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.
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.