Agapito B. Rodriguez
Agapito "Rodney" Ballerda Rodriguez, 77, of League City, Texas passed away on April 27, 2014. He was born in San Miguel, Nabua, Camarines Sur in the Philippines on January 7, 1937. He graduated and received his bachelors' from the Philippine Maritime Institute where he later was a Professor of Navigation. Since arriving in the United States and making his home in Galveston, TX. Rodney retired as a civilian employee of the US Navy as merchant marine. He married Imelda Quintana on June 30, 1973.
He is preceded in death by parents, Marcelino and Maximiana Rodriguez; siblings, Julian, Vicente, Fermina, Estelita, Felix, Antonio and Niolo.
Rodney is survived by wife, Imelda; daughter, Maria Cecile Arpon; daughter and son-in-law, Lorna and Steven McEwan; daughter, Julie Ann Rodriguez, all of League City, TX;
sister, Norberta Rodriguez Duban; nieces, Jocelyn Duban and Elizabeth Martinez, all of Hilliard, OH; nephew, Vicente Rodriguez, Jr., of Glen Burnie, MD; nephew and wife, William and Nila Fe Duban of Annopolis, MD; nephew, Edwin Duban of Hilliard, OH; grandchild and husband, Giselle and Lt. Brandon Pearson USN of Annapolis, MD; grandchildren, Juncel Arpon, Jennilyn Martinez and Kayzel Arpon, and many more family and friends who undoubtedly loved him.
Pallbearers are Steven McEwan, Juncel Arpon, Stevie Joe Marquez, Ryan Quintana, Christian Ayuste, Vicente Rodriguez, Jr., Abner Allego and Rainairio Quintana.
A special thanks to family and friends who prayed and comforted Rodney; Carnes Funeral Home and Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.
Guests are invited to share in the Celebration of Life Visitation for Mr. Agapito B. Rodriguez from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. Reciting of the Rosary on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at Carnes Funeral Home -Texas City, TX, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, Texas 77591.
Funeral Mass to be Celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, 300 FM 517, Dickinson, TX with Rite of Committal to follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery.