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Mar '12

Vega, Juan Macias

Juan Macias Vega, 77, passed away on March 14, 2012.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Refugio and Augustina Vega Mora; brothers, Guadalupe and Petronilo Vega; sisters, Maria De la Luz Moreno and Maria Del Carmen Charqueno.  Juan is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Juana Vega; sons, Carlos Vega and wife, Yolanda, Roberto Vega and wife, Lydia and Hector Vega; brother, Jesus Vega, sister, Maria Gregoria Ferretiz; grandchildren, Jimmy C. Vega, Victoria D. Vega, Rolando E. Vega, Rene I. Vega, Clarissa E. Vega, Ashley M. Vega, Christina N. Vega, Joseph A. Vega; great grandchild, Jovanni M. Vega; and a host of other family and friends.

From a very young age, Juan developed a strong work ethic.  He worked in various jobs to help provide for his family.  Later in his life he dedicated himself to reporting news at Spanish newspapers, El Sol and La Voz.  He not only received many awards for his journalism but also became well-known and respected by his peers.  Juan’s second love, after Juana, was his guitar and he was a gifted composer of many songs.  He was also instrumental in starting the Spanish Choir at St. Helen Catholic Church, which he led as Choir Director for more than 25 years.  Juan was a devoted family man that cherished spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

The visitation for Juan will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 3:00 until 8:00 pm with a Rosary recited by Deacon Cruz Trujillo at 7:00 pm at Clayton Funeral Home, 5530 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581.  The funeral service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2209 Old Alvin Road, Pearland, Texas 77581 with Father Reginald Nesvadba officiating.  Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Pearland.

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  1. John McManus Says:

    We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Vega’s passing. He was a very inspirational man and a great musician. Having him at St. Helen’s connected our parish with the authentic Southwestern Hispanic musical tradition, and we as a parish greatly benefited from his artistry. I was fortunate enough to sing for Santa Helena under his leadership, and I always marveled at his exact understanding of the sound he wanted us to produce. He had a great work ethic as a director and was skilled at leading us to worship with all our hearts. He will be greatly missed by us all and forever remembered by those who were fortunate to have the honor to make music and praise under his direction.
    With deepest sympathy,
    John and Renee McManus and family

  2. The Valdez Family Says:

    I am sorry for the your loss. I know this is a very hard time for the family. Our sympathy and condolences are with your family. We understand and know what it is too loose a love one. God will be with you to keep you strong. May God Bless You and your family through these rough times.

    Love
    The Valdez Family

  3. Bob Parks Says:

    Though I knew Jaun a relatively short time, I felt quite close to him as a friend. He always treated everyone with respect and in turn he was respected as well. Jauna, may God continue to be with you and keep you. You and your wonderful family will be in our thoughts.

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