Jose “Joe” Aguirre Jr.
January 28, 1937 September 12, 2013
Jose “Joe” Aguirre Jr. age 76, of Sweetwater, Texas, (Former resident of Del Rio, Texas) entered into rest September 12, 2013. He was born January 28, 1937. He is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years Maria Cruz A. de Aguirre, parents Jose and Carmen (Chavez) Aguirre, sisters Dolores Aguirre and Martha Aguirre.
In 1967 Jose began a long career with Val Verde County until he retired in 1997. Jose lived in Del Rio most of his life until he moved fulltime with his daughter Maria Cruz to Sweetwater in 2004 after becoming ill. Jose always had a special place for those in need of anything and would do his best to help them. He enjoyed visiting with is cousins in Sonora especially Yolanda, his friends from the Grupo Misionero oat Immaculate Heart and all the friends he made in Sweetwater. While in Del Rio Jose and his wife Maria Cruz were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Ladies Auxillary and St. Joseph’s Men’s Club.
Gentlemen with the honor of Pallbearers: Dr. Carlos H. Rios, Ernesto G. Frias, Humberto Franco, Jesus Lopez, Memo Gomez II and Jesus Rios.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Juan Mateo Aguirre, Jackie Gomez, David Maldonado and Grupo Misionero.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Maria C. Aguirre-Acuna of Sweetwater, Texas and Elizabeth “Liz” Aguirre of San Antonio, Texas. Son Juan J. Aguirre and wife Ivonne of Houston, Texas. Grandchildren Jackie Gomez, Memo Gomez II of Del Rio, Texas and Juan Mateo Aguirre of Houston, Texas. Sister Carmen Aguirre of San Antonio, Texas. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 4:00pm to 9:00pm at Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Recitation of the Holy Rosary 7:00pm.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 10:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Interment to follow at San Felipe Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Dr. Christopher Trauth, his nursing staff, Diane and Tiffany, Sweetwater Healthcare Center Nursing Staff, Rosa Gutierrez and the entire CNA staff, the staff of Compass Hospice, his caregiver Margie Ortega, loyal and supportive friends Lupe Acosta and Monica Wagner of his daughter Maria for helping out when he needed assistance and the wonderful family of TSTC West Texas.