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Pedro R. Sierra

December 4, 1950 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Pedro Sierra Obituary

Pedro Ricardo Sierra, (Pete) 73, of Brownsville, Texas, devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend to so many entered eternal rest on Friday, January 12, 2024, at VRMC surrounded by his loving family. Pedro was born on December 4, 1950, to Ramiro M. Sierra and Maria Moran Sierra.
Pedro proudly served his country as a proud US Marine-II tank CPL, and the Army Reserve. After returning home he worked and retired from the USPS, but he continued to work with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration/US DOT.
He was the original owner of Chicken Run BBQ. During his younger years he and his brothers formed, Rio Express Band, which became well known for playing all types of music, they performed at various nightclubs, and private events.

His wife convinced him to pick up cycling, and there is where he discovered that his passion was cycling, he developed his strength from short rides to gradually increased into long rides. He started with 7 at 7 Bike Group, then with Bicycle World and ended up with the Roadrunners where he found his cycling family. He met so many wonderful cyclists along his adventurous journeys, every day he looked forward to riding with his friends no matter the time, the weather, and especially his age, it did not stop him from doing what he loved. At his age he wanted to be the best, he would upgrade his bicycles often without letting his wife know that he had bought a new bike, eventually she found out. He was very competitive and so proud of how much he had accomplished; he was presented with a plaque from the City Cruisers for riding 1000 miles in a month. Everyone that met him or rode alongside him knew that they were going to hear one or many of his famous stories if you stuck around long enough. The younger cyclists looked up to him, admired him and wished that at his age they would still be riding. His family were so amazed to hear nothing but beautiful stories about each cyclist who had at one time encountered Pete. He left his cycling life with so much love and never-ending friendships. He leaves nothing but beautiful memories in our hearts.

Preceding Pedro in death, his parents: Ramiro Marin Sierra and Maria Moran Sierra, and great nephew, Adolfo Ezekiel Toriz.

Pedro leaves behind his loving and devoted wife, Sylvia R. Sierra; daughter, Pamela C. Sierra, and grandson, Landon Burinas; his brothers: Mauro Sierra (Elena), Robert Sierra (Leticia), and David Sierra
(Griselda); his sisters: Guadalupe Toriz (Adolfo, Sr.), and Sylvia Hernandez (Oscar,
Sr.); his nephews: Oscar Hernandez, Jr., Michael Hernandez (Christine), Adolfo Toriz,
Jr., Albert Toriz (Carla), Danny Sierra (Anabel), Christopher Garcia (Jennifer), and
Derick Garcia (Brianna); his nieces: Yvonne Mills (Jason), Kristy Suniga (George), Sandra Ponce (Jason),
Cindy Sierra (Enrique), Valori Chavez (Jason), and Kristy H. Browder (Kevin).

Special thanks to all the wonderful ICU staff at VRMC for their caring and upmost attention. To the Roadrunners, Pete's second family, especially to Abel and Nora Barrera who looked up to Pete as their older brother.

Pallbearers: Abel Barrera, Manuel Hinojosa, Manuel Fragoso, Alejandro (Profe) Martinez, Adolfo Toriz, Jr., and Albert Toriz.

Honorary pallbearers: Mauro Sierra, Robert Sierra, David Sierra, Danny Sierra,
Oscar Hernandez, Jr., and Micheal Hernandez.

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January 17, 2024

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Garza Memorial Funeral Home
1025 E. Jackson
Brownsville, TX 78520

January 17, 2024

7:00 PM
Garza Memorial Funeral Home
1025 E. Jackson
Brownsville, TX 78520

January 18, 2024

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery
2520 Inspiration Rd
Mission, TX 78572


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