Joseph John Rodvold
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Joseph John Rodvold

Dec. 15, 1947 — June 24, 2020

Joseph John Rodvold passed away on June 24. Born Dec. 15, 1947, to Donald and Kay Rodvold, Joe was the third of four children (Donna, Pat (2019), Mary).

Joe loved growing up in San Diego where he had many adventures from its beaches to its deserts and earned the reputation of being a loyal Chargers fan.

After serving honorably in the U.S. Army’s 8th Special Forces Group as a paratrooper, he returned to California where he met and fell in love with Giny Herold. Their relationship grew in Davis while living in their B Street apartment for many years. They married in 1985 and began their next adventure when they welcomed their son Jeffrey James in 1987.

Joe’s integrity and quality workmanship as a licensed contractor made him a staple in the greater Davis community, earning him numerous loyal customers.

After retirement, he became a stalwart volunteer at the SPCA thrift store where he was able to extend his handyman expertise. Over this time, he collected innumerable eccentric trinkets that often reflected his wry sense of humor and became talking points as they decorated his 凯发体育官方sporthome.

Joe fiercely loved his family, and while his exterior was rough, there was never any doubt as to the loving and caring man on the inside. In his final year of life, this devotion became all the more obvious when he embraced the role of grandfather (Jordan Jacob) with unrelenting excitement and joy. He strove to be an honest, good man who always wanted the best for those he cared about.

Joe is preceded in death by his father, mother, sister and loyal dog Smokey. He is survived by Donna, Mary, Giny, Jeffrey, Bethany (daughter-in-law), Jordan, and five nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made in his name to the Yolo County SPCA. A celebration of Joe’s life will occur at a later date.

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