Arrangements Set For Retired Vice President Gil Rodriguez

Funeral arrangements have been set for Gil Rodriguez, retired Vice President from MaBSTOA, who died earlier this month of heart disease while visiting Santo Domingo. There will bea  viewing for Brother Rodriguez tomorrow, Thursday, November 1, at the Sisto Funeral Home at 3489 E Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A funeral service will take place the folowing day, Friday, November 2, at St. Raymond Church at 1759 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY 10462 at 9:45 with burial to follow.

Brother Rodriguez retired in 2002 after a long career of service to Local 100 including Depot Vice Chair of Hudson Pier, Safety Representative, Staff Representative and Vice President from 1996 until his retirement.  He also served as elected Vice President of the International Union.  He was 76 years old, and lived in Marco Island, FL at the time of his passing.

Local 100 President Tony Utano, a long-time colleague of Brother Rodriguez, said: “Gil Rodriguez devoted his entire working life to the Local 100 membership.  He fought hard at every level for his members.  He never allowed anyone to disrespect this union or a Local 100 member.  Gil enjoyed the fruits of his labor for nearly 16 years in retirement, but he remained close to the Union as part of the TWU Local 100 Retirees Association.  I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and many friends throughout TWU.”

Brother Rodriguez is survived by his wife, Luz, two sons, five daughters and many grandchildren. Arrangements will be posted when they become available.