Arnold Moreno Sr.

Arnold Moreno Sr.

 Lifelong Galveston Resident Arnold Moreno, 72, passed away on Saturday October 5, 2013.  Arnold was born in Galveston, Texas on August 10th, 1941 to Juan and Josepha Moreno.

Arnold was a very blessed man and had a myriad of accomplishments attached to him during his lifetime, with a quick wit and friendly smile, he was always willing to help or lend a hand where needed.  He was a graduate of Ball High School in 1958 and loved serving his community.  Arnold ran the Junior League of Latin American Citizens ( Jr LULAC's) in the early seventies where he touched many young teenage lives helping to raise money for scholarships to support our Communities Youth.  Arnold also found time to serve as a Sunday morning Spanish Radio program host for KUFO radio station. The program was known as “Para Mi Gente” and had a very large following. Mr. Moreno booked many of Tejano's biggest named groups to entertain the community of Galveston.  These groups include Little Joe y la Familia, Sonny and the Sunliners, Elsa Garcia, Selena Quintanilla and many more.  Arnold also served as treasurer of Lulac Council #4436 and stood as a representative for what is right for many local causes and in some cases helped bridge the gaps between City Leaders and its public service employees.  Arnold was inducted in the LULAC Hall of Fame in 1993 for his outstanding community efforts.

Arnold was a devoted and loving husband and father.  He is survived by his lovely wife Lydia of 53 years; Son Arnold L. Moreno and his wife Christy, daughter Marisa Allen and her husband, Justin and daughter Abigail Moreno; Son Stephen M. Moreno;  Daughter Veronica Moreno Quijano and husband Jason Quijano ; children Jerae, Ryler, Kilyn and Brayden Quijano; Son Brian Joseph Moreno, and wife Meagen Moreno and daughters Aspen and Eliana Moreno.  Brothers: John Jr., Manuel, Oscar and John Jo Moreno.  Sisters: Vera Gandara, Bertha Moreno, Josie Laird, MaryAnn Landers, Theresa Kalsnes and Anna Salinas along with many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Services for Arnold will be at the Carnes Funeral Home located at 1201 23rd Street Rear, Galveston, Texas 77550 on Friday October 11th, 2013 at 6:00 pm.