OBITUARY

Walter Marin Rodriguez

April 2, 1946February 12, 2022
Obituary of Walter Marin Rodriguez
Walter Marin Rodriguez, age 75, of Brunswick, GA, finished his race as God saw fit to call him home , on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Walter was born April 2, 1946, in a small country town in Peru. He was the 10th of 12 children. As a young boy, he was a budding entrepreneur, selling chickens and water to his neighbors. His family later moved to Lima where he attended school, often skipping classes to play soccer. Walter came to New York in his early twenties with a few dollars and did not speak English, but had a desire to work hard and make a new life for himself. He was always grateful for the opportunities the United States gave him. He returned to Lima briefly, then returned to Miami on a flight to Boston. The plane was hijacked and he spent 3 days in Cuba. After that, he was never one to want to fly. While working as a cook at Howard Johnson's in Boston, he met his wife, (Priscilla) Jane Koopman. They married very young, and divorced after 2 years. They went their separate ways only to meet again, unplanned, 8 years later on an Alaskan ferry. They fell in love, remarried and would have celebrated 40 years together March 8, 2022. They had two sons, Darren, born in Alaska and Ryan, born in Maine. Walter's family was his greatest joy. Walter enjoyed soccer, fishing, kayaking and working on cars. He loved to cook and every summer he reserved a time off so that he and his wife could cook for their church youth camp as he enjoyed working with young people. About 25 years later, Walter started a residential painting business, Precision Painting. He successfully helped many people improve their homes. He lived and worked many years in Fitzgerald, GA, before moving to the Golden Isles, where he worked for the last 12 years. His two sons plan to continue running the family business together. Walter loved God and lived his faith simply, with a servant's heart, helping others. He always did his best and went the extra mile. His ready smile, laugh and sweet chuckle will be missed by many dear friends and family. A celebration of life with reception to follow for Walter will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, 3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, Georgia 31520. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.edomillerandsons.com for the Rodriguez family.

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