In Memory

Pete Quintero

Pete Quintero

Pete Quintero

Pete Quintero Sr., 63, was called to be with our Heavenly Father on July 17, 2008.

Born to Guadalupe and Adrian Quintero Sr. on June 9, 1945 in Pierce, Pete was a graduate of El Campo High School and a member of the 1962 State Baseball Championship team. He attended Wharton County Junior College prior to enlisting in the United States Marine Corps.

Pete served his country in the Vietnam War in the 4th Marine Division (RETN), FMF and USMCR and served in the NATO Operation called Display Determination. Pete was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Reserve on June 1, 1978. After his duty with the Marine Corps, Pete returned to El Campo where he had a career in the petroleum industry for 38 years until his recent retirement in February 2008.

Pete was an active member of St. Robert's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus 9393, the American Legion Post 251 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had many hobbies. Aside from playing baseball and softball throughout his life, Pete also loved hunting, fishing, reading, playing chess and teaching religious classes. Pete was also active in the community, serving as a Little League coach and teaching boxing lessons at the Boys and Girls Club of El Campo.

Pete loved his wife of 40 years, his children and his grandchildren.

Pete is survived by his wife Alice; their three children, Pete Quintero Jr. and wife Sara and their children, Elizabeth Jolene and Thomas Jonathan Jackson; Elissa Quintero Adams and husband Tandy and their children, Courtney Anne and Claire Marie; and Michelle Nicole Quintero and her daughter Skye Zada Alicia.

He also leaves his mother Guadalupe Quintero, sister Adriana Quintero, brothers John E. Quintero, Arthur Quintero, Andrew Quintero, sister Gloria Gonzales and sister Rebecca Quintero as well as many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters- in- laws, and additional family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Adrian Quintero Sr. and his brother Philip Quintero.

A Rosary was held on Monday evening by Mary Ellen Benavidez at St. Robert's Catholic Church. Pete's granddaughter, Skye, sang "Amazing Grace" after the Rosary. The Catholic Daughters held a reception for family and friends, showing a video presentation of Pete's life.

Funeral Services were held by Father Matula on Tuesday, July 22 in El Campo at St. Robert's Catholic Church. The entrance hymn "Here I Am" was sung by Skye Quintero. The Scriptures were read by his niece Yvonne Lewis and Javier Martin. The offertory gifts were presented by Georgia and Mike Mican.

Pallbearers were Andrew Alvarado, Basil Atad, Leonardo Escobar, Sylvester Falcon, Andrew Garza, Charles "Chuck" McKinney, Modesto Quintana, Joe Quintero III and Mike Weixelman Sr.

Honorary pallbearers were Tandy Adams, Lucio Arrambide, Sylvester Arrambide, Mark Baisa, Gary Garza, Jessie Hernandez, Adrian "Trey" Quintero, Arthur A. Quintero, John Chris Quintero, Mike Weixelman Jr. and Trent Weixelman.