LYFORD, TX.-Ricardo C. Suarez, 68, was called home by our Lord on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at Sunshine Haven, Olmito, TX. He was born in Lyford, TX on February 28, 1944 to Jose and Corina (Castillo) Suarez.
He is preceded in death by his father Jose Suarez; and is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years Maricela G. Urbiola Suarez of Rio Verde, S.L.P., Mexico; mother Corina Suarez of Raymondville, son Jose Antonio (Andrea) Suarez of Missouri City, TX.; daughter Rosa Corina (Roberto) Suarez-Reyna of San Antonio; sister Gloria (Luciano) Garza of Raymondville; brother Roberto (Teresa) Suarez of Brownsville; numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, compadres and godchildren in our Country and Mexico.
Ricardo proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970 and later became a school teacher for 31 years in the Lyford CISD, Raymondville ISD, CISD, Brownsville ISD and substituted at Lasara ISD and tutored at the Marine Military Academy.
He was a member of the Lyford Lion's Club, Prince of Peace Catholic Church Choir, Valley InterFaith, Texas State Teachers Association, and enjoyed golfing, bowling, traveling, reading, volunteering, dancing, spending time with his family and friends, coaching golf to Lyford CISD students, assisting the Athletic Department in various student organizations, and supporting the Varsity Bulldogs Football Team.
Private family visitations began yesterday Thursday March 22, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.
Visitation will resume today for friends and family from 8:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. with a Holy Rosary to be recited by Bernardino Perez at 7:00 P.M. at Good Shepherd Funeral Home. 1157 W. Hidalgo Raymondville, Texas.
A Funeral Mass will be held to celebrate Ricardo's life Saturday March 24, 2012 officiated by Father Richard MacDonald SCJ, 10:00 A.M. At Prince of Peace Catholic Church. 8413 Park Ave. Lyford, Texas 78569.
Military graveside services will follow at the Raymondville Memorial Park Cemetery and will be conducted by the Raymondville American Legion Post #390 and the Raymondville V.F.W. Post #6719.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Armando Guerrero, Roberto ``Bobby' Reyna Sr., Jose Antonio Suarez, and his golf ``Buddies' Oscar Elizondo, Romeo Rodriguez, and Rene Torres.
In lieu of flowers, you may contribute to The Saenz- Suarez Memorial Scholarship for a senior at Lyford CISD and Raymondville ISD. Contributions may be mailed to Maricela G. Suarez at P.O. Box 625 Raymondville, Texas 78580.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the caring hands of Good Shepherd Funeral Home of Raymondville.
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