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Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr.
Nov. 19,1980 Oct. 30, 2009
Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., born in Turlock, now rejoices in Heaven above. Alfonso fought the fight of his life against colon cancer. Through his strong faith in the Lord, he never gave up. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6 with Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at Turlock Memorial Park. A mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Sacred Heart Church in Turlock. The funeral procession will immediately follow the mass. After procession, a gathering will be held at the Turlock Moose Lodge, 4713 W. Main St..
Alfonso was always a character, before and during his illness. He spent weeks in the hospital and joked about it daily. Nurses would say, “I’ll be right back.” He would respond, “I’ll be right here.” And, now, he’ll always be right here, in our hearts.
You were an amazing husband. Our love for each other was so wonderful. You were my best friend and I was yours. I will miss you dearly. We shared so many memories together as a family. I thank God for all the time He gave us together.
Daddy, you’re the best. We love you, miss you, and wish you were here. You will never be forgotten.
Son, brother, our hearts ache at having to let you go. No family was ever more proud, even in the midst of your suffering your faith never faltered. You will always live in our hearts. We will always love and miss you.
Alfonso worked at Intel in the Bay Area for many years before working for Foster Farms as a refrigeration mechanic in Livingston. All the employees enjoyed working with him. He was such a people person. He knew everyone, everywhere and anywhere we went.
He is survived by his wife, Cassandra Genevie Rodríguez; son, Alfonso Rodríguez III;  daughters, Nalani Starr Rodríguez and Kirrah Mercedez Rodríguez; father, Alfonso Rodríguez, Sr.; mother, Josephine Rodríguez; brother, Jaime Rodríguez; sister, Jessica Rodríguez-Malagón; nieces and nephews; and grandmother, Josefina Rivas. Alfonso was loved dearly by friends and family alike. Our world is better for him having been a part of it. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
A trust fund for his children has been set up at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Hilmar, if anyone would like to contribute.