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July 4, 1935 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Eron Herrera, a beloved family man, master of all trades, and Army veteran, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 27, 2023, in McAllen, Texas at the age of 88. Eron was born in Kenedy, Texas on July 4, 1935, to the late Federico and Enriquetta Herrera.
Eron is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years, Maria Elena Herrera, his loving children, Adrianna (Roberto) Silva and Jose Gerardo "Joey" Herrera, his sisters Raquel (Blas) Ortiz and San Juanita Herrera. He is preceded in death by his son, Eron Herrera Jr., his sister Eva Sifuentes, and his parents. Eron was a proud grandfather to Melody M. (Mike) Solis, Erica L. (William) Elizondo, Domingo Garcia III, Jose Gerardo "Joey" (Michelle) Herrera Jr., Jacqueline E. Garcia, Ashley (AJ) Barco, Cassandra (Joshua) Quintanilla, Joanne Herrera, Alanna N. Garcia, Eron E. Herrera, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Eron was a man of many talents, a master of all trades, who could fix anything and build anything. He served his country proudly as an Army veteran, a chapter in his life that shaped his character and instilled in him a deep sense of duty and honor. His work ethic was unmatched, and his resourcefulness was admired by all who knew him.
One of Eron's greatest passions was music, particularly playing the cello. His family fondly remembers the serene sounds of his cello filling their home during quiet evenings. Eron was also a fan of cowboy TV shows and had a particular affinity for Chuck Norris movies. His sense of humor was infectious, often lightening the mood and bringing laughter to any gathering.
Above all, Eron was a family man. He cherished his time with his children and grandchildren, often sharing stories of his youthful adventures, imparting wisdom, and teaching them the value of hard work and respect for others.
His love for his family was deep and unconditional, and his legacy will continue to inspire and guide his loved ones for generations to come. He was a pillar of strength for his family, a beacon of light in their lives, and his presence will be deeply missed. Eron Herrera's life was a testament to the power of love, resilience, and hard work. His memory will be cherished by his family, friends, and all those whose lives were touched by his kindness, wisdom, and humor.
Eron's life will be celebrated and remembered for his unwavering love for his family, his service to his country, his passion for music, and his ability to bring laughter and joy to any situation, and his love for God. His life was a beautiful journey, filled with love, laughter, and lasting memories. His spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those he loved.
A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at Rivera Funeral Home from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm. Funeral and burial will be Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Military Honors to be given by VFW Post 8788 of McAllen.