16, 2013
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. ~Rose Lopez~
April 16, 2013
Dad I miss you so much thinking your still here. You where the best Father ever and worked so hard to made sure we grew up Happy and Well. We were a Soccer Family and that was his other passion. You are truly missed everyday Dad... Love your Soccer Daughter Renee'Jo Rodriguez
April 16, 2013
Our Sincere Sympathy;
Herb Kriese and the ISFC 1961.
April 16, 2013
My condolences to the family. We miss Carlos at SAC. He was truly a nice man and a gentleman.
Gilbert Perez
April 16, 2013
Condolences to the family, Carlos Will be greatly missed by many. And thank you Carlos for your many accomplishments in education and soccer. Few can claim to have made so much positive difference in so many lives both young and adults. Because of your work and support many have had the opportunity to advance through education and enjoy it more by playing the game of soccer.
Gene Calvillo
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