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Perfecto "Pete" M. Baldazo, age 91, of Austin passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Pete was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather whose love of his family and friends was evident in every smile and hug he gave. He was born on August 1, 1921 to Juan and Simona Baldazo in Del Valle, Texas. Pete proudly served in the United States Army during World War II (1943- 1945) as a Technician Fifth Grade with the 254th Engineer Combat Battalion where he played a vital role in constructing the largest tactical bridge crossing the Rhine River, the Victor Bridge. Pete was awarded many medals for his contributions to our country, which included the Distinguished Unit Badge and World War 2 Victory Medal. Upon his return to Austin, he dedicated over 30 years to Davis Hardware. He then served the State of Texas with the Texas Water Commission for over 10 years. Pete was, above all, committed to his family, to whom he gave the gift of eternal love and cherished memories. He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 62 years, Eliodora Sanchez Baldazo; son, Mario Baldazo; brothers, Gilbert Baldazo, Paul Baldazo; sisters, Rafalita Ledesma and Janie Arredondo. Pete is survived by his daughter, Yolanda Briones; son-in-law, Leonard Briones; granddaughters, Angela and Lori Briones; brother, Edward Baldoza and wife Janie. Visitation will be at 5:00 pm on Friday, December 28, 2012 with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm in the Chapel at Weed-Corley Fish Funeral Home, 2620 S. Congress, Austin, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at St. Julia Catholic Church, 900 Tillery St., Austin, Texas. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery. Memorials and guestbook online at www.wcfish.com
Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 28, 2012
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