Andrew "Andres" Garza, 81, entered eternal rest on Friday, March 27, at Life Care Hospital of South Texas - North in McAllen.

He was born on August 28, 1927, in Edinburg to Marcos Garza and Amelia Salinas Garza. He lived in Edinburg all of his joyful years. He served his country proudly in the army during W.W. II. He received the Victory Medal and American Theater Ribbon.

He worked as a manager for many years in several of our local grocery stores; Valley Mart, M. Rivas, and H.E.B., and the Old Gringos Restaurant. He loved to play bingo, golf, was an avid reader, and loved to watch football and baseball. He will truly be missed by his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.

He is preceded in death by his parents. Andres is survived by his loving wife; Carmela Garza and their children; Jose (Yolanda) Morales, Maricela (Efraim) Ochoa, Graciela Garza and Arturo Garza. He is also survived by his first wife; Mercedes Garza and their children; Rosa Linda (Adolfo) Cantu, Samuel (Dalia) Garza, Gilda (Mike) Gonzalez, Andy (Ellie) Garza, Hector D. Garza, Ricardo (Corina) Garza, Rene (Irma) Garza, and Marcos (Julie) Garza, 20 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

The Garza family received friends March 30, from 4 to 9 p.m. with a rosary prayed at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Peace at Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg. Christian mass will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Edinburg. Christian burial will follow to Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

Having the honor to serve as pallbearers; Arturo Garza, Jacob Benavidez, Joe Morales, Rene Garza, Isaac Cantu, and Arturo Gonzalez. Funeral services have been entrusted to Ceballos-Diaz Funeral Home in Edinburg.