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
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rosary at 7:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Funeral Mass at 9:00 am