Ricardo Vicente Arce
October 2, 1932 – March 5, 2020
Ricardo Vicente Arce (October 2, 1932 – March 5, 2020) On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Ricardo Vicente Arce, loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather went to be with the Lord and his Angels at the age of 87. Ricardo passed away peacefully at home after a short hospital stay following complications from injuries suffered in a recent serious and tragic fall. Ricardo was born on October 2, 1932, in Laredo, TX, to Vicente Eugenio and Isabel Arce. Ricardo faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force for eight years as an active duty and reserve member. His most significant duty assignment was as a member of the 341st Bomb Squadron on Biggs Army Airfield at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas. On May 15, 1962, he married Olimpia. They raised one son, Richard, and two daughters, Linda and Leticia. Ricardo had a passion for sports and developing the next generation of athletes and leaders. He coached little league baseball, inspired young men as a Boy Scout Troop Leader, and played a significant role in all three of his children’s successful athletic careers. He was a kind, thoughtful, loving, giving, dedicated, devoted, and dependable man. Ricardo's unwavering devotion was truly exemplified by the careful, compassionate care and protection he provided for his loving wife following a debilitating stroke for sixteen years. All those who witnessed and lived to see it marveled at his undying love, faithfulness, and devotion. He is preceded in death by his father, Vicente Eugenio, his mother, Isabel, his brother, Eugenio, his sisters, Alicia Coronado, and Maria Guadalupe Saucedo, and his wife, Olimpia. He is survived by his sister, Margarita Solis, his three children, Linda, Richard, Leti, eight grandchildren, Bobby, Jason, Aaron, Eric, Tyler, Alexis, Samantha, Christopher, one great-grandchild, Amanda, and several nieces and nephews from Laredo, Harlingen, and San Antonio, TX. Funeral services will be private. Visitation will be held between the hours of 3:00-6:00 pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Funeraria Del Angel Central, 3839 Montana, El Paso, Texas 79903. Friends and family will be allowed to visit in intervals of ten or fewer to comply with current state mandates. A Celebration of Life Service at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas and a Fort Bliss Memorial Committal Graveside Service with all the elements of military funeral honors will be held at a later date. Information on those services will be announced when those dates are set. The family encourages those who cannot be in attendance during the visitation times on April 2, 2020, to leave a message of condolence or share a memory on the Funeraria Del Angel Central, El Paso TX website www.funerariadelangelcentral.com.
- He is survived by his sister, Margarita Solis, his three children, Linda, Richard, Leti, eight grandchildren, Bobby, Jason, Aaron, Eric, Tyler, Alexis, Samantha, Christopher, one great-grandchild, Amanda, and several nieces and nephews from Laredo, Harlingen, and San Antonio, TX.
- Visitation Thursday, April 2, 2020
Ricardo Vicente Arce
Elizabeth and mario escobedo Escobedo
April 2, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the poss if your dad. Thinking of you tons of love and blessings.
Mario and Elizabeth Escobedo