Dr. Ferdinand Rodriguez

Obituary of Dr. Ferdinand Rodriguez

Dr. Ferdinand C. Rodriguez (80), of Henderson, NV, passed away on May 1, 2023.

Ferdinand, fondly known as Ferdi, was born in Pangasinan, Philippines to Francisco and Filomena Rodriguez, on May 13, 1942. Ferdi graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1966 and moved to the United States for his Pathology residency at the University for Maryland. Ferdi practiced Anatomic and Clinical Pathology for 50 years in the Baltimore-Washington area and retired as Laboratory Director and Chairman of the Department of Pathology, Baltimore-Washington Medical Center, Maryland.

Ferdi was active in the Filipino and medical community in Baltimore and held many roles including: President of the Katipunan Filipino American Association of Maryland, President of the UP College of Medicine Alumni Association of Maryland, President of the Association of Filipino Physicians of Maryland, President of the Pinoy Golf Association of Maryland and Executive Director of the Association of Filipino Physicians of America, President of the Medical Alumni Association of America Baltimore-Washington chapter and Chairman of the Board of the UP Medical Alumni Association of America.

Aside for his love of medicine and research, Ferdi was passionate about golf, karaoke concerts from his favorite chair, watching sports including his beloved Baltimore teams, line dancing and skiing vacations with family and friends. Ferdi was an amazing son, brother, doctor, husband, father, and Lolo.

Ferdi is survived by his loving wife Cora, his two children, Gail and her husband Ryan (New York, NY), Jon and his wife Meghan (New Rochelle, NY) and his four grandchildren, Jackson, Mila, Hewitt and Harlowe.

Ferdi’s family will host a service on Saturday, June 17 at 10:30am at Church of the Holy Family in New Rochelle, NY.

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