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December 7, 2012

Rocco D. Rodino

May 18, 1932 - Dec. 4, 2012

Rocco D. Rodino, 80, South Bend, passed away at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 in Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Facility in South Bend.     

Rocky was born May 18, 1932 in South Bend, to the late Mary (Tirotta) and Louis Rodino. Mr. Rodino resided in the Kokomo area since 1971 coming from Whittier, Calif.

He attended Central High School in South Bend and then enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952. Rocky served his country in the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1960. After the Army, he moved to California and was employed by the Chrysler Corporation. He worked in the transmission division and then in 1963 he was transferred to Kokomo. After 25 years of service, he retired from the Chrysler Corporation May 31, 1994. He was accredited with many years of perfect attendance at his job.

Rocky was a member of the UAW Union Local 685 and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a member of the Bon-Air Church of the Nazarene in Kokomo.

Rocky’s great passion was hunting and fishing. He loved and respected his many hunting dogs that he had over the years. He also loved gardening and sharing his produce with family and friends.

Rodino was a loving brother and uncle who cared for his family and will be dearly missed by his family and all who had the opportunity to know Rocky during his life journey.

Rocky is survived by one brother, Louis Rodino, Lakeville; two sisters, Josephine Brekrus and Betty (John) Marroni, both of South Bend; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Julia Kambol, Catherine Agostino-Palatin, Rose Rodino, Lena Perry and Theresa Manijak; and one brother; Frank Rodino.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Hanley and Sons “Southwest Chapel” Funeral Home located at West Ireland Road/Ind. 23, South Bend. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, prior to service time. Burial will follow in Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend.

In lieu of flowers, make all memorial contributions to The Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545; or the Military Honor Park, 4300 Veterans Dr., South Bend, IN 46628. The Hanley & Sons “Southwest Chapel” Funeral Home handled arrangements and services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers

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