The family is sad to announce his passing while his family was at his side on March 16, 2014.
Born August 6, 1939, Rod is survived by his wife Kay and his children Tammy, Terry (Rosie), Brad (Nancy), Doug (Jen) as well as twelve grandchildren of whom he was so very proud: Scott; Cindy; Ashley; Dallas; Laci; Lindsay; Liam; Aidan; Ella; Owen; Kate and Sarah as well as five great-grandchildren. Rod is also survived by his siblings, Walter, Hazel, Sid, Doreen, Irene, and Marvin
Rod was predeceased by his parents Harry and Kay and sister Kathy. Dad is remembered for his lifetime of automotive service and prided himself on making sure his customers were happy and lined up to return; the appointment book was always full and the restrooms always sparkled at the service station. When Dad wasn’t behind the drums playing in the band he was out on the dance floor with mom showing everyone how the “jive” was done. He was an avid sports fan and spent hours with mom comparing notes on the hockey drafts and scores. He stood behind the Dodgers faithfully and was excited to make the trip with mom to Arizona to watch spring training. He really got a kick out of entertaining the children with his “Donald Duck talk” and especially loved to watch the boys play hockey. In his later years he spent hours perfecting his “carpet-like” lawn and helping his children and grandchildren with all the fixer-ups around their homes. He loved nothing more than to tackle a home improvement project and never missed the opportunity to make sure it was a learning lesson while he helped… everyone left the job knowing how to do it on their own next time. In his final months Dad’s greatest joy was his dog “Sadie” who stayed right beside him until the end.
Dad’s home care would not have been possible without the amazing home care nurses also know to us as “Earth Angels” along with a most compassionate Dr. Philips and Dr. Richard.
Family and friends will celebrate Rod’s life at a later date. With your most famous phrase to us, we say good-bye to you, “now you’re loggin’,” Dad… “now you’re loggin’”.