Lorenzo was born in San Benito, Texas on April 21, 1936. A graduate of San Benito High School, Lorenzo served in the Texas National Guard for 16 years. He worked as a meat cutter for the Kroger Company for 26 years and was an active member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 408.
Lorenzo was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Mendoza and father, Lorenzo Salazar, Sr.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Dora Molve Salazar; daughters: Graciela Salazar-Hardin and Maricela Grimaldo; sons: Lorenzo Salazar, III and Dr. René Salazar; daughter-in-law Laura Salazar; son-in-laws: Stanley (Rock) Hardin and Everett Grimaldo; and his five grandchildren: Lou, David, and Robert Salazar; and Allison and Paul Grimaldo. He is also survived by his brothers: Jaime Salazar, Jesus Salazar, Pedro Salazar; and sister-in-laws: Rosalinda Salazar, Rebecca Salazar, Alicia Salazar; and several nieces and nephews.
A rosary will be held at 10 a.m. at Thomae-Garza Funeral Home on Thursday, August 2, 2012 followed by a mass at 1 p.m. at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in San Benito, Texas.
Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park.
You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Lorenzo Mendoza Salazar, Jr. at www.thomaegarza.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Thomae-Garza Funeral Directors, 395 S. Sam Houston, San Benito, Texas; (956) 399-1331.