Mr. Rodriguez was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Berclair to Pilar (Puente) and Luz Rodriguez Sr. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, the U.S. Army during the Korean War and the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, retiring at the rank of Master Sergeant in 1972. He also retired from the Portsmouth Housing Authority.
He loved helping his neighbors, was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his harvest with family and friends. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia I. Coleman (Kyle) Rodriguez.
Survivors include his three daughters, Carol Ann Rodriguez of Portsmouth, Georgina (Kent) Rodriguez-LaPage and Sandra M. Rodriguez, both of Portsmouth; granddaughter, Nicole Nickerson; grandsons, Christian LaPage and Wyatt LaPage; a sister, Maria Garcia of Port Lavaca; brothers, Eusevio Rodriguez of Houston and Abel Rodriguez of Victoria; a special niece, Irene Zavodski of Corpus Christi; and many nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Portsmouth Salvation Army, 15 Middle Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801. For expressions of sympathy, visit: www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home – Buckminster Chapel.