Originally created 01/11/00

Mr. Marcelo Rodriguez

Mr. Marcelo P. Rodriguez, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Westover Memorial Park with the Rev. Charlie R. Beasley officiating.

Mr. Rodriguez, a native of Cayey, Puerto Rico, was a small-appliance maintenance and repairman. He had retired from the Army as a first sergeant. He was a member of 32nd degree Scottish Rite Masons.

Survivors include his wife, Dora C. Rodriguez; four sons, Marc C. Rodriguez, Burke, Va., Frank X. Rodriguez, Brandon, Fla., Rick L. Rodriguez, Dupont, Wash., and Gilbert E. Rodriguez, Augusta; two daughters, Lourdes I. Sellars, Augusta, and Carmen L. Meyer, Pittsboro, Ind.; a stepmother, Wihelmina Casanova, Guayama, Puerto Rico; two sisters, Aurora Ruiz, Lodi, N.J., and Olga Mota, New York; a stepbrother, Andres Casanova, Guayama; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of the military.

Memorials may be made to Senior Citizens Council, 535 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30901 or to Belle Terrace Meals on Wheels Program.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Poteet Funeral Home, Peach Orchard Road.

The Augusta Chronicle Jan. 11, 2000


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