Newport This Week

Donald “Jitters” F. Roderick, 84,

of Newport, passed away March 26, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Trudy Nihart Roderick. He was a traffic aide for more than 20 years and was working until just a few weeks ago. He was a retired NETC Police Officer and a Newport Police Auxiliary Officer in the 1960s as well as a DARE Officer. Besides his wife, he leaves behind his children, Teri-Lee Nihart of Middletown; Mickey Trainor of Florida; Danny Trainor of California; Deborah Viana of Florida; and Donna Witkowski of California; his sisters, Dorothy Roderick of Newport and Elizabeth Cook of Portsmouth and five grandchildren. He had a passion for softball and basketball which he continued to play well into his 70s and also loved karaoke, Frank Sinatra songs being his favorite to perform.

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