Raul Lozano Trevino

August 16, 1918 - October 20, 2013
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Raul Lozano Trevino, 95, at Laredo Medical Hospital in the company of his children, family and friends went to be with the Lord on October 20, 2013.  He was born on August 16, 1918 in Laredo, Texas, and was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maria Ramirez Trevino with whom he celebrated a 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary almost 20 years before her death.  The son of Alberto Gonzalez Trevino (+) and Francisca Lozano Trevino (+), Mr. Trevino comes from a family lineage that dates to the founding of Laredo in 1755.  He was one of seven siblings, Alberto (+), Ernesto (+), Carlos (+), Dora (+), Frank (+) and Roberto.

Mr. Trevino is survived by his sons, Raul Alberto Trevino and wife, Dalia: Luis Antonio Trevino and wife, Irma: Dr. Victor Trevino and wife, Rosa Maria; Joe Trevino; and daughter Elsa Malakoff Maxey and husband, William.  He has 21 loving grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Mr. Trevino began working for the Housing Authority in 1942.  He served the Housing Authority for 54 years, 38 yrs in Laredo and 16 yrs in Brownsville.  He was Executive Director in Laredo for 19 yrs, (1961 – 1980), and the Brownsville Executive Director for 16 yrs (1980 – 1995).

He earned federal and State recognition for innovations in the administration of multi- million dollar projects, their management and development, and their fiscal operation before retiring in 1995.

He received distinguished recognition by President Ronald Reagan’s administration from Federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Frank Pierce in the late 1980’s in Washington, DC, as he was selected to be among those nationally singled out to receive honors, for his achievements relating to the operations of the Brownsville Housing Authority.

Prior to retirement, Mr. Trevino was active with the Noon Optimist Club in Laredo serving as President and in other board positions.  He also initiated and served as the first President of the newly chartered Optimist Club in Brownsville.  His other active civic involvement included President of the Band Parents Association for both Martin and Nixon High Schools.  Mr. Trevino also served as the first President of the Sanchez-Saunders Parents Teachers Association, the first PTA there.  In 1964 he was a founding member for the newly created J.W. Nixon High School Mustang Booster Club.  His civic contributions also included a principal role in launching the Laredo Rio Grande Little League as its founding President (1964-1980).   He negotiated for building the league’s first stadium at the Colonia Guadalupe city park on a property leased from the city; a tribute to him as part of his legacy aimed at supporting and encouraging youth programs in the community.  Mirroring this success, as President of the Optimist Club in Brownsville, he went on to establish and inaugurate the first soccer little league program there.  He also actively participated as a member of the Noon Lions Club.  While in Brownsville, he was President of the Upper and Lower Rio Grande Valley Housing Association, and an active member of the National Association of Housing Officials and its Texas chapter.

Mr. Trevino’s accomplishments impacting communities are many.  A look at the reality of the Guadalupe housing project’s continuation is attributed to a complete renovation after the flood of 1954.  The complete renovation was the first ever for any federally assisted housing project nationwide.  The Senior Citizens Home where the old Mercy Hospital was located downtown stands as a monument to him today as he made it a reality.  The Carlos Richter Court project, Russell Terrace, the Hillside project and the Meadows projects, all in Laredo are part of the same legacy.

The family wishes to express their special appreciation and gratitude to Las Palmas Home Health Services and the Laredo Medical Center nursing staff for their gentle care.  Also, special appreciation from the family is extended to Dr. Victor D. Trevino.

The family will be receiving guest Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fred Dickey Funeral and Cremation Services where a Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 departing the funeral home to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.  Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 am.  Interment will follow immediately to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Raul A. Trevino, Jaime A. Trevino, Jorge Trevino, Victor D. Trevino, Jr., (Trey) Morris Malakoff and Costantino Skevofilax. Honorary pallbearers will be: Gerardo A. Trevino, Joey Trevino, Edgar Trevino, Angelo Trevino, Ernesto Banda and Roberto Trevino.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 4502 Thomas Ave. Laredo, Texas 78041 (956)723-3611.  You may sign the register book or leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Time: 9:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Funeral Mass at 9:00 am

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Time: 10:00 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: August 16, 1918
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Elsa Malakoff Maxey posted on 7/5/19

Missing the greatest dad ever, who will be missed by so many, who loved and respected him for his kindness and generosity.


Mary Ann Lozano posted on 10/29/13

October 23, 2013 The Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville, Texas, is sad to hear of Raul L. Trevino's passing. To those of us who experienced Mr. Treviño's leadership, he was a true Professional, a fair and just Administrator, and a Trail-Blazer with HUD programs. As a housing professional, Raul Treviño was admired and respected in the field of Public Housing throughout Brownsville, the Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Laredo and the State of Texas. As a person, Mr. Treviño was a devoted family man, a man of faith and fortitude, a hard working individual, an excellent mentor, and a gracious leader. May our dear Lord grant Peace to his beloved family and friends and may all find comfort in the beautiful memory of this dear Gentleman. Farewell Dear Boss... You made this world a better place and you are dearly missed! Mary Ann Lozano Brownsville, Texas - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/brownsvilleherald/guestbook.aspx?n=raul-trevino&pid=167656915&cid=full#sthash.Rteh9lhC.dpuf


Celina Rivera posted on 10/24/13

On behalf of Mr.& Mrs. Rogelio Rivera (formerly Nellie Lozano, daughter of the late Salomon Lozano) we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to all family and loved ones on your loss. May he be at peace. God bless.


Adan Perez, Jr posted on 10/23/13

My sincere condolences to the Trevino family. Did not know Mrs. Trevino had passed on. Shared a few Xmas cards after he retired. He mentioned how he missed working with us. I feel sad that we never went to visit him. He was a fine gentleman, and we miss him. Adan Perez, Jr Brownsville, TX


Mario Luna posted on 10/23/13

Dolores and Mario Luna Raul was a Blessing for us in our wedding and an inspiration for us to do well by working hard. Our prayers for Raul and family.


Alfonso &AnaMaria del Barrio posted on 10/23/13

Elsa,Raul,Dr Victor,Joe and rest of the family, please accept our sincere condolences for a prince of a gentleman. Had the privilege of working with him on numerous projects when we were both active in the Optimist Club. He will be missed by too many people.


David & Amelie Ramirez posted on 10/22/13

A great man and role model for so many people. He always brought his wealth of knowledge and respect to any gathering. May he rest in peace.


Alberto H Magneton posted on 10/22/13

I had not seen Raul in a long time but I enjoyed his friendship when I lived in Laredo and served with him in the Laredo Housing Authority. I will pray for him. Alberto Magnon


Stanford & Carmen Knowles posted on 10/22/13

I am deeply moved at Raul's passing. Brownsville has missed him since he left many years ago whether they know it or not. He was the best Executive Director I ever worked with and good friend to me and the citizens while in Brownsville. No matter if serving together at the Optimist Club which I was a charter member and president of for a few years or working at the Brownsville Housing Authority, he was always seeing the best in people and how they could be helped to be better individuals, both residents and employees. He directed the BHA when people were given the tools to become self sufficient with little or no controversy because we knew we did the right thing. We won awards and helped residents get into the workforce even starting their own businesses. That was more important than the 20+ projects we built together. I was honored to know him and he is still the person I measure other people by.


Apolonio (Nono) Flores posted on 10/22/13

Raul was a long time friend and he will be missed. He had a very long and successful career at the Laredo Housing Authority and Brownsville Housing Authority. .


Milagro Exploration posted on 10/22/13

Deepest Sympathy on behalf of Milagro Exploration. Many thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn during this sad time. Mr. Trevino's long and fruitful life is certainly something to be celebrated as well. Although we did not know him, it is easy to see his wonderful legacy and we are blessed to have one of his grandsons as a part of our company.