MISSION – Gregorio “Shorty” Lopez, 86, passed peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Mr. Lopez was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Garciasville to Gregoria Davila and Alberto Lopez. Hemarried Juanita Moreno on Aug. 27, 1953, in Edinburg, where they lived in the 1960s and moved their family to the Sharyland school district area. He worked for Region One ESC until his 1997 retirement.
Survivors include his children, Nicolas Lopez, Gregoria Lopez and Lupita Mora, all from the Sharyland area, and Rene Lopez of Alma, Ark.; six sisters and two brothers; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
A funeral service was held on March 9 at First Lutheran Church in Edinburg. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Edinburg.