Jorge A. Nunez

Jorge Abilio Nuñez, 79, passed away Saturday, January 24, 2015 at his home in Houston, Texas. Jorge was born February 22, 1935 to Luis and Petra Delgado Nunez in Caibarien, Las Villas, Cuba. The youngest of 3 children, he came to the United States at the age of 13 to attend Oak Ridge Military Academy. After graduating from Oak Ridge, he returned to Cuba and graduated from high school in 1952. After high school, he headed back to the U.S. to attend the University of Oklahoma and pursue a career in pressure vessel design where he met his lovely future wife, Carole Kressen. They were married in 1958 and raised 7 children. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1968. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being in the outdoors. He was quick with a story, jokes or good conversation. He had made and kept many friends and work colleagues, many of which he kept in touch with on a regular basis. He love sitting outdoors or in a deer stand as the sun was rising or setting, enjoying the cool breezes. He will be remembered as a loving father, devout husband, and good friend.
Jorge is survived by his loving wife, Carole; brother Luis; daughters, Margaret, Carole Anna; sons Charles, Jorge, Richard, and Leonard; grandchildren Christy, Courtney, Chase, Janie, Jacob, AJ, Aaron, Noah and Lucas; nephews Luis Alberto, Alex; nieces Adriana, Lourdes, Elsa, Marisa, and Teresa; Jorge was preceded in death by his parents and a Sister, Flerida Maria Gonzalez.
A Vigil and Rosary will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 between 6 and 9 p.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church at 4213 Mangum, Houston Texas. Visitation will be held the following day January 30, 2015 at St. Ambrose from 9:30 – 10:25 a.m. Funeral mass and service will be held from 10:30 – 11:30, with Father Ben Smaistrla officiating. Burial will follow at Hollywood Cemetery from 12:15 – 12:40. The family will greet friends at 1:15 pm back at St. Ambrose for a post burial reception meal in the auditorium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jorge’s favorite charity The Wounded Warrior Project.

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  1. JORGE,

    WE MET 30 YEARS AGO, AND CROSSED WORK PATHS ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND, COLLEAGUE, AND VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN THE FIELD OF PRESSURE VESSELS AND ENGINEERING IN GENERAL. HE NEVER SHIED AWAY FROM A CHALLENGE, BE IT WORK RELATED OR PERSONAL, ALWAYS LEADING BY EXAMPLE. HIS SMILE AND LAUGH WAS SO INFECTIOUS, IT MADE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU KNEW HIM FOR A WHILE. JORGE NEVER HAD A NEGATIVE THING TO SAY OF ANYONE, ONLY POSITIVE, LIVE AND LET LIVE. HE ALWAYS WAS ENGAGING IN CONVERSATION AND A GOOD HISTORIAN ON ANY TOPIC. JORGE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY, BECAUSE OF HIS KINDNESS AND BIG HEART. MAY THE GOOD LORD KEEP YOU AND FAMILY IN THE PALMS OF HIS HAND ALWAYS, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TIME OF PAIN, AND SORROW .

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