Friday, July 13, 2018



Chic Silber said...

I've just learned that Hans Rode

died on Thursday June 28th

He was 80 & he died peacefully

A celebration of life will be

held tomorrow Saturday the 14th

at the "Sarasota Football Club"

the soccer club he established

at 5227 Richardson Road here in

Sarasota from 1P until 4P

Hans was the younger brother of

Bruno that headed up "The Rodos"

The family operated the German

restaurant "Old Heidelberg Castle"

in Sarasota for many years

As shown above with his exwife

Roesmarie they performed as "The

Palace Duo" an incredible very

high working scary cradle act

Charles Hanson said...

High working scary cradle act sums it right up.....It would have to be one of the best cradle acts I ever saw....You were almost happy when it was was that scary, the best of the best.

Chic Silber said...

To me they were the BEST EVER

of the many cradle acts I've seen

I saw Hans at the club not very

long ago (or was it)

Chic Silber said...

There was an incredible turnout

at the soccer club today for

the celebration for Hans Rode

Johnny Yong who was a board

member as well as a retired

circus performer & a retired

Sheriff's deputy in Sarasota

told me there were more than

300 guests in attendance

A rowdy bunch as imagined

3 of the 4 surviving "Rodo"

girls were there including

Rosie Inge & Marlene but

Eva wasn't able to attend

Chic Silber said...

His son "Hansie" (as I knew him)

told that his father died very

quitly napping in his lounger

after his dinner while watching

the 'World Cup Soccer" on TV

Certainly the best way to go