Porfirio Casas, 72, passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg.

Born in La Reforma, Texas, Mr. Casas had lived in Edinburg for most of his life. He loved sports, was an avid hunter and loved spending all of his extra time at the ranch and with his family. Mr. Casas:s friends, especially those of the 1953 Edinburg Bobcat football team, were very dear to his heart.

He owned and operated Casas Insurance Agency in Edinburg for over 30 years. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Cayetano and Gregoria Casas; two brothers, Abundio and Noe Casas; two sisters, Guadalupe Sandoval and Lucia Rodriguez.

Mr. Casas is survived by his wife, Maria Elena Casas of Edinburg; four children, Gerardo (Joann) Casas, Gus (Sandra) Casas, Lorella (Aaron) Vela and Ruby (FiancÈe Christian Pena) Casas all of Edinburg; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Sister Cecilia Casas RSM, Evangelina Garza and Hermelinda Economedes all of Edinburg.

Funeral services were held Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Pallbearers were Carlos Garza Jr., Jay Casas, Noe Casas Jr., Lee Lozano, Joe Prado and Adrian Esparza. Honoray pallbearers will be members of the 1953 Edinburg Bobcat football team. Military Honors will be conducted by VFW Post 8788 of

McAllen. Cremation will be at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Comfort House 617 Dallas Ave. McAllen, Texas 78501.

Funeral services were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.