Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. David De Leon Rodriguez died on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was an avid reader, sports fan, and had a love for music and current events. He also had an online ministry in these later years keeping in touch with people, encouraging and advocating. Pastor David was an excellent preacher and very poetic and articulate. He cared for young and old and brought the Christmas Institute youth retreat to the US that continues today.
Pastor David served the Fresno: Fresno Christian Fellowship, San Jose: Faith, and Sunnyvale: Lakewood, Sunnyvale: Valley Faith churches, before serving as the Executive Sec’y for Connectional Relationships, Liason for Asia-Pacific, GBGM. He then served as Oakland Chinese Associate before taking a leave, then retiring in 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Celia Rodriguez, and by his children, Davidson “Sandy” Rodriguez of Union City, CA, Shalom Joy Rodriguez Mandarang of Union City, CA, and Moises Nowell Rodriguez of San Francisco, CA, and by six grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Celia Rodriguez at 4470 Alvarado Blvd., Union City, CA 94587.
Date and time for a memorial have yet to be determined.
Memorial gifts may be sent in Rev. David De Leon Rodriguez’s name to the Retired Clergy Association, 9328 Elk Grove Blvd., #105-141, Elk Grove, CA 95624.
Let us continue to give God thanks for our brother David’s life and witness and hold his family close in prayer. In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0250
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