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RODIA Dante William (Donald William)
Birth: 14 Jul 1935 Los Angeles, Cal.
Death: 30 Oct 2004 Los Osos, San Luis Obispo Co., Cal.
Cal Fed Naturalization Records on ancestry, Declaration of Intention by Achille Rodia (5 Jun)
Cal Birth Idx on ancestry (14 Jul)
Cal Marr Idx on ancestry
Cal Div Idx on ancestry
July 14, 1935-Oct. 30, 2004 Donald William Rodia, 69, of Los Osos died Saturday. He was born in Los
Angeles and was an electrical engineer.
Survivors include his daughters, Dawn Rodden of Los Osos and Loretta Kimberly of San Diego; son, Dean
of La Habra; sisters, Edith Buzek of Perris and Margarette Fernandez of Anza; brother, Rocky of Covina;
and six grandchildren.
No services were planned.
Arrangements: Poway-Bernardo Mortuary.
San Diego Union-Tribune, The (CA) - Wednesday, November 3, 2004
Donald William Rodia, 69, passed away peacefully Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, in San Diego.
A memorial Mass to celebrate and honor his life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at St. Elizabeth Ann
Seton Catholic Church in Los Osos, with Rev. Heibar Castaneda presiding.
Don was born in East L.A., July 14, 1935, to Matilda and Archibald Rodia, the youngest of seven children.
He met and married his high school sweetheart in 1956 and moved to the Whittier area, where they raised
three children. Don was an aerospace engineer for over 30 years before retiring. He took a few years off to
start his own landscape business, which was always his passion. He lived in La Habra for 20 years before
moving to Los Osos. It was there, as a resident of Morro Shores Mobile Home Park, that he was able to
revive his passion for landscaping by helping neighbors with their yards and working part time as the park
maintenance man. He enjoyed visiting with his children and grandchildren, both in Southern California and
Don was well liked by everyone who came to know him. He will be missed by all of his family and friends,
including his ex-wife, Lorraine Teece, with whom he remained good friends with.
Donald is survived by his two daughters, Dawn Rodden and husband Robert of Los Osos and Loretta
Kimberly and husband Dan of San Diego; son, Dean Rodia and wife Susan of La Habra; nine grandchildren,
Alec, Marcie and Jenna Rodden, Carly, Cayla and Nicholas Rodia, Kollin and Logan Kimberly, and Dominic
Jimenez; brother, Rocky Rodia; sisters, Edith Buzek and Marguerite Fernandes; and many nieces and
He was proceeded in death by his sisters, Teresa, Tillie and Norma.
Tribune, The (San Luis Obispo, CA) - Wednesday, November 10, 2004
US Soc Sec Apps and Claims on ancestry
RODIA Achille Federico (Archibald) (10 Jul 1896 - 6 May 1954)
SOLIMENE Matilde Rosalba ____ (25 Sep 1899 - 1 Jun 1968)
RODIA Teresa (4 Mar 1921 - 29 Nov 1979)
RODIA Matilda Mary (Tillie) (7 Oct 1923 - 7 May 2002)
RODIA Pellegrino ()
RODIA Rocco George (Roccy) (4 May 1926 - 8 Jul 2015)
RODIA Ida Angela (Edith) ()
RODIA Norma Maria (29 Dec 1929 - 26 Oct 1995)
RODIA Margaret Fortuna ()
RODIA Dante William (Donald William) (14 Jul 1935 - 30 Oct 2004)
Marriage To PANOZZO Lorraine ()
Children by PANOZZO Lorraine
RODIA Dawn M. ()
RODIA Dean P. ()
RODIA Loretta M. ()
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