Rogelio V. De La Rosa
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
ROGELIO V. DE LA ROSA
Aug. 27, 1936 Aug. 17, 2021

Rogelio De La Rosa, 84, of Imperial passed away August 17, 2021 of natural causes in his home.
Rogelio was raised in Calexico, CA and graduated from Calexico High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960 as a machine mate on the U.S. Point Defiance LSD 31. A retired Immigration Officer for the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, he served the United States government for over 30 years. During the course of his career in immigration, he worked at the El Centro Detention Center, the Calexico Port of Entry, and in El Centro as the chief legalization officer processing immigrants for the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986. He retired as a Senior Immigration Office in 1994. In addition to a career of service, Rogelio served his community as a baseball and softball coach, positively impacting the lives of Imperial's youth.
Visitation for Rogelio will take place Thursday, September 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hems Brothers Mortuary in El Centro. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Mass, officiated by Father Alex, will commence at 10 a.m. Friday, September 24 at St. Anthonys Church in Imperial. He will be laid to rest at Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico following Mass.
Rogelio was preceded in death by his father, Transito De La Rosa; mother, Ramona De La Rosa; brother Jose De La Rosa; and sister, Raquel Martinez.
He is survived by his wife, Beatriz, Imperial, CA; daughter, Yvonne Keaton, Imperial, CA; son, Rogelio De La Rosa, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Sandra De La Rosa, El Centro, CA; daughter, Loraine De La Rosa, Paso Robles, CA; grandchildren, Jeannette, Tara, Alyssa, Alejandro, Armando, and Catalina; grandson-in-law, George; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Emilia, and Xavier; four brothers, Raul, Ramiro, Ruben, and Renaldo; two sisters, Rebecca and Rosamaria; four sisters-in-law, Ramona, Aurelia, Olga, and Carmen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Published by Imperial Valley Press Online on Sep. 17, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
23
Visitation
6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Hems Brothers Mortuary
El Centro, CA
Sep
23
Rosary
7:00p.m.
Hems Brothers Mortuary
El Centro, CA
Sep
24
Funeral Mass
10:00a.m.
St. Anthonys Church
Imperial, CA
Sep
24
Burial
Mountain View Cemetery
Calexico, CA
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My sincere condolences to Aunt Bea and the whole De La Rosa family. I will always cherish how when I was in high school Uncle Rogelio would always offer to come watch my basketball games even though I was a Viking and he was a Tiger. I will also forever cherish the funny/fun memories of him and my Tata (his brother Ramiro). May you alway Rest In Peace. Sending all my love.
Carly Brewer
Family
October 3, 2021
My most sincere condolences to the De La Rosa Family. Viejo (Rocky) has and will always be an important person in my life. Has was a loving Husband, Father, Brother and Grandfather. Always had a smile and gave me the best advice when I needed it most. I will always remember his life's stories and all of the family gatherings. I was blessed with a Great Father in Law, who always tried to teach our children his wisdom and help them find their path in life. May God Bless you on your next journey. Until we meet again.
Christine Ochoa
Family
September 23, 2021
Our condolences and prayers to Rocky´s Family and friends. Had the pleasure of working with Rocky his personality and good nature were one of a kind. RIP Hermano
Art Caloca
Work
September 23, 2021
May our loving God welcome you into his kingdom old friend. I am glad to have known you and blessed we have been connected by faith and family.
Gregory Martin
Family
September 22, 2021
My condolences to De La Rosa family in the passing of Rogelio. He was truly a very special friend to our Family. May he Rest in Peace with our Lord.
Alejandro Espinoza
September 22, 2021
My deepest condolences to the De LA Rosa may my compadre rest in peace i will truly miss our phone calls. May god bless the de la rosa family.
Ralph Espinoza
Friend
September 19, 2021
Bea, Yvonne, Lorraine, Rog and Family, Our deepest and sincerest condolences to you, family and my brothers and sisters. It is very heart breaking that our brother has left us. But we find comfort that he is in heaven with Our Lord. The memories we shared in our childhood and as adults are very vivid and heart warming. He will always be in our hearts. May the beautiful memories you shared as a family bring you some comfort and peace. Rogelio was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother that will be deeply missed. Rest in peace my Big Brother. God Bless Tita and Coco
Ramiro De La Rosa
Family
September 18, 2021
I'm going to miss you uncle Rog, I just got married on Sept. 9th 2021, and I wanted my wife Maria Olivo to have met you, you would of loved her I will talk about you to her everyday so she will know who our uncle Roger was. RIP tio
Michael DeLaRosa
Family
September 17, 2021
My deepest condolences to the DeLaRosa Family which was my Family when I was married to Joe DeLaRosa may he RIP. Rogelio and his Wife baptized Our Son Jose DeLaRosa Jr. I have very fond memories of Rogelio and his Wife and the DeLaRosa Family.
Alma Rosa Urrutia
Family
September 17, 2021
We were sad to hear of his passing. Our deepest condolences to the DelaRosa family. RIP Rocky...He was a very nice and friendly man.
Zinnia Herrera-Swearingen
September 17, 2021
My deepest condolences go to the entire De La Rosa family. I had the pleasure of working with both Rogelio and Ramiro at the Calexico Port of Entry. Rogelio was an outstanding human being and an excellent coworker, who was always willing to lend a hand when needed. May he Rest In Peace!
Victor Avila
Friend
September 17, 2021
I love you Tio Gelio. There are no words to fully express how special you are, not only to me, but to our entire family. You were our family's pillar of strength and my mother's second father. She misses your daily phone calls so much. You always stood by us and I will always be so grateful for your words of wisdom when I needed them most. You led by example...a life well-lived. Always in my heart. Love you! RIP
Jessica Carrillo Grijalva
Family
September 17, 2021
My condolences to Rosamaria and her family on her brother's passing. May he rest in peace.
Liz Gonzalez
Friend
September 17, 2021
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