Clara “Midge” Rodriguez, 71

Clara “Midge” (Himes) Rodriguez, 71, wife of the late Luis Rodriguez, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at Reading Hospital.

Born in Norristown, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian (Wagner) Himes.

Clara liked fake flowers and going shopping. She also enjoyed listening to old country music and was a talented seamstress. Clara loved all animals and regularly enjoyed watching animal television shows at night. Midge loved spending time with her grandchildren above all else. She will be remembered as a very loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving is her daughter Vivian Shattah; son Wilson Laboy; daughter Benita Rizzuto; daughter Rose Williams; daughter Margarita Walker; son Luis F. Rodriguez; and son Noel Michael Rodriguez; sisters Lillian Kelley, Rosemary Himes, Esther Garcia, Sarah Istenes, and Gloria Campos; 23 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Rodriguez; sister Karen Himes; brothers Walter Himes Jr., Elmer Himes, Robert Himes, and Joey Himes.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home (1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525). Burial will follow at Bechtelsville Union Cemetery. A viewing will also be held on Monday, August 22, 2022, from 9:30-11:00AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Clara’s name.

Add My Condolences

My condolences to the family I grew up with Louie and Midge and the whole Rodriguez family,she was a second mother to me so if anything makes me smile is knowing she's reunited with Louie!!

~ John Butler Dayville, Ct
8/19/2022 10:44:23 AM

Our deepest condolences to the whole family. She was a beautiful person and will be missed by all who knew her.

~ Tony & Stacey Garcia
8/18/2022 6:14:27 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss Wil. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cheryl Kahn

8/18/2022 2:05:40 PM

Wil, my thought and prayers are with you and family. Take care Pal, see you soon. Ken Y.

~ Ken Yoder Bally, PA
8/18/2022 1:43:44 PM

I hope dad doesn't snore in Heaven and keep you awake! Love and miss you both...

~ Wil A. Laboy
8/18/2022 12:24:03 PM

So Sorry for everyone's loss.

~ David malone Reading, PA
8/18/2022 10:46:40 AM