Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home, with Deacon Henry Herrera officiating.
Marcelino “Joe” Salcido, Sr., age 76, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Galveston, Texas on December 19, 1937. Marcelino "Joe" Salcido was a loving brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, father in law and friend.
Marcelino was self-employed, he was also known as "Joe" the mechanic, fixing cars is what he loved to do best. He also loved to fish at the Texas City Dikes where he spent time with his beloved wife Evelyn- and had cook outs with his family. When he wasn't fixing cars or fishing - he would pick up one of his other hobbies in painting or gardening! He loved to grow his own veggies, and give them to his sisters and kids. More than anything he loved to bbq and spending time with his family was one of his main priorities! He loved to tell stories and he was a big joker - there was never a dull moment. He would never say goodbye but he'd say see you later. While our hearts are now filled with sadness and tears, he left us with such good memories and we know that you will always be near. He left many impressions on family and friends and he will be truly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Juan and Gudalupe Salcido; wife Evelyn Casey; daughter Dora Salcido; and brothers Edward, Johnny and Beto Salcido.
He is survived by his daughters Frances Salcido, and Lupita Lopez and husband Reynol; sons Joe Salcido, Jr, and wife Melony, Edward Salcido and wife Rebecca, and Johnny Salcido; the mother of his children, Tommie Salinas; sisters Tillie Romero, and Frances Reyes and her husband Jose; 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to those that helped take care of Mr. Salcido during this difficult time: the staff at UTMB, the staff at The Meridian, and A-Med Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, Gulf Coast Region, P.O. Box 570127, Houston, Texas 77257-0127.