Miguel “Mike” Lino Escobedo, 68, of Galveston, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007, at John Sealy Hospital.
The family will receive visitors after 5:00 pm, Tuesday, April 17th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home in Galveston. A rosary will be held at 7:00 pm.
Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, April 18th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in LaPorte, Texas. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Pasadena.
Michael was born at home on April 13, 1939, and lived his entire life in LaPorte, Deer Park, and Galveston. He was a 1957 LaPorte High School graduate and entered the US Army the following year, serving until 1962. While in the Army, Michael was stationed for a time in Germany and attained the rank of Specialist, 5th Class, Helicopter Mechanic. He was recalled into the Army by President Kennedy during the Berlin Wall crisis. He attended Lee College in Baytown and then began his 31 year career with Dupont, culminating in his position as Mechanical Supervisor.
Michael loved to dance, tell jokes, and talk to people. He had a special love for Cadillacs, Notre Dame football, and sports. He loved going out to eat with his wife, Dolly, and would often give $2.00 bills to well-behaved children he observed in the various restaurants. Of special note in his last few years were Michael’s walks with his canine “daughter” Phoebe, a very special poodle, and countless hours of fun and games spent with his “best buddies” Cambrye Carter and Marilea Schmidt.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel I. Escobedo; mother, Hortencia Flores Escobedo; and brother, Samuel R. Escobedo.
Mike is survived by his wife, Dolly I. Thiem Escobedo, PhD; son, Michael Joseph Escobedo and wife, Becky; daughter, Dana Kaye Escobedo Murdock and husband, Sam; granddaughters, Amanda Nicole and Cortnie Sue Escobedo; brothers, Gilbert Escobedo and wife, Gracie; Ray Escobedo and wife, Nedra; sister, Mary L. Escobedo St. John and husband, Blaine; his canine daughter, Phoebe Moon; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Mike’s nephews, Sam Escobedo, Ernie Escobedo, Gil Escobedo, Patrick Woerner, Brad Woerner, Mike Woerner, Greg Woerner, and John Escobedo.
Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces, Linda Martin, Gina Garza, Christina Crager, Becky Kennedy, Lisa Watson, and Brandi Raines.