Joe Efrain “Buddy” Mireles, 60, passed away Sept. 22, 2011.

He was born Jan. 27, 1951 in Laredo to Amado and Lilia Mata Rodriguez. He was a roofer for Baldwin Roofing, a Catholic and lived most of his life in Corpus Christi.

Mireles is survived by his wife, Refugia Mireles, of Austin; daughters, Rosalinda Valdez of Petronila and Christina DeLeon of Austin; parents, Amado and Lilia Mata Rodriguez of Robstown; brothers, Amado Rodriguez Jr. of Robstown and Rogelio (Ronnie) Rodriguez of Corpus Christi; sisters, Lilia Alaniz of Corpus Christi, Sylvia (Ben) Becerra, Angie (Bardo) Ybarra, and Elva (Larry) Gomez, all of Robstown; eight grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited Sept. 25, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 26, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown.

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