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Obituary-Eulogy Michael Rodolico
Michael James Rodolico was born on May 21, 1948 in Brooklyn NY to the late Marie and Michael Rodolico . He departed this life to be with his heavenly father on Saturday June 5, 2021.
Michael was the "baby brother" who was looked after by his two sisters Ann Marie and Virginia. Ann Marie the first born came six years earlier than Mike Jr, and Virginia came two years earlier than her "baby brother".
They grew up in a Christian home and attended Calvary Assembly of God church in Brooklyn NY with their parents.
Michael's father was the assistant pastor, a Sunday school teacher and head of the trustee board. His mother Marie was also a Sunday School teacher whom the children loved dearly.
After their move from Brooklyn to Woodhaven Queens, he completed high school (Franklin K Lane) and then went on to finish his Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at Queens College.
He worked in Western Electric, the AT&T graphics art department and throughout his career he always made sure people knew he was a Christian and loved to share his faith with them regardless of what they believed.
In 1970 the family joined Bethlehem Assembly of God Church in Queens NY where once again his father had an active role and so did Michael. After his parents went home to be with the Lord Michael continued on in the church in many capacities. Michael Jr saw how his mom and dad served the Lord and it made a deep impression upon him.
He taught Sunday School, was a Worship leader, choir member, leader of the singles ministry, and proudly worked in the church office doing announcements, and using his artistic skills in church bulletins.
Michael lived for others and was a man full of the Love of God. He had a prayer list of 324 plus names and prayed for each of them every day. Throughout his illness he always made sure he prayed for his doctors and nurses.
Michael is survived by his dear sisters, Ann Marie Puma and Virginia Bellomo, Brother-in-laws Frank Puma and Joseph Bellomo, His Nephews, Stephen Puma & wife Jeannie, David Puma & wife Sarah, Matthew Puma & wife Suzanne, Joseph Bellomo & wife Lois, Andrew Bellomo & wife Rebekah and Peter Bellomo & wife Ann, and his Niece Elizabeth Hess & husband Ralph, his aunt Rosie who just turned 100 yrs old, and many cousins and friends.
He will be greatly missed.
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