Armando G. Aguirre
Armando G. Aguirre
VAN WERT, Ohio — Armando G. Aguirre, 78, of Van Wert, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Parkview North Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Gonzales, Texas, a son of Refugio and Rosa (Garcia) Aguirre, both of whom are deceased. On Jan. 7, 1961, he was married to Guadalupe Benevidez who survives in Van Wert.

He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Humrickhouse of Van Wert, Sonya (Rex) Kelly of Convoy, and Christie (Stacy) Bowers of Greenville; two granddaughters, Quincy (Weston) Thompson, Kendal Humrickhouse, three grandsons, Brian Kelly, A. J. Bowers, and Tressel Bowers. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren, Sebastian Parker Thompson, Erin Kelly, Megan Kelly, and three brothers, Jose Gomez, Rafael Aguirre, Victor Aguilar, all of Gonzales, Texas, and one sister, Placida Guevara of Austin, Texas. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Nemefio Gomez, Julian Aguirre, Refugio Aguirre Jr., Andrew Aguirre, and one sister, Lilly Aguirre.

Mr. Aguirre was a hair stylist and salon owner. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert and Sons of the Legion. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles. Prior to moving to Van Wert, he was a resident of Greenville, Ohio. He loved to travel the world and was an avid gardener.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Van Wert with Father Stan Szybka officiating. Friends may call at Brickner Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday. At 7:30 p.m. Friday there will be a vigil service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Parkview North Hospital Cancer Center.

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