Miguel E Montalvo Sr.

Miguel E Montalvo Sr. was born in Mercedes, Tx on Feb 4, 1929 and died peacefully on June 29, 2020 at 91 years old. He was at home surrounded by family in Pearland, Tx where he had been residing for the last 5 years with his daughter Patricia and son in law “partner” Javier Lozano.

He was one of 4 children to Aurora and Miguel Montalvo. He was a veteran of both the Marine Corps 1946-1948 and the Air Force 1949-1952 where he served during the Korean War. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, father, father in-law, grandfather, and friend.

He lived most of his life in Brownsville, Tx with the love of his life, Margarita “Maggie”. They were married 56 years before her death in 2011.  They had 3 children, Michael Jr., Patricia “Patty” and Melissa “Missy”. He lived a full and very healthy life! We always say he never took a pill until he was 85 years young!  He spent 37 years with the Missouri Pacific/Union Pacific Railroad and retired to spend more time traveling to see his kids and grandkids. He was an active outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing and playing golf. He spent many years with the Pan American Golf Association where he developed life long friendships which he cherished. He enjoyed the golf course as recently as a few weeks ago with his grandkids and he was still giving pointers! Family was very important to him and he can finally be reunited with his wife Maggie and son Michael.

He is preceded in death by his wife Margarita; his son Mike Jr. and granddaughter Linda; parents; sisters: Minerva Rodriguez  and  Oralia Salinas.

He leaves behind his daughter Patricia (Patty), husband Javier Lozano, rockstars during the last 5 years caring for him at their home and daughter Melissa (Missy) husband John Dramberger; grandkids: Katherine Dee -Ryan Eaton, Ashley Annie and Javier Michael Lozano, Claire and Jack Dramberger, daughter-in-law Linda Montalvo, David and Benny and Krystina. He also leaves his sister, Consuelo M. Getner, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, July 02, 2020 followed by a service at 11am in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E Broadway Pearland, TX 77581.

Honorary pallbearers: Javier Lozano, John Dramberger, Michael Lozano, Jack Dramberger, Joaquin “Jay” Toro Aybar and Rene Zuniga.

In lieu of flowers, Mike’s request was to donate to the Brownsville Pan American Golf Association in memory of Miguel E. Montalvo for a scholarship to be set up in his name, Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 5013, Brownsville, TX 78250


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I was lucky enough to meet him a time or two and he was definitely a character. May you find peace in the wonderful memories you have of him. Much love to you all.

    Kathryn Ament
    • Patty and Missy we are so sorry for your loss. Mike and I worked together from 1971 until he retired. We continued to play golf together until I was transferred to Laredo in 1992. Good friend and co-worker Rest In Peace ( Parnita ) May God be with both.
      Juan and Pat Aguilar, Los Fresnos, Tx.

      Juan Aguilar
  2. I am so sorry for your loss Pat, I know you loved him dearly. I am glad I had the privledge to know him the last couple years. He always made me smile. Our deepest sympathy.

    Lynnette Ann Adams (Lynnie)
  3. Melissa,
    I’m so sad to hear this. Please know My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
    Love, Anne King

  4. I’m so very saddened by seeing the passing of your dad Pat. Such a wonderful dad with a beautiful smile. I know he will be missed, prayers to all of the family at this time.

    Cathy Mintz
  5. Missy, Pat and the rest of family, my sincere condolences to you all. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Dad. He was such a good family man, I know he will be missed by you all terribly. Please find comfort in the lord and knowing that he is at rest and peace now. May God bless you all and keep you in the comfort of his Grace.

    Tillie Guerrero
  6. So very sorry Melissa. How lucky were you and your family have been to have you dad for this long.
    My love and prayers to you and your family
    Melissa Ford

    Melissa Ford
  7. To Patty, Melissa and family, so sorry to hear about your dad. May god bless him and may he rest in peace with the lord. Love you all and God bless.

    Darlene and Joe E. CISNEROS
  8. Sad to hear about Mike. I saw Mike several years ago and he looked good. I wondered sometimes where he was. We had some good times with pals in his back yard. Great smile, a gentleman always.
    Wonderful memories. My sincere codolences to his family. God Bless.

    Adan Perez, Jr
    Brownsville, Tx

    Adan Perez, Jr
  9. I know your heart is aching. My heart goes out to you and your family, Melissa.
    Your Dad was such a wonderful, sweet man.

    I am so very sorry. I know you will miss him everyday.
    My love to you and your family.

    Linda Pokrajac

    Linda Pokrajac

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