Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez
October 1, 1941 - January 7, 2021
San Luis Obispo, California - Manuel "Manny" Rodriguez, age 79, left this world peacefully on January 7, 2021, surrounded by loved ones, in San Luis Obispo, CA. He was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was very proud and supportive of his family and showed that every day. Anyone that was around Manuel immediately felt his loving spirit and witnessed his kind heart. Manuel was born in Tempoal Veracruz, Mexico. He came to the United States with his older brothers by way of playing music in churches. He was a man of God and expressed that through his music with his band Los Embajadores Del Rey. He passed his love for playing music onto some of his grandchildren. Manuel is survived by his children Doreen McKenna (Dan), Jeanine Rodriguez (Austin), Lisa Elder (Joe), and Eric Rodriguez (Corinne) and his grandchildren Ryan, Brandon, Megan, Kaitlin, Michela, Hailey, Jeffrey, Aidan, Wieland and Aria. Manuel will be greatly missed by all, but his family knows that he is dancing in heaven with the love of his life, wife of 50 years, Annette Rodriguez. We love and will miss you Dad!
Published in San Luis Obispo County Tribune on Jan. 17, 2021.