Hector Arredondo, 58, a resident of Baytown, was born on April 25, 1952, and was called to the Golden Gates of Heaven on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.
Hector, a loving son, husband, father, brother and grandfather was preceded in death by his father, Vicente Arredondo; son, Hector Arredondo, Jr. and stepson, Saul Rodriguez.
He is survived, to cherish his memories, by his mother, Juanita Arredondo of Los Fresnos, wife Sarah Arredondo of Baytown; brothers, Ramon (Liz) of League City, TX, Criselda Reyes (Ernesto), Valentin (Noemi), both from Dickinson, TX, Alfredo (Lolly) of Harlingen, TX, Armandina Cortinas (Antonio) of Houston, Vicente, Jr. and Eloy (Valarie) both from Los Fresnos, TX.
He is also survived by his children: Gracie (Nick) Perez, Abel Arredondo, Irene (Damian) Garcia and Alicia (Orlando) Balderrama and stepchildren, Adam (Nancy) Rodriguez, Christina Gallegos, Michelle (Norberto) Aramburo, Claudia Rodriguez, Cosme (Elvira) Rodriguez, Alberto Rodriguez and Sarah (Jose) Pizano; 16 grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hector was a kind and loving man who loved to help people, while asking nothing in return. He was an avid fisherman who loved the water and his prized possession, his boat. He loved carpentry as well. But above everything, he loved his family and friends, who will miss him dearly.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Earthman Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1124 Beech Street, Baytown.
To view the online obituary and post a tribute for the family, visit www.earthmanbaytown.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521; (281) 422-8181.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 12, 2011