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Miguel Amaro

December 16, 1944 — May 6, 2020

Miguel M. Amaro

December 16, 1944-May 6, 2020

Miguel M. Amaro passed away in his home on May 6, 2020 in Laredo, Texas, due to complications following a five-year battle with lung cancer. He was 75 years old.

Mr. Amaro was born on December 16, 1944 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico to his parents Pioquinto Amaro Maldonado+ and Maria del Carmen Maldonado de Amaro+. He immigrated to Laredo, Texas after marrying the love of his life Maria Elizabeth (Varela) Amaro and both became naturalized U.S. citizens in 1985. Together they built a loving home with their three children. He served his community as a successful business owner of A&A Welding Ironworks & Ornamental Welding, providing structural foundations and promoting ironworks security throughout Laredo and South Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Caritina, Jose, Simon, and Floriberto.

Mr. Amaro is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ma. Elizabeth Varela de Amaro; daughter Sonia (Jose) Arredondo and their children, Stephanie Ramirez, Jose M. and Carolina Arredondo; son Alejandro (Diana) Amaro and their children, Andrea Amaro, Alex (Jessica) Amaro, great-grandchildren Mia, Madeline, Luke+ and Violet; and daughter Veronica (Juan D) Garza and their children Daniella and Joaquin Garza. He is also survived by sister Natalia Whipps, half-brothers Juan and Aurelio, and half-sisters Socorro, Claudia and Nora.

Mr. Amaro was a patient and supportive father, grandfather, great-grandfather and community member. His strong work ethic was unparalleled by anyone. He had a passion for collecting coins, watching soccer, and making people smile. He was presented a Paul Harris Fellow from the Laredo Daybreak Rotary Club in recognition of his service to the community.

The family will be receiving condolences on Monday evening, May 11, 2020 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 719 Loring Ave., where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.  Cremation services will be held at a later date in a private ceremony.

**Visitation will be according to the new orders issued by the governor of the State of Texas and limited to a 25% capacity at the funeral chapel. Everyone must wear a mask in order to attend services. **

The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to: Dr. Mateo Reyes & Staff for his continued healthcare throughout his illness.  START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio, Dr. Drengler, Dr. Patnik, Dr.Mira and all their staff.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that you consider making a donation to: South Texas Food Bank, 2120 Jefferson St., Laredo, TX 78040; 956-726-3120; or online at

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 Heights Funeral Chapels & Cremation Services, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, Texas 78040; (956)722-0001.

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Service Schedule

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Monday, May 11, 2020

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

719 N Loring Ave, Laredo, TX 78040

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