Frank Avalos Maceda
Frank Avalos Maceda
  • August 28, 1932 - August 31, 2017
  • Dallas, Texas

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Dallas - Frank Avalos Maceda 85, died on Thursday morning August 31, 2017 at his home.

He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Marcella Maceda; his sons: Frank Maceda Jr.(wife Jeannie), Fabian Maceda (wife Kathleen), Fernando Maceda (wife Lyn) and Fermin (Tony) Maceda (wife Marie); his grandchildren: Joseph Maceda, Jesse Maceda, Juanita Maceda, Amanda Maceda, Elliot Maceda, Simon Maceda, and Oliver Maceda. Frank also left behind his twin brother, Andrew Maceda, and his sister, Sophia Munoz. He was preceded in death by two sons Felix and Fred Maceda, along with his brother Joe Maceda and sister Esther Munoz.

Frank was born and raised in Corpus Christi Texas by his parents, Andres Maceda and Emilia Avalos Maceda. He attended Ray Miller High School and graduated in 1950. He immediately volunteered for the Air Force, had a distinguished career, and was discharged at the rank of Staff Sargent.
Frank met the love of his life, Marcella Maceda, at a wedding they both attended.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a hard worker and excellent provider. The smile on his face and the energy he brought into the room affected everyone he met. You could count on Frank to bring joy and laughter to those around him.

Frank was a true Cowboys fan, and he recalled to his sons the days when he went to see the Cowboys play in the Cotton Bowl. Some of the most enjoyable moments of life was watching the Cowboys together with his family. He displayed two ten-foot inflatable Cowboy players in front of his home up to the last season of his life.

He attended Mass on a daily basis his entire adult life. One of the greatest traditions he created for his family was to have nightly family prayer. He always said "A family that prays together stays together". He was very active at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. He was a member and president of the Holy Name Society, a Sunday school teacher for 30+ years, and a Bible studies leader.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas on Wednesday, September 6th at 10:30am.

The Funeral will be preceded by a Rosary at 10:00am with a burial at 12:30

Burial Location:
Calvary Hill
3235 Lombardy Ln,
Dallas, TX 75220.

The Family of Frank Maceda has requested that in place of flowers donations can be made to the North Texas Food Bank in honor of Frank Maceda.

Make Donation - In Honor/In Memory Tribute - North Texas Food Bank - Feeding America

Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.