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Bernardino M. Espinoza born on May 24, 1923 was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age 90. Bernardino now joins the love of his life Julia Sanchez Espinoza, whom he married on September 26, 1951. His sister Francisca Cornejo Espinoza also preceded him in death. From the birth of his first child in 1951 to the birth of his thirteenth child in 1975, he made raising and providing for his children his main priority. Bernardino was a dedicated family man and successful business owner. He actively involved his children in his business THE LONE STAR. He enjoyed taking his wife and kids on frequent trips to the river and Galveston Beach and enjoyed sharing his many stories with his family and friends. Mr. Espinoza is loved and will be missed by his daughters, Martha Alicia Ojeda, Maria DiPrietro (Gabriel), Aurora Rios (Antonio Martinez), Marta Berta Pena (Gerardo), Maria Teresa Gonzalez, Graciela Arambula (Paul) and Bernadette R. Espinoza; sons, Guillermo S. (Patty Bradshaw), Richard S. (Anna Marie), Roland S., Julian S., Alfredo F. and Bernardino Espinoza as well as 44 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. The family wishes to express their Thanks to all their friends and relatives for their prayers and support. He was THE LONE STAR our Rock. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 2p.m. until 9p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7p.m. at Castillo Mission Funeral Home. A funeral procession will depart on Friday, July 26, 2013 at 9:15a.m. for a 10:00a.m. Mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment to Follow at San Fernando Cemetery II.
Published in Express-News on July 24, 2013