On Monday, October 26, 2009, PAUL CORDOVA went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in Simonton, Texas on June 7, 1932.He is preceded in death by father, Pascual "Pete" Cordova; mother, Victoria Barelas Cordova; sisters, Martina Ybarra and Amelia Andrade, and brothers, John Cordova and Richard Cordova.He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of more than 52 years, Lydia Diaz Cordova, retired Houston Independent School District principal; son, Paul Steven Cordova, Captain with the Harris County Sheriff's Office; granddaughters, Victoria Ann Cordova and Monica Andrea Cordova; sisters, Teresa Delano, Victoria Cordova and Yolanda Jones and husband Al; and brother, Valentine Cordova and wife Linda. Paul proudly served in the United States Air Force as a sergeant, stationed in Morocco, North Africa. He was a radio and television technician the majority of his working life. He was also the President of the Glen Oaks Civic Association for several years. He was a deacon at Kashmere Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church. He was later an active member of Houston's First Baptist church where he was an usher and an employee at the First Place 4 Health and a volunteer at Houston Mission Centers. Paul enjoyed working with young people, taking them on camping and hunting trips and many other activities in order to be a positive influence in their lives. "Uncle Paul," as he was known by most in the family, will be greatly missed for his unwavering strength and support to all those around him. The family wishes to express our sincerest gratitude to the Vitas Hospice Care for their professionalism and compassion towards our loved one. Visitation will be Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 6-9 pm, with a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 7 pm at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10 am, October 30, 2009 in Brookside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 29, 2009