Jerome S. "Jerry" Salazar, 54, joined our Heavenly Father on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, after a long illness.

Mr. Salazar was born in Edinburg and had lived there all of his life. Jerry was the youngest son of the late Salome and Alicia Salazar. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School, Edinburg High School and Pan American University. He married Kathryn Flanagan on August 8, 1981. They raised two children Kathryn "Katie" and Salome "Sal" Salazar.

Jerry was an avid sportsman, especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and gun collecting. He taught a whole generation of sportsman.

Mr. Salazar is survived by his wife, Kathy Salazar; a daughter, Katie Salazar; a son, Sal Salazar, all of Edinburg; two brothers, Jaime (Martha) Salazar of Edinburg and Aldo (Vanita+) Salazar of McAllen; two sisters, Cynthia (George) Monsevalles of Fort Worth, Texas and Melissa (Lee) Espinoza of Edinburg; and his mother-in-law, Margie (Neal+) Flanagan of Edinburg.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Memorial Funeral Home, 208 E. Canton in Edinburg. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Edinburg. Cremation will take place at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna.

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