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RODIA Jacob Stephen
Birth: 7 Apr 1923 Chicago, Ill.
Death: 18 Sep 2000 Indianapolis, Ind.
Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Burial: 22 Sep 2000 Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Rensselaer, Ind.
Ind Death Cert on ancestry, occ teacher
mother's name Antonnette Cirino
US Soc Sec Apps and Claims on ancestry
Jacob S. Rodia, 77, died Sept. 18, 2000, of Indianapolis, formerly of Rensselaer, IN, Professor of Chemistry
at Saint Joseph's College from 1963 until 1989. Previously, he was a research chemist for the 3M Company
and Westinghouse Laboratory. A graduate of Manley High School in Chicago, Mr. Rodia was a member of
Manley's basketball team which won the Chicago City Championship in 1941. He later played basketball at
Loyola University in Chicago where he graduated with a B.S. degree. Mr. Rodia was awarded a Ph.D. in
pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He was a member of Rho Chi Honorary
Fraternity and a Fellow of Saint Joseph's College. Other memberships included the Lions Club in
Rensselaer and Bloomington, IN. Mr. Rodia served in the United States Navy during World War II. Memorial
contributions may be made to the St. Vincent Hospice. Survived by wife, Judith Fross Rodia; children,
Susan Cunningham, Stephen, Jay, Anne Richardson and Nancy Boyko; two sisters, Yolanda and Jean; two
grandchildren, Nicole Rodia and Steve Richardson; preceded in death by grandson, Michael Cunningham.
Funeral Services 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Chapel at Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer, IN. Visitation
Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Jackson Funeral Chapel in Rensselaer. Interment Mt. Calvary
Catholic Cemetery. Info, 219-866-5123 .
Chicago Tribune (IL) - September 20, 2000
obit of Antonia Cirino Rodia
Cook Co., Ill. Marr Idx on ancestry
1940 in Chicago, Ill.
RODIA Francesco (15 Oct 1887 - 1 Jan 1938)
CIRINO Antonia (9 Oct 1887 - 19 Nov 1945)
RODIA Geraldine (1 Nov 1905 - 29 Jan 1921)
RODIA Genevieve (Jean) (11 Jun 1908 - 17 Feb 2004)
RODIA Antonia (17 Jun 1912 - 2 Oct 1929)
RODIA Mildred (1913 - )
RODIA Dominic Anthony (14 Oct 1917 - 14 Sep 1996)
RODIA Yolanda V. (31 Aug 1920 - 9 Jun 2011)
RODIA Viola (1921 - )
RODIA Jacob Stephen (7 Apr 1923 - 18 Sep 2000)
RODIA Anthony Samuel (4 Mar 1926 - 29 May 1993)
Marriage To FROSS Judith ()
m. 14 Jun 1949 Cook Co., Ill.
Children by FROSS Judith
RODIA Nancy ()
RODIA Anne ()
RODIA Stephen ()
RODIA Susan Janet (1950 - )
RODIA Jay Robert (1953 - )
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