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OBIT – Rene Reyna

MISSION – Rene Reyna, 83, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at the Autumn Grove Cottage in San Antonio.

Mr. Reyna was born in Sam Fordyce to Urbano and Dorotea Reyna. A graduate of La Joya High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from Pan American University and a master’s from Texas A&I University. He was employed by the Mission Independent School District where he retired as a high school assistant principal. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and sang in the Spanish choir.

Survivors include his children, Dorotea Reyna, Sonya Rodriguez, Rene Reyna, Pastor Carlos Reyna, Rebecca Reyna and Lucinda Roy; siblings, Dora Cavazos and Victoriano Reyna; and 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in his death by his wife, Virginia L. Reyna; his birth parents; adoptive parents, Hipolito and Maria Salinas; daughter, Maria Veronica Reyna; granddaughter, Mia Virginia Reyna; and brother, Urbano Reyna.

A funeral mass was held on Oct. 26 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.

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