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Sabino M. Vasquez(1951 - 2013)

Sabino M. Vasquez, 61, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Rosary: 6 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Sabino was born Dec. 29, 1951. Sabino was a member of the Fort Worth Fire Department for 33 years, where he served as an arson investigator and bomb technician. On Sept. 15, 1999, he played an active role in the Wedgwood Baptist Church incident and also at the memorial service following. He participated in career days at various local schools, educating young people interested in a career as a firefighter. He attended the FBI Hazardous Device School and then the Army School of Ammunition in England, U.K., to take an advanced course in explosives and improvised explosive devices. He also attended the National Fire Academy for advanced courses in the field of arson investigation. The last goal he achieved was Aug. 13, 2011, when he graduated with a master of arts in criminology and criminal justice. Survivors: Wife, Maricruz Vasquez; sons, Sabino Vasquez Jr. and wife, Karen, and Jesus Vasquez; stepdaughters, Anita Michelle Salas and Mary Jeanette Salas; father, Apolonio Vasquez; brother, Pablo Vasquez and wife, Juanita; brother, Jacinto Vasquez and wife, Alejandra; sister, Amada Contreras and husband, Rafael; sister, Elisa Hernandez and husband, Fermin; brother, Ramon Vasquez and wife, Silvia; brother, Jose Vasquez and wife, Adriana; brother, Miguel Vasquez; granddaughter, Khloe Vasquez; grandson, Max Junior Munguia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other friends and relatives.

Published in Star-Telegram from July 10 to July 12, 2013
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