Hector Chafino

October 27, 1929March 11, 2014

Hector Chafino passed away Tuesday, March 11,, 2014 at the age of 84. He was born on October 27, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Margarita Ramirez. Although he was born in California, he lived his entire life in El Paso, Texas. Hector was a graduate of Cathedral High School and attended Texas Western. He worked for J.J. Anchondo Realty and later worked for, and retired from, the El Paso Times as a sterotyper. He is survived by his wife Margarita [Garcia] Chafino of 64 years; 2 daughters: Margo Barela [Jaime Barela] and Teresa Acevedo Chafino; 2 sons: Louie Chafino and Rick Chafino [Alejandra Chafino]. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren: Michael Barela [Lauren Barela], John Barela [Kim Barela], David Chafino [Claudia Gutierrez], Danny Chafino, Cristian Chafino [Teresa Chafino], Erika Acevedo Flores [Tim Flores], Adam Acevedo, and Tarah Chafino; 9 great grandchildren: Luciano Chafino, Amber Barela, Brayden Barela, Javier Briones, Arisai Chafino, Dominic Flores, Reece Barela, Sarai Chafino and Aubrey Flores. Pictorial tribute will be held at 6:30p.m. on Sunday March 16, 2014 and Rosary Service at 7:00p.m. on Sunday March 16, 2014 at Martin Funeral Home – West. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014 at St. Matthew Catholic Church (400 W. Sunset Rd.).

“If you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you”

Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home – West .. 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912


  • Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 17, 2014

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The Cathedral High School Alumni Los Que Van Quedando

March 27, 2014

We the Cathedral High School Alumni wish extend to the Hector Chafino, family our deepest sympathy. There is little that we can say that will comfort you in this hour of your bereavement.

May you find solace in the inspiring memories of the exemplary life of our brother, Hector, May he enjoy his eternal rest and the rewards he has earned.

We hope that you derive some measure of comfort in the knowledge that we share your grief. It saddens the heart when one of our own is sent to his Glorious Reward. But you can rest assured that Hector will not be forgotten by his brothers.

Hector will be remembered on the November 2014 School Alumni Memorial Mass at the St. Patricks Cathedral.

Bea Leyva

March 17, 2014

My condlences to the Chafino family for your loss. Rest in Peace Mr. Chafino. God Bless you!

John Barela

March 16, 2014

You will be missed Pop!

Mary (Goochie) Lieurance

March 15, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karen O'Leary

March 15, 2014

Please accept my deepest sympathies,He was so fun to be with,and Just to hang out with,We will all miss him.

Marguerite Padilla

March 15, 2014

All my love....