Teodoro Pedro RODRIGUEZ
June 29, 1925 – March 9, 2019
RODRIGUEZ, Teodoro P. “Teo”, age 93, of San Diego passed away on March 9, 2019.
Teo is preceded in death by his Father Toribio Rodriguez, mother Cristina Fernandez, son Michael Rodriguez, brothers Fernando (Rod) Rodriguez, and Henry (Hank) Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife Noreene, his daughter Marguerite (David) Henley, grandchildren Cristina and Jack Parsley, and many nieces and nephews.
Teo was born in Santa Barbara, California on June 29th, 1925. He went to Santa Barbara high school.
In 1943, just a few months after he turned 18, Teo enlisted in the Army and was stationed in the South Pacific for the duration of World War II. He was awarded several medals of honor and became a staff sergeant. After the war, Teo earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Santa Barbara and then went on to earn his Masters of Education at the University of Southern California.
Teo taught high school biology for 17 years before he became a guidance counselor for the San Diego Unified School District. He was adored by his students and his colleagues, many of whom became his dear life long friends.
Teo was an avid golfer, and he cherished the days on the course with his wife, his friends and his family. He was an authentic, vibrant man of strong moral character. Teo conquered life with optimism, a wonderful sense of humor, and an intense love for his family.
- Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, March 21, 2019
- Reception Thursday, March 21, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, March 21, 2019