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Plano, Texas-
Pablo Olivares, II, beloved husband, dad and grandfather passed away in the early morning hours of July 29, 2017, at the age of 90.
Born in Laredo, Texas on May 9, 1927, to parents Pablo and Francisca E. Olivares, he led a long and blessed life. He spent his formative years in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and later as a young adult moved back to the U.S. Always self-sufficient and self-reliant, as a young man Pablo moved on to Northwest Indiana where he began working at Inland Steel. Along with his new bride Esperanza, he carved out a new life for himself and his family in Indiana where his 10 children were born. Along the way, he studied electrical engineering at Purdue University, provided for his family, and worked very hard in the steel mill in electrical field forces. Always a devout Catholic and a daily Mass goer, Pablo and his beloved Esperanza somehow made time while raising ten children to be very involved in their church spreading the Gospel leading retreats, cursillos, and the Christian family movement where they met and made many lifetime friends and compadres. Pablo's friends and family appreciated his many talents. He could write excellent letters and give moving speeches. He was articulate and intelligent. In addition, he and his beloved Esperanza were great dancers and enjoyed whirling around the dance floor, impressing all those around them.
Eventually, Pablo retired from Inland Steel after working there for 28 years. Though he had spent many years in East Chicago, it was now time for Pablo and Esperanza to move back to Laredo, Texas to be closer to his and his wife's elderly parents, who lived in Nuevo Laredo. In Laredo, Pablo and Esperanza reconnected with the friends and family that had remained in that area: nieces, nephews, cousins, compadres, comadres, aunts, uncles, as well as siblings, children, and grandchildren.
As time went by, Pablo and Esperanza became elderly and were themselves in need of their children's care, many of whom had settled in the Dallas, Texas, area. And so after many happy years in Laredo, Texas, Pablo and Esperanza moved to the Dallas suburb of Plano, Texas, to be near their children. Pablo lived out the rest of his years in Plano, Texas, surrounded by friends and family. He was happy in his home, he loved sitting in his favorite chair and gazing at the trees and birds in his yard and would always say he was grateful for everything God had given him.
Pablo is predeceased by their eldest son Paul Olivares III, parents Pablo and Francisca, brother Armando, and sister Yolanda.
He is survived by his beloved wife Esperanza and by nine of their ten children: Cindy, Ivonne, Alma, Gerardo, Miguel, Arturo, Marcos, Monica, and Benjamin. He is also survived by his siblings Idalia Valtier and Eliseo Olivares.
His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought much joy to him later in life and include: Jennifer Olivares, Paul R. Olivares, David Olivares, Michael Olivares, Gerardo Olivares, Monica Adriano Olivares, Georgina Adriano, Veronica Castellanos, Christina Olivares, and Sabrina.
Dad, you will always be one of the greatest men that I have ever met and I am grateful to God for giving us you as our dad. We want to thank you for being our dad/grandfather and for being the best father anyone could ever have. Dad, I will look forward to seeing you again on the other side so strong, so wise, so handsome, so witty, so elegant, so everything. You fought the good fight, you never complained even when you were in such pain for so long with so many ailments. You have finished the race, and have kept the faith. I can only imagine how happy you must be now that you have reached your heavenly home. Dad/Grandpa - we miss you so much and we love you very much, we will never forget you. No me despido. Rest in peace.