Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Ricardo "Ricky" Rodriguez

September 22, 1978 - February 5, 2021
Holland, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

BestPals Animal Rescue Center
13888 Blair Street
Holland, MI 49424

Life Story / Obituary


On Friday February 5, 2021, Ricardo "Ricky" Rodriguez, passed on at the age of 42.

Ricky was born in Holland, Michigan to Jesse Rodriguez and the late Delia Vasquez on September 22, 1978. He was a lifelong resident of the Holland area. He attended West Ottawa Schools and graduated from Holland High School. After graduation, Ricky attended Kalamazoo Valley College and Grand Valley State University. He loved people and also loved waiting on them at 84 East in downtown Holland for almost 20 years. As a server he made many friends over the years. He not only loved people, he also loved cats and had two special furry friends at the time of his passing. Ricky could talk to anyone and had a great sense of humor. He had the gift of giving and was a very generous person. Ricky was always putting others before himself. Not only did he like to sing and dance, he also loved music and art. Madonna and Nicki Manaj were some of his favorite artists. Ricky was recently given an award for his paintings by the Holland Area Arts Council. He was an artist his entire life. Cooking was another one of Ricky's hobbies, especially Mexican food. Ricky and his partner of 10 years did quite a bit of traveling and he particularly enjoyed the Tampa, Florida area and Tennessee.

Ricky was loved by all who knew him and he will truly be missed.

A celebration of life will be held when it is safe for all to attend.

Memorial contributions may be made to BestPals Animal Rescue Center - 13888 Blair Street, Holland, MI 49424