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Richard Fiero

Richard John Fiero

Tuesday, October 24th, 1933 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Richard John Fiero, 86, passed away on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020. Richard's family and friends will gather for a graveside service on Saturday, February 29th at 11:00am at Resurrection Cemetery, 1009 E. Mockingbird Lane.

Richard was born in Batavia, New York on October 24, 1933 to John and Marion Holmes Fiero. The family moved to Austin, Texas in 1942. Richard graduated from Austin High School in 1951. He then graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1955 with a B.A. in Physical Education and was a lifelong Longhorn fan. He married Carolyn Jean Boddie in 1958 at the First United Methodist Church in Harlingen, Texas. He later earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Pan American University in Edinburgh, Texas. He taught mathematics and coached for 38 years until his retirement, mostly in Raymondville, Texas at Raymondville High School.
He was preceded in death by both parents; his wife of 44 years, Carolyn Jean Fiero in 2003; his son, Richard Glenn Fiero in 2004; and his grandson, James Fiero in 2013.

He married Carel Dillinger in 2004 in Victoria, Texas, and they were married until his passing.

He is survived by two brothers, William Fiero (Mary Ann) and David Fiero (Sharon); three children and three step-children: Janet Fiero Black (Timothy), Susan Fiero Longoria (Eddie), Greg Fiero (Rocki), Denisha Marino (Gary), Sheri Mersinger (Ron), and Dennis K. Dillinger; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Richard was active in several churches during his lifetime, serving as Lay Witness Coordinator at the First United Methodist Church of Raymondville, Texas, and as an active member of the Mighty and Mature Warrior group at Faith Family Church in Victoria, Texas. He also held offices in the Rio Grande Valley chapter of the Full Gospel Businessman's Association. His favorite scripture was Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me..” NKJV

Thoughts and memories may be shared online at www.gracefuneralhome.net.
Funeral arrangements and services under the personal care of Grace Funeral Home - Victoria.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Resurrection Cemetery
    Address
    Laurent & Mockingbird
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
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    Graveside Service
  • Interment

    Location
    Resurrection Cemetery
    Address
    Laurent & Mockingbird
    VICTORIA, TX 77901
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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maaliciamendiola@aol.com

Posted at 07:20pm
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Fiero was a wonderful teacher, Coach , and friend. My prayers to the family.
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Martha

Posted at 07:44am
Dear Janet, Susan, & Greg,
You all were such a huge blessing to our church family here in Raymondville.
Dick & Carolyn were personal friends of Scooter & I. We grew in our love for Christ in a wonderful prayer & share group, Lay Witness Mission program, & church activities. Those were the days...wonderful memories.
I send love, blessings & prayers during this difficult time.
Martha McGee
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