Albert Andrew “Andy” Saldivar born October 20, 1959, in Brownsville, Texas, son of Jesse Saldivar from Mexico and Iolanda Saldivar from Italy passed away on the way to the hospital from his home in Roanoke, Texas on Monday, December 9th, 2013, and has been cremated. Albert is survived by two nephews, Peter Saldivar and Eric Aiken and his beloved friend Mary Brown. Albert will be sorely missed by a long list of friends nationwide. There will be a memorial service for Albert, \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"Andy\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" at Mamma Mia’s at 3214 East Belknap in Fort Worth on January 19, 2014, from 12 to 2. Please email Mary Brown at email@example.com so that she can provide the restaurant a head count if you plan to attend.
Hanna High School Class of ‘78 will remember Albert not only for this charm, intelligence, and wit, but for his football prowess which afforded him articles in the Brownsville newspaper. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated with two BA degrees. Albert went on to start his own landscaping company “S-Team” which he focused on environmental friendly landscaping solutions and provided personalized services to a long list of clients he called friends. Albert loved to travel and spoke many languages such as English, Spanish, German, and Italian. Albert took a keen interest in ensuring people were heard and understood. No matter where Albert left his footprints, he would learn the language even if it was just a couple of words in Chinese or Mandarin. Albert loved to play the guitar and dabbled in the violin and mandolin. His love of music was far reaching. You may have found Albert or the “Hoochie Coochie Man of Bavaria” in Germany playing the blues, stumbled across him in your local bistros listening to Jazz, or sitting on his porch with perfect posture playing a concerto from one of the classical masters. Albert also found inspiration riding a motorcycles in the country or through the mountains while he rocked with Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead or rolled with Al Di Meola, Muddy Waters, and Bob Dylan. In Albert’s spare time he would create beautiful pieces of art from leather. During the clean up process Mary found a doodle of his leather carving tucked between the cushions of his couch that can be viewed on his face book page https://www.facebook.com/albert.saldivar.319/photos. Albert was not a great fan of technology and took the personal approach of putting pen to paper with great pleasure. Anyone who was a recipient of one of Albert’s treasures sent via the US postal service surely knows that he will live forever through his written word and we won’t have to “die from this pain in our heart knowing the phone will never ring again cause our baby has gone home”.
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