Edmundo Duarte Jr.

March 7, 1926 - May 24, 2020
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Mr. Edmundo Duarte, Jr. passed away peacefully early Saturday morning May 24, 2020 at Laredo Medical Center.

Duarte, as he was known by all, was born in Laredo, Texas on March 7, 1926. He was a proud WWII veteran, a retired government civil services employee and a businessman. He will be missed by the many family and friends he leaves behind.

He is preceded in death by his parents Isabel and Edmundo Duarte, Sr., his first wife of 50 years, Adelfa Garcia Duarte, his brother Juan Duarte, sisters, Maria Guerra, Elma Moncivias and his son, Edmundo Duarte, III.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores Gonzalez Duarte, daughters, Olga Duarte, Sara (Juan) Buentello, Anna (Sam) Rubio, and Wendy Duarte, his grandchildren, Mara Kristina (Matt Metler) Buentello, Samantha (David Cordell) Rubio, Erika Buentello, Miki (Michael Hodgson) Rubio, Jacob (Roxanne) Buentello Juan Roberto Buentello, Tony Rubio, Joe (Letty) Buentello, Meliza Duarte-Castro, Micahel (Michelle) Buentello, Minna Rubio, Ashley Duarte, Jaime and Frida Barragan, and Alexandra Lopez. Also surviving him is his sister San Juanita Santenile, his sister-in-law Candelaria Garcia Granadaos, 14-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services chapel at 8:00 am. Chapel Service will be held at 10:00 am. Inurnment will be held on Tuesday, June, 2, 2020 with full Military Honors which will be provided by American Legion Post 59 of Laredo and Presentation of the U.S. Flag will be provided by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. We will then proceed to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may sign the guest book or leave your condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, June 1, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: March 7, 1926
Died: May 24, 2020

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Valerie E. Rivera posted on 6/1/20

My sincere condolences. Prayers to the family and blessing.


Lydia C. Valdez posted on 6/1/20

My sincere condolences to all of Mr. Duarte family. Remembering him from the neighborhood as I was friends with his daughters. Now co-workers with Anna and Sara. May he Rest In Peace. ??❤️ Lydia Valdez.


Raul Flores, Jr posted on 5/31/20

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr Duarte thru the LMT Rem Room postings. When I met him in person he asked me to call him “Mundo”. We went to an Air Show at the former LAFB one day. A few survivors of The Mexican Air Force Escuadrón 201 were there and said he wanted to meet them. I took several pictures with the pilots and Mundo was very proud and said, “Yo peleándo en la tierra y ellos por el aire...mis Compañeros !” He told me several stories but the one I remember most is the one he told me about the time he was in a French hospital recuperating from a wound. He woke up and said hello to a soldier next to him. “Where are you from”, he asked. The man said,”from a small town in south Texas called Laredo”. “Yo también soy de Laredo....y para que entonces estamos hablando inglés?”, Mundo asked. They both broke out in laughter ! I only remember the other soldier’s last name as Mundo told me. His last name was “BOTELLO” . R.I.P. buddy. QEPD.


GARY GRANADOS posted on 5/28/20

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Annie Buentello posted on 5/27/20

Tia Sara & family, I hope you feel surrounded by much love and take comfort in the memories all of you have of Mr. Duarte. Sending you healing prayers and comforting hugs from far away.


Ashley Duarte posted on 5/26/20

In memory of Edmundo Duarte Jr., Ashley Duarte lit a candle


JosieVLara posted on 5/26/20

Sara and Family, We send you our most heartfelt condolences for the passing of your dear father. May he Rest In Peace and perpetual light shine upon him in heaven. Mr. & Mrs. JoseLuis Lara and Family ❤️??✝️