Steve J. Mauro

Steve J. Mauro

Steve J. Mauro

July 18, 1929 – May 10, 2019

Steve J. Mauro, 89 of Los Fresnos, Texas, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, entered eternal rest on May 10, 2019. He was born in Houston, Texas on July 18, 1929 to Joseph & Mary Mauro.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Susan M. McNerney-Mauro; sisters Betty Wynn, Pearl Henderson, Mary Ann Wilson-Tilley, and Josephine Jenkins; brothers Dominic, Sam, Vincent, Lee and Frank Mauro. Steve was the youngest of his 10 siblings.

Left to cherish his memory are his children Anne Mauro-Ruiz (John), Stephen Mauro, Edward J. Mauro, Richard M. Mauro (Lisa), and Douglas D. Mauro (Patricia Carmona); grand-children Stephen S. Ruiz, Susanna Danielle Steece (Daniel), Stacy Anne Mauro (Francisco Ramirez), Susan M. Mauro, Megan Mauro, Katherine Mauro, Samantha Mauro, and great-grandson Francisco D. Ramirez; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He will be greatly missed.

Steve spent the early part of his life in Houston, attending Holy Name Catholic School, St. Joseph Catholic School and Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School. He joined the Army and served from 1951-1953, after his service to his country he returned to Houston and began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He went on to become a prominent Real Estate Broker and Developer. In 1960, he married his sweetheart Susan at St. Anne Catholic Community Church in Houston, TX.  In 1980, Steve and his family moved to the Rio Grande Valley to pursue new business opportunities in farming and real estate.

Steve was an avid fisherman and he loved to cook, especially Italian family recipes. He was a man of great integrity, an exceptional storyteller and a natural charmer.  Most of all he loved being surrounded by his family and friends.

The Mauro family would like to thank all of Dad’s caregivers, Lourdes Montanez, Maria Escamilla, Marcella Santillan, Carrie E. Matlage, and especially María Elena Gonzalez, who was with him until the very end, the care you gave Dad was exceptional and we will forever be grateful and indebted to you.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2019, from 5:00 – 9:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel, Texas.  Interment will follow at Mont Meta Memorial Park in San Benito, Texas. Pallbearers are Edward Cruz, Anthony Klinger, Jesse Olmeda, Bernardo Naranjo, David Lee, and Leo Canejo.  Honorary Pallbearers are Tom Moses, Ignacio Trevino, Dan Steece, Harry Cullen Jr., Andrew Hill and Timothy Hill.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.  657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78526.  956-350-8485


  • Luke Mauro Posted May 11, 2019 10:22 am

    Every time I saw Uncle Steve I would bum a cigarette from him and he would hand me a Lucky Strike. I would say “are you still smoking these old time no filter cigarettes?” He would look at me and say, “you young punk”…LOL. When we meet again in that beautiful smoking lounge in heaven I will bring you a carton of Lucky’s. Rest easy Uncle Steve.

  • Candyce Crouch Posted May 12, 2019 9:15 pm

    Our deepest sympathy is with each family member during the loss of your beloved father .May you find peace in knowing he is with our Almighty Heavenly Father. The Crouch Family

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