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The father of a daughter and the man that was loved dearly

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Hello,
We are the Rodriguez, Berman family We truly appreciate you taking a moment to read and share our loss.

On the morning of May 10th, Zet Rodriguez headed to work after saying goodbye to his newborn daughter and partner. A block from his home, he was stopped and robbed at gunpoint. During the robbery, Zet was shot in the chest. Hearing Zet’s agonizing cries for help, brave neighbors ran outside to provide first aid and called for paramedics. Despite the courageous efforts of neighbors, paramedics, and the emergency room staff at Loyola Hospital, Zet passed away during surgery.

Zet leaves behind his partner, Lillie, and their 6-month-old daughter, Isabella. Zet and Lillie had recently confirmed that they are expecting their second child.

For our families and community, the impact of his violent and sudden murder is made more difficult by the now-present absence of a father, partner, son, brother, and contributing member of this city. Zet was a graduate of Noble Street College Prep, a DACA recipient, and a graduate of Albion College, Michigan. In 2022, with a psychology degree in hand, Zet returned to Chicago to begin his career in social work and help individuals struggling with trauma, depression, and addiction.

Zet was his family's primary income earner. We are raising funds because Lillie is left with the immediate and overwhelming responsibility of covering the funeral expenses and becoming their children's primary financial provider.

All funds collected will pay for Zet's funeral expenses and provide financial support to Lillie, Isabella, and the expected baby.

( Spanish )

Hola,
Somos la familia Rodríguez Berman. Les agradecemos sinceramente que se tomen un momento para leer y compartir nuestra pérdida.



En la mañana del 10 de Mayo, Zet Rodriguez se dirigía al trabajo después de despedirse de su hija recién nacida y de su pareja. A una cuadra de su casa, le dieron el alto y le robaron a punta de pistola. Durante el robo, Zet recibió un disparo en el pecho. Al oír los agónicos gritos de auxilio de Zet, unos valientes vecinos salieron corriendo a prestarle los primeros auxilios y llamaron a los paramédicos. A pesar de los valientes esfuerzos de los vecinos, los paramédicos y el personal de urgencias del Hospital Loyola, Zet falleció durante la operación.



Zet deja atrás a su pareja, Lillie, y a su hija de 6 meses, Isabella. Zet y Lillie habían confirmado recientemente que esperaban su segundo hijo.



Para nuestras familias y la comunidad, el impacto de su asesinato violento y repentino se hace más difícil por la ausencia ahora presente de un padre, compañera, hijo, hermano y miembro contribuyente de esta ciudad. Zet era un graduado de Noble Street College Prep, un beneficiario de DACA y un graduado de Albion College, Michigan. En 2022, con un Titulo Universitario en Psicología en mano, Zet regresó a Chicago para comenzar su carrera en trabajo social y ayudar a individuos que luchan contra el trauma, la depresión y la adicción.


Zet era el principal sostén económico de su familia. Estamos recaudando fondos porque Lillie se queda con la responsabilidad inmediata y abrumadora de cubrir los gastos del funeral y convertirse en el principal proveedor financiero de sus hijos.


Todos los fondos recaudados servirán para pagar los gastos funerarios de Zet y proporcionar ayuda económica a Lillie, Isabella y el bebé que se espera.

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Maggie Berman
Organizer
Chicago, IL
Beny Rodriguez
Team member
Lillie Berman
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