Rodolfo Marcial Rest In Peace

Rockford IL- 5 15 2013- Many of you know Rody (or Rudy, as he was sometimes called) who used to spend a lot of time praying at the abortion mill several years ago. He often engaged Wayne Webster in conversation, trying to convert him. For the past few years, I would see him when we had our Saturday night holy hour at Holy Family’s Adoration Chapel as he had the hour right before us. He was a man of prayer and will certainly be missed by all. May he rest in peace.

Here’s his obituary from Fitzgerald Funeral Home which talks more about his faith life than the RRStar obituary. That link is listed below.


Rodolfo Marcial

September   26, 1943 – May 07, 2013

Rodolfo   “Rody” M. Marcial, 69 of Rockford and formerly of Belvidere, died   unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.    His life’s journey began September 26, 1943 in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines   born to Candido and Anastacia Marcial (both deceased).  Rody was married   to his loving wife Victoria Crisostomo on May 9, 1967.  By day he was an   accountant for various companies, including Belvedere Company, Rockford   Memorial Hospital, Clarcor Company and most recently retiring from ABC Company  in Beloit in 2000 after immigrating from the Philippines May 5, 1975.    However, his true occupation was coaching and inspiring his children,  grandchildren and the youth in Belvidere and Rockford in the game of tennis.


As a   participant in a BNP retreat he found his way back to the Catholic faith and   became an active parish member of Holy Family Catholic Church and former   member of St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere where he was a faithful   believer in the power of prayer, the devotion to the Virgin Mother Mary, and   sharing the truths of Jesus Christ.  During his journey on earth, he was   known as a friend, neighbor, Dad, Tito, Kuya, Coach, Brother Rody, and   Grandpa to those who know and love him.  He is dearly missed.  His   family would like to recognize his brother and sisters of the church, his   family in the Philippines and Texas, and his close childhood friends   “The Dreamers” for all the support and companionship they have   provided to Rodolfo and Victoria throughout the years.  There is a very special   thank you to the Filipino prayer group and friends who have given solace to   Victoria and her family during this difficult time.


Survivors   include his wife Victoria of Rockford; children, Sheila Marcial, Cindy   (Christopher) Nevenhoven, Abby (Al) Marcial-Wonn, Fil Marcial, Eva Marcial   and Rudyard Marcial; grandchildren, Ana, Quinten, Belen, Cecelia, Hunter,   Hayden, Albert, Noah, Eleanor and Henry; siblings, Felisa (Dante) SanPedro,   Alfredo (Michi) Marcial, Mario (Ana) Marcial, Reynaldo (Lolet) Marcial and   Tomas Marcial and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his   parents and brother, Sancho Marcial. Funeral Mass Saturday, May 18, 2013 at  Noon. at St. James Catholic   Church in Belvidere, 535 Caswell St.  Interment will be held at St.   James Catholic Cemetery, Belvidere.  Visitation Friday, May 17, 2013   from 4-8 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel 1860   S. Mulford Rd. with a Rosary service to be recited at 5:30 p.m followed   by a Vigil Service at 6 p.m.. in lieu of flower memorials to the   family.

3 thoughts on “Rodolfo Marcial Rest In Peace

    • Marie Gestrich and I reminised(sp?)about Rudy just last week. Marie now in Ireland with daughters…so I will snail mail the above to her.

      Rudy was a faithfilled man. Marie and he shared many conversations.

      Eternal joy grant unto Rudy, O Lord. May he sing, dance an praise God forever!

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