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Joe A. Zayas, 86, of Rancho Viejo, Texas, devoted companion, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, entered into eternal rest on March 25, 2021 at Harlingen Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Brownsville, Texas on October 8, 1934.

He is preceded in death by his parents Pedro Zayas and Savera Arizmendi Zayas; one brother, Saul A. Zayas.

Left to cherish his memory is his longtime beloved companion, Melba Chapa; children, Dr. Joe D. Zayas (Kathy), Delpha Z. Randazzo (Terry), Sandra R. Tarbet (Brian), Richard E. Zayas (Sandra), Joey R. Zayas (Marcy); ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Zifa Z. Esparza; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 3 to 7 PM with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 PM at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at 8:30 AM on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow at a family cemetery at 23575 US Hwy 281 El Ranchito, – San Benito TX. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Zayas, Taylor Randazzo, Adrian Ramon, Ricky Zayas, J.D. Esparza, and Rick Guerrero.

Services are under the guidance of Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Flower Shop. 657 Springmart Blvd., Brownsville, Texas. (956) 350-8485 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sunshine Haven Inc., 7105 Lakeside Blvd, Olmito, TX 78575

  1. March 27, 2021

    To the Zayas family, our hearts ache for you. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Our deepest sympathies!
    Olga Gavito and family

  2. March 28, 2021

    My most sincere condolences on the passing of my dear friend Joe. I loved and respected Joe like a brother. Great memories to remember. His advice I always cherished. God Bless his beautiful family. Due to my wife’s illness we will be unable to attend services. Till we meet again Joe.
    Love you,
    Betty & Adan Perez, Jr

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