Robert Darius Rodriguez, age 70, passed away at home in Gasquet on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Robert was born Sept. 13, 1948, in Fresno, to loving parents and he was the fourth of nine kids. Robert was a decorated Vietnam veteran, a double Purple Heart recipient and also a retired correctional officer from the California Department of Corrections.

Robert was a great man of God and dedicated his life to serving, including leading worship at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church for over 20 years.

He accomplished many things in his life including marrying the love of his life, Leona Spangle, in 1976. Robert and Leona moved to the Crescent City area in 1978 and have lived here and made a life for the last 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Leona Rodriguez; children, Danielle Carpenter, Joshua Rodriguez, and Hanna Rodriguez-Davis; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

— Submitted by family

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