Native Islander, "a strong man...a loving soul," 33 Richard Rodriguez II, aka, Little Richie, 33, of Ocala FL, formerly of Mariners Harbor, Staten Island, born at Staten Island University Hospital to Richard Rodriguez and Josie Beltran on June 8, 1988, passed away at his home in Ocala FL on November 8, 2021. He attended and graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville, PA in 2008. He went on to graduate with an Associates Degree in Computer PC Networking System from Lincoln Technical School in Allentown, PA. Little Richie was known for having a big heart, a loving soul and his love for God. His joking nature as well. He was a die-hard New York Giants fan. He touched the lives of everyone who met him. To know him was to love him. He was a strong man who never gave up fighting for his health no matter what was put in his path. Little Richie was the type of man who put others before himself and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He leaves behind family and friends who will forever have him in their hearts. He was the beloved son of Richard Rodriguez, Josie Beltran, and Olga I. Rodriguez brother of Krystle M. Rodriguez, Grandson to Jacinto and Alicia Rodriguez and the Late Lucy Cruz, Uncle to Angel J. Rodriguez and Brianna R. Feliciano, Nephew to Alicia Rodriguez and Sarah Klein. Cousins to Joseph L. Nazario, Amie Anderson, Sarah A. Klein, and Marissa N. Klein among several more loving family members who will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace Our Warrior of God. The final viewing for our son Richard Rodriguez II will be on Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021 at 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm at: Baldwin Brothers, 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala, FL 34481; (352)236-7813. Final Resting Place will be at: Highland Memorial Park, 1515 NE Third Street, Ocala, FL 34470, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021.
Published by Staten Island Advance from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2021.