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Roel A. Saenz , Jr

November 19, 1960 — July 11, 2016

Roel A. Saenz , Jr

ROMA - Roel A. Saenz Jr., 55, died Monday, July 11, 2016 at Edinburg Regional Medical Center in Edinburg, TX. Sanchez Memorial Funeral Home of Roma will be in charge of his funeral arrangements.
Roel Armando Saenz, Jr.

Roel Armando Saenz, Jr., 55, was called to be with our Lord and Savior on July 11, 2016 in Edinburg, Texas.

Roel is survived by his wife, Sonia Sanchez Saenz; daughters, Danielle Alexis Saenz and Victoria Ashley Saenz; siblings, Enrique (Laura) Saenz and Jaime (Annette) Saenz; brothers-in-law, Richard (Conny) Sanchez, Edward (Dahlia) Sanchez, Gilbert Longoria, and Adrian (Imelda) Longoria; sister-in-law, Annette (Carlos) Espinoza; nephews, Omar Saenz, Aaron Saenz, Sebastian Sanchez, Nicholas Sanchez, Rocky Longoria, Mark Longoria, Elliott Longoria, and A.J. Longoria; nieces, Taylor Saenz, Emma Sanchez, Lily Sanchez, Karla Espinosa, Andrea Espinosa, Alyssa Longoria, and Audrey Longoria; and his former spouse, Elizabeth Longoria Saenz.

He is preceded in death by his father, Roel A. Saenz, Sr. and mother, Celia R. Saenz.

Roel was born on November 19, 1960 in Roma, Texas. In 1983, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government and in 1988, Roel received his Doctorate in Jurisprudence. Until the time of his passing, he was a practicing civil trial lawyer in McAllen, Texas.

In 1993, Roel married Elizabeth Longoria and together they welcomed two daughters during their 16 year marriage, Danielle Alexis Saenz in 1994 and Victoria Ashley Saenz in 1997. Roel always prioritized family. He was a loving and devoted father. At a young age, Roel's parents instilled the values of education and hard work and he conveyed these fundamental principles to his children.

Roel married Sonia Sanchez in 2013 and they resided in McAllen, Texas with their two dogs, Blue and Ringo.

Best known for his sense of humor and generosity, Roel considered the needs of others before himself and diligently offered assistance and support to those in need. Roel recognized that life is a gift and he lived it with joy and zest while embracing every moment. He was an avid book reader, classic rock music enthusiast, trivia buff, and passionate about government and politics.

Visitation will take place on July 13, 2016 from 4:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. at Sanchez Memorial Funeral Home, 101 A.R. Sanchez Sr. Dr., Roma, TX under the direction of Sonata Sanchez. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

A funeral mass is scheduled on July 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, 4 St. Eugene de Mazenod Ave., Roma, TX.

Pallbearers: Roberto L. Ramirez, John Guerra, Omar A. Saenz, Aaron R. Saenz, Adrian Longoria, and Edward P. Sanchez.
Honorary Pallbearers: Richard P. Sanchez and Ramiro Barrera, Jr.


Cemetery Details

Roma City Cemetery
Business Hwy. 83
Roma, TX, 78584

Visitation

JUL 13. 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Sanchez Memorial Funeral Home

101 A.R. Sanchez Sr. Dr.

Roma, TX, US, 78584

snchzfuneralhome@yahoo.com

http://www.sanchezfuneralhomes.com/

Rosary

JUL 13. 07:00 PM

Sanchez Memorial Funeral Home

101 A.R. Sanchez Sr. Dr.

Roma, TX, US, 78584

snchzfuneralhome@yahoo.com

http://www.sanchezfuneralhomes.com/

Visitation

JUL 14. 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Sanchez Memorial Funeral Home

101 A.R. Sanchez Sr. Dr.

Roma, TX, US, 78584

snchzfuneralhome@yahoo.com

http://www.sanchezfuneralhomes.com/

Funeral Mass

JUL 14. 10:00 AM

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church

4 St. Eugene de Mazenod Ave. P.O. Box 156

Roma, TX, US, 78584

www.romachurch@gmail.com

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