Rafael Delgado (1939-2018)

Rafael Delgado, 79, passed away on July 13, 2018, at his home in Kyle, TX, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Laredo, TX, he graduated from Martin High School in 1957, and joined the U.S. Army in 1958. He was stationed in Munich, Germany, for most of his military service, and upon honorable discharge, he returned to Laredo to marry his sweetheart, Alicia Rodriguez.

Rafael was preceded in death by his parents, Cruz and Valentin Delgado; brother Hernan Cortez, and sisters Maria Luisa Cortez and Teresa Flores. Left behind to treasure his memory are his wife, Alicia R. Delgado; his children, Rafael Delgado Jr. (Evangelina), Gerardo Delgado, Veronica Delgado-Savage (Michael), and Sandra Y. Delgado; his grandchildren, Bianca Ybarra (fiancé Erick), Rafael Delgado III (fiancée Katy), Alexis C. Delgado, Elizabeth Delgado-Savage and Christian M. Delgado-Savage; great-grandchild Jacob Fiery and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 5pm to 7 pm at Harrell Funeral Home, followed by a service honoring Mr. Delgado from 7pm to 8 pm. Harrell Funeral Home is located at 1715 Kirby, Kyle, TX, 78640.   For those interested, you may call Harrell Funeral home at (512) 268-8200 or also access the online guest registry and obituary at www.harrellfuneralhomes.com.

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