Ramon “El Zapatero” Maldonado Sr., 83, passed away Oct. 7, 2011.

He was born in Robstown to Rumaldo and Manuela Montes Maldonado on Jan. 24, 1928. Ramon Maldonado Sr. was the owner and operator of Main Shoe Shop for more than 50 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rebecca Maldonado; and one son, Ramon Maldonado Jr.

He is survived by his four children, Ernesto (Elida) Maldonado and Juanita (Enrique) Flores, both of Robstown, Jesus (Joyce) Maldonado of Sandia and Juan (Vilma) Maldonado of Robstown; two sisters, Severa (Simon) Aguirre of Greenlee, Colo. and Rosa Ramirez of Robstown; one brother, Angel (Rosa) Maldonado of San Antonio; 21 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A prayer service was held Oct. 10, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The funeral service was held Oct. 11, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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