Stephen Rodrigues
T. K. Thomas Funeral Home, Inc.
145 Delaware Ave
Palmerton, PA
Stephen Rodrigues, 79, of Palmerton, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 11 in his home. He was the husband of Paula Papay.

Steve worked as a service manager for multiple car dealerships, including Abeloff Pontiac and Gray Chevrolet, for 45 years.

He was a longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Palmerton.

Steve was a 10-year proud US Navy veteran.

Steve, Dad, Pop-Pop treasured his family most, and his family was his life. Everything else was second.

He loved cars, tending his Koi pond and helping others. Steve was always there to lend a hand to anyone who asked.

Born in Palmerton, he was a son of the late Juan and Jesus (Salazar) Rodrigues.

Survivors: Wife; Kim and husband Steven Cseh; son Kreg Rodrigues and wife Kim; grandchildren Andrea, Adam, Austin, Kyla, Kole; five great-grandchildren; sisters Trinidad Nothstein, Jesus "Tootsie" Larosh, Linda and husband Walter Johnson; stepchildren Shawn, Mark and Shannon Papay, Shelly Reiner. He was predeceased by sisters Marina Costello and Sylvia Sendel, brothers James, Martin "Gunner", John, Joseph, Henry "Ricky", Patrick, Rubincindo "Rudy".

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, November 15 in church, 365 Lafayette Ave, Palmerton. Call 6-8 p.m. Sunday November 14 at T.K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave, Palmerton and Monday 10-11 a.m. in church.

Contributions: St. John's Episcopal Church, 365 Lafayette Ave, Palmerton 18071.
Published by Morning Call on Nov. 12, 2021.
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Palmerton, PA
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Paula, My sincerest sympathy to you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May all of your happy memories get you through these difficult days,
Mary Haja
November 16, 2021
Peace, Prayers, Blessings Out deepest sympathy to you Paula and Family Ron and Mary Levendusky
Mary Levendusky
November 15, 2021
Words cannot tell you how my heart is broken. I met Steve 30 years ago when my car broke down. He came to my rescue. From that day forward, we were friends. I considered him my family. We had a friendship that only happens once in a lifetime. I will always treasure our friendship. He adored his family and would talk forever about his kids and grandkids. He was a man of integrity, so giving, and loyal. I will meet you again Steve in Heaven. Please take say, hi to my dad for me. You too will get along well together, until we meet again my friend. God please take care of my buddy.
Angie Murphy-Osborne
November 15, 2021
Uncle Steve, you were a man of honor and integrity, an example for us all. You were loyal to your nation and your family. I know you are still watching over Paula and your family from above. I can see you with Pat and Rudy laughing and joking. Know you were loved by many and missed by all. Tell my Mom
Laureen & Brian
November 14, 2021
So very sorry for ur loss Paula
November 13, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. He was a kind and gentle Man. Rest in Peace.
Matt and Betty Fabiani
November 13, 2021
Shelly and your wonderful family .... I pray you will find comfort in the many wonderful memories with your dad. He will always be watching over you from a distance. Luv and prayers, Linda
November 12, 2021
Our Deepest sympathy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Romaine & Conrad Biege
November 12, 2021
So sorry to hear of his passing. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Manny Salazar (cousin) and daughter Nancy
November 12, 2021
Sir, Thank You for Your service to our country. God Bless You! God be with your family! Sincerely, A Grateful US Citizen
November 12, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Steve was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to all of his family.
Heidi Waylen
November 12, 2021
Dear Paula We are so sorry to see this very sad news . We will pray for him and you . Bill and Terrie .
william Merics
November 12, 2021
Very little can be said when sorrow touches the heart. Deepest sympathy Paula & to your family.
Cas (Marsh) Meltsch
November 12, 2021
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