Fred Rodriguez
1945 - 2021
BORN
1945
DIED
2021
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Memorial service
Oct, 17 2021
5:00p.m.
virtual memorial service
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Fred "Rod" Richard Rodriguez

November 29, 1945 — August 17, 2021

Salt Lake City, UT—Fred "Rod" Richard Rodriguez, 75, passed away at his home in Kearns, Utah from health complications unrelated to COVID-19. Fred was born in Brownsville, Texas, the second child of Alfonso and Virginia (née Tucker). After earning his diploma from Brownsville High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, served in Vietnam as a scout dog handler, and was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in action. Rod found his calling as a locksmith due to his natural talent as a "safecracker" and his love of interacting with his customers, becoming a top national salesman for Glen's Keys in Salt Lake City. In his spare time, he enjoyed writing, painting, woodworking, photography, and jewelry making, frequently selling his work at art festivals around Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada. He is survived by his wife Linda; sons, Brandon and Douglas; grandchildren, Alaina, Evan, and Selena; sister, Delia Hatch; brother, Robert; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sisters, Thelvia Pace and Ginger Rodriguez, and brother, Michael Tucker. Rod donated his body to medical research at the University of Utah and will have military honors at a later time. Due to COVID concerns, a virtual memorial service will be held for Fred on October 17, 2021 at 5 p.m. MST using Zoom. For more information, please see https://www.mykeeper.com/event/fred-rodriguezs-celebration-of-life/.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Sep. 24 to Oct. 2, 2021.
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Fred and Linda and their sons were some of my favorite patrons at the Kearns Library. Such good people. I am so sad to hear of Fred's passing. Sending my love to the Rodriguez family. RIP Fred.
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