Derlis Pena Salinas, Sr. age 86, of Galveston passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston. Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 noon Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston, Father E.J. Stein, OFM celebrant. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Galveston under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, with a rosary and prayer vigil to be held at 6:30pm.
Mr. Salinas was born March 25, 1924 in La Hacienda De Guadalupe, N.L., Mexico to Felipe Salinas and Torivia Pena Salinas. He was employed for over 30 years by the Port of Galveston where he worked on the railroad. He was a family man and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Sylvia Salinas and brothers, Delio Salinas and Juan “Chenito” Salinas; survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Maria Elena Salinas of Galveston; daughter, Maria Lenora Gonzales of Fort Smith, Arkansas; sons, Jose Ruben Salinas of Galveston, and Derlis Salinas, Jr. of Houston; sisters, Elida Salinas of Valle Hermoso, Mexico and Elodia Alvarado of Monterrey, Mexico; brother, Felipe “Nino” Salinas and wife Mine of Galveston; brother-in-law, Santos Salinas of Texas City; sister-in-law, Rosa Mata of Texas City; 7 grandchildren, Trey Salinas of Austin, Donald Salinas of Galveston, David Gonzales of Dallas, Sgt. Gabriel Zavala, USMC, Afghanistan, Cherika White of Pearland, Lenora Baker of Pasadena, and Andrea Tomek of Dallas; 11 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter; and numerous other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Trey Salinas, Donald Salinas, David Gonzales, Frank Baker, Tommy White, and George Tomek.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at www.carnesbrothers.com/contactus. Please include the Salinas name.