Rod was born in Stanislaus County on January 26, 1944 and passed away on June 24, 2009.
He left behind his wife, Barbara, after 44 years of marriage.
They lived in Elk Grove and Rod was a member of the Elk Grove Lions Club from November 2002 to July 2009. He was sponsored by his next door neighbor, Lion Joe Tallerico. He was always a joy to be around. He and Barbara loved to travel. They took several memorable trips pulling their trailers with Joy & Lynda Tallerico.