Salvador Sam Sirilo Jr.

May 17, 1965December 28, 2020
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Salvador Sam Sirilo, Jr., 55, of Waelder, Texas passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at his residence.

Funeral Mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held on Tuesday January 5, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Saint James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Paul Raaz officiating. Interment will follow at Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the funeral home from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm with a Rosary being recited at 12:00 pm.

Sam was born on May 17, 1965 in Gonzales, Texas. He was the son of Salvador Sam and Ysabel Ybarbo (Johnson) Sirilo, Sr. Sam married Gloria Ibarra on December 22, 1986 before the Justice of the Peace, and they renewed their wedding vows on December 15, 2007 at the Catholic Church in Gonzales with Father Paul Raaz officiating the ceremony. Sam liked to go fishing as often as he could. He enjoyed his mancave and watching the Longhorns, Astros, Texans, and Oilers. He liked to BBQ for family and friends, as well as doing benefits for those in need. He loved playing with his grandson. Sam was a mechanic, and liked to tinker in the garage. He liked caring for his yard. He worked as an electrician for GVEC prior to working for McCoys as a truck driver. Sam retired from the City of Luling. Sam liked to travel with Gloria, and go on cruises, and going to casinos. For Gloria’s 50th birthday, Sam took her to Graceland. Sam would go see his mother every Sunday morning. He played poker every Sunday in Cistern.

Sam is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Gloria, two sons; Dominick Issac Sirilo of Waelder, Texas, Christopher Eddie Sirilo of Waelder, Texas, his mother; Ysabel Ybarbo Johnson of Gonzales, Texas, four brothers; Alfonso Sirilo and his wife, Janie of Schulenburg, Texas, Rayne Sirilo of Gonzales, Texas, Alonzo Sirilo and his wife, Kristina of Gonzales, Texas, Lee Anthony Sirilo and his wife, Faye of Gonzales, Texas, two sisters; Lisa Ann Johnson of Gonzales, Texas, Lou Ann Johnson of Gonzales, Texas, one grandson; Rylan Zane Sirilo, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; Salvador Sam Sirilo, Sr.

Pallbearers for Mr. Sirilo will be; Alonzo Sirilo, Lee Anthony Sirilo, Rayne Sirilo, Abelardo Ibarra, Jr., Dominick Sirilo, and Christopher Sirilo. Honorary Pallbearer will be; Alfonso Sirilo.

To join the family celebrating Sam’s life, and to offer words of comfort, please go to:


  • Gloria Sirilo, Wife
  • Salvador Sam Sirilo, Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Ysabel Ybarbo Johnson, Mother
  • Dominick Issac Sirilo, Son
  • Christopher Eddie Sirilo, Son
  • Alfonso Sirilo (Janie), Brother
  • Rayne Sirilo, Brother
  • Alonzo Sirilo (Kristina), Brother
  • Lee Anthony Sirilo (Faye), Brother
  • Lisa Ann Johnson, Sister
  • Lou Ann Johnson, Sister
  • Rulan Zane Sirilo, Grandson
  • Mr. Sirilo also has numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Salvador Sam Sirilo Jr.

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Jay (JJ) Ramos

January 6, 2021

I am keeping the family in my prayers! I and my family, are blessed to have known Sam. He always had a smile on his face and willing to help anyone who needed help. You will definitely be missed my friend!

Janie Zamora

January 5, 2021

God needed another Angel and he chose you. You will be missed. Glad to have had you as a cousin. Keep watching over your Wife and Sons and of course your grandson. Rest In Peace Cousin,you have earned your Wings. Love you, Janie and Leo Zamora. Kisses up to Heaven!

Tracie Caine

January 5, 2021

Sam was such a caring neighbor. When our landlord let our grass grow too high, he would freely offer and cut our yard!!! He so loved his grandson!!! The 3 Amigos (Sam, Gloria, & Rylan) He will truly be missed!!! Stay strong Gloria and the boys!!!

Nathaniel Colon

January 5, 2021

I will always remember you as a good friend/ Wise old cat your time at McCoy’s #58. Have many memories of you at work and outside with the Sirilo family enjoying a beer at the park or your at house. My Thoughts and condolences go to the Gloria and the Sirilo family. Miss you my friend till we meet again. 🙏🏽

Berry n Lupe Martinez

January 5, 2021

Our sincere condolences to
Liz, Gloria and all of Sam’s family. Sam was a very kind, respectful man and has left us way too soon. May the family
find comfort in all the good memories he leaves behind. Rest In Peace Sam.

Berry n Lupe Martinez

Esther Bursiaga

January 5, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Sam's,,,,Sam you are resting in Land the of paradise ,you left to soon, leaving Gloria Ann (cousin) and your 2 handsome son's and grandson with all the wonderful times memories y'all had together as a family .. Sam was one of a kind, going to miss you RIP 🙏🏼♥️🙏🏼

Anita Luna

January 4, 2021

While I’m still in disbelief, it’s hard to process that your gone .I know ur up there watching over ur precious family. 🙏🏼 You will be missed, Rest easy Sam. I will never forget all of our Good times when we were young and when u and Gloria 1st starting dating. We all gonna miss ya...☹️

Silvia Hernandez

December 31, 2020

I can't believe that you are gone so soon. Love you !! I remember running around your dads house and getting yelled at. LOL..Uncle Sam was so strict but he would look at us and just smile!!!