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1948 Heriberto 2021

Heriberto Saldivar

May 12, 1948 — June 3, 2021

Heriberto “Sal” Saldivar, 73, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Friday June 3rd, 2021.

Born in Laredo, TX, Heriberto Saldivar, or Sal as he was known by his friends and family, was a loving father, grandfather, and brother.  He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War by enlisting in the Army and earned the rank of Sergeant. He became part of the distinguished 101st Airborne Division and earned the Bronze Star for his acts of valor, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.  A born-again Christian, he looked to bible and prayer for daily inspiration and visited with troubled juveniles to counsel and advise.

He was preceded in death by his parents Guadalupe Saldivar and Rosa Lydia Saldivar and brothers Guadalupe (Lupito), Jaime, David, and Juan Saldivar.

Left to cherish his memory are his three sons and their families: Heriberto Saldivar Jr. (Gloria, Julian David, Alejandra, & Heriberto III), Richard Saldivar (Irma, Ricardo, & Julianna), and Dennis Saldivar (Brayden).  He is also survived by his siblings Estefana (Fanny) Hernandez, Rogelio (Roy) Saldivar, Noe Saldivar, Jorge (Choche) Saldivar, Ruben Saldivar, Lydia (Lily) Hernandez, Linda Saldivar, Roxanna (Roxy) Valdez, and Melissa (Missy) Saldivar plus many nephews, nieces, family members, and friends.

The family will be receiving condolences on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.

Graveside Service with Military honors will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 2:15 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209.  All attending are asked to join at the cemetery at 2 p.m.

The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to his Ex-wife and the mother of his three sons, Yolanda P. Thornton.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to Volunteers Serving The Need (, Disabled American Veterans (, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (

You may express your condolences, share your favorite memories, and sign the guestbook online at:

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041; (956)722-8850.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Heriberto Saldivar, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, June 9, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels

1410 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78041

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Starts at 2:15 pm (Central time)

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

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