Ruben Colon (age 84) passed away on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, TX of natural causes.
Ruben was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anita, of 51 years. He is survived by his children Martha Colon, Juanita and Lawrence Dow, and Ruben Colon, Jr.; as well as by his grandchildren Cecilia and Dan Velasquez, and Chris and Melanie Molina. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Sabrina Tankersley as well as Sydney, Avery, and Hayley Molina.
Ruben was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico and moved to New York City, NY during his teen years. Ruben joined the U.S. Army as an Aircraft Mechanic and served in the Korean Conflict. After serving as an active duty soldier, he then served in the Texas Army National Guard until retirement.
Ruben met his wife, Anita, while stationed in San Marcos, TX and they moved to New York, NY where they raised their family. They returned to Texas in the mid-seventies and lived out their lives in San Marcos, TX.
Ruben was an auto mechanic for well over 60 years and developed a most loyal following. He will be sorely missed.
Ruben’s family will receive friends at Thomason Funeral Home in San Marcos, TX beginning at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 10, 2017 and a recitation of the Holy Rosary will follow at 7PM.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 11, 2017 at St. John’s Catholic Church in San Marcos, TX prior to interment at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, TX. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home at (512) 396-2300 or visit www.thomasonfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.