Jose Saavedra Jr. Jose Saavedra Jr., 73, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 in Laredo, Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Mercedes Saavedra; brother, Enrique (Catalina) Saavedra; sisters, Carmen (Bernardo) Villarreal and Dora (Guillermo) Garza; niece, Natalia Elsa Garza; nephew, Guillermo Garza, Jr. Mr. Saavedra is survived by his former spouse, Carolina Salas Saavedra; children, Jose (Nancy) Saavedra, III and Elsa J. (Ty) Ishibashi; nieces and nephews, Cesar Rene Garza, Cynthia R. Garza, German Villarreal, Gerardo Villarreal and Gilberto (Romy) Villarreal. Also surviving are numerous relatives and friends. A chapel service will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. in the Hillside Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at the family plot of the Calvary Catholic Cemetery. If you would like to sign the guestbook or send private condolences, you may do so at www.hillsidefuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Road.