Submitted by the family
35 years old of Winter Park, FL died August 12 2020. He fought a rare cancer for 18 months w. Humor and Courage. Rod was a 2nd Degree Black Belt, a Touring Yo-Yo Pro; Semi-Pro Paintballer; played 4 Varsity H.S. Sports for Lake Mary; honored by Duke University
Talent Search. Enjoyed all water sports. Rod was an amazing juggler and magician. Modeled for textbooks and magazines. Rod was awarded a FULL Academic Scholarship to College. Rod also completed 4 years of Hebrew HS while attending Lake Mary, graduating with
Honors. He Managed and Bartended at several Downtown Orlando Clubs and Bars. - World Cup Soccer Opening Ceremony participant. Rod also did endangered Cheetah Research at a Conservation Center. His magnetic & upbeat personality touched and inspired hundreds
around him to be kind, accepting, thoughtful and brave. - Rod was "A Mensch".
Rod was loved and appreciated by so many, but the depth of LOVE for him is unbelievable. He is survived by his cool Jack Russell Terrier, EZAH, by his mom & dad SUZIE & RON BOBELE and his sister SKYE.
Rod's life ended way too soon. He will be a light in our hearts forever. MAY HIS MEMORY BE A BLESSING.