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Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

September 25, 1936 March 28, 2016
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
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Obituary for Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

PEORIA – Dr. Jorge J. Rodriguez, 79, of Peoria passed away at 8:48 p.m. Monday. March 28, 2016, at his residence.

Jorge was born on Sept. 25, 1936, in Havana, Cuba, to the late Diego Rodriguez and Carmen Estravez de Estinoz. He spent most of his youth in Holguin, Cuba where his father was from. He is survived by his loving wife of twenty years, Nikki M. Vulgaris.

He is also survived by one daughter, Maria (Paul) Ellenburg of Homestead, Fla.; one son, Jorge A. (Mayra) Rodriguez of Miami; three grandsons, Jorge, Javier, and Justin; three great-granddaughters, Olivia, Gabriela, and Gianna; and four brothers, Diego Rodriguez of New Orleans, Carlos (Kay) Rodriguez of Minneapolis, Louis (Loretta) of Dallas, and Victor (Anne) Rodriguez of Madison, Wisc.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert; and one granddaughter, Zoie Ellenburg.
Jorge immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba in 1961. Having his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University de Havana, he was able to establish a lifelong career of 36 years with the U.S.D.A. Jorge was an avid sportsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and boating. He was an avid golfer who achieved a hole in one, who loved to travel, and was naturally artistic. He was an acclaimed chef by his friends and family. Jorge loved music, literature, and the arts. He will be remembered as immensely compassionate, kind, and generous man never knowing a stranger. Jorge was a member of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church.

Visitation begins at 9:30 am Saturday, April 2, 2016, at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church. Father Ciprian Sas and Father Habib Ghantous will officiate the funeral service at 11:00 am followed by burial at Parkview Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to All Saints Greek Orthodox Church – Project Hope, St. Elias Church, Senior World.

The family wishes to thank the Senior World, Peoria Fire Department, Methodist Home Health, Colleen & Gainette, Home Instead, Pamela Polites, OSF Hospice, Grandview Estates Staff and the many family and friends that kept Jorge in their thoughts and prayers.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

2

Apr

9:30 AM 4/2/2016 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/2/2016 11:00:00 AM
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

1812 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
1812 N. Prospect Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

2

Apr

11:00 AM 4/2/2016 11:00:00 AM
All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

1812 N. Prospect
Peoria, IL 61603

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church
1812 N. Prospect Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Parkview Cemetery Final Resting Place

2001 N University
Peoria, IL 61604

2001 N University Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Elias Church

Senior World

719 N William Kumpf Blvd, #300
Peoria, IL 61605

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church-Project Hope

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