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Oscar Vela, Sr.

August 20, 1929 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Oscar Vela, Sr. Obituary

McAllen ~ Oscar Vela, Sr., 94, entered into eternal rest peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, January 22, 2024. He was born on Tuesday, August 20th, 1929, the son of Pedro and Virginia (Canales) Vela.  Oscar was born in Salineñom Texas and was a resident of McAllen most of his life. He was a loving, caring, and giving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His pride and joy was his wife, the love of his life, Emma Treviño Vela and family. They were blessed with four sons, Oscar Vela, Jr., Javier Jaime Vela (Gloria), Carlos Alberto Vela and Jose Armando Vela; three grandchildren, Carla Salazar (Rick), Amanda Chavez (Miguel), and Brittney Vela; five great-grandchildren, Caleb Ryan Salazar, Claudia Elyse Salazar, Eden Celeste Salazar, Raul Augusting Chavez and Victoria Isabel Chavez. He is also survived by hid niece, Les Vela.

Oscar served in the Korean War from September 1951 - September 1953. He served honorably in the US Marine Corps.

He enjoyed attending all sport events of the McHi Bulldogs, volunteering at his home parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help as Eucharistic minister, head of the ushers at mass and the Men's Club, playing the lottery and spending quality time with the love of his life, Emma, and family.

A visitation for Oscar will be held Sunday, January 28, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, wuith a 7:00 pm Rosary at Rivera Funeral Home, 11901 Pecan Blvd., McAllen. Celebration of Life Mass will be said at 11:30 am on Monday, January 29, 2024 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 2209 Kendlewood Ave., McAllen. Interment with full military honours will follow at 1:00 pm at Rio Grande Valley State Veteran's Cemetery, 2520 Inspiration Rd., Mission. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 28, 2024

3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Holy Rosary
Sunday
January 28, 2024

7:00 PM
Rivera Funeral Home - McAllen
1901 Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, TX 78501

Celebration of Life
Monday
January 29, 2024

11:30 AM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
2209 Kendlewood Ave
McAllen, Texas 78501

Interment
Monday
January 29, 2024

1:00 PM
Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
2520 South Inspiration Road
Mission, TX 78572

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