Mariano-Saldivar-Obituary

Mariano Saldivar

Obituary

Mariano Saldivar died in the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas.

MARIANO SALDIVAR: Loving husband and father

Mariano Saldivar, 57, lived in an apartment complex that was destroyed by the blast.

The Rev. Ed Karasek, pastor of the St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Assumption, said Saldivar would attend Mass every Sunday with his wife and daughter. "He was a faithful and loving husband and father," Karasek said during a eulogy at Saldivar's funeral service.

"He trusted in God whenever any one (of his relatives) was away on a trip or was ill, at times of hardship or sadness, during the drought or at times of war, when he lost loved ones," Karase k said of Saldivar.

A native of Mexico, Saldivar moved to California where he worked in the warehousing industry until he retired in 2008, according to a funeral home obituary.

Saldivar is survived by his wife, three sons, a daughter, three brothers and nine sisters. He will be buried in Portland, Ore.


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