Daniel B. Rojo, Jr.

daniel rojo, jr.
Daniel B. Rojo, Jr. went on to his eternal home on Sunday, July 3, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Dr. Daniel Rojo and his wife Guadalupe, Hortence T. Rojo, wife and mother of his five children and his eldest son, Michael Rojo. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Rojo and his children; daughter Adela Davis and husband Mike, daughter Rebecca Rojo, son Daniel Rojo III and his wife Alona, and daughter Elena Rojo-Ford; sister Bertha Reyes, his half-sister Belinda Arredondo and husband Jesse; his grandchildren; Jacob Rojo Lutz, Daniel Rojo IV, and Aric McReynolds. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Daniel was born September 3, 1930 in San Marcos, Texas, birthed by his physician father, Dr. Daniel Rojo. He was schooled in Mexico City, Mexico for his primary studies, returning to the states to finish high school at San Marcos High School. He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and upon his discharge of duties, attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College where he obtained a Master's Degree in Mathematics and Physics. Even though his first teaching job took him from this area, as soon as he received word of openings with the local school district in 1960, he moved his family to New Braunfels where he taught for 30 years. After retiring from teaching, he worked for the USPS as a rural route mail carrier. As a young man, Daniel enjoyed playing basketball and singing in the church choir. He loved teaching math and after he retired, former students would approach him with fondness and memories of his classroom. He found time to join the Evening Lions Club and the Pan American Association, a men's golfing group, actively playing golf until 80 years of age. He also enjoyed wood working and helping his then wife, Hortence, manage Comal Flower Shop which they formally owned. One of his passions was ballroom dancing which he enthusiastically did until the age of 82. Many people would part the floor to watch his nimble footsteps! The story goes that one of his friends missed a local dance and had asked around, "Who was at the dance?" The reply came, "Daniel Rojo of course!" He loved Latin music and dabbled with various percussion instruments including bongos, maracas and the guiro! Most importantly, Daniel was a wise and virtuous father and husband to whom we will be forever grateful for passing along those traits to his children. With much joy we hand our husband, father, grandfather and friend over to his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! With saddened hearts we will miss his quick wit, hearty laugh, faithfulness and gentle happy spirit. 1Th 4:13) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (1Th 4:14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

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  1. Dad, thank you for being a solid father. Your are the epitome of integrity, loyalty, hard work, and lifelong living. Love you and will miss your wit. I am sad to see you leave us but know you have a good place prepared for you.

  2. Our thoughts are with the Rojo family on this day. We still hold fond memories of Mr Rojo as a welcoming and generous host during our stay in NB long ago. Rest in Peace Daniel Rojo. We have not forgotten you.

  3. My thoughts are with you Adela and your family, especially your mother. Consider, how long you could be with him, it’s not granted to many. He will be still with you for a long time, believe me!

  4. I was lucky to have known all of you for about 50 years. Your parents were the most solid, kind and loving people to grace my life. I will miss your dad, he was so funny and witty and most of all he was such a good father to all of you. I send you my love and thoughts and know your dad is without pain and whole again. Thank you for sharing your family with me. Rest in Peace Mr. Rojo.

  5. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. I’m a former student, my memories of “Mr. Rojo” is when he would call his students to solve math problems during the classroom caulk board exercises which created a competitive mood that was fun. Without a doubt great teacher! Rest in peace.

  6. My sympathies in the loss of a wonderful man, Dan. I taught with him at Lone Star many years ago but have never forgotten his happy smile every day. I know you have many happy memories. Enjoy those and smile every day.

  7. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our condolences.

  8. Elena, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad sounds he was one heck of a man. Big hugs and prayers for you and your family.

  9. My deepest sympathy to the rojo family. Mr. rojo was my teacher at lone star back in the 60s. He was a great man and a wonderful teacher. I got to see him a few times at our lady of perpetual help church. Rest in peace mr.rojo, Heaven has a new angel.

  10. So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. He was a good man and I have very fond memories of Comal Flower Shop. Please know that your are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. To each of you I send my deepest sympathies and condolences. It has been many years but I have such wonderful memories with your family and of your father. Lifting you all in prayer,

  12. My deepest sympathies to the Rojos family. May you be at peace knowing Heaven gained another angel.

  13. Sorry for the loss of a great man. He was a great teacher and he always showed a caring heart. God bless you!

  14. My deepest condolences to the family. We thank you for sharing him with the NB community. My family was privileged to have him as a teacher for over two generations. Mr. Rojo was a kind, generous and sincere man. A great educator, businessman and community member. His humble heart will be missed.

  15. My deepest condolences to the family, I remember Mr. Rojo fondly, he was a wonderful educator.

  16. My condolences to the family. Mr. Rojo was the best 5th grade teacher at Lone Star Elementary RIP Mr. Rojo

  17. Thank you for being a great leader and teacher I always remember your kindness when I was in the 5 th grade at Carl Shultz you we’re a sweet man and made sure we all learned to do our best to succeed in life. You earned your wings my prayers to you and your family…

  18. My condolences to the family.. He was a great teacher will always remember him as on of the best teachers in New Braunfels Tx.. He has left us but will never be forgotten.. RIP Mr.Rojo

  19. I am sorry for your loss. My deepest condolence. Praying for the family. God bless you’ll. Look to the Lord for all your strength and to get you’ll through.

  20. I am so sorry for your loss Adela I will pray for Peace and Strength for your Family I definitely see where Mike got his looks. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you my Friend<

  21. What a remarkable man! Such an amazing life Mr. Rojo led…so many incredible experiences he had and to learn what a strong educator and leader he was in the New Braunfels community! I am sure God rejoiced in his arrival! Many prayers for your family. Hugs and condolences for you Adela and your family.

  22. I never forgot Mr. Rojo as my 5th grade teacher at Lone Star Elementary he was tough but a great teacher. May God rest his soul. My condolences to his family.

  23. Mr Rojo was my 3rd grade teacher, he was an amazing man,he taught me valuable life lessons, may he RIP

  24. I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to get to know both Hortense & Daniel at Comal Flower Shop. I was a driver. They both were good, kind, & loving people. RIP Daniel Rojo

  25. Mr. Rojo used to be one of my teachers at Carl Scherzo Elementary, great man!! My condolences to your family.

  26. Mr Rojo was my teacher at Lone Star Elementary. His goodness will forever be a pillar in my life. He not only taught me, he showed me. Thank you Mr Rojo.

  27. To my dear cousins, may God grant you comfort and peace in the knowledge that your father finally has won his eternal reward. What an amazing life your father led on this earth. I am thankful that he was so good to my Aunt Tena. God bless them both in their incredible new life everlasting.

  28. I am so sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

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