It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of an extraordinary individual, Albert Martinez Mireles. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family on November 2, 2023 at St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 70. He was born on March 18, 1953 in Uvalde, Texas to Samuel Hale Mireles and Virginia Martinez Mireles. He held a special place in the hearts of his family and friends. We honor his remarkable life and remember the lasting impact he had on all fortunate enough to have known him.
Albert, better known as “Boy” to his family and friends, was a son who brought immeasurable joy and pride to his family. From his earliest days, he displayed a remarkable blend of kindness, intelligence, and unwavering dedication. After graduating from Uvalde High School in 1972, he enrolled at Southwest Texas Junior College and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1974. He continued his education at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1976 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. Upon his graduation from Texas A&I University, Albert started working for South Texas Economic Development Organization (STEDO) where he worked for two years. He was then hired on with the City of Uvalde as an Assistant City Manager. In the coming years, he went to work as the Chief Appraiser for the Zavala County Appraisal District in Crystal City, Texas. He later returned to his hometown of Uvalde, Texas to retire as the Chief Appraiser for the Uvalde County Appraisal District. His dedication and hard work were evident to all who crossed his path.
As an uncle, Boy, shared an unparalleled bond with his nieces and nephews that went beyond the usual roles of caretaker. He nurtured their dreams, shared in their laughter, and offered unwavering support, making him a pillar of strength and love in their lives. His absence leaves an irreplaceable void that will be felt deeply by the younger generation in the Mireles family he adored and loved deeply.
Within the Mireles household, Boy was a cherished brother, providing love, guidance, and a reassuring presence to his siblings. Together, they shared a lifetime of experiences, creating a tapestry of memories that will remain eternally cherished. His siblings will forever hold his memory dear as they navigate the path ahead without his physical presence.
Beyond his role within the family, Albert was an individual of extraordinary character. With a genuine compassion for others, he was known for his willingness to help, his open heart, and his ability to make those around him feel valued and understood. His unwavering support and infectious smile brought comfort and joy to all who had the privilege of knowing him.
The loss of Albert leaves a void that can never be filled. However, we take solace in the enduring legacy he leaves behind. His memory will continue to inspire and guide us as we navigate life's challenges, reminding us to cherish our loved ones and live each day with kindness, grace, and love.
The Mireles family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to all those who have offered their condolences, support, and prayers during this difficult time. Your acts of kindness have provided strength and comfort when it was needed most.
In the spirit of celebrating Albert’s remarkable life, a viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary at 3:00 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. beginning with a procession at 9:40 a.m. from Rushing Estes Knowles Mortuary to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Immediately after the Mass, family and friends will come together to honor his memory, give their condolences, and find solace in the community of love and support that surrounds them.
The pallbearers will be Brandon Diaz, Golden Gonzales, Robert Salgado, Bryan Saenz, Victor Trejo, and Fernando Garcia.
Albert is proceeded in death by his father and sister Dora Elia Mireles. He is survived by his mother, brothers Oscar (Tonie) Mireles from Uvalde, Texas and David (Lisa) Mireles from Hondo, Texas; his sisters Deborah Mireles and Robert Martinez from San Antonio, Texas, Delia (Fermin) Padilla from San Antonio, Texas, and Dora (Chris) Hanson from Uvalde, Texas. Albert is also survived by his nieces and nephews Joel Mireles and Samuel Oscar Mireles from Uvalde, Texas, Samantha Diaz, Brooke Diaz, Marquez Diaz, and Maverick Diaz from Eagle Pass, Texas, Michelle Koury, Madison Koury, and Champion Gonzales from Corpus Christi, Texas, Christa Castleberry from New Braunfels, Texas, Ashley Salgado, Rebekah Salgado, Andrés Salgado, and Gianna Salgado, from Helotes, Texas and Sarah Saenz from San Antonio, Texas.
As we bid farewell to our beloved uncle, son, and brother, we carry his memory in our hearts, forever grateful for the light he brought into our lives. May his gentle soul find eternal peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire and uplift us all.
The Mireles family would like to give a special thank you to all the staff at Amistad Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
- In Loving Remembrance,
The Mireles Family