Obituary of Feliberto Rodriguez
Feliberto Rodriguez, known by everyone around him as Phil, 88, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, December 31, 2022. Phil lived in Bergenfield for 40 years before moving to Budd Lake in 2005.
Phil served in the United States Navy from 1954 until 1962, during the Korean War, earning the rank of Petty Officer, 3rd Class. He went on to work at Power Battery, located in Paterson, NJ, for 25 years before retiring in 2008.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed taking daytrips to the local casinos in the area. He was a passionate baseball and football fan and could be found watching every Mets and Giants game with his grandson, Anthony. He enjoyed building model ships and would display them proudly wherever he could. But most of all, he was a devoted husband to the love of his life, and late wife of 62 years, Irene. Together, they had three beautiful children, Cherrie, Philip and Cindy.
Phil is survived by his children, Cherrie Rodriguez of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina, Phil Rodriguez (Cheryl) of Gilbert, South Carolina, and Cindy Tigeleiro (Joe) of Budd Lake, New Jersey. Also surviving him are seven grandchildren, Robert Piper, Cindy Piper, Danielle Brennan, Alexis Douglass, Philip Rodriguez, Anthony Tigeleiro and Nicole Tigeleiro, in addition to five great-grandchildren. Phil also leaves behind his beloved dog, Cooper.
Services will be private. A Celebration of Life in Phil’s memory will be held at the Black River Barn in Randolph, New Jersey from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on January 28, 2023.
Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Tuttle Funeral Home, Randolph.
In Loving Memory
1934 - 2022
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