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Manuel Othon Rodriguez Pasos, 84 of Oak Forest, Illinois, passed away February 20, 2023. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico to Antonia Pasos Lopez and Jose Rodriguez Gomez on July 2, 1938. He grew up in Mexico City with his three brothers Francisco, Carlos, and Victor and his four sisters Trinidad, Rosa, Catalina and Josefina.
Manuel was a bus driver in Mexico City as a chimeco when he was 15 years old and did it for about thirty years. He worked for companies such as ADO, Tres Estrellas de Oro, Transportes del Norte, Estrella Blanca and Nortes de Sanora. Towards the end of his career as a bus driver he still had a goal in mind that he aspired to achieve. This goal was to become a truck driver. He was able to accomplish this goal in the early 1980’s at logar trucking company. He was a truck driver all the way up to the time he moved to the United States in 1991 to spend the rest of his days with his loving wife and children.
While retired and living in the United States Manuel Rodriguez enjoyed doing many things with his free time which included taking long walks within the neighborhood that he resided in as exercise till he could no longer do so. He also enjoyed drawing for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also spent time doing mechanic work for anyone that needed it in the family and was also a handyman which meant that he would drop everything he was doing to come help you fix anything that needed fixing no questions asked. Lastly, he enjoyed traveling across the country to enjoy a vacation with his children when given the chance to and was able to go back home and visit Mexico one last time before he passed.
Manuel was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He always made everyone laugh with his entertaining stories and sense of humor that lit up the room whenever he was around. He always looked forward to visits from any of his ten children and many grandchildren just so he would be able to make them laugh and enjoy their time with him. He always made sure that no one was thirsty or hungry around him even in his final days by making sure that we were always fed or had something to drink. He always knew how to make us feel at home. He was a caring, joyous and loving man that always knew what to say to make anyone feel better.
He is survived by his loving wife Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez Miranda, Children Estela Miguel of Calumet City, IL , Jose Luis Rodriguez of Merrillville, IN, Maria Del Carmen Enciso of Mexico City, Mexico, Antonio Rodriguez of Austin, Texas, Angelini L. Rodriguez of Chesterton, IN, Martha Carrasco of Chicago, IL, Pablo Rodriguez of Chicago, IL, Gloria Salgado of Berwyn, IL, Antonia Rodriguez Miranda of Oak Forest, IL, and Leticia Lucas of Oak Forest, IL. His Grandchildren Oscar, Gabriel, Jesse, Steve, Christopher, Jasmine, Luis, Giovanni, Leslie, Jonathon, Yosli, Yoselyn, Ruby, Crystal, Ashley, Angel, Stephanie, Leonel, Gino, Kassandra, Vanessa, Gabriela, Fernanda, Alejandra, Joe, Monserrat, Sebastian, Alexis, Kevin, Mia, Roman, Andy, Camila and lastly Scarlett. His daughters-in-law Guadalupe, Blanca, and Laura. His sons-in-laws Enrique, Noel, Thomas, Sean and in loving memory Oscar. Followed by many great-grandchildren as well as beloved siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews.
Family and friends are welcome to attend the memorial service at Sadowski Funeral Home (13300 S. Houston Ave. Chicago, IL 60633) on Sunday February 26, 2023 from 3 pm – 8 pm. The Church service will then be held at Devine Word Parish (3842 W 57th street Chicago, IL 60629) with Father Antulio on Monday February 27, 2023 at 12pm. followed by the burial at St. Casimir cemetery.