Jesse J. Rodriguez
FUNERAL HOME
Hursen Funeral Home - Hillside-Westchester
4001 West Roosevelt Road
Hillside-Westchester, IL
Jesse J. Rodriguez passed away unexpectedly on September 23, 2018. He was a caring and loving family man, a considerate and generous son and brother. Jesse was brilliant and had a tremendous sense of humor in any setting. He was passionate about learning, politics and music. His latest achievement was a pilots license. Beloved husband of Linda L. Mastandrea; loving father of Bobby (Christina) Harris and the late Lisa and the late Justin Rodriguez; proud grandfather of Raquel & Emmett Harris and Mahli Rodriguez; dearest son of the late Jose and Petra; fond brother of Sandra (Bill) Gerstner, Mary Ellen (Dave) Sullivan, Gloria (Ben) Esquivel, Patricia & Joseph and the late Marty Rodriguez; cherished uncle of many. Member Carpenters Local, Board of Education, City of Chicago Inspector, Construction Manager. Jesse will always be our beloved Chiquitin.Visitation Friday 2:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. at Elmwood Chapel, 11200 South Ewing Avenue, Chicago. Please note, Saturday visitation is at a different location. Saturday 10:00 a.m. until time of service 1:00 p.m. at Hursen Funeral Home & Crematory, SW corner of Roosevelt & Mannheim Roads, Hillside/Westchester. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations to Variety the Children's Charity of Illinois, 1001 W 75th St. #153, Woodridge, IL 60517 Info 800-562-0082 or www.hursen.com.


Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 27, 2018.
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28
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2:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Elmwood Chapel
11200 South Ewing Avenue, Chicago, IL
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29
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Hursen Funeral Home - Hillside-Westchester
4001 West Roosevelt Road , Hillside-Westchester, IL
Sep
29
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1:00p.m.
Hursen Funeral Home - Hillside-Westchester
4001 West Roosevelt Road , Hillside-Westchester, IL
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My family (my dad , uncle, my sons Nick & Jon and I got to know Jesse at City Hall in the building permit department. He was guiding light for all of us. My boys were young and will to learn. He helped us so often and was always making sure we delivered our documents and plans correctly and to the right review people. He was very kind to my dad (ED) and Uncle Charlie he so loved CHARLIE and his stories of the past. He was a good man . I learned of his death because of the public service message. I heard his voice and turn to the TV and learned of his death. Peace to you and his family . He flys high with the Lord and I hope Charlie and my dad greeted him so
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Bob Stapleton
September 29, 2019
Saw the commercial on TV and I wanted to find out more. So sad. My condolences to the family with wishes that his video will live on to appreciate Jesse's life.
John Rosales
August 4, 2019
What a good guy!

Our deepest condolences to Linda, Jesse's family, and many other loved ones and friends.

Sincerely,
Larry & Kristi Labiak
October 4, 2018
You had so many friends that loved you, you had such a big heart with a great sense of humor. You will be Missed. You will live in your mansion the Lords prepaired for you.
Martha Borowski
September 30, 2018
My condolences to the Rodriguez family for there loss. Jesse was a good man & friend. He will be missed.
Carlos Sanchez
September 30, 2018
Where do I start with my dearest friend, Uncle Grandpa... Jesse and I first met May 15, 2017 in our orientation class. He was the guy with cool hat & from that day on, was never a dull moment. Jesse always found a way to put a smile on your face. He was such a caring person & I'm truly going to miss our conversations about life in general. It just breaks my heart to know that I won't hear that infectious laugh anymore.. I'm forever thankful to have so many fond memories.. Rest in Heaven Uncle Grandpa
Irene Harris
September 29, 2018
Jesse was a salt of the earth kinda guy - no airs. He was a great friend and neighbor. Marty and I could always rely upon him. He was so sweet and would go out of his way to show how much he cared about you. He sent me flowers after a minor surgery this year and called Marty during a difficult time recently. We have so many good memories of our get-togethers. He meant so much to us. All our love to you Linda and the family. Sue ,Jesse was a salt of the earth kinda guy - no airs. He was a great friend and neighbor. Marty and I could always rely upon him. He was so sweet and would go out of his way to show how much he cared about you. He sent me flowers after a minor surgery this year and called Marty during a difficult time recently. We have so many good memories of our get-togethers. He meant so much to us. All our love to you Linda and the family. Sue
September 29, 2018
Jessica Nalepa
September 28, 2018
RIP Coach. I will always remember the crazy times we had.
Mary Oviedo
September 28, 2018
Mary Oviedo
September 28, 2018
Jesse was a long ago coworker and was very fun to work with. Always liked telling stories from long ago about his ventures through life. Heaven received a ANGEL

Maria
Maria Padilla
September 28, 2018
When I heard the news it broke my heart. I have dear memories of Jesse at family functions taking pictures and laughing and giving compliments sweet man he will be missed.
Cynthia Pizzuto
September 28, 2018
I knew Jesse ( Chicitin) only 8 years thru grade school., but I knew him all my life, I think and hope I was his best friend at least thru grade school. We lived 3 doors apart on Hoxie ave. He once told me we were like brothers. I so miss and am saddened to have lost him. PTL I was able to speak to him 13 Sep18. JC
September 28, 2018
So sorry to the Rodriguez family in the loss of Jesse. He was such a fun guy. Always had a smile on his face. Loved his family dearly. He will truly be missed. Prayers for the family.
Sue and Jerry
September 27, 2018
I did not know Jesse, however, reading all of these messages and memories of him, I am sure he was a wonderful person. It was a life taken unexpectedly. I do know we had one thing in common - A Love for cycling . RIP fellow cyclist.
September 27, 2018
So very sorry for your loss!! Jesse was a great and funny guy!! he will be missed! deepest condolences to the Rodriguez family! love Sandy Rossi and family
Sandra Rossi
September 27, 2018
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.

Respectfully,
Henry Colon
Henry Colon
September 27, 2018
Linda and Family,

My condolences. So sorry to hear about Jesse. I'll always remember him with a smile on his face and something to converse about. May he rest in piece.
Tony & Cynthia Pizzuto
September 27, 2018
Jesse , you really will be missed . It feels so unreal , because you unexpectedly came to visit my mom and I just a week ago , I told you I was singing in the Mexican parade and you told me to represent . Haha .I did have to leave shortly after you came over but I'm glad I gave you a really long hug and kiss on the cheek before I left . I really wish I had stayed longer because being in your presence was really amazing . You were the only of my mom's friends that I took out my guitar to play and sing for . And the song you told me to sing was Can't Help Falling In Love With You by Elvis Presley . And I swear , I've never seen someone so amazed to watch me play and sing . This isnt a goodbye , its a see you later .
Savannah Ochoa
September 27, 2018
Jesse was so much fun and kind and we are so in shock to hear of his passing. We will miss him and know that God is laughing at his jokes.

Thank you Jesse for being our friend.

Pearl and Gene Ragalie
September 27, 2018
"Jesse was one of the dearest and most generous individuals I've worked along side of in a long time. He displayed a quite unexpected sense of humor and did not hesitate to extend an offer to come along and assist, in an Inspector capacity, when I shared that I was looking to purchase a 2 or 3 flat building. He was a very genuine individual and his presence will be sorely missed in our aisle at the Chicago Housing Authority."
-Ava Toney-Snider
September 27, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Hosea 13:14
September 27, 2018
My love and prayers for Linda and all of Jesse's family and friends...
Ellen Shafer
September 27, 2018
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