Roberto Ruiz, age 73, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Harlingen, Texas. He was born on July 15, 1947 to Amador and Berta H. Ruiz Sr. Roberto graduated from Los Fresnos High School in 1967, and from University of Texas-Pan American at Brownsville in 197?. He proudly served as a member of the United States Marine Corp Reserve. He served his community as a teacher, and football, and track coach in San Benito and Los Fresnos. He was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in San Benito.
Roberto is preceded in death by his beloved wife Irma G., his granddaughter Selma Larraga, his parents Amador and Berta H. Ruiz, Sr., brother Amador, Jr., and sisters Juanita “Janie” and Maria Inez (+Carlos) Soto.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Erika Ruiz and Jessica (Matthew) Schnupp; his grandchildren Sabine and Seyla Larraga, Susanna, James, and Mary Margaret Schnupp; and his siblings Lupita Ruiz, Jose (Anna) Ruiz, and Amalia “Molly” (Robert) Cowger. He is also survived by the Garcia family, his in-laws, Anita (+Trinidad) Salinas, Leonel (Aida) Garcia, Juventino (Priscilla), Jr., Hilda, and Adrian. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., with the recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 13, at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church in San Benito, Texas. Committal services will then follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park
Honored to serve as pallbearers will be Jose Ruiz, Lionel Garcia, Adrian Garcia, Chris Sopha, Frank Ruiz, and Lupe Noriega.
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