Monico R. Rodriquez

May 1922 – February 2013

Monico “Rod” Rodriquez, 90, of Delhi, passed away at the VA Hospital in Livermore after an extended illness. He was born in Marriott, Texas to Victoriano and Justa Rodriquez. He grew up and attended high school in Texas before answering the call to serve his country while still in high school. He was in the Army Air Corps in World War II and served in England. He was shot down over Germany and spent 16 months as a POW in the Stalag Prison. He also was decorated with the Purple Heart for his service. He was liberated by Gen. Douglas MacArthur at the end of the war.

Rod moved to California in 1945. He worked as a construction supervisor for 30 years. He served with the American Legion and played in their Drum and Bugle Corps. In 1998 he moved to Delhi where he became active in the New Beginnings Church. Even when his body was becoming weaker Rod loved to serve others by mowing and maintaining their lawns.

Rod was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Violet Rodriquez of Delhi; his children: Victor Guerra of Merced, Monico Julio Guerra of Hawaii, Chuck Guerra of Merced, Samuel Rodriquez of Merced, Mariano Rodriquez of Surrey, ND, Julio Rodriquez of Delhi, Monica (Chris) Shehan of Denair, Vicky Rodriquez of Dulce, NM, Monico Julian Rodriquez of Albuquerque, NM, 3 step-children, a sister Blaza Navarette of Texas, 43 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, Feb. 21st from 4 to 6 pm. Memorial Service will be at New Beginnings Christian Center, 9711 Stephens St., Delhi, CA 95315 on Friday, Feb. 22nd at 1:00 pm. Memorial gifts may be considered for New Beginnings Christian Center or for the Veterans’ Administration.


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