Vidal Salas, Jr.

vidal salas, jr.
Vidal Salas Jr. was born in Laredo, Texas on June 12, 1936 and passed away after battling prostate and bone cancer on November 30th, 2013 at the age of 77. He and his loving wife, Frances Salas recently celebrated their fifty first wedding anniversary. Vidal was preceded in death by his parents, Vidal Salas Sr. and Cleotilde Rodriguez. His sisters, Martha Sanchez (Ascencion) and Thelma Gonzalez (Federico). His son, Richard Salas and his wife Geralyn and two children, Ellie and Ben live in Shererville, Indiana. His daughter, Tricia Salas Bacon and her husband Scott live in Cibolo, Texas with son Zachary. Vidal passed on knowing that his granddaughters, Kira, Kelli and Amanda are 'a piece' of him and what he has taught them will always be with them. He and Fran raised their family in St. John Indiana. After retiring from Inland Steel with 34 years of service they chose to move back to Texas and settled in New Braunfels. He was fortunate to have enjoyed one last trip to Indiana to visit with his nephews, nieces, granddaughters, great grand-daughters and old friends one more time. He distinguished himself as a faithful husband and earned the honor of being called 'a brother' by his wife's five brothers and sisters. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, God father, grandpa, great- grandpa, brother, and friend (compadre) to many. Much love and many thanks to Uncle John and Aunt Saida for their help, love and support. Vidal was a Korean Veteran. A private memorial service will be held on December 14th, 2013 at 1:00 PM at their residence in New Braunfels.

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  1. My deepest condolences to the Salas Family on behalf of Dr. Tanya Grun and Staff. May God give you strength during this time.

  2. I am truly sorry for your loss Mr Salas was a great man,we met thru his parents who were our neighbors @ Vista del Sol many years ago.My children and I would always run into him @ HEB and we always got a hug,Rest in peace my friend..

  3. Fran,my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I do know how all of you feel, for I lost Lupe a year ago this month. I remember the fun times we had watching the guys bowl back in IN. May he rest in peace, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

  4. My long time friend. I loved you like a brother. We had so many good times as neigbors and raised our families together. You were always there to lend a hand, offer a “cool one”, and to make our family feel like we were a part of yours. You will be missed but we will hold you in our memory forever. Our condolences to your family.

  5. How blessed we were to have you in our lives. We shared so many good times as neighbors–but we became more than friends…we bacame family. Today, our hearts are heavy but we we also smile remembering the laughter and good times. Fran, we are soure Vee will be watching over you and taking good care of you from above. Rick and Tricia, you were so lucky to have such a wonderful dad. We love you all.

  6. So very sorry to hear about Vee’s passing, he was a very sweet man…thinking and praying for your family that you may find comfort during this time.. Love, Nancy

  7. We’ve known Vidal for many years. we loved him so much and he will be missed. We knew you were going to leave us and you were such a good man and I know that you are with the Lord looking down at us, We know that you are in a better place then we are, we’ll see you there.

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