International Dredging Review

International Dredging Review

It is with great sorrow that we report that Wilbur Rodriguez died this morning – December 15 2009. He was a partner with Thomas B. Wetta in Kenner Marine and Machinery and later connected with Dredging Supply Company remaining active until his death.

He was born on November 13 1929.

His funeral will be on Saturday December 19th at St. Charles Borromeo Church 13396 River Road Destrehan Louisiana. Viewing is from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. and he will rest at the St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum.

Robert Wetta president of Dredging Supply Company said: “Today marks a sad day for the DSC family with the passing of Wilber Rodriguez. Please pray for Mrs. Loretta and Alicia for their strength and understanding during this difficult time. Let us rejoice as we remember Wilber and his character; a caring man a gentle man spreader of happiness dedicated to his family dedicated to his work and a man that put everyone else’s feelings and needs ahead of his own.

“Everyone that Wilber touched has their own special memories of him and I am confident to say that your memory included a smile a laugh probably a joke that you would later tell to someone else. His joy was infectious to those that knew him.

“Let Wilber now rest in PEACE and continue spreading his special joy to the Heavens.

“Interestingly enough – today is the anniversary of my Dad’s (Thomas B. Wetta’s) death. Not sure if it was coincidence or not. Many people think my Dad and Wilber are already planning about what dredge they will buy next. Two good friends reunited.”