Pedro L. "Pete" Borrego Jr.
1945 - 2021
Avalos-Sanchez & Thomas Funeral Home
1502 N Lamesa Rd
Midland, TX
Pedro "Pete" L. Borrego Jr. Pedro "Pete" Borrego, 75, of Midland, Texas, passed away peacefully at Midland Memorial Hospital on September 18, 2021. Pete was born October 4, 1945, to the late Anita Borrego and Pedro Borrego Sr. in Fabens, TX. He and his family moved to Midland at the age of 15, in December 1960. He attended Austin Jr High School and went on to graduate from Midland High School with honors in 1964. Pete went on to pursue his education at the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. Later he continued his education earning his Master's in Education from Texas Tech University, later obtaining his Principal Certification. He began his teaching career at Edison Jr High in 1968. Transferring to Lee High School in 1970 for the remainder of his Mathematics teaching career. Pete retired in May of 2000. He married the love of his life, Sylvia Rivera on November 10. 1979. All know how he affectionately referred to her as "Mama". Where you saw her, you would see him. In her, he found completeness and security. They were happily married for 41 years. Pete was a lover of music and an accomplished musician. Playing five instruments all by ear. He spent several years playing with different bands throughout his adult life. He was a studious intellectual person and enjoyed learning. He had a deep interest in spiritual things. His life took a turn when he started to study the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses. He symbolized his personal dedication to God and was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on June 13, 1981. He had the beautiful privilege of doing this side by side with his wife. Pete found great peace and fulfillment in his relationship with Jehovah God. He also found great joy and satisfaction in sharing the things he learned from the Bible with others. He loved to participate in various forms of the ministry phone witnessing, letter writing, or engaging in a conversation with others no matter where he was. He did this faithfully up until a few days before his passing. He was a loyal and faithful servant of Jehovah God and believed in the future hope of a resurrection on a paradise earth. Psalms 37:11. He now rests and awaits the time when he can see his loved ones again. John 5:28 & 29. He had the privilege of serving as an elder within the Midland Fairview congregation for a period of years. In which he grew to love and cherish the relationships he built with the friends. He was a member of the Fairview Congregation for 40 years. He is survived by his wife Sylvia R. Borrego, his children: Melissa Villarreal & her husband Frank Villarreal, Pete Borrego III, Rhonda Salgado and her husband Gabriel Salgado, Augustin Borrego and his siblings: Ismael Ramirez, Raul Borrego, Tiofilo Borrego, Yolanda Heredia, Anita Hill, and Rachel Jordan. Pete was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Tina Gibbs, three brothers Fabian Ramirez, Joe Ramirez, and Nicholas Ramirez. The Borrego family would like to give special thanks to the Davita Dialysis Center staff for caring for him for the past 13 years. As well as Dr. PJ Patel, Dr. Asif Ansari, Michelle Rowland PA, and Midland Memorial Hospital nursing staff. In keeping with Pete's wishes, cremation services have been arranged. Online condolences can be made at Avalos-Sanchez and Thomas Funeral Home and Chapel is honored to serve The Borrego Family at this time.
Published by Midland Reporter-Telegram on Sep. 23, 2021.
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My sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the Borrego family. Growing up as both a coworker and student under Mr Borrego's leadership was definitely a gift. May he now rest in peace.
Harold Griffin
September 27, 2021
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