Federico Fernando Paez

October 17, 1931 - October 31, 2013
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On Thursday, October 31, 2013 our good Lord & Savior needed another strong disciplinarian to assist him in Heaven. Federico “Lico” Fernando Paez was called upon at the age of 82. Anyone that knew him, knows that he was a great sports activist. His greatest love was attending the University of Texas games.

Mr. Paez was born and raised in Laredo, Texas, and had been a life long resident.

Mr. Paez was preceded in death by his parents Jose & Teresa Paez; siblings, Jose Paez, Jr., Cira Recio, Catalina & Enrique Garcia, and Trinidad & Epimenio Palacios.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Teresita F. Paez; children: Federico F. Jr. (Berta) Paez, Jorge Paez, Debora Paez, Leticia (Clay) Parker, Roberto (Clarissa) Paez, and Gerardo “Gordy” Paez. Also, Raymundo III (Maru) Gonzalez, Loretta (Mario) Cisneros, Geraldina (Mike) Martinez, Haydee (Mike) Rangel and his godson, who he loved as his son, Alfredo Ruben Chavarria. Grandchildren mourning the loss of their “Coco” are Federico Fernando Paez, III, Franco Paez, Christopher Paez, Christina Paez, Austin Paez, Nicholas Paez, Mario Cisneros, Jr, Bruno “Trey” Mezza, III, Haleena Martinez, Ayden Martinez, and Eileigh Martinez, Miguel II, Matthew & his muneca de oro, Katelynn “Kiki” Rangel. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He graduated from Martin High School in 1949. While attending Martin. he was an active member of the MHS ROTC. He graduated from St. Edwards University in 1953. While at St. Edwards, he played basketball for the Hilltoppers. Lico dedicated 48 years to the Laredo Independent School District. He served as an Assistant Principal at Leyendecker Elementary School, Santo Nino Elementary School, Cigarroa High School ,and at his alma mater of Martin High School. This year he was inducted into the Class of 2013 Tiger Legends. He also dedicated & served for 30 years with Border Olympics. Many may remember him from all the games that he officiated. He was a member of the Texas Association of Sports Officials. He was a devoted parishioner to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Mr. Paez enjoyed spending quality time with family and loved ones. He enjoyed traveling, jogging, and attending sporting events. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 5pm-9pm at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.

His family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Laredo Medical Center from ICU, especially Margarito Benitez and Kurt Cuellar. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Building Fund. Donations can be mailed to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church 1718 San Jorge Laredo, Tx. 78040.

Funeral Service arrangements are under the care of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey, Laredo, Tx. You may sign the guest book and leave your condolences to the family on our website www.freddickey.com.

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Born: October 17, 1931
Died: October 31, 2013

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Anne Landin Garza posted on 11/8/13

Debbie, it is so hard loosing a parent.....May God give you peace and strength. My deepest sympathy for you and your entire family.


Joe Murillo posted on 11/7/13

May God Bless all the family at this time of sorrow. My condolences, my prayers are with the family. May he rest in peace!


Robert Duff posted on 11/7/13

Rest in peace.


Rosenil Villarreal posted on 11/7/13

Tere and family - Gustavo and I are so sorry for your loss. May God grant you strength and comfort during this sad time. Lico will be always fondly remembered. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with you and your whole family. Rosenil Villarreal (from Martin High School)


Juan Gonzalez posted on 11/7/13

Teresita---My deepest condolences to you and the family. Lico was a good friend may he rest in peace. Los companamos en su dolor. God bless you. Juan and Nico Gonzalez


Marcos and Maria Salazar posted on 11/7/13

Dear Mrs. Paez and Family, Please accept our deepest condolences. May you find the peace and comfort only God can give. Know that you are in our prayers. Love and peace, Marcos and Maria Salazar


Linda Cardenas Alvarez posted on 11/7/13

To Haydee and all her family!!! My deepest condolences., I apologize for not going to the services due to a recent surgery. I just got of the hospital. My condolences to the Paez family especially to my dear beautiful friend Haydee. Linda Cardenas Alvarez 1502 North Texas Ave Laredo, Tx. 78043


Debbie Ruff posted on 11/6/13

Sorry for your loss.Will be saying prayers for the family


Mikel Robledo posted on 11/6/13

Our deepest sympathy for the Paez family. Debora always mentioned on how much she loved her father. He was her rock. Matthew 11:25-30 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. God Speed Sr. Paez.


sylvia martinez posted on 11/6/13

Dear Teresa, May God give you and your family peace and strength. Mr. Paez and I were coworkers. He was a strong but caring man. God bless you.


Fred M. Leyendecker Jr. posted on 11/6/13

To the family, please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of "Lico". I think I might have gotten a few fouls called on me by him in my high school days, haha. I always respected him as an official and a friend of my family even though it has been many years since I had spoken to him. Remember, "A sunset on Earth is a sunrise in Heaven." May the Lord grant you, the family, His peace and comfort during this time.


Diana Garza posted on 11/6/13

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. God bless you and comfort you.