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Frank Rodriguez

Died: Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Grosse Pointe Park resident Frank Rodriguez, 96, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2003.

Born in Spain, Mr. Rodriguez left the country, alone, at the age of 14 to embark on a new life.

After spending nine years in Cuba, he came to the United States, where he met his future wife, Felisa Maeso, who had left Spain with her family on the same day as Mr. Rodriguez.

He worked in the coal mines in West Virginia and later spent more than 35 years with Ford Motor Company.

The love of books, classical music, politics and challenging discussions, along with hard work, dedication and commitment made Mr. Rodriguez loved and respected by many.

He is survived by his children, Trudy (Wil) Brown, Celi (Frank) Benavidez and Frank Rodriguez; his grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) Bechtel, Christopher (Donna) Brown, Brian, Jason and Jarrett Benavidez, Joshua Aderley and Kate Rodriguez; his great-grandchildren, Taylor and Adam Gepford and Cooper and Jake Brown; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Felisa; his brothers; and his sisters.

Family and friends from around the country gathered together to celebrate Mr. Rodriguez's life.
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