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Gilbert Salazar

December 20, 1949September 13, 2020

Mr. Gilbert Sergio Salazar, 70 of Waco, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 in Waco. There will be a memorial at a later date.

Gilbert was born on December 20, 1949 to Placido Cipriano and Delfina (Rivera) Salazar in Hebbronville, Texas. He longtime resident of Waco. Gilbert was a Baptist by faith. He graduated from Waco High School in 1968. He married the love of his life, ( Janie Castaneda, on April 12, 1969 in Waco. Gilbert worked at Sturdisteel in Hewitt as supervisor for many years. He enjoyed gambling, watching the Dallas Cowboys and drinking a cold beer. Gilbert enjoyed most of all, spending time with family, grandchildren, and especially his four legged friend, Maxine. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Ruben Salazar, and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Janie Salazar of Waco, son, Gilbert Sergio Salazar, Jr., of Waco, Granddaughters, Jessica Salazar of Mansfield, Felicia Salazar of Waco, and four great-grandchildren, brother, Placido Cipriano Salazar, Jr., and wife, Lupe of Beeville, sisters, Sylvia Garcia and husband, Archie of Beeville, Nina Denton and husband, Harold of Louisiana, Josie Mateos and husband, Raul of Livingston.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Robert Lyster

September 17, 2020

Arazella and I met Gilbert when he began attending Beverly Hills Baptist Church about two years ago. He was a prayer warrior and always helped with anything the church was doing and loved his family so very much.
We know that everyone is missing Gilbert, but as the Apostle Paul said, while we mourn for Gilbert , we know that he will be waiting to greet us when we arrive in Heaven.
We are praying for y’all.


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