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Roberto R. Barrera Sr.

December 23, 1946September 19, 2020
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Roberto Resendez Barrera, 73, passed away on September 19th, 2020, at PAM Specialty Hospital in New Braunfels, TX. He died of complications related to pneumonia, after recovering from COVID-19. He will forever be missed and loved by his three brothers, son, daughter, grandson, and extended family. Roberto was born on December 23, 1946, in Seguin, Texas, to Domingo Barrera and Hortencia Resendez. He was a graduate of Juan Seguin High School, and was drafted into the Army. He was a Combat Medic and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War. He later attended UT-Arlington and Texas State University, and worked as a draftsman, prior to becoming permanently disabled due to a spinal cord surgery. He met his wife Alicia Valdez at a dance. They soon became each other’s “Corazon.” They married in May 1980, and had two children, Roberto Barrera, Jr. and Marissa Barrera. Roberto loved watching the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys play on TV. He loved Tejano music and enjoyed a peaceful life in the country with his family, dogs, and cats. He is preceded in death by his wife Alicia Valdez. He is survived by his son Roberto V. Barrera Jr. and wife Jennifer and grandson Roberto Colt Barrera III; daughter Marissa V. Barrera; brother Domingo Barrera and his wife Barbara; brother Jesse Barrera and his husband Tim; brother Ernesto Barrera; and numerous extended family. A private service will be held at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on a date not yet determined.

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Tina Barrera-Resendes

October 3, 2020

Resendez Family Photo, Undated:
Roberto Barrera and Cousins,

Tina Barrera-Resendez

October 3, 2020

Domingo, Jr., Barbara & family; Jesse & Tim; Ernesto & family; children, Roberto, Jr., wife Jennifer; grandson, Roberto Colt III; and daughter, Marissa, my heartfelt condolences to each of you. I am truly saddened at my cousin, Roberto's passing. I will always remember his kind-hearted ways: smile and laughter; he always made time ... . May your special memories of him always bring you comfort.

Roberto, "Army Strong"- Thank you for your service. Rest in Eternal Peace.

Resendez Family Photo:
Roberto Barrera, Edad / Age, 15.

Oscar B. Resendez

September 30, 2020

It saddens me to hear of the passing of my cousin Roberto Barrera. I offer my prayers for Robert and the entire Barrera family that the light of God's face can shine on you in the darkness of your pain. May Robert's smile remind us all to never give up and that God is with us...

Me entristece saber del fallecimiento de mi primo Roberto Barrera. Ofrezco mis oraciones por Robert y toda la familia Barrera para que la luz del rostro de Dios pueda brillar sobre ti en la oscuridad de tu dolor. Que la sonrisa de Robert nos recuerde a todos que nunca debemos rendirnos y que Dios está con nosotros ...

Eddie and Teresa Ochoa

September 25, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the Barrera Family we have always had wonderful memories of Robert and his wonderful ways , we are also very proud of him for having served country . He will be greatly missed .

Mary Zerda

September 25, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Barrera family at this difficult time. Robert you will be missed by all who loved you and knew you. I will always remember your smile, your hugs and your kindness. Rest in Peace Robert.

Elodia Resendez

September 25, 2020

Rest in peace, Dear Primo. I will always remember you taking Tia to see Mom. You are a hero for having served our country. You have left two very accomplished children. And you were a Grandpa as well. Praise God. We will miss your cheerful ways. Now you are with your Mom and Dad. Sending our love.

Delia zerda Munoz

September 24, 2020

My condolences to the entire Barrera family. We stayed close when we were younger and our parents brought us together
Robert always had a big smile on his handsome face. A year ago when I last saw him that smile was as bright as ever. Rest in Peace Robert. Loved you much.

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