Saul Aaron Santos, 26, was called home on Thursday, September 17, 2015 after fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Alice, Texas on October 27, 1988 to his parents, Roy and Christina Santos. Saul was a graduate of San Diego High School class of 2007, and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged. He then went onto attend college at University of Texas Pan America in Edinburg, Texas where he was pursuing a career in Marine Biology. Saul was formerly employed with Dixie Iron Works in Alice, Texas and enjoyed playing video games, playing the drums, music and spending time with his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Octavio "Tavo" and Jackie Garcia; paternal grandfather, Armando V. Santos Sr. and uncle, Steven James Garcia.
Saul is survived by his parents Roy and Christina Santos of San Diego; two brothers, Ariel (Selina) Santos of Corpus Christi, Texas and Alec Santos of San Diego, Texas; paternal grandmother, Guadalupe Guerrero of San Diego, Texas; aunts and uncles, Terry L. Padilla of San Benito, Texas; David (Gloria) Garcia, Orlando (Margot) Santos, Armando (Sylvia) Santos Jr., Leticia Trigo, Rosie Llanes all of San Diego, Texas, Janie (John) Wheeler of Calallen, Texas; and Godparents, Orlando and Linda Alaniz of Alice, Texas and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2015 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Interment will follow at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Texas.
Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.garzafuneralhome.com
Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas.