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Salvador "Chava" Rodriguez

January 22, 1940 ~ August 5, 2019 (age 79)

Salvador “Chava” Rodriguez, 79, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 5th, 2019, in Brownsville, Texas. 

“Chava” as we all know him, was born in Brownsville, Texas in 1940. Sal served in the United States Air Force in the 60’s for the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base. He was a proud veteran who worked as a structural pipefitter at several refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. In addition, he was an avid fisherman and shared his fishing trips with his friends and family. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ysidoro Rodriguez and Rosa Gamboa and three brothers; George (Mary) Rodriguez, Rosendo (Norma) “Leo” Rodriguez, Eliberto “Alex” (Eva) Rodriguez.  Sal is survived by his siblings Ysidoro Rodriguez Jr., Gloria (Bill) Broderick, Janie (Carlos) Claire, Sergio (Patricia) Rodriguez, Noe (Gloria) Rodriguez and loving children; Rosie Rodriguez (Bobby) Amador, Chris Rodriguez, Richard (Jackie) Rodriguez, and Randy (Adriana) Rodriguez. He will also be missed by his 13 grandchildren and extended family members. 

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the South Chapel of Treviño Funeral Home. Visitation resumes 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 with a chapel service 10 a.m. Military Honors will be at 1 p.m. at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery located at 2520 S. Inspiration Road in Mission, Texas 78572.  

Honored to serve as Chava’s pallbearers are; Randy Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Kristian Amador, Patrick Rodriguez, Chris Rodriguez, and Sergio K. Rodriguez.

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