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OBIT-Gilberto Buentello Garcia

ALTON – Gilberto Buentello Garcia, 64, passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 in New Braunfels.

Born in Coahuila, Mexico, Mr. Garcia had lived in Alton most of his life and was a very active member of San Martin De Porres Catholic Church where he served as an usher. He was a handyman and carpenter.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Hilda Pacheco Sanchez of Alton; daughter, Ana Escalera of Sullivan City; stepchildren, Nora Castellano, of Edinburg, Jesus Sanchez of Mission, Bertha Sanchez, Sandra Sanchez and Dalia Sanchez, all of McAllen, Agustin Sanchez of Mission and Zulema Sanchez and Armando Sanchez of Alton; mother, Julia Buentello of Laredo; siblings, Jose Luis Garcia, Santa Leticia Garcia, Juan Manuel Garcia, Juan Carlos Garcia, Lupita Garcia, Ramon Garcia, Ana Julia Vasquez, Martin Garcia and Gabriela Flores; and 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jose Garcia, and stepson, Andres Sanchez.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 3 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg. A funeral will be held on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at San Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Alton. Interment follows at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

Pallbearers will be Ramon Garcia, Martin Garcia, Isair Osvaldo Garcia, Eliazar Flores, David Vasquez and Juan Carlos Escalera.

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