Joseph A. Armendariz, 17, of New Braunfels, passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010 at the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital - Downtown San Antonio. Joseph was born April 19, 1993 to Arturo R. Armendariz and Naomi Arriola Armendariz in El Paso, TX. Joseph was a Senior at Canyon High School and was very involved in athletics. He played Baseball on the Canyon High School team and enjoyed coaching New Braunfels Little League teams. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
He is survived by his parents, Arturo and Naomi Armendariz of New Braunfels; Paternal Grandparents, Joe and Susan Armendariz of New Braunfels; Maternal Grandparents, Andres and Rosie Arriola of El Paso; Great-grandmother, Consuelo Armendariz of El Paso; Great-grandfather, Andres Arriola, Jr. of El Paso; Maternal Great-grandmother, Dolores Blanquet; aunts, Jessica Armendariz of New Braunfels, Amy Alvarado and husband David of El Paso and Myra Aguero and husband Robert of El Paso; cousins, Brianna, Ryan, Amber, X-avier and Julian; He was preceded in death by his Godfather, Jose "Joey" Brown.
Public visitation will begin 4:00 PM Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Zoeller Funeral Home with a Chapel Service to be held at 7:00 PM. Funeral Mass will be held at a later date at St. Pius X Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas with interment to follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
A trust fund has been established at the IBC Bank for those who would like to make memorial contributions: Joseph A. Armendariz Fund, Account # 241135090, IBC Bank, 651 S. Walnut Ave. Suite 100, New Braunfels, Texas.