Mario Alberto Rodriguez

June 14, 1980 - Aug. 1, 2008

Mario Alberto Rodriguez of Waukesha died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at the young age of 28. Mario was born in Aurora, Ill., on June 14, 1980.

He enjoyed music, movies, playing basketball, and most of all, spending time with his family. He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be with. He was loved by everyone who knew him.

Mario will be deeply missed by his mother, Mary Irene Barreiro; his brothers, Marcus Rodriguez and Martin and Marcelo Barreiro; his niece, Leah Rodriguez; his maternal grandmother, Sandy Jaquez; his paternal grandparents, Christina and Adalberto Rodriguez; his aunts, Isabel Barreiro, Rebecca (Angel) Soto, Maria Morales and Aurea Poppy; his uncles, Martin G. Barreiro Jr., Jorge (Benessa) Barreiro, Roy Jaquez and Perry Rodriguez; and his cousins, Joshua, Israel, Isadore, Cecilia, Elena, LeoAngel, Maria Teresa, Leticia, Martin III, Marisa, Julian, Jorge Jr., Julissa, Jesse, Adrian, Isaiah, Marisa, Michael and Michelle. Mario will also be missed by many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benigno; his grandfather, Martin Barreiro Sr.; and his aunt, Rachel Rodriguez.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Aug. 7, at Apostolic Life Tabernacle Church, W271-S2929 Merrill Hills Road, Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Michael Hook will officiate.

To assist the family, in lieu of flowers donations to are appreciated to Apostolic Life Tabernacle Church (address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, call 542-6609, or for an online obituary, directions or to leave a condolence, go to www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com.

"Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, and do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9