Food Culinary 08


Jose' A. "Tony Ratone" Rodriguez, Sr.

October 9, 1946 ~ November 8, 2018 (age 72)

Jose’ A. “Tony Ratone” Rodriguez, Sr., age 72 of Saybrook Twp., died Thursday at the UH-Geneva Medical Center with his wife, Tifanie and daughter-in-law, Sherry by his side.

He was born October 9, 1946 in Padillia, Puerto Rico the son of Juan & Fransica (Rivera) Rodriguez and has lived in the Ashtabula area most of his life, formerly living in Puerto Rico and Florida.  Mr. Rodriguez did farming, nursery work and factory work most of his career.  He was married to Tifanie L. Hunt on November 10, 2014.

Jose’ loved his tomato plants and growing tomatoes and enjoyed watching professional wrestling.

He is survived by his wife, Tifanie; numerous children which locally include, Jose’ “Tony” (Janet) Rodriguez, Jr., Michael (Sherry) Rodriguez, April Bucci, Rey Rodriguez, Gina Mae & step-daughter, Misty (Rick) Snyder; 17 grandchildren locally; five great-grandchildren and his mother and father-in-law, Joyce “Mama” & Robert “James Bond” Lloyd of Jefferson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Juan; sister Eddie and a step-daughter, Maggee Torres.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors, 526 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Geneva.

Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-6 PM at the funeral home.  Contributions may be directed to the family, in care of Tifanie Rodriguez, 3027 North Bend Rd., Ashtabula, OH  44004, envelopes will be at the funeral home.  The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are honored to serve the Jose’ Rodriguez family.  Express condolences, view obituary or light a candle at

Donations may be made to:

Rodriguez Family, c/o Tifanie Rodriguez
3027 North Bend Rd., Ashtabula OH 44004

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