Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Rodriguez, 44, Department of State project manager

Reynaldo 'Rey' Rodriguez
Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Rodriguez

Reynaldo ‘Rey’ Rodriguez, 44, retired U.S. Navy Seabee, BU1, SCW/EXW/FMF/Navy diver, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, from natural causes at home.

Rey was born March 24, 1975, in Bronx, New York. He graduated from South Bronx High School in 1993. Rey enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1994 as a Seabee and retired from the Navy in 2015.

He graduated from Hartford University and received an Associate of Science in Construction Management. After retirement from the Navy, Rey secured a job working for the Department of State as a project manager up until his passing. Rey enjoyed spending time with his family and best friends, John and Amalia Pagán. He enjoyed water sports, cooking and going to the gun range.

Rey is survived by his wife, Eschelle; 20-year-old daughter, Cianne, and 11-year-old daughter, Victoria; mother, Lourdes; father, Eliud; brother, Joel; and stepsister, Evanilda Bayon.

A viewing service will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne and Dam Neck roads, Virginia Beach. Memorial and military honor services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home. Both services are open to the public.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project or Fisher House Foundation.

Share online condolences with the family at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

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