John Rodriguez

Obituary of John Rodriguez

John Rodriguez, 80, of Santa Cruz, CA, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2017 at home.

Funeral service will be held at Holy Cross Church on June 1 at [11:00 AM with Reverend Martin Cain, officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Santa Cruz. Visitation will be held at Pacific Garden Gardens Chapel on Wednesday, May 31 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Pacific Gardens Chapel will be handling the funeral arrangements.

John was born in El Paso, Texas. He went to high school at San Benito High School. His military service included training at Ft. Ord, CA and thereafter was stationed in Germany for several years. He was a baker for Safeway for many years before he retired. He was previously employed with Plaza Bakery in Santa Cruz and Albertson's. John enjoyed being with his family, relatives and friends at BBQs and special occasions. He was very good around the grill and there was always room for one more.

John is survived by his wife, Mary of Santa Cruz, his children, Beverly Nana (Patrick), John, Michael and Erica, his siblings, Alfred, Gloria Buenelos (Tony), Ray, (Jo), Mary Aul (Duane), Bobby, Rosie Villa(Jessie), Ernie, (Sandy), Eloise, Manuel (Nena), Art, and his grandchildren Alexandria, Abby, Jeremy, Jordan, Jesselle, as well as several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his sister, Connie, and his parents, Ramon and Josefina.

Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Church, Santa Cruz.