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OBIT-Joaquin ‘Jake’ Longoria, Jr.

MISSION – Joaquin ‘Jake’ Longoria, Jr., passed away, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. He was the son of Joaquin and Isabel Longoria,

Jake was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, earned a Master’s Degree from Pan American University, worked as a teacher, coach, and administrator for the Mission School District a total of 39 years, an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a devoted New York Yankees fan.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gloria; children, Joaquin III Longoria, Jackie Milligan and George Longoria;6 grandchildren; and Caitlin Laurel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Lizandro; and a sister, Elida.

A funeral mass was held today at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.

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