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Joseph P. Rodriguez, manager of internal audit at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, died Thursday (June 21, 1990).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive, Snyder. Burial will follow in Williamsville Cemetery, Main Street.

Rodriguez, 66, of Snyder, died at St. Joseph's Hospital after a short illness.

He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from LaSalle College with a bachelor's in accounting.

Before going to the NFTA, he worked for Sears from 1946 to 1966 as a retail store controller, traveling auditor and cost accountant. He had lived in Snyder since 1960. Rodriguez served in the Army during World War II and earned the Purple Heart at Anzio in Italy.

He was a member of Christ the King Church and a lecturer at Sunday Mass. He was a member and past officer of the Holy Name Society and the Cursillo Community.

He was a member of the Buffalo Trap and Field Club and past treasurer of the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Parents Guild.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Snyder; three daughters, Janice Wehrlin of Syracuse, Gerianne Sturdevant of Rochester, and Amy Beth Rodriguez of Buffalo; a son, Steven of Falls Church, Va.; his father, A. Mark Rodriguez of Port Charlette, Fla.; two brothers, Edward of Port Charlette, and William Oliver of Houston, Texas; a sister, Patricia Oliver of Philadelphia; and three grandchildren.

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