Samuel Santiago Rodriguez, born in San Jose, California to Aurora Sanchez and Samuel Rodriguez, passed in peace surrounded by his loved ones on August 13th, 2020.
Cherished father and pillar of his family, Sam is survived by his daughters Sarah Rodriguez and Angel DuVaul, his brother Silas Rodriguez, his sister Celia Rodriguez, and his life-long friend Mary Rodriguez.
Sam was a hardworking, ambitious and self-sacrificing provider for his family. He loved Star Trek, The Raiders, The Dodgers and all things Hispanic food. His favorite holiday season was Christmas, and during that season you could find him comfortably in his favorite chair near a crackling fireplace, listening to Nat King Cole and watching Home Alone surrounded by family.
Sam loved his family fiercely, dedicating his entire life to their security and improving their quality of life. These aspirations were clearly reflected in the dedication to his career; Sam was the one to go to if you wanted to get something done. He was a no-bull kind of man and a straight-shooter.
In his memory, Sam would wish for all who knew him to hug and kiss their loved ones, to enjoy a sunny day at the beach, to heartily enjoy a meal with your family, and most of all – to be happy.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation in his name to the American Heart Association.