Modesto A. Merino, 87, of Waco, Texas USA, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
Funeral mass will be held at 12 p.m. noon on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Waco.
Modesto was born May 29, 1930 in Lobitos, Peru, the fourth son of 11 children. After high school he joined the Peruvian Navy and following his tour of duty he moved to New York in 1954 where he worked in Manhattan.
In 1964 he returned to Peru to marry Consuelo Shelton Vilela of Talara, Peru. They made their lives in Brooklyn and Queens in New York where he worked as a supervisor at Sher Plastics, a textile button company, retiring in 1992. He then relocated to La Porte, TX in 1995 and became a proud Texan.
In 2012 he moved to Waco, Texas to be close to his son's family of five. Modesto had many close friends along with his extended family that reside in many states. He was a great father, husband and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Consuelo; son, Edgar Merino and his wife, Darling Figueredo Merino; and three grandchildren, Alany, Zakay and Elyon Merino, all of Waco.
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