Jose Rodriguez died in Stone Ridge, NY on January 12, 2022 at the age of 73 due to cancer. He was a sweet, kind and creative person and will be greatly missed. He was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to the upper west side of Manhattan at the age of 4. The family later moved to Woodside, Queens where he graduated from Bryant High School. He served in the US Army from 1967-1973. He spent 1968-1969 in Vietnam as a Combat Infantry Soldier with the 1st Cavalry.
He went to York College and later Hunter College to become an elementary school teacher. He taught in Flushing, Queens until moving to Accord in 2004. He loved antiques and collectibles and many knew him from the High Falls Flea Market.
He was predeceased by his parents Napoleon and Alfida Rodriguez. He leaves his wife Ellen, daughter Sasha, son in law, Mauricio and granddaughter Francesca. He is also survived by his sister Gloria and husband Tom of Queens and his sister Mirtha and husband Bob of Arizona, along with nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Hudson Valley Hospice Care for all their help and support.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401. A tribute for Jose may be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com , where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. For those who wish, contributions in Jose's memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (dav.org).