Mr. Alfredo “Fred” Rodriguez, Jr. loving and devoted son, father, husband, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and pawpaw entered into eternal rest on Sunday, December 4, 2022.
Fred graduated from J. W. Nixon High School in 1987; while at N.H.S. he was a proud member of the Mustang Baseball Family. Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the last graduating class of Laredo State University in 1992. He became an educator and head coach at Elgin High School in Austin, Texas, before moving on to work for Family Heritage for 19 years. He recently obtained a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) and was working towards a doctoral degree in public administration from Capella University.
Those that knew Fred knew his love for sports and rock music. There was not a day when music was not in his life. Fred’s passion was instilling education in the youth. He was always a mentor to his family and close friends. He was a compassionate man who gave selflessly to those that needed him.
He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and those whose lives he touched.
Mr. Rodriguez is preceded in death by his brothers, Octaviano Rodriguez and Ramon (Margarita †) Rodriguez, and his parents, Heriberta M. Rodriguez and Alfredo G. Rodriguez.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Cynthia Y. Rodriguez; children: Aaron and Allyson Rae Rodriguez; sisters: Petra “Pat” (Gilbert) Iruegas, Maria Yolanda (Felipe Jose †) Trujillo, Alma Ramon, Maria Juanita (Rafael) Lozano III, and Norma Segovia and his Goddaughter Sarha Pedraja. Stepchildren: Anthony (Jetem) Navarro, and Albert Navarro. Mr. Rodriguez is also survived by his mother-in-law Janie Vasquez, brother, and sisters-in-law Sergio (Jackie) Vasquez, Amy L. Vasquez, Christina M. Vasquez, and Vanessa (Julio) Rodriguez, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Ramon Rodriguez Jr., Aaron Rodriguez, Dennis David Dalrymple II, Charles Edward Dalrymple, Phil Trujillo, Luis Carlos Trujillo, Gilberto A. Iruegas, Edwardo Iruegas, Rafael Ezequiel Lozano, and Wally (Oswaldo) Ramon
Honorary Pallbearers will be Gilberto Iruegas, and Rafael Lozano, III.
Special thanks to the medical teams at Brooks Army Medica Center, who provided expert care.