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Raul Cortez Rodriguez Jr.

April 5, 1954 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 68)


Raul Cortez Rodriguez, Jr.

Raul Cortez Rodriguez, Jr., known to all as Rabb, departed this life in the early morning hours
of June 20, 2022, at home after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loved ones. Rabb was born
on April 5, 1954, to Elisa (Cortez) and Raul Rodriguez. He was raised by his mother and
stepfather Judge John Polanco.

From a very young age Rabb played a variety of instruments. The guitar and bass being the
first two. Later, he added the drums to his repertoire. He was a great singer as well with a strong
melodic voice. He was also a prolific composer. His musical tastes ran from traditional Mexican
to Classic Rock to Blues. He played in many local bands such as: the bands of Gilbert Cruz,
Alfonso Ramos and Isidor Lopez, Bobby Fuentes y Los Flames, Yerba Buena, Alma, Johnny
Gonzalez and the New Sensations, Los Spacers, Los Rockeros and founded the long-standing
Rabb Rodriguez y Los Killa Hogs.

He is survived by former wife and caregiver, Cindy Smith; two sons, Tommy and Jimi
Rodriguez; a stepbrother, Johnny Polanco and former sister-in-law Yolanda Cuevas; Brothers
Rene, Raul, Roy and Bobby; Sisters Sylvia and Terri, their families and many nieces, nephews
and cousins.

The family would like to thank: Halcyon Hospice, especially Franchesca, Caradee, Rina and
Larry, Yetzy, and the Prayer Warriors.

Donations will be thankfully accepted by the family to offset Rabb’s final expenses. Please
make payable to Cindy Smith.

Arrangements for a funeral Mass are pending at this time.
Luke 11: 1-13

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