Edward Soto Quintero Sr.

October 14, 1918 - December 29, 2017
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Edward Soto Quintero Sr., age 99, passed away peacefully Friday, December 29, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Edward was born October 14, 1918 in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico to parents Seferina Soto and Hilario Quintero. He met his wife, Juana, at church and they married May 5, 1939. Edward and Juana were inseparable since the day they met. Their love for one another was eternal. Their 78-year marriage was made of patience, hardships, compassion, loyalty, laughter and a deep, unconditional love. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

He spent the majority of his career as a foreman in the cotton industry at Bayside, Moody Compress and Bluebonnet Warehouse where he retired at the age of 79. In the work place, Edward was known as a well-respected person of high integrity and is remembered for his work ethic and giving people opportunities. During his early years he worked as a longshoreman for ILA local 1576. Edward was a family man who always put others before himself. He instilled high morals and values and was a great example of a caring and loving person. He was an avid Houston Astros fan, enjoyed playing poker and loved western movies. He was the master jokester of the family and will be fondly remembered for his corny jokes. Edward was a long-time member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Seferina Soto and Hilario Quintero; his sisters, Isaura Quintero and Susie Aquinaga; his brother, Moses Medina; his son, Robert Quintero; grandson, Christopher Michael Quintero; and great-grandson, Blake Sobnosky.

Edward is survived by his dearly beloved wife of 78 years, Juana Quintero; children: Gloria Cazares and husband Elias, Edward Quintero Jr. and wife Yolanda, Geneva Alvarado and husband Domingo, Richard Quintero, and Janie Garcia and husband John; grandchildren: Dora Garza, Mary Cazares, Sandra Nallie (Tim), Elias Cazares Jr. (Megan), Jaime Cazares (Cat), Laura Quintero-Cantrell (Buster), Darin Quintero (Chrystie), Robert Alvarado (Andrea), Christina Mendoza (Irene), Rachel Hegedus (Matt), Monique Garcia (Cecily), Maria Huerta (Ricardo), Michelle Garcia; and 21 great grandchildren; sister Ramona Diaz; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with a rosary beginning at7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Entombment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Elias Cazares Jr., Robert Alvarado, Darin Quintero, Jaime Cazares, Christopher Stevens, and Vincent Garza III. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Quintero Jr., Richard Quintero, Elias Cazares Sr., Domingo Alvarado, and John Garcia.

Edward’s family would like to thank the UTMB Physicians: Dr. Kaushik, Dr. Camacho Hughes, and Tammie Michael, NP, and ACE unit staff, as well as the AMED Hospice Team, especially his nurse, Paula Johnson, who was beside us until the end. We are also grateful to Jennifer Silliman and Joann Pena for the in-home care they provided over the past six years.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 5, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 7:00 PM.

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Time: 11:15 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Born: October 14, 1918
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Susan Guelfi Gould posted on 1/6/18

Quintero family, Very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Quintero. He was a very kind man and know he will be greatly missed. I have fond memories of growing up on Avenue Q and your family trading at my dad’s grocery store. Sincerely, Susan Guelfi Gould


Donna & David Ortiz posted on 1/5/18

The Quintero legacy starts with this hero of a man. He raised his precious family and passes on the legacy of greatness. May your sweet precious memories comfort you all at this time.


Celia t Quintanilla posted on 1/4/18

My deepest condolences. To the Quintero/Cazares family? I didn’t have the fortune to know mr. Quintero very long, but when I had the opportunity to run into mr. and mrs.. .Quintero , I was always greeted by them as though I was a member of their family. Mr. Quintero will definitely be missed by his wife, children and grandchildren and by the many friends he made throughout his life. RIP


Robin Miller posted on 1/3/18

My deepest sympathy to all the family. May God bless you all with peace. Love, Robin Miller


David Kaplan posted on 1/3/18

Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Rachel posted on 1/3/18

Dear Quintero family, Our condolences and prayers are with you all during this time of sadness. The Lord has another Angel to help him care for all of us here in the world while we wait for our beautiful lord to call us home. Many blessing to all of you. Rachel Carmona


Frank Jr. & Elizabeth Urbina posted on 1/2/18

To the entire family of Mr.Edward Soto Quintero, we send our deepest condolences. May our faith in God and prayers give each of you peace and strength in the days ahead during your time of sorrow.


Mary Castillo McFather posted on 1/2/18

My deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. God bless, Mary Castillo McFather


Kathy Taylor posted on 1/2/18

A family that I admire...to you, I send my love and prayers.


Barbara Oberholtzer posted on 1/2/18

Mark and I are so sorry for your loss. Mr Quintero was a great man and such an inspiration to many people. He will truly be missed. May his soul Rest In Peace. Mark and Barbara Oberholtzer