Pablo Rodriguez, 56 of Whiting, passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Rush-Presbyterian Medical Center, Chicago. Beloved son of Maria (Garcia) Rodriguez and the late Ricardo A. “Professor” Rodriguez; loving brother, Elva (John) Sotello, Ricardo (April) Rodriguez, Roberto (Tracy) Rodriguez and Patricia (Leo) Martinez; cherished uncle of Ambria and Anthony Sotello, Leonardo, Jr. and Liliana Martinez, Elizabeth and Ricardo, Jr. Rodriguez, Juliana, Leah Rodriguez, Kaitlyn and Jacob Pick; many dear aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, with a Mass of Christian Burial being offered at 11:00am at St. Maria Goretti Church, 500 Northgate Dr., Dyer, with the Rev. Charles W. Niblick, officiating; interment, Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point; visitation at the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. (Due to the current health situation a limitation of 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time, face masks must be worn, social distancing is expected and temperatures will be taken.) Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.
Pablo Rodriguez was born on April 22, 1964. A longtime resident of whiting, he was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1982 and received his bachelor of science double major degree in business management/Criminal Justice from the Calumet College of St Joseph. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Pope John XXIII Council, 1696 and the APO Omicron LAmbda Fraternity. He was a retiree of US Steel Company with a service of 13 years and was a member of the United Steel Workers and Teamsters local 142. A devoted son, brother and uncle. Avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman, who hosted The Best hog roasts in Monticello. He will always be remembered as creative and funny. Truly one of a kind. Pablo will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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