ROD RHINES
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Money and King Funeral Home
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Vienna, VA
Rodney C. Rhines

Loving husband to Lani and father to Owen, Elliot and Samuel, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at age 46 due to injuries sustained in a car accident a few days earlier.

Rod was born in California, and graduated UCSB as valedictorian of his class. He served as a Navy SEAL from 1990-95, earning a Navy Commendation Medal with Combat Valor Distinguishing Device. Rod was COO at Davies Communications when he felt the call to return to service after 9/11. He played a special role in counterterrorism operations at the CIA as part of the Agency's elite Special Activities Division, Ground Branch. In 2009, Rod earned an MBA at the Wharton School and transitioned his career into advanced technologies at Palantir, where he helped build the defense and disaster response businesses.

Rod modeled how to live life fully, and most often expressed his passion for life-long learning through travel, study and the outdoors. He kayaked whitewaters, climbed peaks and glaciers, skydived, mountain-biked and loved to ride his many boards. He lived to be "a little bit better today than yesterday."

His friends say Rod was a different breed. He loved fiercely and openly, deliberately making time to live in each moment with Lani and their three boys. Above all, Rod was deeply loyal to and protective of those he loved. Owen, Elliot and Sam were his proudest achievements.

Rod is survived by his wife and sons, his sister, Tamara, a large extended family and many more whom he considered family. A service will be held on January 19, 2019 at St. Francis Church in Great Falls, VA at 10 a.m. The online guestbook is available at: www.moneyandking.com
Published by The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2019.
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Please accept my condolences for the passing of Rod. He was a good friend and an inspiration to anyone who knew him. I was deeply saddened and shocked when I found out that he was gone and left behind such a beautiful family. As long as Rod was out there saving he world and having adventures a piece of me felt better and alive. Rest In Peace friend and warrior you are missed. Sincerely Brandon Greer
May 15, 2019
Dear Rhines Family,

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to you all. I know it's been a while since the funeral but Rod was one of my best friends growing up and I didn't have a chance to connect with him since 1998 when we all went on a cruise together. He is always on my mind and love and energy going out to you and yours.
Chad Kreller
May 2, 2019
Dear Rhines family,
please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I was fortunate to have crossed paths with Rod at One Concern and can't forget his contagious smile, energy, warmth, gentleness and supportive nature. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sunil Bopardikar
February 15, 2019
Neha Reshamwala
January 18, 2019
Rhines Family,

Please accept my sincerest condolences. Rod and I worked together during at Palantir a few years ago. I remember the energy and passion that he brought with him wherever he went. He was the type of person that made an immediate impact in whatever he did. Losing someone close is never something that is easy to bear. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this tough time.
Etzel Brower
January 18, 2019
Lani, Owen, Elliott and Sam,
I have no words to express the sadness we feel for your loss. What a small world it is that put your family at the end of our street all those years ago. Any friend of Pete's was automatically a friend of ours. We loved seeing our boys play together on the field and sidelines over the years. Rod had an enthusiastic zest for life that was contagious, always greeting me with a big smile when we would run into each other. I could sit for hours hearing about his (and your) adventures in the military and CIA. It was clear he crammed so much life into such a short time. Wish we could be there Saturday to tell you all this in person and give you a big hug. We love you and pray for strength during this difficult time.
Love,
Mark, Marcie,Sam, Eloise, Miles and Johnny Decker
Marcie Decker
January 18, 2019
a loved one
January 18, 2019
While meeting Rod only recently, I was struck by his uniquely gentle, thoughtful, and supportive nature. My heart goes out to Lani, his children and all family members and friends. Rod was special in ways I can only imagine...and even in my short time knowing him, I am deeply saddened. God bless you Rod, my thoughts and prayers will remain with you and your loved ones always.
Chris Incardona
January 16, 2019
Lani, I don't have the right words. I think of you and the boys daily. I grieve for your deep loss, daily. Miss Beth
January 16, 2019
Even after his tragic passing Rod continues to remind us that life isn't measured by how long you live but what you do while you're here on earth. In that respect, Rod lived four lives, and we are all indebted to his contributions and lucky to have known him. Wishing the best and sending love to Lani and his three boys.
Sean Geraghty
January 15, 2019
Rod and I went to high school together and worked at our after school job together our Senior year of high school. Learning of his passing was just heart breaking. Lots of good memories. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Kerry Purl Smith
January 15, 2019
Lani,

We were so sad to hear about Rod's passing and are sending so much love and light to you and your boys. I felt so lucky to have met you and Rod when we were living at 50 Murray Street and continue to remember his warmth to everyone he met. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. With Love, Mia Jung & Scott Lawin.
January 13, 2019
Lani,

Jason and I are thinking and praying for you and your boys. We were saddened to hear of Rod's sudden passing and hope to keep Rod's enthusiasm and passion for life at the forefront of our memories.

With lots of love,
Carla & Jason Martin
Carla Martin
January 13, 2019
Dear Lani,
We were very saddened to hear this news. From what we have read about your husband, he was an extraordinary man. But we know that you would not have married anyone less than someone that special. We are praying and thinking about your family during this difficult time, and wishing you well.
Sue, Brian, Tom Henshon
Sue, Brian, Tom Henshon
Friend
January 13, 2019
Dear Lani,
We were very saddened to hear this news. From what we have read about your husband, he was an extraordinary man. But we know that you would not have married anyone less than someone that special. We are praying and thinking about your family during this difficult time, and wishing you well.
Sue, Brian, Tom Henshon
Sue, Brian, Tom Henshon
January 13, 2019
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