Robert Lara Rodriguez

August 18, 1946 - March 24, 2019
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Robert L. Rodriguez, 72, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 24, 2019, at UTMB Hospital.  Robert was born August 18, 1946 in Galveston, TX to John Rodriguez and Isabelle Lara.  The family later moved to Hitchcock, where he graduated from Hitchcock High School.  After high school, Robert joined the US Air Force in 1966 until he was honorably discharged in 1970.  He then returned back to Galveston where he met and married his wife, Evangelina, on November 27, 1982.  Robert took on the role of being a long-time chef at DiBella’s Italian Restaurant for over 17 years.  He later went to work for UTMB as a floor tech.  Some of Robert’s favorite things to do were fishing and cooking; he was a pro in both!  He enjoyed cooking for his family, friends, and special events.  He was known for his famous lasagna that everyone loved.  Robert will be sadly and sorely missed by his loving family.  He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor along with his dedication to his family.  He was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and Popo.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother.  He is survived by his wife, his sister, brothers, children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Robert’s family will receive visitors beginning at 9:00 am, Monday, April 1, at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will begin at 11:00 am.


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Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Monday, April 1, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Born: August 18, 1946
Died: March 24, 2019

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Debra Arespe posted on 4/14/19

So sorry for your Loss/ Blssings


Ed & Carmen Hauser posted on 4/3/19

We are saddened to hear the loss of our dear friend. Our thought and prayers to Angie and the family. Love, Ed & Carmen


Enrique Carmona posted on 4/1/19

Sincere condolences to Vangie and to the rest of Robert's family. Will keep Robert and the family in my prayers.


Omar & Sylvia Lopez posted on 4/1/19

Angie & fam: So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you to give you strength and peace.


Larry & Viola Quintanilla posted on 4/1/19

Sending prayers for peace and comfort for all of the family and friends


Larry & Viola Quintanilla posted on 4/1/19

In memory of Robert Lara Rodriguez, Larry & Viola Quintanilla lit a candle


CYNTHIA VILLARREAL posted on 3/31/19



Jan Johnson posted on 3/31/19

Angie -- I worked with you at Moody Gardens during the 1980's. I was dating Tom Galan at the time. We spent MANY weeknight dinners at Dibella's and enjoyed Robert's delicious Italian food there. I am so very sorry for your loss -- he was really a kind and joyful man!


Angela Perez-Villarreal posted on 3/28/19

My deepest sympathy to entire family (Vangie/Cynthia) May God give you all peace and comfort at this time of loss....


Frank & Irene Leyva posted on 3/28/19

Our condolences to the family of Robert Rodriguez. Keeping you in our prayers.