Edward A. Quirino 82 of Lubbock passed away October 14th after a brief Illness. Edward was born August 13,1938 in Colorado City, Texas to Anacleto and Ignacia Quirino. He married Mary Narvaiz on March 5, 1960 in Lubbock. He moved his family in 1966 to Michigan City, Indiana, and in 1984, he and his wife Mary moved back to Lubbock.
Edward was a devout Catholic and Parishoner at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lubbock and was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a lifetime member of LULAC, and founded a council while in Indiana. He was a member of the American GI Forum where he often portrayed Poncho Clos. and was also a member of the Moose Lodge & Fraternal Order of Police while in Indiana.
Edward was a floor covering installer for over 50 years, and was a mentor to many in the flooring industry. He was proud of his cultural heritage and was an advocate of Civil Rights and the advancement of minorities through education. He often coached Youth Baseball in Lubbock, and Indiana. Edward, also known as 'Lalo' to his friends and family, loved his extended family and kept everyone in touch by his phone calls. He cherished his Great Grandsons, dancing with his wife, and walking his dog Pingo.
Survivors include his wife, Mary N. Quirino; daughter, Grace Quirino Gonzales and husband Sam of Lubbock; son Will J. Quirino and wife Josephine of Lubbock; Brothers, Jose of San Diego CA and Leopoldo of Carrollton TX. Sisters Cecilia Gonzales of Lubbock and Consuelo Wallis of Shertz TX. Grandchildren include Nicolas Garza, Ashley Martinez,and Maria Sanders. Five Great Grandchildren Tobit, Zachary, Solomon, Scarlett and Elijah.
He was preceded in death by Parents Anacleto and Ignacia as well as brothers Carlos, Wlfred, Isaac, Anacleto, F.Xavier, Arturo, and sister Yvonne Lozano.
Visitation is Sunday October 18th from 1-7pm, Rosary will be recited at 7 pm at Broadway Funeral Directors, 1901 Broadway, Lubbock. Mass will be celebrated on Monday October 19th at 12 noon at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Lubbock. Burial will be at Peaceful Gardens in Woodrow TX under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.
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