Gerardo Rodriguez Sr.

October 15, 1940 - January 20, 2020
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Gerardo Rodriguez Sr. passed away Monday January 20, 2020 at the age of 79. He was surrounded by his wife, children and loved ones. Gerardo was born October 15, 1940 in Eagle Pass, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nieves Rodriguez and Maria Godina Rodriguez, brother Nieves Rodriguez and grandchild Gerardo Alberto Fuentes.

Gerardo’s family moved to Laredo, Texas in 1954 where he attended Christian Middle and graduated from Martin High School. Upon graduation in 1961, he worked at La Posada Hotel where he was employed for 35 years. Gerardo started as a bellboy and his dedication and hardwork landed him a position as an assistant general manager. Gerardo was known as a leader, mentor, and friend to everyone that knew him. In addition to working at La Posada, he taught hotel management at Laredo Junior College for 17 years. After leaving La Posada in 1995, Gerardo also worked for the Metro Office Facility, Webb County Justice Center, City of Laredo Parks and Leisure, and UISD Transportation Department. Gerardo retired in 2016.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 54 years Zulema Iruegas Rodriguez, his children Lulu (Beto) Fuentes, and Gerardo (Alma) Rodriguez Jr. Grandchildren Mahogany Forman Fuentes, Karla Fuentes, Karina Rodriguez, Gerardo Rodriguez III, Victoria Fuentes, and Ricardo I. Rodriguez. Sibling Consuelo (Gilberto) Rodriguez Garcia, nephews Gilberto (Gina) Garcia, Ernesto (Claudia) Garcia, Consuelo (Frank) Garcia Olivo. Sibling Jose Luis (Debby) Rodriguez, Nephews Jose Luis (Diana) Rodriguez Jr., Carlos (Laura) Rodriguez, Danny (Anna) Rodriguez, CJ (Ana) Martinez, and Franky Martinez.

The family will be receiving guests Monday, January 27, 2020, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will start at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. The funeral mass will start at 10:30 am. Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gerardo Rodriguez Jr., Gerardo Rodriguez III, Ricardo I. Rodriguez, Francisco Alberto Fuentes, Jose Luis Rodriguez Jr., Carlos Rodriguez, Ernesto Garcia, and Jorge Iruegas.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 27, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Time: 10:30 am

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church


1704 N. Sandman
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: October 15, 1940
Died: January 20, 2020

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Jaime Mendez posted on 2/8/20

My most sincere condolences to the family. He was a great man, who will be dearly missed. We shared many great memories.


Bibiana Rodriguez posted on 2/2/20

Mi más sincero pesame Sra. Rodriguez, por la perdida de Mr. Rodriguez, fui trabajadora de La Posada bajo el mando de Mr. Gerardo.


Juan Garza posted on 1/30/20

In memory of Gerardo Rodriguez Sr., Juan Garza lit a candle


Juan Garza posted on 1/30/20

Jerry, I still cherish our friendship we established while working at La Posada. My respects to Your wife,,family and Jose Luis. RIP my friend?


James (Jimmy) & Connie Duncan posted on 1/30/20

Zulema and family we are very sorry for your loss. We have very fond memories of Gerry especially at MHS class of '61 reunions. May he rest in peace


James (Jimmy) & Connie Duncan posted on 1/30/20

In memory of Gerardo Rodriguez Sr., James (Jimmy) & Connie Duncan lit a candle


LISSA E PEREZ posted on 1/27/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I pray that God surrounds you with his love. He will be truly missed.


Blanca Zaragoza posted on 1/25/20

My deepest condolences to all family members, especially his dedicated and loving wife Zulema. I will always remember Gerardo for his gentle, kind and friendly personality, his dedication to his family and his caring/loving nature. QUE DIOS LO TENGA EN SU SANTA GLORIA!!! REST IN PEACE GERARDO RODRIGUEZ!!


Angel Valle posted on 1/24/20

Condolences to the family. Heard about his death though his nephew William


Ricky Guerra posted on 1/23/20

I have very fond memories of Gerald when we worked at La Posada, his laughter,smile and sense of humor were priceless. God bless his entire family, he definitely was one of the good guys


Patricia Carreon posted on 1/22/20

My most sincere and deepest Condolences to Jerry, Alma and kids. As well as Mrs. Rodriguez and family. God bless you with strength during this most difficult time.


Sonia Hernandez posted on 1/22/20

Mr. Gerald is forever in our hearts he was a great mentor. My deepest condolences to Zulema and the family. Will treasure all the great memories while I worked at La Posada under the Rodriguez management the greatest team ever to run that hotel.


Raul Flores Jr. posted on 1/22/20

It was always a real good time when I saw Gerry at our MHS '61 Reunions. I met Gerry at Christen Jr. High and he always had a smile and I enjoyed talking with him since then. Amigo, may you Rest In Peace. You are now in a better place. God bless the Rodriguez Family and may you all treasure the time you shared with such a good and friendly man.


Joe Barron posted on 1/22/20