PEDRO GARZA, JR.
FEBRUARY 5, 1947 – JANUARY 21, 2022
On Friday, January 21, 2022, Mr. Pedro Garza Jr., 74, entered into the Eternal Kingdom, having been surrounded by his loving family at his side. Pedro served his country proudly in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and continued serving his fellow man in the Webb County Sheriff’s Department for over 30 years having retired at the rank of Captain. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Pedro Garza Sr. and Anita R. Garza; father and mother in law: Pedro C. and Anita Gonzalez; wife: Mary Ellen Garza; siblings: Anita G. (Armando) Rodriguez; brothers-in-law: Felipe Ramirez and Alejandro Castillo.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons: Br. Rubén Vicente Garza, BBD, Rafael Valentín (Alejandra) Garza Sr.; grandchildren: Ana Luisa Garza, Eriq G. Garza, Rafael Valentín Garza Jr.; siblings: Hortencia Garza Ramirez, Lucila Garza Castillo, Elsa (Armando Sr.) Garza Villalon, Martin Garza, Sylvia (Juan) Garza Cobos; brother in law: Anthony B. (Elsie) Gonzalez; family friend: Maria Castro, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The family will receive condolences on Monday, January 24, 2022 from 5 until 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez, where a Vigil for the Deceased and Rosary will be held at 7 p.m.
Funeral procession will depart the chapel at 9:40 am on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 109 N Meadow Ave, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Rite of Committal and Interment with Military Honors will follow at the family plot in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Eriq G. Garza, Rafael V. Garza, Jr., Armando Rodriguez, III, Felipe Ramirez, IV, Orlando Martinez, Alberto Villalon Jr., Gilberto Villalon, and Mark Cobos.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Martin Garza, Alejandro Castillo, Jr., Armando Rodriguez Jr. +, Rubén Vicente Garza, and Rafael Valentín Garza.
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Arrangements are under the care and direction of the funeral service professionals at Joe Jackson Heights Funeral Chapels, 719 Loring at Cortez, Laredo, TX 78040, 956.722.0001