Mario Alberto Zapata

November 29, 1963 - May 31, 2021
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Mario Alberto Zapata, 57, entered into eternal rest on, Monday, May 31, 2021.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ramiro A. Zapata, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Paulino & Maria Rivera; paternal grandparents, Sabas and Simona Zapata.

Mario is survived by his mother, Guadalupe R. Zapata; siblings, Ramiro A. Zapata, Jr., Sandra Marie (Michael) Laurel, Nora Elia (Juan) Lara, Roberto Reyes, Jr.; lifelong partner, Gilroy Perez; nephews & nieces, Ricky, Ramiro III, Jennifer, Jonathan, Erika, Michael, Kaitlyn, Monica, Aaron, Andrew, Adam, and Mikayla; great nephews & nieces, Jean, Jazlynn, Jonathan, Jr. (J.J), Emma, Hailey, Oliver, Brandon and Theo; SAS Shoe Store staff; as well as numerous other family and friends.

The family will be receiving guests on Sunday, June 6, 2021, at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021, at Christ the King Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will begin at 9:00 am. Cremation will be held at a later date.

Pallbearers will be Ricardo Martinez, Ramiro Zapata, III, Michael Soto, Aaron Lara, Andrew Lara, and Adam Lara.

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

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm.

Service Information

Date: Monday, June 7, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Christ the King Catholic Church


1105 Tilden
Laredo, Texas 78040

Cemetery Information

Cremation Associates of Laredo


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Born: November 29, 1963
Died: May 31, 2021

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Hector Martinez posted on 6/6/21

Mario, you will be missed. My deepest condolences to the whole family. Fron the SAS family.


Maggie Perez posted on 6/5/21

My deepest condolences Sandy to you and your family. May the Lord grant you strength and peace during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.


Judy Laurel posted on 6/4/21

My heart goes out to you all?. May God keep you and bless you in his loving arms.?


Terry Gonzalez posted on 6/3/21

Our deepest condolences to the family on such a huge loss. Mario was full of life and always making me laugh. He was such a happy person and always willing to help you with anything you needed. Mario may you RIP till we meet again. Sincerely Conrado and Terry Gonzalez Store #42


Joy SAS Store 217 McKinney, TX posted on 6/3/21

SAS has lost a friend and an important part of our SAS family. Condolences to Mario's family and friends. Joy SAS Store 217 McKinney, TX


Victoria Garcia Store 204 posted on 6/2/21

In memory of Mario Alberto Zapata, Victoria Garcia Store 204 lit a candle


Victoria Garcia Store 204 posted on 6/2/21

My sincere condolences to the families grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered. Please accept my condolences!


Roberto Guzman posted on 6/2/21

I had the pleasure of meeting Mario at one of our MGR. meetings and hit it off right away. My fiance and I would go visit family in Laredo and stop by and visit him and his employees. We were just in Laredo in May and we spoke, but this time we ran short on time and did not visit. My loss. Our prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers. Of what I knew of him he was a very good boss and worker. God Bless you Mario. It was an honor to know you sir.


Shawn Michael Curry posted on 6/2/21

My condolences to Mario’s family. I hired Mario at SAS Shoes in 2017 and he was a wonderful man to know.