Albert Rodriguez Sr.

Albert Rodriguez Sr.

Albert Rodriguez Sr., age 73, died on May 1st, 2013. Visitation and Rosary will be held on Sunday, May 5thfrom 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City. Funeral services will be on Monday, May 6that 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Albert Sr. was born in Palacios, Texas on December 6th, 1939 to Angelica and Felipe Rodriguez. His family moved to Galveston where he grew up and met his wife of forty-five years, Dora Lozano. Albert Sr. was distinctly known among family and friends for his wit and   varied humor, for which his wife might debate as to whether he ever truly grew up. Once married, Albert and Dora lived in Galveston until they built their own home in Hitchcock to finish raising three children, and as of more recently, adopted a family of stray cats which he acquired a fondness for. Albert retired from Crescent Electric Co. in Galveston, and was a member of the International Brotherhood of  Electrical Workers, Local Union 527. Following his retirement, Albert found joy in spending time with his grandchildren, and keeping busy with yard work or home improvement projects. Amusingly, one of his daughters states that when he finally ran out of things to fix at his home, he became eager to find tasks to complete at her house as well.

Albert Sr. is preceded in death by his father and mother, and his brothers, Felipe Rodriguez III and Alfonso Rodriguez. He is survived by his wife, Dora; son, Albert Jr. and wife, Dolores Rodriguez; daughters, Melissa and husband, Chris Knox, and Kathleen and husband, Clinton DeVries; brothers, Daniel Rodriguez, Gilbert Aguirre, Joe Gonzales, Tino Ybarra and wife, Diana; sisters, Luisa and husband, Moses Castillo, and Linda and husband, John Gutierrez; grandchildren, Christian Rodriguez, Albert Rodriguez III, Olivia Knox, and Miranda Knox.

                                      

Pallbearers are Clinton DeVries, Chris Knox, Albert Rodriguez III, Tino Ybarra, Johnny DeLaRosa, and Moses Castillo. Honorary pallbearers are Herbert Divin and Josh Armendariz.

In lieu of normal remembrances, those who wish may make memorial gifts to:Galveston Island Humane Society, 6814 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77554 (409)740-1919