Barbara A. Rodriguez
March 29, 1944 - July 25, 2020
Barbara A. Rodriguez, age 76, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
Born in Cumberland, MD on March 29, 1944, she was a daughter of Juanita Eloise (Kinser) Hodel and the late John William Hodel, Sr. Barbara worked as a baker at BJ’s Wholesale Club for 20 years before her retirement. She was a hard worker who took pride in her job. Barbara enjoyed going to Delaware Park and taking trips to Atlantic City. In her spare time, she loved shopping, cooking and baking.
In addition to her father, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio R. Rodriguez; and siblings, Patrick Hodel, Sr., Leon Hodel and Kathy Turner. She is survived by her children, Antonio R. Rivera, Jr. (Mary) of Rock Hall, MD, Juanita R. Luke (Phillip) of Smyrna and Angela R. Rodriguez (Matthew Derryberry) of New Castle; mother, Juanita Hodel of Cumberland, MD; siblings, Mary Ritchie, Marie Spence, Arlene Garris, Rosa Nixon, Linda Hodel, Timmy Hodel, Mark Hodel and John Hodel, Jr.; grandchildren, Tommy, Timmy, Tiffany, Diana, Felicia, Jamie, Angelee and Spencer; and 8 great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Barbara’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.