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Earthman Southwest Funeral Home

12555 South Kirkwood, Stafford, TX

OBITUARY

Gregory Robert Aranda

January 4, 1977January 12, 2020

Gregory “Greg” Robert Aranda was welcomed home on January 12, 2020. Greg began his journey on January 4, 1977 in White Plains, New York. He moved with his family to Missouri City, Texas where he spent the majority of his youth. As a kid, Greg wanted to do everything that his big brother did and tried his hardest to keep up with the older kids.

While he played various youth sports, his true passion lay in the arts. His love for comic books and Star Wars fueled his imagination. It was in music and architecture that he found his calling. Greg learned to play the guitar at an early age and drew his inspiration from many of the current and legendary rock bands. After graduating from Elkins High School, Greg matriculated at Texas Christian University and went on to Drury University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies in 2001. His education brought him to various parts of the world where he immersed himself in the marvels of design and architecture. Greg also felt at home in nature and spent many weekends exploring the backcountry and camping with his friends.

Upon his return to Texas, Greg earned his architecture license and worked with various architecture firms. He was part of the team that built NRG Stadium.

Greg moved to what would become his final home in the live music capital of the world where he worked for the city. It was in Austin that he authored and published a book that explored his love of music and architecture. Much of the inspiration for the artwork that he created came from his relationships with friends. His longest and final project would be the house in which he lived.

It’s true that everything is bigger in Texas, and the only thing that was as big as Greg’s imagination was his heart. He loved and lost many over the course of his life. Although he never had children of his own, he provided a life of joy and love to many fur babies that he adopted.

Greg is survived and will be profoundly missed by his loving mother (Teresita), father (Gregory) and brother (Chris) along with a large group of extended family and friends. His legacy will live on in those whose lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to either the National Alliance on Mental Illness or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Services

20 January

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Earthman Southwest Funeral Home

12555 South Kirkwood
Stafford, TX 77477

20 January

Rosary Service

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Earthman Southwest Funeral Home

12555 South Kirkwood
Stafford, TX 77477

21 January

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Laurence Catholic Church

3100 Sweetwater Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Memories

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Michael Hogstrom

January 17, 2020

To the Aranda Family,
Greg was a true friend to me. Steadfast and unconditional, he offered so much of himself to others and myself. He was generous with his thoughts, acts, passions and music. He was a truly gifted and talented person. Greg had a spark and light that will not be forgotten. I will always miss him and fondly recall our time together. I am so sad for your loss. Thank you for allowing me to share in celebrating his life.
Much love,
Mike H

Spencer Walker

January 17, 2020

My Dear friend Greg, your light will forever shine and your spirit will live on through your many artistic creations. I will always miss you and will always remember your kind soul. My deepest sympathies go out to the Aranda family.

Lourdes Palos

January 17, 2020

I will always remember you as the kid who makes the trio complete ...you follow your big brother , Chris & my baby Edwin everywhere 😁
Your journey in planet heart has finally ended and off you go to meet our Heavenly Father .
God bless you , Greggy
💜

Althea Aranda

January 16, 2020

Tita tess,uncle greg,and chris,
Keeping you all in our hearts,prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. I have no words to bring you comfort. This is an unimaginable loss. Know you are loved by so many . I will always remember greg as the wonderful,fun ,older cousin to the kids,.all our love thea and mike

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