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Eliseo M. Riojaz Sr.

October 17, 1931 — August 21, 2023

Eliseo Riojaz, Sr., 91, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023 in Port Arthur.

Eliseo was born on October 17, 1931 to the late, Serviano Riojaz and Maria Martinez Riojaz. He was retired from the Department of the Interior as a heavy equipment operator. Eliseo was a founding member of the Christian Congregation Templo Shalom in Port Arthur. He loved going to church and enjoyed quoting Bible verses to family, friends and especially church members. Eliseo enjoyed singing to the LORD and often recited his favorite Bible verse, Psalm 91 which he lived by. Eliseo loved his Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Astros and just sports in general. He was an example of Faith and Perseverance and leaves a very valuable Testimony to his family, friends and church members.

Survivors include his children, Eliseo Riojaz, Jr. Delta Junction, Alaska, Susie Harmon Port Neches, TX
Roy Riojas (Paula) Fitzgerald, Georgia, Linda Martinez (Lupe) Fischer, Texas; grandchildren,
Sharon Marchut, Jeremy Riojas, Corey Harmon, Jennifer Martinez, Aaron Riojas, ,Caleb Harmon; great grandchildren, Alyssa Martinez, Lyndon Lashley, Breckin Hanley, Jake Riojas, Jackson Harmon, Cole Riojas, Jacob Marchut, Zoe Riojas, Calla Sue Harmon; sisters, Lidia Alvarez, Chona Baeza and Oralia Prez; brother, Joe Luis Riojaz; numerous nieces and nephews.

Eliseo was preceded in death by the love of his life for sixty-five years, Natividad Riojaz and his daughter, Nora Riojas; his son-in-law, Dale Harmon; his brother, Manuel Riojaz, his sisters, Elena Riojaz, Margarite Segura, Amelia Riojaz, Irene Rodriguez; his parents, Maria and Severiano Riojaz.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon's Funeral Home on Sunday evening, August 27, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Melancon's Funeral Home on Monday morning, August 28, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Caleb Harmon, Corey Harmon, Mike Marchut, Agheo Castro, Andy (Bochito) Valdez and Frankie Abalos.
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Sunday, August 27, 2023

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