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09/15/1932 - 12/23/2019
Armando Heredia 87, of El Paso, TX. Passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer. Armando was born on September 15, 1932 to the late Carlos and Beatrice Heredia in El Paso, TX. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1951, which was the second class to graduate of the newly built high school. He went on to join the U.S. Air Force, where he served with distinction for 17 years and was in the Korean War. He then worked for Civil Service at Ft. Bliss for 34 years. After retiring he then went on to work for the El Paso Independent School District as a bus driver for 30 years. Armando’s passion was sports; he spent 42 years working as a referee for high school football and basketball. He also played fast pitch softball for Fox Plaza Barber shop and All Sports Club. Everyone called him “Mando”, he was known for helping out anyone in need. He attended Santo Nino De Atocha Catholic Church. Armando’s life continues on through his wife Martha R. Heredia of 54 years; sons, Armando, Jr., James, and Jesse Heredia; daughters, Gloria and Betty Ann Heredia; sisters, Isela Garcia and Alicia Pedroza, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Exodus 23:20 “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.
Visitation will be Sunday, December 29, 2019 from 4-7pm with a holy rosary at 6pm at San Jose Funeral Home-East. Funeral mass Monday, December 30, 2019 at 9:30 am at Santo Niño De Atoche Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.