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OBIT – Raul Chapa

MISSION – Raul Chapa, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

Mr. Chapa was a U.S. Marine veteran. He became one of the first volunteers with the first Rio Grande City Fire Department and also volunteered with the Mission Fire Department. He worked at McAllen State Bank the last 15 years of his career as a security guard. He was a long time member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Isabel; children, Raul Jr. of Austin and Sylvia Lopez of Mission; numerous siblings; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Maria Elena; parents; and one brother and one sister.

A funeral mass was held on Aug. 11 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission.

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