The Steve Rodriguez Memorial Fund

We have received such a wonderful and overwhelming response after the sudden loss of talented bassist Steve Rodriguez this week.

His wife Jamie and son Jesse would like everyone to know how grateful they are for all the well wishes.

Steve's life was filled with love, laughter and music. He lit up any room he walked into with his charm and sense of humor, and the way he came over to give you a huge hug and a big kiss.

In his memory, we are hoping you will help contribute. Not only to help with expenses, but more importantly to start up his 15 year old son Jesse's college fund. Jesse has his father's good looks and charm.

Steve Poltz may have said it best:

"All I know is that when he showed up to one of my gigs with his lovely wife Jamie, it was like a holiday. Seriously. The level of energy went up in the room. Steve didn't just smile. His whole being was a huge smile as he navigated through the back bar at The Casbah or whatever dark bar place he was rocking. He was like a parade.

"It's really sad that he's gone. So many folks loved him. My heart goes out to his wife Jamie and their son Jesse. This isn't fair. Time doesn't wait. I want to say goodbye to him.

"This sucks. I want him alive. This community of San Diego is beautiful. We are lucky to know these rocknroll angels. They're in our midst and if we concentrate we can feel their energy. Steve was and is an angel. His death reverberates and ripples through our little scene and beyond. He'll be missed so much."

We can't bring Steve back, but it helps to know we're helping the future education of his beautiful son Jesse.

Any donations are welcome.

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  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 7 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 8 yrs
  • Vanessa Lancaster
    • $50 
    • 8 yrs
  • Ryan English
    • $25 
    • 8 yrs
  • Jason May
    • $300 
    • 8 yrs
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kevin Ring
La Jolla, CA
Jamie Rodriguez

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