July 21, 1934 - December 24, 2021
Heriberto Saldana Jr., "Eddie" to friends, 87, a native of Mercedes, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, Christmas Eve, at his home in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021 with Recitation of Rosary held by Sierra at 7. Mass of Christian Burial: 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2021 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Burial: DFW National Cemetery. All services will be live-steamed at https://www.facebook.com/GuerreroDeanFuneralHome/ Eddie Saldana Jr. was born on July 21, 1934, the son of the late Heriberto Saldana and the late Tita Garcia Saldana. He enjoyed life as a retiree after working many years for Bell Helicopter. He was deeply spiritual, faithful to his God and Church. He was initially registered at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church until moving to St. Michael the Archangel when it was first established. Sundays were always filled with Mass, followed by grilling, a picnic, or just spending time with the family. Eddie was an avid fan and follower of the Cowboys, Rangers and especially the Texas Longhorns. When younger, he loved coaching football and baseball in the Grand Prairie Sports Associations. He always enjoyed playing lotto scratch-offs. Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Mary Ramirez Saldana; children, Lee Roy Saldana, Saundra Dee Saldana (Russell Avery), Stephanie Ann Saldana Romero (Michael); grandchildren, Candice Crain, Sierra Amanda Gutierrez (Manuel Gutierrez), Danyelle Avery Rodriguez (George), Jordan Gage Avery (Anna), Ariana Nicole Romero, Eric Michael Romero; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jaime Saldana (Thelma), Libby Lopez (Bert) and Nellie Calderia. Also by a dear brother-in-law, Rene Salinas: In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rosie Salinas.
Heriberto Saldana Jr., "Eddie" to friends, 87, a native of Mercedes, Texas, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, Christmas Eve, at his home in Grand Prairie, Texas. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021 with Recitation of... View Obituary & Service Information
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