Manuel Rodriguez Obituary, Death – Manuel Rodriguez, who was 83 years old when he passed away, was born on February 13, 1939 in Tampa, Florida. He died in a calm and serene manner on Saturday morning, December 10, 2022 in Hunters Woods at Trail’s Edge, which is located in Reston, Virginia. In the year 1959, Manuel met the woman who would become his lifelong companion in Tampa, Florida. Joan Lee Saverino. They were married for 59 years till she passed away in 2018, after which they divorced. Throughout his whole career, Manuel was a very successful salesperson for a pharmaceutical company that specialized in animal health. Manuel was a huge fan of football, and his two favorite teams were the Florida Gators and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He enjoyed watching games and cheering for both of them. In addition, Manuel and Callie, his West Highland Terrier, enjoyed spending time together watching action movies. Manuel was a good parent, and as a result, he was blessed with two beautiful children. Manuel’s wife Joan, his parents Laura Garrido Marquinez, Raphael Rodriguez, and Jose Antonio Marquinez, and his brothers Ralph (Delores) Rodriguez, Joseph Michael (Judy), and Andrew (Virginia) Marquinez, as well as his sisters Arsenia (Robert) Estevez, Shirley (Joseph) Blanco, and Anita (Robert) Suarez, all passed away before him. Manuel is survived by Manuel is survived by his sister, Carmen Leon, who lives in Tampa, Florida; his son, Troy John Rodriguez, and his wife, Mary, who live in Georgetown, Texas; and his daughter, Joan Lynn Rodriguez-Vogel, who lives in Oak Hill, Virginia, together with her husband,
Michael Vogel. In addition to Carmen, Daniel, and Matthew, Manuel is survived by his grandkids Rebecca (and her husband Pat), Amanda (and her husband Richard), and Kenneth. In addition to his great-grandsons Jacob Roccaforte (Rebecca) and Aiden and Jaxson McNeelege (Amanda), Manuel is survived by a large number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service honoring Manuel’s life will take place at a later time and place. Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland provided Manuel with treatment, one of which was an experimental vaccination, which ultimately led to his recovery from stage 3 pancreatic cancer more than 20 years ago. In lieu of flowers, Manuel’s family has asked for donations to be made to the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in his memory. They do this in the hope that the center will be able to continue its work to save lives and find a cure for cancer.