Raul Rodriguez

April 9, 1944June 21, 2014

Raul Rodriguez Jr., of Merced, passed away on June 21, 2014. He was born to the late Altagracia and Raul V. Rodriguez on April 9, 1944, in El Paso, Texas. He married Esperanza on December 2, 1970 and they raised a family in Merced.

Raul served in the United States Navy Seabees and completed two tours in Vietnam. He worked for AT&T and retired in 2002 after 30 years of service.

Raul was a member of the VFW Post 4327, American Legion Post 83, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 872, Vietnam Veterans of America and Club Mercedes.

Raul is survived by his wife, Esperanza; children, Vicky Bryan, Raul Rodriguez III and Rachel Rodriguez Daniele; siblings, Javier, Olga and Arturo Rodriguez, and Sara Rivas; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family, especially his granddaughter, Kristin.

A memorial service will be held at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B St., Merced, CA on Monday, June 30, 2014, at 10:00am. Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.


  • Memorial Service Monday, June 30, 2014

Raul Rodriguez

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July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

July 2, 2014

Hope and Family,
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. Raul was a good man and a good team-mate on the club Mercedes softball team. He was always fun to talk to whenever my wife and I ran into him somewhere.
Our prayers are with you.
Gene & Marguerite Guerreo

July 1, 2014

To all the family you are in our prayers, Cousin Ruly (chato) you are missed. We have lot of memories.

Jose Rodriguez

July 1, 2014

My deepest condolences to my cousin's family. I'm so glad I got to see him in El Paso a few years ago.

June 30, 2014

You all are in our prayers. Hub and Rita Walsh

Susan Beltran (Ledesma)

June 30, 2014

Mom-I am so so sorry. Dad was such a large part of our teen years. You both were. All these years later, I still find myself quoting him. And when he was part of the color guard for my grandpa's funeral, it was such a relief and blessing. I know he's at peace and I pray God will help you thru this time.

latrisha Cameron

June 28, 2014

My love and prayers are with you and all your family. I had the opportunity to meet hope and raul at their hope, and they werevery welcoming to me. I am truly sorry for loss, piece be with you and I pray that the lord continues to watch over your family. Raul you will be truly missed, and your son raul rodriguez ||| really loves you very much. God bless your family! !

June 27, 2014

Hope, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Raul was a wonderful man and will be truly missed.
Mike & Karen Hausmann & family

June 27, 2014

Raul, (Lollipop) you will be missed by so many who were lucky enough to have had you in their lives, I know I was lucky to have met you. You were a great friend. Hope, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Colleen