Generosity Remembered

The Sequoia Hospital Foundation recently received a generous $600,000 gift from the estate of Joseph and Ida Rodondi in support  of Dignity Health Sequoia Hospital’s award-winning Heart & Vascular Institute. The Rodondi’s support will help Sequoia Hospital build on its strong legacy of pioneering cardiac care.

Joseph and Ida Rodondi were treasured members of Sequoia’s community. Joseph served in the United States Army during World War II, storming Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. He returned home after the war, married Ida, the love of his life, and worked in the steel industry briefly before becoming a realtor in the family business. The couple was married for 65 years until Joseph’s death in 2015. Ida followed in 2017.

Their shared love of Sequoia Hospital inspired their significant legacy gift, something they kept to themselves during their lifetime.