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Chicken Out Raises Money for Family of Dead Fairfax Man

Funeral mass is set for Saturday morning at St. Leo's.

A rotisserie is asking its customers to donate money to help the family of a Fairfax City man who died days after being hit by a car while crossing Eaton Place.

Renie Freedman, spokesman for Gaithersburg-based Chicken Out, said posters will go up in all locations near the company's existing Do Good boxes to help the family of Juan Pablo Hernandez Rodriguez. in the McLean Chicken Out since 2005.

Rodriguez, 66, the father of eight, was struck by a car while crossing Eaton Place in Fairfax City on Dec. 23. He was treated and released by Inova Fairfax Hospital. Then he returned five days later and 

“I understand the box in McLean is already full,” said Freedman, vice president of marketing and public relations for Chicken Out. “Pablo was a wonderful man and left behind many friends.”

Money will be collected during January. The company will present the family with the check a week after collections end, Freedman said.

A funeral mass for Rodriguez will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday at  in Fairfax City.

The remains will be greeted at the church at 9 p.m. Friday which will begin an all-night visitation/viewing by family and friends.

After the mass, Mr. Rodriguez's body will be taken back home to El Salvador accompanied by his oldest son, said Freedman. He will be buried in El Salvador next to his first wife.

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