OBITUARY

Alfred "Junie" M. Rodriguez

September 4, 1931February 3, 2021
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Alfred M Rodriguez, age 89, of Riverside, California passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Alfred was born September 4, 1931 in Riverside, CA.

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

Service Information: Viewing on April 8th at Green Acres Mortuary/Chapel, 11715 Cedar Ave, Bloomington, CA 92316, from 4pm-8pm.

Mass on April 9th at St. Catherine's Church, 3680 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92506, at 11:30 a.m.

Burial to follow mass on April 9th at Green Acres Memorial Park, 11715 Cedar Ave, Bloomington, CA 92316.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

Memories

Alfred "Junie" M. Rodriguez

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Amber Martinez

April 8, 2021

I am so lucky I got to call Alfred Rodriguez my grandpa. He had a heart of gold and was always helping everyone. He was the sweetest man and always embraced us with love. His hugs were the best. I remember when he would take me to the store and he told me I could pick anything out. I had the ultimate kid in the candy shop memories with my grandpa. He always had animals and I can proudly say I get the love for animals from my grandpa. I was blessed to have had him in my life for all these years. My girls were able to share that love with their Great Grandpa.

We love you grandpa. We will greatly miss you. Until we meet again.

Malay B

April 8, 2021

My beloved uncle Junie,
We will always have you in our hearts & thoughts .. We’ll remember you as a loving, caring and happy uncle . A hard working , always welcomed us in your home .
We were lucky to have you in our lives.
Forever thankful for all your support , love and kindness towards us.
Forever remembered from all of us
Love your niece Malay ❤️

Celia Rodriguez Guzman

April 8, 2021

Lisa Ventresca

April 7, 2021

Lisa Ventresca

April 7, 2021

My dad was such a caring & loving man! He was always supportive and proud of his children & grandchildren. He gave us the best hugs and showed us unconditional love. He was sweet, handsome & funny. He always loved to smile & laugh and make others smile & laugh too. I loved hearing his stories about his childhood and growing up in Mexico. He was a hard working man that took pride in his brick work. I will miss his smile, his hugs, his laugh and our conversations about life. I feel blessed to be his daughter and to have had him in my life for 89 years! I have so many beautiful memories of my dad that will be with me forever! Until we meet again my sweet dad❤️

Kayla Ortiz

April 2, 2021

Tio Junie was a very kind and loving soul, he cared and loved everyone so much. Forever grateful that he got to meet my husband, who he always asked for when we would visit him. I hoped that he would be able to meet our child one day, I wish I could’ve told him how much we loved him before he rested. I’m happy that every time we got the chance to see him, we told him we loved him. No matter what he went through, he always had joy and a smile on his face. He loved to hug, joke around, have a conversation with a bud light in his hand. We miss you everyday, it won’t be the same without you. We have faith that we will see you again, and I hope it’s soon. We love you Tio Junie.

Samuel Guzman

March 31, 2021

“A memory of my Grandpa” by Sammy Guzman
Growing up I recognized just how much my Grandpa enjoyed going to work just about everyday. At the end of the day Grandpa always had a hearty appetite and would usually dine out some place. If I was around Grandpa would often invite me to come along:) During one of these excursions my Grandpa described a place that made some enormous, and delicious burritos. So we took a trip out to Fontana and Grandpa parked near a field and some train tracks. The odd thing is, I didn’t see a restaurant, the only building around was a Korean mini mart/Liquor store. I’m thinking to myself Grandpa’s stopping to purchase a few bud-lights. Well to my surprise as we entered the store, there was actually a kitchen inside, and even though the Korean owners were at the register there were actually some Mexican cooks behind the line:) I don’t know how Grandpa came to find this hidden burrito haven but the burritos were some of the best I have tasted. I told Grandpa I was going to take him there when I get home in the last letter I wrote to him. I’ll always love my Grandpa and cherish the treasured memories I have of him!:) Sammy Guzman

Ashley Perez

March 31, 2021

I thank god for putting him in my life, giving me the opportunity to call him tio Junie. He always made sure I was doing good in school and would always tell me that if I don’t continue my education he’ll make sure I finish it. He would say if he has to come down from heaven he will and make sure I go to college and make a name for myself. Every time I would go visit him he would be so proud of me when all tell him any little good thing happening in my life. When he found out my boyfriend name was Alfredo he told me “ Mija you have an amazing man that loves you, you know why?” I asked why, he said “ because he has an amazing name “ we laughed so hard. I’ll never forget his laugh, his laugh brought me happiness. He would call me his beautiful princess. Tio Junie every time I saw him he would say how beautiful I am, with him losing his eyesight I asked him once “ Tio how do you know “ he replied with “ by the touch of your face and your voice “ then he will go forward and feel my face, the voice part until this day I still don’t hear it. I told him “ Tio I sound like a man” he replied “ you’re a beautiful man “ then he will burst out laughing to the point he’ll start crying. Those little memories we shared together I’ll never forget, I’ll keep them with me forever. Tio Junie will forever be with me in my heart. I promised him that when I have kids he will meet them and I’m keeping my promise my kids will know who Tio Junie was. May you Rest In Peace Tio, thank you for all the years we spent together, all the laughs, all the hugs, and all of your amazing stories. I’ll see you soon my angel 🤍

Corinne Huizar

March 31, 2021

Uncle Junie was sweet, loving and kind. I’m so glad my son Sebastian was able to spend time with him and work with him outside on his projects. He adored him, he always thought of him and always asked if we could bring him a treat anytime we would visit. We will miss you tío, thank you for always being so welcoming when we visited you and for spending quality time with my son. May you rest in paradise.

Lisa Ventresca

March 30, 2021

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Biography

Alfred Rodriguez also known as Junie passed away on February 3, 2021, at Riverside Community Hospital, in Riverside, CA. He is survived by his three children; Arthur Alfred Rodriguez, Celia Ann Guzman, and Lisa Marie Ventresca; ten grandchildren; Arthur Rodriguez Jr., Chasity, Samuel, Monica, Daniel, Manuel, Lina, Brianna, Amber, and Brittany and twenty-two great-grandchildren,two brothers; Ernesto and Roberto; seven sisters Lydia, Ana, Rosalee, Elvia, Stella, Isabell, Rosita; and many nieces and nephews. Alfred was the son of Josephine Lozano & Katarino Rodriguez. He was raised in Riverside, CA/San Luis, Mexico. He worked in construction and was a brick mason for many years until he retired. He loved and cherished his pets, Lolita the dog, Kelly the cat, Pretty Birdie the cockatiel any more.
Alfred was a caring and kind man. He was giving and loyal to his family and friends. His perseverance and strength was an inspiration to all he came in contact with. He was a hard worker his entire life and loved working with his hands creating beautiful tile and brick work. He was proud of his benches and mail boxes he created after losing his sight. He was a very intelligent and sharp man and was good with numbers. He was always so proud and supportive of all his children & grandchildren. He was always so happy and had the most beautiful smile.
     He touched so many lives by giving and helping anyone in need. He will be tremendously missed by all his family and friends and will live in our hearts forever!