Rumaldo “Bruno” Gamboa, age 81, of Harlingen, Texas, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021. Rumaldo is survived by 3 daughters: Maria Isabel Gamboa, Virginia (Leonel) Huerta, and Diana Rosales; and 1 son, Rumaldo Gamboa, Jr.; 9 grandchilren: Vicky, Rosa, Fermin, Julius, Diana, Sarah, Cristian, Cristina, and Nicholas; 4 great grandchildren: Alejandro, Javier, Jose, and Santiago; three brothers and four sister; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Gamboa; parents: Victor and Mariana Gamboa; and brother, Guadalupe Gamboa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Church, 3802 Grand Blvd., East Chicago, IN with Rev. Terry Steffens officiating. Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens, Brownsville, Texas.
Rumaldo was a U.S. Army Veteran. He retired as a forklift operator in the warehouse industry; he was an avid Cubs fan; loved to dance to Tejano music with his wife Virginia. He was a great story-teller. Rumaldo was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather to his family and especially enjoyed playing pranks on them.
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