Rafael Sida, 54, of El Paso, TX passed away November 4, 2012. His loving parents and daughter along with other family members were by his side when he drifted off to be with the Lord. He was born to Rafael and Rosario Sida on June 10, 1958. Rafael was a graduate of Jefferson High School class of 1976. His passion for playing the trumpet earned him a four year scholarship to The University of Texas at El Paso studying pre-law. His favorite pass times were included reading, enhancing his political knowledge and watching boxing matches. Rafael is survived by his one and only daughter Priscilla Sida, three beautiful granddaughters, Arianna, Andrea and Alana, his loving parents Rafael and Rosario Sida, his brothers, Antonio, Victor and Carlos and sisters, Martha and Maribel. He also leaves several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:00 am on Friday, November 9, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Services under the direction of Hillcrest Funeral Home. 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332.
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Published in El Paso Times from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, 2012