In Memory

Severo Balboa, Jr.

Severo "Kid" Balboa Jr. passed away after a long illness on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at the age of 68. His parents were Severo Bennett Balboa Sr. and Altagracia Ruiz. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Antonio and Juan Gelacio. He graduated from W.B. Ray High School in 1960. He also served in the Marine Reserves for six years. He worked at CCAD and eventually retired in 2000. He was a professional boxer attaining a record of 31 wons (15 by KO) and four losses (one by KO). He was Texas Welter weight Champion in 1968. His survivors include two sons, Tony and Christopher Balboa, three daughters, Rosemary Martin, Victoria Turner, and Elizabeth Balboa. He is also survived by his twin sister, Mary Lou Aguilar (Luis), brother Steve Balboa, and sister-in-law Mrs. Amparo Gelacio. He had several grand children, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He will be specially missed by his son Christopher and grand daughter Georgia Cantu. The Family wants to give a special thanks to Harbor View and Palms Nursing Homes. Also special thanks to the sister servants of the Blessed Sacrament Convent for their prayers. A memorial Mass will be on Wednesday, May 20th at Sts. Cyril and Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m.

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09/03/09 10:28 PM #1    

Larry Russell

Severo was the best distance man on the Ray crosscountry and track teams. We ran together...sorta, since I was always behind him...for 2 years. I didn't have any classes with him other than that. In all that time, I never heard any negative comments from him; Severo was always upbeat and a gentleman. He offered me and the others lots of encouragement and always had a smile on his face. His boxing talents we didn't know about at the time, but besides being a good athlete, I always felt that Severo had a mature outlook and a good head on his shoulders. I wish we had had more time together. It's a shame that we lost him so early.

03/28/10 05:15 PM #2    

Tom Sturdivant

I knew Severo too.He was always friendly. does anyone know when he passed away?

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