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Oscar J. Cadena

May 6, 1929 — November 2, 2021

On Tuesday evening, November 2, 2021 at 7:35 pm, surrounded by his family, our beloved father, Oscar J. Cadena, 92, went home to be with Our Lord and Savior.

Oscar was born on May 6, 1929, to Ascencion and Hortencia Bravo Cadena. He attended Laredo schools and graduated from Martin High School. Oscar went on to serve in the U. S. Navy as an aviation machinist mate from 1948 to 1952.  As a civil service employee, he worked as an egress – aviation structural mechanic until 1976. He then became a Postal Worker and retired in 1990. Oscar’s hobbies included playing softball and spending time with his family. He was devoted to his wife and family. Oscar was a quiet, kind, unpretentious man that lived to please his wife, children and grandchildren. He was the family patriarch that taught his children by the life he led to be honest, kind and hardworking.  His family takes comfort in knowing he is in the presence of the Great I AM and is no longer suffering.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” - 2 Timothy 4:7-8

“Pop” affectionately called by his family was preceded in death by his loving wife, Magdalena H. Cadena, his father Ascencion Cadena, mother Hortencia B. Cadena, brothers Arturo Cadena and Francisco Javier Cadena, father in law Walter Herbeck, mother in law Cleofas C. Herbeck, sister in law Frieda Hartman and brother in law Luis Herbeck.  

Oscar is survived by his children, Oscar Cadena Jr. (Janie), Sally Lozano (Rudy), Arturo Cadena (Stephanie +), Robert Cadena (Michelle), Grizelda Mendoza (Gerardo), numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, his sister, Minerva Trevino and brother in law, Walter Herbeck (Elsa).

A special thank you to Dr. Carlos Hornedo for always being there when he was called upon.

A rosary will be held on Friday, November 5, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Hillside Funeral Home chapel. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. from Hillside Funeral Home to San Martin de Porres Catholic Church. A mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m.

Interment will follow to the City of Laredo Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gerardo Mendoza, Jr., Matthew Cadena, Michael Cadena, Steven Cadena, Nicholas Cadena, Cody Cadena, Derek Nixon, Oscar Cadena, III, Arturo Cadena, Rodolfo Lozano, III, and Ricardo Lozano.

Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard and the American Legion Post 59 Honor Guard.

For everyone’s safety, please continue to wear a mask and practice social distancing. You may express your condolences to the family on our website at

Arrangements are under the direction of Hillside Funeral Home, 310 Hillside Rd., Laredo, Texas 78041.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, November 5, 2021

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, November 5, 2021

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Starts at 9:00 am (Central time)

San Martin de Porres Catholic Church

1704 Sandman St, Laredo, TX 78041

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