David M. Rodrigues died March 17, 2019, at the age of 73. Services were April 17 at St. Christopher Catholic Church in San Jose, California.
Rodrigues was born Dec. 12, 1945, in San Francisco to Anthony and Fern Rodrigues. He attended St. Emydius grammar school and graduated high school from Mont LaSalle, a Christian Brothers school in St. Helena, California. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga.
Rodrigues earned a living as a salesman, starting with inside sales at Hercules Equipment in San Francisco and later outside sales covering northern California.
He met Maria Gregori who worked at Standard Rubber, a subsidiary of Hercules. They married in September 1969 and had two children.
When Hercules closed its south bay office, Rodrigues in 1976 started Titan Rubber & Supply Co., a distributorship of industrial rubber products that later took on petroleum-related products. He remained president of the company until its sale in 2001.
Rodrigues was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Helen Cuadro and Florence Giannini and brother Tony Rodrigues.
Loving survivors include his wife, Maria; their son, Michael, and daughter-in-law Pamela Almeida; a daughter, Lesley Moore, and son-in-law Andrew Moore; three grandchildren, eight nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or organizations that support cancer research.