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Obituary – Oswaldo “Baldo” Garza

McALLEN – Oswaldo “Baldo” Ronaldo Garza, a long-time McAllen, Texas, resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 9th, 2020.

Baldo is survived by his parents; his wife, Sarah Garza; his sons, Harley (Rob), Oswaldo (Brianda), and Travis (Karen) Garza; his sister and brothers, Pajita Solano, Steven Garza, and Ramiro Garza Jr.

Oswaldo “Baldo” Garza

Baldo was born November 6, 1961, in San Fernando, California, to Ramiro and Charlene Garza. He moved to La Joya, Texas, in 1974 and graduated from La Joya High School in 1979. After graduation, Baldo began work with Martin Valley Ranch as their water and wastewater manager. On September 7, 1985, he married Sarah, a hairstylist from Brownsville, Texas. Within a few years, they had welcomed three sons into their lives, all of whom Baldo cherished.

From the beginning Baldo was a dedicated and resourceful employee, working throughout his career in water treatment, helping many cities and towns in Texas and in Georgia update and improve their facilities. Most recently he was Regional Business Manager for ESG Operations, Inc., for their Southwestern Region.

Baldo was a devoted and selfless father and husband, who spent many family vacations with Sarah and his sons in the family RV, exploring the southwestern United States. Most of all, he cherished his granddaughter, Scarlet, born in 2017 to his son, Travis.

Baldo spent his leisure time in a wide variety of ways, including fishing, hunting, golfing, and collecting various cars, boats, and motorcycles. He could also be found, if doing nothing else, working on his yard, or, in his words “meditating.” He was a problem-solver, who often took on difficult projects at work and around the house. Baldo was a spiritual man, and a member of Baptist Temple Church in McAllen.

He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

The service will be at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Services will be private, and limited to immediate family only, due to the current health restrictions. For those wishing to pay their respects, a live stream will be available online.

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