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Larry Robert Salinas

January 12, 1951November 5, 2020
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Larry Salinas, 69, passed away on November 5, 2020. Larry Salinas was born to Pedro Davila Salinas and Lydia Moreno Suib on January 12, 1951 at St Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his mother Lydia Suib, sister Sylvia Arriola, brother Robert Salinas, daughter Sonja Salinas, grandson Julian Singleton, great grandson Santana Singleton, nephew Ferney Echeverry, and niece Alex Salinas. His loving and caring nature has extended his family beyond blood. He is also survived by his honorary daughters Cassandra Caines Defoe and Priscilla Coronado-Galvan, honorary granddaughters Cristin Caines and Ciana Defoe, and with the mother of his daughter Beatriz Daneshvar and her family, with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship.

He was preceded in death by his father Pedro Salinas, uncles: Jesse Moreno, Joe Moreno, Ernest Moreno, and Aunt Beatrice Moreno McGuinnis.

Larry was a kind and loving man who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life: fishing off the pier in Galveston, going to the show, and later in life, taking care of his five dogs: Rosa, Guero, Carmen, Larry, and Worm.

A visitation for Larry will be held Monday, November 23, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023.

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Kirby Family Cal, Norma, Kim & Chris

November 23, 2020

The Montoya family always considered Larry as family. If he could, he always joined us at family celebrations and was totally welcome. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to those who were closest to him. He was so generous of heart to those he loved and will be greatly missed.

Cassandra Caines-Defoe

November 23, 2020

Dad thanks for always being there whenever the girls and I needed you. We will miss you terribly and never forget the role you played in our lives the best father and grandpa to the girls. We love you and will always hold on to the special memories we shared. Love always Cassie,Cristin,Ciana

Gloria Montoya

November 23, 2020

As I look back to my childhood, Larry was a permanent fixture. He was always a part of our Holidays. His laughter would fill up the room. Although we didn't see him much anymore my heart breaks for my niece, Sonja. My prayers are with you & Julian. God give ya'll comfort & peace at this difficult time.

Sylvia Arriola

November 23, 2020

Larry, I will miss your smile, your joking ways. I will miss the things you used to say. When you would call and ask in your soft sweet voice, what you doing? I am thankful for the things and events we shared together, I will treasure those memories. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and well be missed beyond measure. 💜 Sylvia

Trish Moreno

November 22, 2020

My memories of Larry go back to my childhood. He was in our lives when we were younger because he would be working with dad or going fishing with dad or just hanging out and I remember even as a young man not that much older than us, he was always kind with a lighthearted spirit. I am grateful that he was always there for my father and I'm sure they will meet up again soon. Peace be with you and your family.

Henry Herrera

November 22, 2020

Larry was a groomsman in my wedding in 1972. We played pick up football at Sam Rayburn. Larry had some out standing parties for New Years at his house, huh Bea! He’s a giving generous , ready to help kind of guy. One time he and I pushed a car that was stuck in mud. I don’t remember who it belong to. We were in the pouring rain, in mud past our ankles. We couldn’t get it moving, Larry goes to find a long 2 x 4 shoves it under the car. Using it for leverage we push the car out of the mud. I couldn’t believe it, I helped but that Larry was one strong dude! Big heart, big personality, great friends. Eternal rest Grant onto him oh Lord, May the Perpetual Light Shine On him. I’m praying for Larry, you pray for us!

Vida (Daneshvar) Spencer

November 22, 2020

I will always have fond memories of Larry. He is my sister’s dad, who although most outsiders never understood, was a part of my family too. I can’t post here and not mention that I was actually terrified of Larry when I was little at first. He would come over to pick up Sonja for a day of fun and often invite Katrina along. I would feel sad that my fear of him would make me miss out on what always seemed like was a great time, haha! I don’t remember when or exactly why I decided to stop being afraid of him, but I’m glad I did. He was always so funny, generous, and easy to talk to. My boys and I will certainly miss him! May he Rest In Peace.

joe miranda

November 22, 2020

Larry, definitely was one of a kind. He could be temperamental at times and most of the times it would be totally forgotten in minutes, weird but only Larry. Our Uncle Jesse used to tell me "watch this hoss" then just set Larry off for grins, Larry would react and then it would be over. Many times we would go and eat, whether it was Houston's on Wilcrest, Mcdonalds, Sonic or a favorite stop Kelly's Country Kitchen he would grade the service, but still would generous when tipping. Whether it was going to an Astro's game or just fishing in Galveston it was always a good time. Everyone has good memories of Larry, anywhere if someone recognized Larry, they'd walk up smiling or laughing and I knew they had some "Larry stories" . As we got older I noticed our conversations became more observant and reflective. I know he loved all of his family and really cared. We even talked about God and we never did that in our younger days. That was more than just a great friendship. He will be missed and whenever you think of Larry, you'll smile or laugh.

Alejandro Montoya

November 22, 2020

All my memories of Larry are all good. When he married my sister (Bea) he took me under his wing.
I also remember him in junior high school, art class, one incident. Teacher couldn’t open a gallon of Elmers glue. The teacher asked me to open it, I tried. Larry shoved me and said let me try. He tried but couldn’t until he stuck it in his mouth! Laaaary don’t put that in your mouth! He got it open.
I also remember when he bartended at a club called Golden Fleece. He told me if I’m in any altercation to let him know before I acted and behold someone stole my leather jacket. The following week I saw my jacket on someone else. Larry took care of it with no problem.
Good times and good memories.

Katrina Daneshvar

November 22, 2020

When I think of Larry, I smile or just start laughing because he was funny and most of my memories of him include jokes and laughter. Growing up, he was always very kind and generous towards Vida and I and he included us on outings with Sonja. He was always around for holidays, birthdays, and celebrations. I never knew how to describe his relationship to me, other than to say he was my older sister's father, but that didn't feel quite right, because he was more than that; he was,and is, family and he will be missed. I do believe in God and know he did too and so I know that he is better than okay on the other side (and definitely making jokes).
Eternal rest grant unto Larry, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him .
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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