Frank Rodrigues III
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICES FRANK RODRIGUES III On December 14, 2015 our loving Father took Frank's hand guiding him to his everlasting home. The journey was sudden but we are comforted in the knowledge that Frank now sits with the Lord singing praises of worship with his melodic voice. Frank and his loving wife Connie shared 45 years of marriage and were blessed with a daughter, Dionne. Their hearts continue to be warmed and comforted by their many memories and Frank's life lessons. He is also survived by his sister, DaisyMae Clark, nieces and nephews and his beloved doggies Ewok and Muppet. Frank was a wonderful husband and proud father supporting Connie and Dionne in their dreams and ambitions. He saw Dionne graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute in June 2015 and always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. As Connie's right hand, he was always there to assist with errands and tasks allowing her to focus on her Real Estate career at Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties. Connie receiving her Aloha Aina Award is a testament to them both. Frank served our great nation and after returning home from Vietnam in the late 1960's worked in the construction industry. He was a foreman for Highway Construction Company for many years before retiring in 2002. Frank was an active participant at the Veterans Center in Kapolei where he helped support other Vietnam era veterans dealing with war-related issues like PTSD. He recently became a proud member of the Veteran of Foreign War and had the pleasure of attending their 2015 Christmas Luncheon the day before his passing. Frank enjoyed playing the guitar and ukulele while singing Hawaiian and Christian songs but his passion was being in the ocean. For the last several years, he made the trek from Makakilo to Diamond Head, where he made many wonderful friends. He loved the water, camaraderie, and definitely the lunches after a great beach session. Frank was a great friend to many. Relatives, friends, and neighbors could always count on him to lend and ear or helping hand. He always seemed to know exactly what to say and do. He would never say "no" when someone asked him for help, but he might ask you to wait a bit if it interfered with surfing. Frank's bright and welcoming smile and joyful disposition made others feel comfortable around him and he made new friends wherever he went. Frank will be sorely missed but has blessed the lives of many, both family and friends, with love, compassion, support, and joyful memories. Connie and Dionne know that Frank is with God, smiling down on all of the lives he touched making sure you were paying attention to his life lessons and saying "God loves you and I love you, but gosh there's no surfing in Heaven!" Celebration of Life Services to be held at the Borthwick Mortuary (Maunakea Chapel) on Saturday, Jan. 9th, 9:00am. Private burial services will be held on Monday, Jan. 11th, 11:00am at the National Veterans Cemetery in Kaneohe.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased