Steven J. Rodriguez

January 26, 1983 - May 4, 2020

01/26/1983 - 05/04/2020

Steven J. Rodriguez, 37, of Bellaire, OH died Monday, May 4, 2020 in St. Clairsville, OH. He was born January 26, 1983 in San Antonio, TX a son of Bertha Garza Moreno and Ruben Rodriguez.

Steve was the Chief of Operations for START (Special Tactics and Rescue Training), a Catholic by faith and was a member of Bellaire VFW. Steve proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corp for nine years stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ermilo Garza; his three loving dogs, Angel, Sissy and Raja.

Surviving are his mother, Bertha (Mario) Garza Moreno and his father, Ruben Rodriguez both of San Antonio, TX; a son, Sebastian Rodriguez and his girlfriend Harley Moffo both of Steubenville, OH; two sisters, Stefanie Saenz and Tracy Rodriguez both of San Antonio; his maternal grandmother, Louisa Garza; his paternal grandmother, Elia Rodriguez; his best friend, U.S. Marine Corp Veteran, Dinero Ciardelli of Bellaire.

Steve will be shipped out to San Antonio, TX for proper burial in Espada Mission Cemetery Cemetery.

Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes – Bellaire.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bellaire VFW Post 626 by going to “”

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Ralph Gebhardt
3 years ago

Our sincere condolences to Steve’s family for your loss. I had the honor to work with Steve (Nick name Paco) on some well pads in western PA. A great humanitarian and one who always had your back. You’ll be missed by so many .”God Speed” my friend.

Jessica Uribe
3 years ago

Steven, where to begin. I miss you more than words. Thank you for the fun and crazy memories we had in high school. Always you me and my brother. But mainly you and TJ getting into trouble. You will forever be in my heart. Thank you for the memories my dear friend. You will be forever missed.

Anthony Tejeda
3 years ago

Steven it has been man years since we last spoke. Our last conversation was you smiling at me and laughing. You had a wonderful smile bud. From all of your classmates at Southside ISD you will be truly missed.

3 years ago

Brother, my little brother you will forever be in my heart
Distance will have no measure for the love and memories we have of one another
Our times together and long talks will be engraved in my heart
Your memory will live on and your son will always be reminded of how much love you have for him
Over the rainbow and beyond with your girls
I love you

Anthony Cruz
3 years ago

Brother I’ve got so much to say and don’t know how to put it. You will be dearly missed. Unfortunately I’ve missed the opportunity to tell you I love you bro. We’ve been through so much together. There’s been good times and bad. We made it through some of the toughest times together. You are forever in the hearts of Mighty 1st Platoon. No matter what the situation was, you always brought out the good in things. To the family of Rodriguez. To Mighty 1st Platoon he was known as Rod. Rod is a great Marine, and a great friend. He was very much loved by every Marine he has served with. My deepest condolences to you all. Rod, guard heavens gates well brother.

Harley Moffo
3 years ago

I would do anything for you to be here with us. You might be gone, but you will never be forgotten! I promise for as long as I live, my goal in life will be to make sure your son knows how much you loved him! Forever, our angel. We love you babe, I miss you more than anyone will ever understand! I will stay strong for our son. I hope you are running around on the beach somewhere with the girls while they chase the crabs:-*

Tim Ciardelli
3 years ago

Please accept my sincere condolences. I am honored to have known Steven. Just know I will keep him in my prayers. Thank you for your service.

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum
3 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Steven J. Rodriguez, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Marine Veteran, Steven J. Rodriguez, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Jane Hess
3 years ago

To a great guy I loved as a son! May you Rest In Peace! I will never forget you!

Dora Garza
3 years ago

May the light of God shine on you my dearest nephew. You will be greatly missed.