At age 72, Miguel Urbano, a USMC Vietnam Veteran, was granted his wings on Nov. 28, at his home in Cuero. A beloved husband to Rosalinda, dear father to Miguel A., Fabian E., Ian R. Abete
(Dalia) and Alfonso G. (Susana), grandfather to 5 grandchildren, uncle, son, brother, and friend to many.
He is preceded in death by his father Alfonso Urbano, mother Enriqueta Urbano, brothers Luis, Alfonso, Juan, and sister Lourdes; and Ludivina.
Born on Oct. 1, 1949, and raised in Brownsville, he was an avid Texas sports fan, barbecue enthusiast and enjoyed entertaining as well as volunteering for charities. He served with the United States Marine Corps and was granted the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 1 Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ device, Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation, Marine of the Month (Apr. ‘73), Good Conduct Medal, and Rifle Marksman. He was a longtime member of the Brownsville Nite Lions Club. He was loyal, dependable, and compassionate to those in need of love, support, and care.
However, he was most comfortable watching TV, with a half-finished puzzle displayed on a table while he scrolled through Facebook.
His life will be celebrated and remembered at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, on Dec. 20, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A rosary will be held from 7-8 p.m. that evening. Burial services with full military honors will commence at Sunset Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 12-1 p.m. and committal service will occur Tuesday, Dec. 21, from 1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Fort Sam National Cemetery, 1520 Harry Wurzbach Road, San Antonio.
Pallbearers will be Miguel A. Urbano, Fabian Urbano, Ian Abete, Alfonso Urbano, Andrew Arguellez,
Mario Arguellez Jr., Ethan Hotz, Ricky Perez, and Honorary Joe Henry Rodriguez. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to charities dear to Mike: The American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.