OBITUARY

Salvador Rodriguez III

March 19, 1949July 11, 2013

Celebration of the life of SALVADOR RODRIGUEZ, III. MARCH 19, 1949 - JULY 11, 2013. "A good life isn't a place at which you arrive, it is a lens through which you see and create the world." Good Life Project "Living Creed" Loving son of Salvador A. Rodriguez and Lupe Guerrero Rodriguez, brother of Rita Rodriguez, Cesar and Patricia R. Gonzalez, and Ricardo Rodriguez, uncle of Matthew, Aria and Adria, photographer, friend, mentor and teacher at Andress High School unexpectedly passed on July 11, 2013. He and our father are together in their ultimate journey to reunite with our mother and loved ones that predeceased them. Sal graduated from Burges High School in 1967, attended University of Texas at El Paso, and graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2004. Although he ventured in different careers, he found his true calling in his later years - teaching high school. He taught photography, computer classes and life lessons at Andress High School. In 2010, he was honored as Andress Teacher of the Year. Soft spoken, he listened to all and provided wise advice. His stressed the importance of building a productive and full life. Through his photography he created truth and beauty. He will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Martin Funeral Home-West, 128 N. Resler, El Paso, Texas from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Burial services to held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park, 4848 Alps, El Paso, Texas. A reception will follow at Dominguez Mexican Food Restaurant, 1201 Airway Blvd. C5, El Paso, Texas. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting that you consider contributing to the El Paso ISD Education Foundation, 6531 Boeing Dr. El Paso, Texas, 79925, ssscharw@episd.org, 915-230-0559 in order to provide scholarships and supplies to deserving students at Andress High School.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 17, 2013
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 18, 2013
REMEMBERING

Salvador Rodriguez III

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Roy Lown's Classic Awards

July 22, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the family. He was a great person. He always had a joke for the employees here at Roy Lown's Classic Awards and Billiards. We will miss him!

July 22, 2013

SAL WAS VERY GENEROUS. HE WOULD ALWAYS LITE UP THE STORE AND BROUGHT A SMILE TO ALL THE EMPLOYEES HERE AT ROY LOWN'S CLASSIC AWARDS. HE WOULD ALWAYS ORDER THE PLATES FOR THE TREE "FOR THE ONE'S THAT WERE PUSHING DAISIES" AS HE WOULD ALWAYS SAY. OUR CANDY MAN WILL BE TRULY MISSED.
FROM HIS GIRLS AT ROY LOWN'S CLASSIC AWARDS!

July 18, 2013

Mr. Rodriguez was truly an awesome teacher and co-worker. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones. May God grant you a peace that passes all understanding.

Darlene Taylor

Sonia Arias

July 17, 2013

My Yoda Man... Thank you for all the kind words and compassion. Your wonderful sense of humor is what I will remember and carry with me. You, my friend, were an awesome teacher and more importantly, an amazing human being. You loved those kids..and I loved you for that. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May the many memories you left comfort them always.

Frankie Diamos

July 17, 2013

Sal was my dad's compadre , business associate and golfing partner.He was man with a huge sense of humor and even larger zest for life.He loved life, his family ,his friends , people and laughter...If you ever had the pleasure to play golf with him , it was an event competition,jokes, laughter , and great joy.
He was a great man and friend ..
.and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him...God bless

Adriana Nunez

July 17, 2013

I knew Mr. Rodriguez for 14 years. He was such a great friend, very optimist and the best photographer. You will be always in my heart.

Edith Sanchez

July 17, 2013

Sal was one of the nicest and happiest person I have ever met! He woth his humor and jokes always made my day at Lonestar. He always remembered my children and thought of everyone else but himself, because that's how he was.I deeply and ssincerely will miss you lots and lots our dear Sal Rodriquez :( you and your son Sal Jr. are together like always and now in the best place anyone can be in heaven may god bless you both always and your memory will never fade ;)

Elizabeth Acosta

July 17, 2013

I only knew Sal for three yrs., he made me feel welcomed at Andress. Always willing to lend a hand, an ear, and always his sense of humor. He was great with our students, he will be greatly missed. I am proud to have had the privilege of knowing and calling Sal my friend. My prayers are with his family.

Patsy Campos-Haenelt

July 16, 2013

Sad to hear of Mr. Rodriguez passing from my mom, Aurora Campos. Our father passed away about five years ago, D.B. Campos but I so fondly remember of the amazing friendship my parents shared with Sal and Lupe. Mom still has fond memories of their good times together and how my dad always spoke so well of him. Most of all I remember that this was one person that always put a smile on my dad's face when he spoke of him. He always looked forward to being around him and I'm sure another smile to be reunited in heaven with him again. Heaven is a joyful happy place with this angel.

Krystal Hughey

July 16, 2013

Mr. Rodriguez was a great teacher. He inspired me to do what I love and taught me that a good and happy life isn't hard to achieve. I'm so thankful that I got to meet such an amazing man. He will never be forgotten. He believed in me and my photography, and that's something I will never be able to repay him for.