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Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park

6300 West William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX

OBITUARY

Jose Saul Duran

June 6, 1966July 24, 2020
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José Saul Duran, 54, was born in Mexico City, Mexico on June 6, 1966. At age 16, he graduated from Johnston High School and attended the University of Texas, where he received a Bachelors and a Masters degree from the Cockrell School of Engineering. He is survived by his parents Saul and Toni Duran, his sisters Toni Vinson and Carolina Nicholas, his children Christian Duran, Rebecca Duran and Carissa Duran and their mother Carla, his granddaughter Rosalía Duran Manzanares and his four sheepdogs Fancy, Ava, Sweet Pea and Apollo.

He was an avid lifelong learner and a constant student. While he was an electrical engineer, you really would be hard pressed to find an area or subject that did not interest him - philosophy, art, science, history, mathematics, literature, music - he dove deep into everything and saw the richness in a such a diverse array of subjects in the world and universe.

Saul is described by his loved ones as a passionate man. The thing he did most passionately was love his family. He LOVED his family; they were everything to him.

Saul also loves his Old English sheepdogs so much. Brandy, Fancy, Ava, Sweet Pea and Apollo. He loved soccer and coached, played and watched the sport.

He was passionate about social justice, advocacy for the underprivileged, the disenfranchised and the poor. These values live on in his three children.

Saul’s eldest and only son, Christian, is grateful to him for the unconditional love that Christian has known each second of his life. In honor of his father, he will love unconditionally, too.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Saul Duran
  • Christian Duran
  • Cesar Manzanares
  • John NIcholas
  • Christopher Lomeli
  • Tony Hurson

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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  • Vigil

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Rite of Committal

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception Following Interment

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