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Alonzo T. Rodriguez
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1930
San Patricio County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 2012
San Patricio County
Texas, USA

Alonzo T. Rodriguez, 81, a lifelong resident of Taft, Texas, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012. Visitation will be at 3 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2012, at Resthaven Funeral Home in Sinton, Texas. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Taft. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Taft with Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey as celebrant and Father Francisco Lopez as con-celebrant. Burial will follow in Taft Memorial Park Cemetery, Taft.

Alonzo was born in Taft, Texas, to the late Agapito and Tomasa Rodriguez. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served his country during the Korean War.

Judge Rodriguez earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A & I University in Kingsville and attended St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He was the first Hispanic Director of Probation Services of the 36th Judicial District. He served in this position from 1971 to 1974.

Judge Rodriguez served as a practicing attorney in San Patricio County and the surrounding area from 1974 to 1983, at which time he was appointed the first State District Judge of the new 343rd District Court by Governor Mark White. Rodriguez was the first Hispanic in San Patricio County to be appointed as District Judge. During his service as an attorney and District Judge, Rodriguez was known to be compassionate, fair-minded and impartial in his judgments and consistently upheld the best of legal traditions.

A devout Catholic, Judge Rodriguez served as an ordained deacon of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Taft, Texas for a period of 11 years.

In 2000, Rodriguez retired as District Judge as well as Deacon and continued practicing law until recently, as that was his passion. Family, friends and his community will always remember Alonzo T. Rodriguez as a kind and compassionate person who will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Herminia Gonzales and Ofelia Rodriguez.

Survivors include his wife, Alicia G. Rodriguez, of Taft, Texas; son, Ronald Anthony Rodriguez, of Taft; daughters Elizabeth "Lisa" Sinast, Roseann Garcia and her husband, Jaime, and Jessica Pena and her husband, Vince, all of Portland, Texas; grandchildren: Veronica Rodriguez, Ramie Rodriguez, Rendy Rodriguez, Amber Martinez, Ashley Martinez, Tony Sinast II, Kirsten Sinast, Leanna Acosta, Lorena Garcia, Andrew Pena, Adrian Pena, and Alyssa Pena; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Agapito Rodriguez, of Taft; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Aransas Pass Progress: 3/26/2012
Taft Memorial Park
San Patricio County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Ruth M. Brown
Originally Created by: Slick
Record added: Dec 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102841274
Alonzo T. Rodriguez
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