Jose Antonio Rodriguez Jr. |

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Jr.

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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Jose Antonio Rodriguez Jr., 50, an Eagle resident, died June 4, 2008.

Jose was born Nov. 23, 1957, in Havana, Cuba. When he was three years old, his family moved to Lakeland, Fla. He attended Carlton Palmore Elementary, Lakeland Junior and Senior High schools in Lakeland, where he played baseball and football, and graduated in 1975.

Jose attended Polk Community College for two years.

He married Beth Gauvin in 1983. They had two sons.

The family moved to Colorado in 1992, and Jose went to work for Colorado Mountain News Media.

Jose loved motorcycles, baseball, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gators and Jack.

He enjoyed taking trips with Beth on his Harley. Every year, they enjoyed a trip to Sturgis, S.D. Every weekend found Jose riding his Harley somewhere.

Jose is survived by his wife; sons Billy and Ricky; mother Olga Rodriguez; sister Marie (Ed) Bellucci; aunt Rosalie Rodriguez; uncle Angel Gonzalez; nephew Eddie Bellucci; and numerous cousins and many friends.

A celebration of life will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Lazy J in Wolcott. Everyone is welcome.

A memorial fund to help offset Jose’s medical costs has been set up at U.S. Bank locations throughout the valley, and with the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.

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