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Funeral Service

St. Catharine's Church
Saturday September 24th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Hernando Rodriguez

Hernando “Tata” Rodriguez of Pelham, New York, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022. He was 87 years old. Born in San Gil, Colombia to Abel and Visitacion Rodriguez. Hernando was one of three children. He attended Jesuit Schools growing up and graduated with a collegiate degree. Hernando was a phenomenal artist and during high school he used his love of art to create comics on cellulose acetate to form motion pictures. He would charge his friends a fee to view his creations. Hernando served an apprenticeship at the local bank, working under his father, and began his career as a banker. He would become a bank manager for Banco Cafetero in San Gil Colombia.

In 1960 Hernando met the love of his life, Beatriz Triana, while staying at her family’s bed and breakfast on a business trip. The two would marry on January 5, 1961, in Bogota Colombia. From their marriage they produced a daughter Maria del Pilar. The family would move to the United States on September 1, 1973, in hopes of a better life. They settled in Forest Hills, Queens NY, where they raised their daughter.

Community service was a big part of Hernando’s life. He founded the Legion of Mary in San Gil Colombia. The mission would pray for those in need and built churches, schools, hospitals for the poor and struggling areas. In the United States he would volunteer his time on Veterans Day by putting together goodie bags and handwriting beautiful thank you cards using calligraphy as well as supporting his three granddaughters with their girl scout projects.

Hernando will be remembered as an Intelligent, strong willed, imaginative, detail oriented, artistic, generous, loving, and caring man. He was a voracious reader and had a thirst for knowledge unlike anyone. He had a quirky sense of humor and warm smile. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Hernando is survived by his loving wife of 61 years; Beatriz Rodriguez, his daughter; Maria del Pilar, his son in law Frank Rosell, his step-grandmother Cecilia Rodriguez, his brothers Alvaro and wife Lola Rodriquez, Raul and wife Sandra Rodriguez and by his beloved grand daughters; Erika, Katherine, and Kimberly Rosell. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Hernando leaves behind his best friend Teddy Rosell, the family dog. He is predeceased by his Parents; Abel and Visitacion Rodriguez and is also predeceased by his very young sons Arturo, Alvaro, Antonio Rodriguez.

A mass will be held at St. Catharine Church located at 25 Second Ave, Pelham, NY on Saturday, September 24th at 10AM. A live stream of the services can be found by clicking HERE.

 

In Lieu of flowers please consider donating in Hernando's name to these organizations:
 
Pelham Professional Firefighters
Local 2213
219 5th Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803
 
Pelham Benevolent Association (PBA) 
34 5th Avenue
Pelham, NY 1080
 
or prefer to write a check
Friends of the Pelham Civic Association
PO Box 8184
Pelham, NY 10803



Guestbook

Querida familia, Beatriz Pilar, Frank, Erika, Katie y Kimberly,
Estamos espiritualmente presentes en esta ceremonia, orando por.el alma de nuestro querido e inolvidable Hernando, a quien Dios ya tiene en Su Gloria.
Reciban nuestro mas sentido abrazo de condolencia.

Mark, Maria Stella y Mónica.

Maria Stella Neville Sep 24 2022 10:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hernando Rodriguez

Familia Otero Torres Sep 20 2022 11:27 AM

Dear family,
I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have of your dad. He always opened his home to us, I remember the parties, barbecues that we shared. He was always so caring and attentive. Your dad"s amazing personality and strength lives on through you and your beautiful girls!!

Viviana Bravo Sep 15 2022 3:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hernando Rodriguez

Jim & Linda Jorgenson Sep 15 2022 9:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hernando Rodriguez

Familia Rodríguez Varela Sep 14 2022 7:10 PM

Beatriz, Pilar, Frank, Erika, Katie, Kimberly,
Querida familia, más que nunca los estamos pensando y rezando por el alma de Hernando y por el consuelo Divino para cada uno de ustedes.
Recordamos con mucho cariño y amor a Hernando que siempre fue tan atento y amoroso con nosotros y que siempre brillaba en sus responsabilidades de esposo, padre, abuelo y suegro.
Confiados en la providencia de Dios, esperamos que él ya esté gozando de la Paz en el cielo.

Dear family, more than ever we are thinking of you and praying for Hernando\'s soul and for Divine consolation for each one of you.
We remember Hernando with great affection and love, who was always so attentive and loving to us and because he always shone in his responsibilities as husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law.
Trusting in the providence of God, we hope that he is already enjoying Peace in heaven.

Fernando, Haydee, María Catalina

Fernando Rodriguez Sep 14 2022 7:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Hernando Rodriguez

Gerald & Susan Loehr Sep 14 2022 5:27 PM

Beatriz, Pilar, Frank, Erika, Katie, Kimberly,
Querida familia, más que nunca los estamos pensando y rezando por el alma de Hernando y por el consuelo Divino para cada uno de ustedes.
Recordamos con mucho cariño y amor a Hernando que siempre fue tan atento y amoroso con nosotros y que siempre brillaba en sus responsabilidades de esposo, padre, abuelo y suegro.
Confiados en la providencia de Dios, esperamos que él ya esté gozando de la Paz en el cielo.

Dear family, more than ever we are thinking of you and praying for Hernando's soul and for Divine consolation for each one of you.
We remember Hernando with great affection and love, who was always so attentive and loving to us and because he always shone in his responsibilities as husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law.
Trusting in the providence of God, we hope that he is already enjoying Peace in heaven.

Fernando, Haydee, María Catalina

Fernando Rodriguez Sep 14 2022 12:21 PM

From Penny and Bob, our most sincere condolences for the loss of such an accomplished gentleman

Bob Hulbert Sep 14 2022 8:53 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hernando Rodriguez

Rita Minickene Sep 13 2022 10:10 PM

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