Please pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of Oton Guerrero, Sr. FM 4th District of Texas.
I have had the pleasure of serving in the Color Corps with Former Master Guerrero. He would always drop bits of information and advice here and there, along with a quip of wit, then again, in my experience, some of the best educators never cease doing so.
Former Master Guerrero was most definitely an Exemplary Catholic, and a Worthy Knight; and even in his golden years, his presence of command was still felt, but it was done so with dignity and respect when he walked into the room.
The family has requested full Fourth Degree Honors, and will reach out to me after reaching out to Bishop Garriga Assembly 1111, to notify about the services planned for Former Master Guerrero. For those in the area, I ask that you prayerfully consider participating as not many from Assembly 1111 have the new Dress Regalia.
The following is a tribute posted by the RGV Sports Hall of Fame Facebook page...
"Sad news to report from the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame, Oton J. "Tony" Guerrero Sr. had passed away. Inducted: 1995 Hometown: Mission High School: Mission High School College: Pan American College, Texas A&M University Best Known for: Coach-Golf
A veritable giant among men in Valley sports history, Guerrero was an original Bronc great. After starting at the university as golf coach and professor of Physical Education in 1969, he worked for 28 years to turn out fine athletes and successful students.
Along the way Guerrero earned admission into the RGV Sports Hall of Fame and the All-American Intercollegiate Golf Coaches Hall of Fame, and it all started in Mission. As a 140-pound high schooler, Guerrero blocked for the great Tom Landry on the Eagles' 12-0 regional football champ, and later attended college at Pan American College and Texas A&M University, playing golf for both schools.
After a stint in the Navy, Guerrero was a school principal for 10 years before joining the Broncs. Until his retirement in 1997, Guerrero developed a number of standout golfers and guided the golfers to an even better record in the classroom."
I will share the information as it becomes available to me. May God Continue To Bless You All...For Greater Glory..
Sir Knight Guadalupe Ortiz, Jr.
District Master, Texas Fourth District
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. O Lord, your sorrowing Mother stood by your cross; help us in our sorrows to share your sufferings.