McAllen-Nieves Padron, Jr., 90, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, June 15, 2014. He was born in McAllen to Nieves H. and Angelita Barrientes Padron on Oct. 24, 1923.|
Mr. Padron is preceeded in death by his parents, the love of his for 43 years, Lydia S. Padron, his daughter, Blanca Padron Landes, his brothers Roberto and Jose Padron and his sister, Maria Luis Vela.
Mr. Padron was a veteran having served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He later worked in the retail industry and became the first Hispanic manager for W. T. Grants and other local retailers until his retirement.
Mr. Padron is survived by his adoring children which include Minerva (Mario) Alvarado and two sons, Mario (Pat) Padron and Tony (Sonia) Padron; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Viewing will begin at 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 with a 7 p.m. Rosary being recited at Ceballos Funeral Home of McAllen.
A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg.
Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in Mission with military honors conducted by VFW Post #8788.
Funeral arrangements and services were entrusted to the care of Ceballos Funeral Home of McAllen.
Published in Brownsville Herald on June 17, 2014