Mr. Rodriguez was born March 28, 1953, in French Camp and lived in Tracy until he moved to Stockton in 2012. He was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Mr. Rodriguez served in the U.S. Air Force from 1972 to 1976 at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas. He also worked 25 years as a chef at various restaurants, and he and his family owned and operated the Rodriguez Café at 11th Street and Chrisman Road for five years.
Survivors include four daughters,
Nicole Rodriguez and Danielle Rodriguez, both of Lathrop, Stephanie Rodriguez of Stockton and Natalie Rodriguez of Tracy; two sisters, Esther Rodarte, and her husband, Steve, of Modesto and Anna Marie Rodriguez of Sparks, Nev.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Johnnie and Maryann Rodriguez.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 9:30 to 11 that same morning in the mortuary chapel.
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