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Roberto Saldivar, Sr.

December 23, 1945 — February 1, 2022

Brownsville, Texas

Roberto Saldivar, Sr.

BROWNSVILLE, TX. – Roberto Saldivar, Sr. was called to be with the Lord on Tuesday, the 1st of February 2022. He was seventy-six years of age.

Robert, as he was affectionately known to many, was most at peace when he was with his family. Whether he was rooting (or yelling) for his beloved Dallas Cowboys, enjoying family dinners, or playing with his grandchildren, Robert loved the family atmosphere he and his wife had created. His family was his life.

Robert was born on December 23, 1945 to Juan and Facunda Saldivar in Brownsville, Texas. He was raised in Brownsville and graduated from Brownsville High School in 1964. While attending Texas Southmost College, he was called to serve his country. Robert served in the United States Army while stationed in Okinawa from 1966 to 1968. Robert returned from service to his future wife, Olga De La Rosa. They were married in 1971. Robert then began working for Union Pacific Railroad where he worked for thirty-five years. Upon retiring, Robert returned to college where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Texas Southmost College in 1995.

Preceding Robert in death were his parents, Juan and Facunda Saldivar; sisters, Anita Rodriguez and her husband Santiago and Inez Frausto and her husband Jose Sr.; his brother, Gregorio Quiroz; and brothers-in-law, Genaro B. Aldaco and Guadalupe Garcia.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his wife of fifty-one years, Olga Saldivar; sons, Roberto Saldivar Jr. (Lesleigh) and John Joseph Saldivar, Sr. (Shari); four beautiful grandchildren, his pride and joys, John Joseph Saldivar Jr., Lilia Marie Saldivar, Austin Christoval Saldivar, and Cade Stephen Saldivar; sisters Lucia Gomez, Juanita Vasquez, Magdalena Aldaco, and Andrea Garcia; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

All services will be held on Wednesday, the 9th of February 2022. Visiting hours will be held between the hours of ten o’clock in the morning and twelve noon, with a recitation of the holy rosary to begin at twelve noon within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at two o’clock in the afternoon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1200 Lincoln Street, Brownsville. Committal services with military honors will then follow, via an escorted procession, at Buena Vista Burial Park, 5 McDavitt Boulevard, Brownsville.

Pallbearers will be John Joseph Saldivar Jr., Samuel De La Rosa, Johnny De La Rosa, Santiago Rodriguez, Jesus M. Vasquez Sr., and Tomas Gomez Sr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Juan Jose De La Rosa, Roberto Rodriguez, Marcos Zavala, and Jose Frausto Jr.

Memories of Robert may be shared at www.darlingmouser.com.

Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.

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Past Services

Visiting Hours

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Recitation of the Rosary

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm

Darling-Mouser Funeral Home - East Chapel

945 Palm Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church

1200 Lincoln Street, Brownsville, TX 78521

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm

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