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Cristobal Salazar Jr.

March 9, 1951 — August 30, 2023

Our beloved father, brother, husband, and friend, Cristobal “Chris” Salazar Jr. of Edinburg, TX, passed
away on August 30, 2023, aged 72, leaving us to join his father, mother, and son.
Words cannot describe the greatness that was Chris to all of us accustomed to his larger-than-life
personality. A man of unwavering principle and conviction, with Chris, you always knew where he stood,
and likely where you stood with him. When he found a cause he believed in, Chris became an evangelist
for it, and nothing would stop him from achieving his objective, including the halls of Congress. No
matter the circumstance, Chris always made himself available to everyone in need of advice, laughter, or
simply a shoulder to lean on, even if he had only met you minutes earlier. His zeal for life was surpassed
only by his desire for socializing with friends, world travel, and an ever-evolving list of extracurricular
activities. Chris impacted many lives while he built a community, left a legacy, and taught us the true
meaning of life in the process. He was a remarkably resilient and loving individual whose absence will be
forever missed.
He is survived by his wife Libertine Serrano Salazar; four children, Bernardo Andres Salazar, Veronica
Christie Ruppar, Victoria Antoinette Salazar, Christine Landa Renee Salazar; a grandchild, Parker Harrison
Ruppar; seven siblings, Esperanza Salinas, Consuelo Salazar, Esteban Salazar, Carlos Salazar, Eduardo
Salazar, Elizabeth Wassinger, Ricardo Salazar; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his son, Nicolas Angel Salazar, and his parents Cristobal and Isaura Salazar.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. with a 6 p.m. rosary on Monday, September 4, 2023, at Memorial
Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton in Edinburg. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September
5, 2023, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens, 3611 N.
Taylor Rd, Mission. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg, TX.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 4, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home - Edinburg

208 E Canton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539

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Rosary

Monday, September 4, 2023

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home - Edinburg

208 E Canton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

10:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home - Edinburg

208 E Canton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539

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Burial

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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