Orlando Rodriguez (October 01, 1954 - October 18, 2023)

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Orlando Rodriguez
  • October 01, 1954
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  • October 18, 2023

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RODRIGUEZ, Orlando, age 69, formerly of Ewing, New Jersey currently residing in Port Charlotte, Florida passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Orlando was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico on October 1, 1954. He was a lifelong resident of Trenton, New Jersey later moving to Ewing, New Jersey. He retired after 40+ years as a machine operator from Ocean Spray in Bordentown, New Jersey. After retirement, he relocated to Port Charlotte, Florida. He was a dedicated member of Nueva Esperanza Church in North Port, Florida where he served as Deacon. Orlando was a loyal servant and dedicated his life to serving the Lord. His undeniable faith and love for our Lord was always expressed and demonstrated by the way he lived his life. He touched so many because of his willingness to always lend a helping hand and ear as well as words of comfort. He spent many years mentoring individuals who had lost their way. He always had a special love for individuals that needed help and did everything he could to help as many as possible. Orlando loved the Phillies and the Eagles and enjoyed watching his baseball and football games. He was a loving husband and father and dedicated his life to taking care of all his loved ones. Preceded in death by his parents Maria Concepcion Rodriguez and Eufracios Vasquez; Step Father, Tomas Santos and his Brother Roberto Vazquez. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Esther Rodriguez; Awilda Colon, daughter; Ismael Perez (Betsy), son; Jasmine Johnson, Mark Colon, Javier Perez, Damion Perez, Josh Rodriguez and Joel Rodriguez, grandchildren; Lucas Rodriguez, Elianna Rodriguez, Shane Perez, Shawn Perez and Hailey Perez, great grandchildren; Margarita Vazquez and Genoveva Colon, sisters; Eddie Vazquez (Esther), Hector Vazquez (Ana), Rafael Santos (Terry), Manuel Santos, (Hanel) and Elisnaldo Colon, brothers; Marita Coll (Hector), Magie Ramirez (Christian) and many more nieces and nephews;

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, October 26, 2023 at Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 1100 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948. Burial to follow at RestLawn Memorial Gardens, 1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, Florida 33949. Repass to be held immediately after.

The family would like to express our thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte, Florida. We would also like to express our sincere thanks for all the comforting phone calls, visits, flowers, food and everything else that has been shared and given to our family to help us get through this very difficult time.

 


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