|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1956|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2010|
Los Angeles County
Edward Julian (Eddie) Rodriguez was born on April 2nd 1956 in Red Bluff, California to the proud parents of James Rodriguez and the late Marjorie Joann Rodriguez.
Eddie is the third of four children and his brothers are John, Jim and Sister Lisa.
Eddie graduated from San Pedro High School in 1974 and afterwards proudly served his country in the United States Navy for 4 years on a Navy carrier.
Eddie was very religious and attended mass regularly. In the 1960's Eddie was an altar boy at Hainerberg Catholic Church in Wiesbaden, Germany. Our Mother recognized how religious Eddie was and stated in her letter to her children for Ed to always believe in and love God.
As Eddie was growing up, the family lived in Germany and Colorado. Being the free spirit that Eddie was, when he got older, he also lived in Washington, Nevada and Texas. He wasn't afraid to try something new. He embraced those situations and lived for the moment. Eddie also loved Volkswagens and he was especially fond of the various VW buses that he owned throughout his life.
Eddie loved to have fun and could strike up a conversation with anyone and was liked by everyone. He was quite humorous and would always tell jokes to liven up any given situation. He was well-known for his knock knock jokes and we all were amazed as to how he remembered all of them....although if he did forget the punch line to one of them, he would pull out a piece of paper from his pocket and he would have all of his jokes listed.
We nicknamed Eddie "Big E" because Eddie was so tall and skinny while he was growing up. However, you wouldn't have thought that of him as he matured into a muscular young man. Eddie followed in his Father's footsteps participating and excelling in gymnastics throughout high school. He loved to play basketball and boxed while in the Navy and afterwards.
When there were children present Eddie would take the time to participate and play with the children….he was always a kid at heart and always taught the kids respect. He would also attend his nephews sporting events and cheer them on and then he would always come over to the house and teach the boys new plays and help them practice to become more proficient in their sports.
It is with heartfelt love and thoughts of and for him that we know that Eddie is with God and has been greeted by those who have gone before us and is reunited with our Mother in Heaven.
Green Hills Memorial Park
Rancho Palos Verdes
Los Angeles County
Created by: John from California
Record added: Jan 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64374854