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Fortunato M. Aldape

January 12, 1942 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

FORTUNATO M. ALDAPE

January 12, 1942 – March 22, 2021

 

Fortunato M. Aldape, 79, joined our Lord in His heavenly kingdom on Monday, March 22, 2021.

 

Fortunato M. Aldape (Tito) was a native of Laredo, TX who was the son of Emilio V. Sr and Librada Aldape who started a family owned automotive repair business, Emilio V. Aldape Auto Sales and Service, that served the Laredo community for over 50 years.  He served his country honorably with the US Air Force and was stationed in Montana, USA and London, England.  He was a graduate of Martin High School who went on to earn his BBA and MS degrees from Texas A&I University at Laredo and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, respectively.  Before retiring, he most recently worked for Laredo Community College as the Industrial Trades Coordinator and previously had worked for numerous global automotive companies, i.e. HONDA USA and DANA Corporation, at various levels of management. 

 

Throughout his life he enjoyed the sport of golf, becoming an avid golfer who developed into a highly skilled and proficient player winning numerous prestigious tournaments, locally and in Mexico.  He very much enjoyed the regular weekend golf outings with his fellow golfing friends.  But, most of all he enjoyed golfing with his sons and attending PGA tournaments with them.  This brought him great joy.

 

He loved his mother and father and was very close with his brothers and sisters and their families, thoroughly enjoying visiting and traveling with them often.  The closeness he had with brothers and sisters was very special and cherished the moments he spent with them always.  He also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, getting together socially; in particular, meeting for early breakfast and weekend carne asadas.

 

He enjoyed traveling with his wife Cata to exotic destinations, i.e. Costa Rica, Colombia, Puerto Rico, and numerous destinations throughout Mexico, i.e. Acapulco and Mexico City. He was a loving father who found great joy spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  He loved his family dearly and cherished the time he spent with them always.  He was very proud of his children and cherished watching them grow to complete college, earn advanced degrees, and/or start businesses and have professional careers and families of their own.  He loved his grandchildren and took great interest and pride in seeing them grow into young professionals and begin their young lives. 

 

He was a man of distinguished character who loved his family.  His family loved him beyond measure and will miss him always.  Rest In Peace Dad, we love you and miss you already!

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Emilio V. and Librada Aldape.

 

Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife; Catalina Aldape, their children; Tito (Diana) Aldape, Tony (Cindy) Aldape, Dr. Adolfo (Nina) Aldape, Michelle (Robert) Cadena, Marissa (Joe) Garza. As well as grandchildren; Brittney Aldape, Paige Aldape, TJ Aldape, Joey Aldape, Nic Aldape, Madi Aldape, Jordan Aldape, Jackson Aldape, Steven Cadena, Matthew Cadena, Emily Cadena, Michael Cadena, Andrew Garza, great grandchildren; Brandon Cadena, Jacob Cadena and siblings; Emilio V. (Barbara) Aldape, Angela (Tomas) Martinez, Johnny (Cristina) Aldape and Olga Pietrantonio.

 

The family will be receiving condolences on Friday evening, March 26, 2021 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, 1410 Jacaman Rd.; where a Rosary will commence at 7 p.m.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning, March 27, 2021 departing at 9 a.m. from Joe Jackson North Funeral Chapels to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m.

 

Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers will be: TJ Aldape, Joey Aldape, Nic Aldape, Andrew Garza, Steven Cadena, Matthew Cadena, Michael Cadena and Jordan Aldape.

 

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

 

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.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
March 26, 2021

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services
1410 Jacaman Rd.
Laredo, TX 78043

Rosary
Friday
March 26, 2021

7:00 PM
Joe Jackson North Funeral & Cremation Services
1410 Jacaman Rd.
Laredo, TX 78043

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
March 27, 2021

9:30 AM
San Martin de Porres Catholic Church
1704 Sandman
Laredo, TX 78041

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
March 27, 2021

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
3600 McPherson Rd.
Laredo, TX 78040

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