Ruben Rodriguez Sr., 74, passed away on July 9, 2011.

He was born in Robstown on March 2, 1937 to Lorenzo Rodriguez and Anita Salinas. Ruben was the owner and operator of Rubenís Auto Parts, as well as a longtime resident of Robstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorenzo Rodriguez and Anita Salinas Rodriguez; brother, Lorenzo Rodriguez; and son, Robert James Rodriguez.

He is survived by his children, Ruben (Beverly) Rodriguez Jr. of Tuscon, Ariz., Randy (Lisa) Rodriguez of Austin, Myra (Sam) Alaniz of Robstown and Richard (Michelle) Rodriguez of Robstown; sister, Irma Flores of Sandia; and 10 grandchildren.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at St. Anthonyís Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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