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Eliseo "Eli/Papis" Molina Saldivar

September 18, 1993 ~ November 12, 2022 (age 29)
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Taft – Eliseo “Eli/Papis” Molina Saldivar passed away November 12, 2022. He was 29.

Eli was born September 18, 1993 to Eliseo, Sr. and Linda (Molina) Saldivar. He was a lifelong resident of Taft, Texas. Eli worked as an electrician. He was a beloved father, son, boyfriend, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Ramon and Anita Saldivar; uncles: Jorge Saldivar and Roland Ybarra; aunt: Gloria Saldivar; cousin: Cynthia Gonzales.

Survivors include his parents: Eliseo and Linda Saldivar from Taft, Texas; girlfriend: Jolynn Martinez from Taft, Texas; sons: Jessirey Gurk and Johnmichael David Gurk both from Taft, Texas; daughter: Abcdey Gurk from Taft, Texas; brother: Eric Saldivar (Heather) from Taft, Texas; sisters: Georgia Molina from Gregory, Texas and Christyanna Saldivar from Taft, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.


Visitation will begin Thursday, November 17, 2022, 4:00 PM-9:00 PM at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, Sinton. A Holy Rosary will be held the same evening at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 18, 2022, 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sinton. Burial to follow in Lamas Memorial Park Cemetery, Taft.


Pallbearers will be: Raymond Villalobos, Nathaniel Villalobos, Porky Martinez, Orlando Alvarado, Jake Valdez, Gabino Sanchez, Jr., Jessirey Gurk and Johnmichael Gurk.


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Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Sinton.






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November 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
606 S San Patricio
Sinton, TX 78387

Recitation of the Rosary
November 17, 2022

7:00 PM
Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel
606 S San Patricio
Sinton, TX 78387

Funeral Mass
November 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Taft
120 E Escobedo
Taft, TX 78390

November 18, 2022

3:00 PM
Lamas Memorial Park Cemetery
800 Avenue C
Taft, TX 78390

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Eliseo "Eli/Papis" Saldivar

September 18, 1993-November 12, 2022

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