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Jorge "Shorty" A. Rodriguez

March 12, 1952 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Jorge "Shorty" Rodriguez Obituary

Jorge A. “Shorty” Rodriguez, age 71, of Whiting, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 26, 2024, surrounded by his family.  Jorge is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Rosa; three children:  Rosa (Fausto) Rodriguez, Jorge “Chavo” (Lety) Rodriguez, Jr., and Rodolfo Rodriguez; three grandchildren: Samuel Cruz Rodriguez, Adriel Rodriguez, and Eliana Rose Rodriguez; siblings:  Elva Unate and Ramiro Arredondo; sister-in-law, Maria Rodriguez; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Preceded in death by his parents:  Rodolfo and Isaura (Montes) Arredondo and Luisa Rodriguez; siblings: Jose Arredondo, Lolita Arredondo, Victoria Casarez, Concepcion “Chon” Arredondo, Romeo Rodriguez, Arnoldo Rodriguez, and Conrado Rodriguez; In-laws:  Gloria Rodriguez and Romaldo Unate.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, Indiana. Rev. Jay Nuthulapati will officiate a prayer service at 4:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.  Burial take place at a later date in Mexico.

At the age of 18, Jorge left Mexico and came to join his family in Whiting, Indiana and began to work at Inland Steel as a Switchman where he was given the name "Shorty" and retired after 46 years of service;  Shorty was a member of the Union Benefica Mexicana and was a founding member of Raza de Bronze in East Chicago.  One of his favorite things to do was to visit family and friends in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico.  Whether he was here or in Mexico, he was well known.  He loved socializing and was a big fan of boxing and baseball, which he enjoyed watching with his loved-ones; he was a tequila "connoisseur" and loved to talk about the different types of tequila.  He will be missed but would not want us to be sad, instead, he would want us to smile, laugh and have a good time.  For all the good times, we thank you. To send an online condolence, logon to:

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February 2, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Prayer Service
February 2, 2024

4:00 PM
Fife Funeral Home
4201 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Burial in Mexico


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