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YOUNGSTOWN – Jesus Rosa Rodriguez Sr., 81, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Jesus was born Oct. 15, 1932, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, the son of Hermenio Rosa and Barbara Rodriguez.

He retired from General Motors after 23 years of service. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church. Dad cherished the time he spent with his family. He was skillful with his hands and enjoyed all outdoor activities, which included walking and gardening. His love for others was seen through his tremendous compassion and willingness to give of himself through his time, talents, and treasures. Dad had a smile that would light up anyone’s heart.

Jesus will be sadly missed by his wife of nearly 60 years, Mariana (Sepulveda) Rodriguez; five sons, Julio (Marsha) Rosa of Youngstown, Wilfredo Rosa of Youngstown, William (Delia) Rosa of Boardman, Jaime (Dalice) Rosa of Orlando, Fla., and Jesus Rosa Jr. (Santa) Rodriguez of Youngstown; three daughters, Carmen (James) DeHart of Youngstown, Doris (Larry) Wilson of Raleigh, N.C., and Miriam (Darrell) Lemieux of Silverton, Idaho; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Marcelino Rosa Rodriguez of Campbell; his sister, Justa Estremera of Wisconsin; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Jesus was preceded in death by his two brothers, Pedro and Agustine Rosa Rodriguez.

There will be a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, June 23, 2014, at St. Stanislaus Church, 430 Williamson Ave. in Youngstown, to be celebrated by the Rev. Edward Neroda and preceded with calling hours from 9 to 9:45 a.m. prior to Mass at the church. Friends may also call on Sunday, June 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi Brothers & Lellio Funeral Home, 4442 South Ave. in Boardman.

Family and friends may visit the Book of Memories at to view this tribute and send condolences to Jesus’s family.

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