Gabriel Manuel Maldonado was born to parents Manuel and Isabel Rivera Maldonado on November 7, 1977, in Ceida, Puerto Rico. He departed this earthly life on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the age of 43.
He was a former resident of Houston and has resided in Baytown for the past 12 years.
He was a graduate of Würzburg American High School in Germany, attended a community college in Louisiana, and was an Assistant Warehouse Manager for Star Furniture. Gabriel was a member of Second Baptist Baytown, Space City Cycling, Bay Area Running Club, and USA Triathlon. He also enjoyed participating in triathlons, dancing, running, singing, volunteering, making new friends and sharing his positive energy.
Mr. Maldonado is survived by his wife of nine years: Veronica Valladares Maldonado, parents; Manuel and Isabel Maldonado, In-laws Roy and Hermina Valladares, children: Daisy Maldonado, Isabel Peery, Angelina Maldonado, and Niko Maldonado, sister: Anabel Pineda, numerous other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, at the Second Baptist Church with services concluding thereafter.
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