Encarnacion T. Zuniga, age 93 passed away Friday May 29, 2015 at The Meridian in Galveston, Texas. He was born in Gonzales, Texas on July 2, 1921. He and his wife Amelia married on December 23, 1943 and moved to Galveston in 1952 with their three children. He then went to work for the City of Galveston as a heavy machine operator. He retired from the City of Galveston in 1982 after working over 30 years.
He was a former member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Parish and most recent St. Patrick Catholic Church where he served as a member of the Men’s Club. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World Lodge# 3365.
Mr. Zuniga took pride in gardening and growing an assortment of fruits and vegetables to share with his family and friends. He loved working on cars and helping anyone in need. One of his favorite past times was sitting on his swing with his wife of 72 years. However, his passion was going to Coushatta Casino Resort with Amelia and other family members. He enjoyed his time in Louisiana playing the slot machines.
He was a loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. His presence will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his son Prudencio “Sonny” Zuniga. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Amelia Zuniga; daughters Delia Vargas and husband Tony; Ophelia Garcia and husband Joe; brother Ralph Zuniga; grandchildren Julie Sifuentes and husband Adam; Bryan Zuniga and wife December; Debbie Santos and husband Gilbert; Tricia Delgado and husband Charlie; Christal Garcia; Michael Vargas and fiancé Zenia Alonso; Cindi Lyons and husband Steve. Seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Visitation will be held prior to Mass beginning at 9:00 A.M. Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Galveston.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Delgado, Joe Garcia, Michael Vargas, Melvin Spinks, Dan Perez, Mario Moreno and Steve Lyons. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Vargas, Ralph Zuniga, Gilbert Santos and Adam Sifuentes.
Your memory will forever be carried in our hearts. “How bout that” as he would say.