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Rogelio Prado, Jr.

February 9, 1949 — May 5, 2022

SAN JUAN - Rogelio Prado Jr, better known as "Roger", 73, beloved husband, father and grandfather was called to be in the presence of the Lord, with his wife by his side, on Thursday, May 5, 2022.
He was born on February 9, 1949 in Harlingen, Texas to Rogelio Sr. and Guadalupe "Lupe" Prado and grew up in San Juan, Texas. He was a graduate of P.S.J.A. and attended Pan American University. In 1974 he married his sweetheart Alma Prado, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. He was a devoted husband and father, building his home and raising his two daughters in San Juan, Texas. He and his family were long time parishioners of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He was active in many organizations serving his community, including the Knights of Columbus, A.C.T.S and 4-H Club. He cherished the time with his wife helping decorate the church for services and for various church ministries. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, to be in the water and would never pass up a chance to dance and moonwalk. He loved nature and was a phenomenal gardener and took pride in his beautiful roses. He enjoyed dressing up as Santa for events at school. He coached 'little ushers' to greet parishioners before mass. He was a generous man who always gave to others without hesitation and provided for his family. He was resourceful and took pride in repurposing vines to create crown of thorns to commemorate the Passion of Christ. All of his family and friends will remember him as a humble, generous, kind soul and outgoing. He was compassionate and helped those in need before they asked. If it was cold outside, he would give his coat to someone he saw walking that didn't have one and buy all the papers if they were being sold on the street so person wouldn't have to stand in the heat. He loved animals and would be seen driving with his dog around town. He rescued animals and rehabilitated them. Above all he loved his granddaughter, they shared a special bond which can never be replaced. He was a loving Angel with an enduring spiritual strength that was infectious to those around him. We gratify the LORD, who blessed us by sharing HIS beloved child, Roger, to love, care and protect those of us around him for 73 years.
Roger is preceded in death by his parents, Rogelio Prado Sr. and Guadalupe Villarreal Prado. Left to cherish his beautiful memory are his wife, Alma Beatriz Prado; two daughters, Jessica Y. (Benigno Jr.), Jennifer J. Prado; and a treasured granddaughter, Sidney Siam Garza; two siblings Roel Prado and Sylvia Sandoval; and numerous nieces and nephews., who will carry on his legacy of kindness and compassion for all GOD's Children and a fervent devotion to the LORD. Let us find comfort and rejoice in the words of St. Thérese of Lisieux, "I am not dying. I am entering life."
The family would like to express sincere thanks to our many loving relatives and friends for the prayers and selfless acts of kindness shown to him during his time of need. And to extend appreciation to Dr. Aparna Mohan, Anurag Srivastava and staff of Hidalgo Family Clinic, Dr. Eliana Ochoa and the team of doctors and staff of South Texas Infectious Disease, Valley Intensivitsts & Pulmonologists, South Texas Heart Hospital and the Neuroscience Institute at Valley Baptist for the attentive care and compassion they showed Mr. Prado and his family over the years.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, May 9 from 5:00 -8:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. Rosary, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. Funeral service will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in San Juan, with interment following at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mission. Texas. Anyone who wishes to honor Roger is requested to make a contribution to The Stroke Research and Education Foundation. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.
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Monday, May 9, 2022

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

Memorial Funeral Home - San Juan

311 E Expressway 83, San Juan, TX 78589

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish

216 W 1st St, San Juan, TX 78589

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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