Athens Review, Athens, Texas

February 25, 2013

Rafael Rangel Pizana

The Athens Review


ATHENS-Memorial services for Rafael Rangel Pizana, 71 were held at 11:00 A.M.

Tuesday at the Kiwanis Park Pavilion in Athens.

 Mr. Pizana died February 23, 2013 in Athens.

He was born February 15, 1942 in Bend, Texas to the late Julian and Delfina Rangel Pizana. Rafael formerly resided in Corpus Christi three years, Woodburn, Oregon six years, Sinton, Texas six years and moved to Tyler in 2011 from Portland, Oregon where he had lived since 1985. He was a retired aviation mechanic. A well decorated U. S. Army Veteran, Rafael served three tours of duty with the 82nd Airborne in Vietnam and was a prisoner of war for three months.

Survivors include his wife Maureen Mary Pizana; sons Ralph Pizana, Madisonville, Daniel Pizana, Shannon Pizana, both of Portland, Oregon; daughter Caprice Christopher and husband John, Tyler; brother Pete Pizana, Victoria; sisters Norma Lucio, Gloria Ciarese, Tina Aguillar, all of Corpus Christi, Rosie Gonzales, Salem, Oregon, 12 Grandchildren.

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