It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of Evangelista Rodriguez, 94 years, on March 21, 2021.
Lovingly known to family and friends as 'Pipo'.
Pipo was born in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico on April 14, 1926, to Rufo Rodriguez, and Polonia Rivera.
He and his family enjoyed life in Puerto Rico until about 18 years of age, and he came to live in Brooklyn, New York.
Brooklyn, New York became the setting stage and foundation for his life, and his love for the New York Mets. Boerum Hill served as a fine background art in illustrating the portrait of his strong lifelong bonds and love amongst his family and friends. Pipos humor was a draw amongst many, and his charming wit and personality brought many together to appreciate and share time with him in his small 'Social Club' on Smith Street.
Pipo was always in high demand with his dynamic personality and exceptional sense of humor. His jokes - complete with punchlines you would never forget- will live on far longer than his years, and his love for socializing amongst family and friends will live on forever in the hearts of all who knew him. Pipo was more than just an exceptionally social fellow, his full-time career of being an amicable and well loved Doorman was secondary to his favorite part time hobbies of fix-it projects with his self taught skills of carpentry, wood working, plumbing, as well as a host of other repairs he was extremely proud of. Pipo also loved to play Dominoes and was very well known for participating in tournaments.
Pipo is predeceased by his oldest son David, and is survived in life by his sons & their families, Carlos & Olga and Gilberto & Rosemary, and Phyllis. He was a cherished and devoted "Poppa" with a heart full of love for his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Spendng time with family and friends made his life complete and whole.
Visiting Hours will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2021 between the hours of 2:00-6:30pm
Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, March 26, 2021 with a 10:00am Mass at St. Pauls Church ( Court & Congress St)
Interment to follow at Cypress Hills Cemetery, located in Brooklyn, New York.
Please be mindful due to the current State mandate that a mask must be worn at all times in the funeral home and social distancing requirements must be followed during the services.
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There will be NO bakery products, food, and fruit baskets until further notice.
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