In memory of
Rodney Mariani
In memory of
Rodney Mariani
Rodney Mariani July 18, 1944 - November 13, 2017 Lifelong Resident of Alameda Rodney Mariani, a lifetime resident of Alameda, passed away on Monday November 13, 2017 peacefully surrounded by his wife, brothers, extended family and friends. Rodney was the son of the late Mario and Wanda (Andreini) Mariani. Rodney, born in 1944, was president of his high school class, attended San Jose State University, attended Law School at Lincoln University, become a world traveler, adventurer and sailor. Rodney traveled through Europe after graduation from college and spent another year traveling through Africa after law school. Among other adventures Rodney climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 1976 and completed a 500-mile bicycle trip from Texas to Kansas in 1992. With his wife Liz they took many trips to Europe, Mexico, Southwest US and the Caribbean bare boating, scuba diving and enjoying life. He transformed an island property in the California Delta into a family and friends retreat. He began his law practice in Alameda in 1976 where he found his calling in life – it was a perfect profession for Rodney who was a passionate advocate for his clients. Rodney believed that "an attorney can be your most valued friend when you have a legal problem" and he practiced that advice to it's fullest. He loved reading history and politics and enjoyed nothing better than having a philosophical conversation about the state of world affairs. Rodney is survived by Liz Lightstone, his wife for 30 years; his brothers Mario (and wife Wendy) and Greg (and wife Karen); and many extended Mariani and Lightstone family members. Rodney loved his nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews - they were one of the most important parts of his life. A gathering was held on Saturday, November 18th to celebrate Rodney's life. For further information please call: Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director (FDR-745). View the online memorial for Rodney  Mariani ... Show More
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