OBITUARY

Joe Saucedo Celestino

July 1, 1924July 15, 2021
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Our beloved father, grandfather and brother Joe Celestino 97, of Austin was called by our Heavenly Father on Thursday July 15,2021. Dad was a WWII Veteran who served his Country proudly.

He was born In Kyle, Texas to Cresencio and Juanita Celestino. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Nancy Celestino, brother; Agapito Celestino; sisters Betty Mendez & Lupe Garza.

Leading by example as an active member of Cristo Rey Catholic Church and the love he had for his family, he instilled the value of God and Family First.

Dad saw many changes in his 97 yrs, which made him a great historian.

He is survived by his children Edward, Anna, Richard (Malena), Elizabeth, Teresa ( Patrick), Cresencio “Cres” (Rochella) and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren. Sisters: Vickie, Mary, Tana & Nancy and his brother Bill

We will forever miss you 💙

Serving as pallbearers Rene Cruz, Edward Stevan Palacios, Richard Palacios Jr, Christian Celestino, Isaiah Celestino, Cruz “ Cuco” Banda, Patrick Struble, Alex Gallardo

Honorary Pallbearers will be Aiden & Abram Martinez, Xander & Roman Gonzalez and Anakin Lugo

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Celestino, Wife (deceased)
  • Agapito Celestino, Brother (deceased)
  • Betty Mendez, Sister (deceased)
  • Lupe Garza, Sister (deceased)
  • Edward, Son
  • Anna, Daughter
  • Richard (Malena), Son
  • Elizabeth, Daughter
  • Teresa (Patrick), Daughter
  • Cresencio “Cres” (Rochella), Son
  • Vickie, Sister
  • Mary, Sister
  • Tana, Sister
  • Nancy, Sister
  • Bill, Brother
  • Joe Celestino also leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren & great-great grandchildren to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rene Cruz, Pallbearer
  • Edward Stevan Palacios, Pallbearer
  • Richard Palacios Jr, Pallbearer
  • Christian Celestino, Pallbearer
  • Isaiah Celestino, Pallbearer
  • Cruz “ Cuco” Banda, Pallbearer
  • Patrick Struble, Pallbearer
  • Alex Gallardo, Pallbearer
  • Abram Martinez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Aiden Martinez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Xander Gonzalez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Roman Gonzalez , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Anakin Lugo, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary

    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

  • Interment

    Thursday, July 22, 2021

Memories

Joe Saucedo Celestino

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Juan Bermudez

July 23, 2021

Today we honored our dear friend and a true patriot who loves his family and a genuine human being . We met while working in the ER at Bergstrom AFB in the late 80's. In all our years of friendship not once did I hear Joe have a negative comment about anything. He would voice his opinion in such a manner that you couldn't help but respect the man for what he believed. Never did he demand respect it just came naturally. A true friend and an example for all to live by. Until we meet again my dear friend . Our prayers 🙏 and hearts are with your family and love ones.

ROCHELLA Celestino

July 22, 2021

Dad, I will never be able to express how much You have instilled in me. Your loyalty, values of family. You are forever in my heart! Thank you for allowing me to care for your Son and help instill all your values in your Grandchildren.

Your Daughter in law,
Rochella

Sharon Velasquez

July 20, 2021

On behalf of myself, Pedro & Joaquín we send our condolences to the family. We were blessed to have had Joe, Nacha and Raeann to care for our new born many years ago and always have cared for all as family. He will be remembered by his smile, that he always had. Rest In Peace grandpa Joe🙏🏽

Bertha Lopez

July 20, 2021

I met Joe at Cristo Rey when my friend Teresa introduced him to me as her Father. I learned a lot about Joe since then. He loved his faith and always went to mass until he could no longer. He thought highly about education, he said it can be hard to get good grades but you need to study hard and you can do it. He cared so much about his family asking for you by name, I assured him you were doing well. He liked to work on projects, and when he no longer could, he did so using his imagination as he sat in his chair. I knew he was a loving Father, because of the way his daughter and family cared for his comfort and care. He loved his country and to celebrate the 4th of July. He was a blessing to those who knew and worked with him, and to me for allowing me to serve him in such small ways. Now, Jesus welcomes him into his kingdom as he stays in our hearts.

Nancy Webb

July 19, 2021

One of the biggest highlights of my life was when my brother, Joe, took me, Tana, Bill and Wendy, Vickie and Mary to Mexico to see where our father was born. He was the only one that knew where to go in Mexico. I will never forget him telling all of us that our Dad would be so mad at him for taking us there because of safety reasons. I' m sure Daddy will have a talk to him about that adventure!! All the way down there, Joe shared so many stories with us! His memory was phenomenal! I know that the reunion in heaven was a beautiful celebration!

Tana Von Deylen

July 19, 2021

Over the many years, Brother would love to share the history of our family with me. We could sit for hours just talking about hard times and good times. His memory was amazing. I’ll really miss our talks. We’ll be together again Dear Bother. I love and I’ll miss you so much.

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