OBITUARY

Abel Rodriguez

November 13, 1931May 14, 2018
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Abel A. Rodriguez, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018. Abel was born in Cameron, Texas on November 13, 1931 and grew up in Bryan and Dallas, Texas.

He was the son of Daniel and Reyes Rodriguez and brother to John, Isaac, Celia, Daniel, and Joe. Abel, a Proud Marine, Purple Heart recipient, served in the Korean War, First Marine Division. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for 20 years before working and retiring for NASA.

Abel was married to the late Florence Rodriguez for 46 years. They were active members of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in La Marque, Texas and were members of the Guadalupana Society.

Abel was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, parents, Daniel and Reyes, sister Ophelia, and son Richard.

He is survived by his children, Rome Anthony, Roseann, Abel (Peggy), Inez, Eugene, Lisa (Tony) and Selina. He had five grandchildren, Courtney (Moises), Haley, Whitney (Marshal), Alex, and Kendall and three great grandchildren, Lidia, Paisley and Emery. Abel was an exceptional golfer and a member of the National Hole in One Association. He loved baseball and football. He excelled in baseball in high school and coached youth baseball and girls softball. He especially enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in La Marque, Texas 77568, or to the Disabled American Veteran at DAV.org

A visitation will be 3:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Cook Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home in Austin, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com for the Rodriguez family.

  • FAMILY

  • Abel was married to the late Florence Rodriguez for 46 years. They were active members of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in La Marque, Texas and were members of the Guadalupana Society.

    Abel was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, parents, Daniel and Reyes, sister Ophelia, and son Richard.

    He is survived by his children, Rome Anthony, Roseann, Abel (Peggy), Inez, Eugene, Lisa (Tony) and Selina. He had five grandchildren, Courtney (Moises), Haley, Whitney (Marshal), Alex, and Kendall and three great grandchildren, Lidia, Paisley and Emery.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Officer Marshall Perry
  • Moises Ramierez
  • Abel Rodriguez
  • Eugene Alvarez
  • Tony Genna

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 18, 2018
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Michael Solis

May 17, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. Your Dad was a good man who treated everyone with respect. Everyone back in the old La Marque neighborhood looked up to your Dad. He was a great role model for us all. We will never forget all of the time and effort he put in as our Coach. We were proud to be on his team. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten. God bless all of you and your families.

Greg Easley

May 16, 2018

Abel was one of the kindest, thoughtful and endearing men I have ever met. This world has lost a truly decent human being but now he and Flo can watch the sunsets from the best seats there are. I am so terribly sorry for the family - you all have been through quite a lot. God bless you all.

Bill & Donna Devic

May 16, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the family on the passing of a wonderful father and friend. Abel was the kindest and most gentle man we knew, even for the short time we spent with him. We were so blessed to have him "stand in" as father to Peggy while she and Abel lived in Texas. His support, caring and love will always be remembered. I'm sure he is happy once more with Flo, golfing with the saints, and cheering on his grandkids! Sincerely, Bill and Donna Devic

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Biography

Abel A. Rodriguez, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 14, 2018. Abel was born in Cameron, Texas on November 13, 1931 and grew up in Bryan and Dallas, Texas.

He was the son of Daniel and Reyes Rodriguez and brother to John, Isaac, Celia, Daniel, and Joe. Abel, a Proud Marine, Purple Heart recipient, served in the Korean War, First Marine Division. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for 20 years before working and retiring for NASA.

Abel was married to the late Florence Rodriguez for 46 years. They were active members of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in La Marque, Texas and were members of the Guadalupana Society.

Abel was preceded in death by his wife, Florence, parents, Daniel and Reyes, sister Ophelia, and son Richard.

He is survived by his children, Rome Anthony, Roseann, Abel (Peggy), Inez, Eugene, Lisa (Tony) and Selina. He had five grandchildren, Courtney (Moises), Haley, Whitney (Marshal), Alex, and Kendall and three great grandchildren, Lidia, Paisley and Emery.

Abel was an exceptional golfer and a member of the National Hole in One Association. He loved baseball and football. He excelled in baseball in high school and coached youth baseball and girls softball. He especially enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys.