MISSION – Ciro Ochoa Sr. passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in McAllen.
Mr. Ochoa was born in La Feria and lived there until 1964 when he moved to Mission. He worked at his beauty shop until his retirement. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Maria de la Luz Ochoa; sons, Ciro Ochoa Jr. of Mission, Eli Ochoa of McAllen and Lino Ochoa of Mission; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Maria and Guadalupe Ochoa, and siblings, Jose Maria Ochoa, Humberto Ochoa, Delia Ochoa and Carmela Cavazos.
A funeral mass was held on Dec. 9 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Burial with military honors followed at Rio Grande Valley Veterans Cemetery in Mission.
Pallbearers were Joe Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, Danny Prado, Noe Moraida III, Robert Farias, Hector Gandaria, Joseph Tamez and Michael Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Ralph Cantu, Ricardo Chapa, Arturo Guerra, Tony Diaz, Bobby Champion, Carlos Alaniz and Jerry Saenz.