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Salome "Rocky" Rodriguez
Rodriguez, Salome "Rocky" Loving Father, Grandfather, Brother and Friend Age 83, of St. Paul. Died on August 11, 2008. Preceded in death by wife, Isabel "Chavela" Rodriguez. Survived by children, Diana Morales, Lydia (John) Belair; grandchildren, Christopher, Nicole, and Adam; brother-in-law, Benjamin (Virginia) Quintero; siblings, Florentino (Esther) Rodriguez, Paula (Merced) Garcia, Caroline (Joe) Rodriguez, Luis (Rita) Rodriguez, Dolores (Janie) Rodriguez, Jr., James Rodriguez; and many nieces and nephews. Salome was a WWII Veteran and a member of the MN Laborers Union Local #132. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon Monday, at OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, 401 Concord Street at Hwy 52, St. Paul. Visitation 2 hours prior to mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. 651-457-6200

Published by Pioneer Press on Aug. 15, 2008.
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To Rocky's family. I share your sorrow as Rocky was truly a unique and wonderful friend. I had great times working with him in the garage at Sibley. God bless all.

Gary S Jones
Gary S Jones
August 25, 2008
Dear Diane, Lydia and Family:
Here is another fun photo of your Dad that he just loved.
Jon Lyman
August 24, 2008
Dear Diane, Lydia and Family:
My heart bled over the weekend last week thinking about your wonderful Pop and the good laughs we used to have in the valet booth at the Army Corps parking ramp. I had the greatest admiration for Rocky. I will really miss him as I know you folks will also. I always had hopes that he would come down to the garage and just sit and smile and say hi to all his old customers as they exited in the afternoon. All his customers liked Rocky. Not only did he do his job well, he always made each one of them feel like they were his favorite. It was that personal attention he would give them (or the little candy treat) he had for them if it was around a holiday.
I'll never forget him. His statement to me was always "use those mirrors" when backing up a vehicle. He knew that garage. And then there were those Saturday mornings where he would be down there cleaning the ramp floor. That garage never had it so good ... before Rocky .... or since his retirement ... the second retirement that is.
I've posted a photo or 2 in his photo album so everyone can see him when he was doing what he enjoyed most.
My condolences go to you, but my happiness wish rests with Rocky. I know now how very happy he is to be with his beloved wife, your mother. If you recall, the photo I made for him electronically, of him at his wifes side, Rocky just loved that photo. So as I said, you've got to know how happy and how pain-free he is now. I'm really happy for him. And you know we'll all see him again one day and we'll laugh and we'll have joy, beyond description.
Diane when things settle down a little, please call me or send me an e-mail. Or stop by the garage and ask the folks working there to give me a call. I'd like to see you, chat with you for a while or maybe even get lunch together. We'll talk about your Dad. You had so much to be proud of in him. I have so much adoration for him. I can truly say I loved him as a dear old friend. I hope to hear from you soon.
GOD BLESS ROCKY, and Rocky ... thank you for your service to this country and for being such a good friend always.
Jon Lyman
August 24, 2008

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. My dad (John Rivas) told me about him after we returned from vacation, I'm sorry we were unable to be at the funeral.

You are in our hearts and prayers.

He was blessed to have you as his daughter.

All our love.
Debbie Kaderlik (Rivas)
August 21, 2008
To Rocky's family,
I had the pleasure of working with Rocky at the Sibley garage for a number of years. We kept in touch over the years by phone and lunches now and again. I didn't learn of his passing until late August 18th. I regret not attending his funeral. It was my honor to be his friend. Sincerely, Dick Callender
richard callender
August 19, 2008
To Diana,Lydia,Our whole family,and friends,
Our uncle Salome will be missed,but never forgotten! He was (still is) an awsome uncle and a strong but proud man! May he rest in peace and always shine down on all of us! See you in Heaven uncle Salome, I Love you! your nephew Randy
Randy Sr. Rodriguez
August 18, 2008
I sorry to hear about your dad passing, I just found out now on August 18th about 3:30 p.m. So, so sorry, my heart goes out to you. YOu are in the thoughts and prayers and so is Lydia. Your friend Tess.
Darlene LaBelle-Manzanares
August 18, 2008
Diana & Lydia,
I'm sorry to hear about Uncle Salome.
I wish I could be there for you both, but My prayers are with you. I will always remember the memories we had when we were growing up and visiting Salome and Chavela.
Connie (consuelo) (verdeja) Rice
August 18, 2008
Diane Morales (Rodriguez) & Family,
Sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you & the Rodriguez family. May god bless you all.
Cindy (Cookie) Lucey (Zapata)
August 17, 2008
Eventhough I have not met your Papa, I feel as if I have known him all my life from all the stories you have told me about him. I know he was a very proud and caring man. He has touched the lives of many people and all of our hearts share in your sorrow. We are all better people for having him as a part our lives. God has truly blessed you by giving you such a wonderful man to be your "Papa." I know your Papa also felt blessed for having been given such a wonderful Daughter.

May our Lord's blessings be with you and your family, always.
Dick Chapman
August 16, 2008
Cousin Diana
I am sorry to hear about uncle salome... My prayers and thoughts will be with you always. We will always remember his smile and joy he brought into everyone's life. Peace be with you.
Stella (Verdeja) Kemp
August 16, 2008
You knew me as a baby, what a wonderful man you were. You loved my grandpa & grandma, your "ma" as you called her, with dignity, respect and grace. You visited them when they were lonely and my grandpa wanted to talk with one of his children, and you were always there no matter what, you never failed him! He always waited for his children to visit , and you Salome never disappointed him, ever. I have fond memories of you, you cared for me because you new how much my grandpa loved me as I did him, and now you'll rest in peace with my grandpa & grandma as I continue to think of my grandpa for the rest of my life as he's been and will always be the biggest void/loss in my life! Rest in peace Salome, my thoughts will be with you and my grandpa. The little girl that loved her grandpa very much! And Salome you were always the bigger man always, with that said, may you rest in peace.
Love Catalina
Kathy Madison-Dahlen
August 16, 2008
Diana Morales (Rodriguez) & Family,

Sorry to hear of your father's passing.
My thoughts and prayer are with you at this time.

Cindi Otto (zapata)..
August 15, 2008
I Never ever really knew you but my mom (Lana Higgins/Garcia) always told me wonderful stories about you and your family and i will always cherish the stories in my heart forever and always!
Love You!.
Nikki Higgins
August 15, 2008
I am so sorry for the loss of your father! There is nothing that can ever take his place in your hearts, and I hope that his loving memories will always be with you. By the way, what a very handsome man he was! No wonder you are so cute!
Donna (Woelfel) Bergh
August 15, 2008
My dearest uncle, Will always remember you, you were wonderful. May God continue too bless you in the eternities.
Lana Higgins (Garcia)
August 15, 2008
To cousin Diana and family:
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Salome. He will be missed by all his brothers and sisters as well as all of us nieces and nephews. May he rest in peace and Love and Prayers to you all!
John and Candi ( Rodriguez ) Ellis
Candi Ellis
August 15, 2008
Good man and good friend. May God rest his soul and ease the pain to his family and love ones.
He will be missed. A great person.

Bob Mike
August 15, 2008
To the Rodriguez family: My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Roxie Capiz
August 15, 2008
I'm going to miss you so much.

Love your neice,
Lupe Rodriguez-Anderson
August 15, 2008
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