Come Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Rodney Fernandez
From SCANPH, on behalf of the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation.
It is with great sadness we must let you know that the Founding Executive Director of CEDC, Rodney Fernandez, passed away peacefully on October 23.
Rodney was CEDC's Executive Director from 1981-2011. He was instrumental in growing CEDC from a grassroots advocacy organization focused on farm worker housing to one of the largest nonprofits in Ventura County. CEDC's mission is to serve low- to moderate-income individuals and families with economic development initiatives and programs through a community building approach.
We would like to invite you to share in events to celebrate Rodney's life and legacy at these upcoming places and times:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
427 N. Oak Street Santa Paula Rosary - Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass - Saturday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m.
Both of these services will be streaming online. Please look for the Garcia Mortuary banner.
A community celebration of Rodney's life will take place on:
Saturday, November 2, from 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. at The Wilson Ranch (home of Yvonne and Chris Wilson) located at 999 Cliff Drive in Santa Paula. Carpooling is encouraged as parking near the ranch is limited.
We appreciate the many condolence messages we have received. If you wish to contribute to Rodney's legacy, you may make a donation in his name to the Rodney Fernandez Community Building Fund at CEDC. You may click here for information, or mail a check to:
The Rodney Fernandez Community Building Fund
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation 702 County Square Drive Ventura, CA 93003
To learn more about the Rodney Fernandez Community Building Fund, please click here.
Rodney was a certified Master Gardener, and encouraged everyone to learn about plants and how to garden. You may make a donation to the University of California Ventura County Master Gardener Fund by sending a check payable to the address below. Please make a note on your check that the gift is in memory of Rodney Fernandez. Learn more about the Master Gardener program here.
Ventura County Master Gardeners 669 County Square Drive Suite 100 Ventura, CA 93003
"MY FATHER ONCE TOLD ME, 'YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT. AND, WHEN YOU SUCCEED, REMEMBER TO LEND A HELPING HAND TO SOMEONE ELSE. ' " ~ RODNEY FERNANDEZ