12/08/1958 - 11/10/2023
Service Date: 12/08/2023
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery Funeral Home 2100 E. Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297

Elias C. Rodriguez, age 64, died peacefully in Gilbert, Arizona, surrounded by his wife and children on November 10, 2023.  Elias was born on December 8, 1958, in Manzanillo, Oriente, Cuba, to Mario and Elvira Rodriguez.  During his formative years, Elias and his family immigrated from Cuba to Florida, and later settled in the Los Angeles, California, area approximately one year later.  Elias is a graduate of Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park, California.  He later attended East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, California, pursuing general studies with a concentration in the medical field.  Elias began his career with Honeywell (formerly Allied Signal) in 1979 as a shipping coordinator, where he remained employed for approximately 44 years.  In 1984, Elias married Luz Rodriguez (Chavez), and remained married for 39 years at the time of his death.

Besides spending time with his family and friends, Elias had a passion for cars and music.  Elias had a bright and energetic personality, and he was known for his ability to make others laugh.  He touched many lives with his generosity and passion for helping others.

Elias is survived by his loving wife, Luz; his two daughters, Annilett Rodriguez and Anais (Dominic) Perez; and his three grandchildren, David, Rachel, and Gavyn.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Friday, December 8, 2023, beginning at 10:00 AM at the Gilbert Memorial Park (2100 E. Queen Creek Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85297).   A praying of the Rosary will take place from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Following the Rosary and eulogy, a reception will take place until 2:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation at https://www.kidney.org/.


  • Jon and I are deeply saddened to hear of Elias’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Love Jon and Lynda Adams

  • My sincere condolences to the family. May God give you the strength and blessings to get thru this difficult time. I worked with Elias and Luz at Honeywell for many years. Elias was so funny and a great man.. God bless you all!

  • Malia Cacheiro- Velez and Jacob Velez

    We are very heartbroken to hear about Elias’ passing. He left behind a beautiful family. Malia was blessed enough to see Elias this year in August. Thank you for being such a great friend to my Father. Both of my parents cherish Elias and Luz. We love you guys and are here for you.
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  • Carlos and Marilyn

    Word’s can’t express how sorry we are for the loss of our COMPA.

  • Xiomara Aguilera

    I am very sorry for your loss. Elias, will always have a very special place in our hearts.

  • My heart is hurting I lost my brother my best friend of over 50 years to soon but God has a perpest for each of US compa you I’ll always be in my Hart one day will be together again I’ll promise Marilyn and I always be with your family that were there till the end never left your side you left a legacy with them. Love you compa

  • I’m so sorry to hear about Elias’s passing. It has been quite a while since I saw him and his family.
    My prayers and condolences to them.
    I plan to attend the service.

  • Ellas was one of my brothers First friends we came from Cuba. Very Hard working family man. Deepest condolence to his 2 sisters and only niece.

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