OBITUARY

Florante Primero Rodil

June 24, 1931December 28, 2017
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Florante “Dante” Primero Rodil, 86 years old, of San Diego, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. He was born in Cavite City, Philippines on June 24, 1931.

On June 14, 1956, he married the love of his life, Remedios de Leon. They were blessed with 61 years of marriage and five children.

In 1953, Dante joined the United States Navy (USN) where he spent the first year with the Navy on ship as a cook and had the opportunity to cook for a Five Star Admiral for the Navy in Norfolk, VA. He proudly served for 20 years before retiring from the USN. After retirement, Dante spent his time with the family and worked at various naval facilities as a civilian.

Dante had many achievements in his life, but one of the greatest was opening his own restaurant, Manila Café, in Downtown, San Diego what is now known as the Gaslamp Quarter.

Dante loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, walking, putting up Christmas lights and decorations, watching The Filipino Channel, and sleeping. Additionally, he also liked going on cruises and had traveled to the Eastern Caribbean, Western Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, and Alaska.

Dante is survived by his wife, Remedios L. Rodil; his children: Emeline Gaffud, Robert Rodil, Belinda Rodil, Florem Rodil-Separa, and Elaine Rodil-Cadapan; his son-in-laws: Elmer Gaffud; Bernardo Separa, and Dave Cadapan; his eight grandchildren: Eileen Lopez, Elesha Bacong, Daryl Delino, Evan Cadapan, Darren Cadapan, Paulina Separa, Fayline Separa, and Elana Cadapan; and his eight great-grandchildren: Daniel Stansberry, Dominic Stansberry, Desmen Stansberry, Mikayla Delino, Riley Bacong, Easton Bacong, Lyric Lopez and Arden Lopez. He is also survived by his sister Herminia Kenworthy.

A Celebration of Life Services and Visitations will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018, and Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Glen Abbey Main Mortuary Chapel in Bonita. On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at noon, a funeral service will be celebrated in his honor at the Glen Abbey Main Mortuary Chapel in Bonita. Interment with honors will follow at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego at 2:30 p.m.

Services

  • Visitation Monday

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Visitation Tuesday

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Palma

January 17, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I remember your parents and mine used to go to the casino together and always staged at my parents house. The mothers gossiping in the kitchen and the dad's drinking san miguels in the garage. The sounds of laughter from them all will be missed. I remember I backed into his vehicle by accident and he was kool as a cat. Dante will be missed. My prayers go out to you and your family.

Joe Saucedo

January 17, 2018

Rodil Family,
My thoughts and prayers are yours during this difficult time. Although I never met your husband/father/grandfather/great grandfather, in looking at all 200+ pictures, I see a man who lived a rich life full of love and family. Dante may be gone but keep this in mind, He is now dead to sin, but he is alive in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
God Bless you all,
Joe Saucedo (friend of Belinda)

Rowena Primero-Moreno

January 14, 2018

God bless you Rodil family. Uncle Florante was a great and loving father. He also helped so many people. I'll never forget his smiling eyes when he joked around.

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