Mario Javier Gutierrez, 59, of Brownsville, TX, devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, entered into eternal rest on February 25, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his wife and children. He was born in Monterrey, NL, Mexico on October 25, 1957. He is preceded in death by his parents Mario Gutierrez and Herlinda Leal, and his sister, Myrna Gutierrez Leal.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 26 years, Lupita Gutierrez, his children, Vanessa Gutierrez (Roger Castillo), Stephanie (Scott) Silvas, Veronica(Alfredo) Martinez, Erik Gutierrez, Ricco D. (Addie) Alcocer, Sasha M.(Ulises) Alcocer, Adam P.(Grecia) Alcocer, and his sister Nora Gutierrez, along with 14 grandchildren and numerous other family members. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed hunting game. He was a great handy-man and no task was a challenge. He dreamed of traveling and exploring the world. He was a dedicated state employee with over 16 years of service. Mario could command a room with his presence and his quick wit. Visitation is scheduled for Monday, February 27, 2017, from 1-9 pm at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Brownsville, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary to be held at 7 pm. A Chapel service will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 12 p.m., with interment to follow to Buena Vista Burial Park in Brownsville. Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Reyna, Chris Rivera, Ernest Noriega, Ricco Alcocer, Adam Alcocer, and Erik Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Gutierrez, Scott Silvas, Alfredo Martinez Jr. and Roger Castillo. Funeral services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory. 657 Springmart Blvd. Brownsville, TX 78526. 956-350-8485