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DEATH NOTICE-Gary Olsen

MISSION - Gary Olsen, 74, passed away on Thursday May 1, 2014, at his home in Mission.

OBIT-George Batista Pelizzari

MISSION, TEXAS – George Batista Pelizzari, 71, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Nursing Home in McAllen.

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DEATH NOTICE-Juan Garcia

ALTON - Juan Garcia, 65, passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home in Alton.

OBIT-Fr. Jim Pfeifer, OMI

20140502 Father-PfeifferFebruary 16, 1927, Alamo, Texas – April 23, 2014, Mission, Texas

Fr. James Edward Pfeifer, OMI, son of Steve and Marie Louisa, “Fr. Jim”, priest of Jesus Christ and Oblate of Mary Immaculate, a real man’s man and a real Priest’s priest, came gently, quietly and “plumb wore out” to the end of the trail, finishing the long journey and great adventure of his life, dying at the old Guadalupe Church, which he just finished working so hard and enthusiastically to repair and expand. He’s been “almost home” for the last few months.

He was preceded in death by Frances L. Trcalek, Stephen Pfeifer, Ronald T. Pfeifer, Charles J. Pfeifer, Catherine R. Haden and his dog, Paco, who were already waiting with the porch light on to welcome him home.

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OBIT-Loreta G. Sanchez

MISSION - Loreta G. Sanchez, 91, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Arbor View Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Edinburg.

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DEATH NOTICE-Jean Brown

MISSION - Jean Brown, 78, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

DEATH NOTICE-Alberto Lopez

MISSION – A funeral service for Alberto Lopez will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Maria Munguia

MISSION – A funeral service for Maria Munguia will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

OBIT-Fernando “Zapata” Rivera Jr.

20140502 Rivera-ObitMISSION — On April 27th, 2014, Fernando “Zapata” Rivera, Jr., devout Roman Catholic, beloved husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, friend, and farmer, answered God’s call. The Lord saw that Fernando was ailing, and cure was not to be. He put His arms around him and whispered, “Come home with me, my son.”

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dolores; sons, Fernando III and Gerardo Antonio Rivera; brothers, Arturo, Jesus M., Jose Omar and Francisco Rivera; sisters, Teresa Recio, Maria Antonia Rivera, EdD., Maria Lourdes Mayer, Amelia Rivera Garza, Maria Elena and Carmen Rivera.

Fernando was preceded in death by his parents, Fernando and Maximina Rivera; baby brother, Cruz; grandmothers, Felipa F. Sanchez and Teresa M. Rivera; his beloved great aunt, Jesusa “Chucha”; great uncle, Juan Sanchez; and aunt, Guadalupe S. Izaguirre.

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DEATH NOTICE-Fernando Rivera Jr.

MISSION – A funeral service for Fernando Rivera Jr. will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Santos De Leon

ALTON - Santos De Leon, 74, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.

DEATH NOTICE-Maria Garcia

MISSION - Maria Garcia, 52, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at her home in Mission.

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