Eduardo G. Orive

23 August, 19493 February, 2021

Eduardo G. Orive, age 71 entered into Eternal Rest on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

Eduardo was born in Brownsville, Texas on August 23, 1949. He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1968 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an Aviation Electrician. After serving in the USMC he was hired at Control Data Corp where he spent 5 years as a Customer Engineer. He then joined Amdahl/Fujitsu where he spent almost 40 years as a Field Engineer until his retirement in 2018.

Our beloved father was a hard-working man who loved his family dearly. He was a soft-spoken kind generous soul, who was loved, admired and respected by all. His presence will forever be missed by those who were blessed to have known him.

Eduardo is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ester Alvarado Orive, daughters, Monica Orive (Tony Cantu), Yvonne Schiller (David), Elizabeth Reyes (Joe), and 8 beautiful grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa, Brooke, Stacy, Derek, Anthony, Jacob and Braylin.

Eduardo is also survived by his siblings; Lydia O. (David) Trevino, Irma Orive, Susana O. (Rosendo) Garcia, Samuel (Yolanda) Orive, Adita (Oscar Guajardo) O. Lucio, and Febe (Billy Lopez) Orive.

Eduardo is preceded in death by parents, Julian and Aurora Orive, brother, Julian Orive Jr. and sister, Yolanda Orive.

Serving as pallbearers are Samuel Orive, Tony Cantu, David Schiller, Joe Reyes, Eddie Garza, Alyssa Gutierrez and Anthony Cantu.

A visitation for Eduardo will be held Monday, March 1, 2021, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 9:30 AM followed by a private committal service at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.


  • Julian and Aurora Orive, Parents (deceased)
  • Julian Orive Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Yolanda Orive, Sister (deceased)
  • Ester Alvarado Orive of 50 years, Wife
  • Monica Orive and husband Tony Cantu, Daughter
  • Yvonne Schiller and husband David, Daughter
  • Elizabeth Reyes husband Joe, Daughter
  • Kayla, Alyssa, Brooke, Stacy, Grandchildren
  • Derek, Anthony, Jacob, Braylin, Grandchildren
  • Samuel (Yolanda) Orive, Brother
  • Lydia (David) Trevino, Sister
  • Irma Orive, Sister
  • Susana (Rosendo) Garcia, Sister
  • Adita (Oscar Guajardo) Lucio, Sister
  • Febe (Billy Lopez) Orive, Sister



Eduardo G. Orive

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Adrian Trevino

1 March 2021

Good bye Uncle Lalo. I’ll always remember your unmistakable voice. Your calm demeanor. Your laid-back style. Your infectious laugh. I will miss the kind hug at family get-togethers. We didn’t get to see each other too often in the recent past, but none the less, I feel a piece of my life is missing. My heart breaks for the immediate family. I know the joy you brought to them, with the life you lived, will surely be missed. To my Aunt Ninfa and cousins, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the Holy Spirit be there to comfort you in this time.

Alton Shaffer iii

25 February 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss your family has endured. Edward was a great man & was always there for my mother when she needed any help.
I enjoyed doing things for him when he asked. He had good stories to tell about himself & his past.
He will be missed greatly. Heaven has received a great angel. My you RIP Edward

Alyssa Gutierrez

25 February 2021

I know you’re looking down Gramps, I swear I’m going to make you proud.

Febe Orive

12 February 2021

Febe Orive

12 February 2021

Naomi cantu

7 February 2021

orive family, I am so sorry to have learned of Ed's passing, The lord needed him up there to be an angel. I thought Ed was the bestest man ever. A good family man,strong, and a good husband to Esther. I came to feel at home when we got together. Esther your girls became my girls caring and loving them. Our granddaughters will miss Ed so very much,all I can say is it will take time to heal. Love you all Naomi

Febe Orive

5 February 2021

My big brother I will always be grateful for everything you did for me, Eddie and Erica. Our hearts are broken to have lost you so soon, but we will miss you dearly. We love you and you will always be in our hearts. Your little sister FEBE ORIVE. 💔💙😇🙌🙏