Ruben Jose Rodriguez, 34, beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend entered into the glory of his eternal life on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at his residence in Brownsville, Texas.
Chacho, as he was affectionately known to all was a lifetime resident of Brownsville. He worked in the family’s landscaping business and in his spare time enjoyed going fishing. Chacho was deeply loved and will be profoundly missed not only by his family and friends, but by all those fortunate to have known him.
Chacho was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Frances C. and Paul Longoria; his paternal grandparents: Florentina C. and Guadalupe Rodriguez; 3 paternal aunts: Rosalinda Valdez, Evangelina Garcia, and Juanita Salinas; and a paternal uncle, Arnoldo Rodriguez.
Left behind to eternally treasure their memories of Chacho are his loving parents: Sylvia Longoria and Ruben J. Rodriguez Sr.; 2 sisters: Sofia Lorena (Damian Aguilar) Rodriguez and Rachel Reneé Rodriguez along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and extended family members.
Visitation will begin at 12 Noon on Sunday, May 13, 2018 and continue through 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening with the recitation of the holy rosary scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018, at St. Eugene de Mazendo’s Catholic Church,5409 Austin Rd., Brownsville, Texas. All services will conclude after the Mass and cremation will follow. Private interment of Chacho’s cremated remains will be held at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Chacho’s name may be made to Hooked for Life, Kids Gone Fish’n, www.hookedforlife.org. and/or St. Eugene de Mazenod Catholic Church, 5409 Austin Rd., Brownsville, Texas 78526.
It is so heartbreaking to hear about the loss of your beloved son; there are no words that I can say but to tell you that I am so very deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs
Letty McClain RiosBrownsville, TX
My deepest sympathy to the Rodriguez family. Ruben and I went to school together and he was just a joy to be around. Blessings!!!
Vanessa RodriguezLos Fresnos, TX
My condolences to the entire family. I knew Chacho for over 20 years and what comes to mind is the beautiful smile you had for everyone, the wonderful personality love, support and care you showed those in your life. My kids were your childhood friends, but especially Jay and Christopher. May you rest in peace with our Almighty God. You touched so many lives and will truly be missed.
Mimi TitoneBrownsville, TX
Sylvia and Ruben,
Words cannot express the sadness I feel right now. God be with you at this trying time. My condolences to the family. Keeping you in my prayers.
Letty Sandoval and Mando Flores
Letty SandovalSan Antonio, TX
My heart aches for the loss of your son. There are no words to ease your pain. All I can do is offer my prayers for all your family. I, unfortunately, am out of town but will be praying for you. May Chacho rest with Our Lord.
Patricia TejedaBrownsville, TX
Sis,Ruben, Lorena and Rachel...Our deepest sincere condolences! My dear nephew will always be in my heart...also, loved forever❤. Ruben "Chacho"...R.I.P.
Frances Adams/ Paul GarzaBrownsville, TX