Charles R. Roderick ’69 died on August 5, 2022, in Warwick, Rhode Island.
(The following was provided by the Rebello Funeral Home on August 5, 2022)
Warwick – Charles R. Roderick, 75, of Warwick, passed away on Friday August 5, 2022, at Hope Hospice, surrounded by his family.
He was the husband of the late Mary M. (Braga) Roderick.
Charles was born in Providence the son of the late Walter A. and Minnie M. (Arkins) Roderick. He grew up in East Providence.
Mr. Roderick was an engineer for Raytheon (in Newport) and Lockheed Martin (in Syracuse, NY), among others, for a total of forty years, before he retired.
He was a United States Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. He graduated from the prestigious engineering program at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. He has lived in Warwick since 1991 coming from Wickford, RI.
Charles enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, watching science fiction movies, and reading. He was an avid skier. He was a member of the Bahá’í Faith.
Mr. Roderick is survived by his stepchildren, Masoud Shadravan of Wakefield, MA, Heideh Shadravan of Warwick, and Roeshan Shadravan of Encinitas, CA.
He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Helen Lilly of Warwick, a niece ,Elizabeth Lilly of Warwick, a nephew, Richard Lilly of Loudon, NH, and a great nephew, Gavin Lilly of Warwick.
Charles was the grandfather of Christian Shadravan and Nashan Shadravan.
Mr. Roderick is also survived by his dear friend Zhanna Firer of Providence.