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Our Condolences for Mr. Esteban Sosa's Family

Dear Harlandale ISD Family, 


It is with our deepest condolences that we inform you of the passing of Mr. Esteban Sosa.

Mr. Sosa was a fundamental part of our Harlandale ISD mission and history. 

He served our district as a member, president, vice president and secretary of the  board for more than two decades. Deeply committed to furthering the mission of Harlandale ISD, 

Mr. Sosa held the office of secretary of the Harlandale Education Foundation Board of Directors’ his assistance to the board is invaluable as it raises scholarship funds for college-bound seniors in the district. It was him who came up with the idea of constructing the monument at Memorial Stadium in 1969 after he gathered with numerous South Side families who were mourning the loss of their children after being drafted for the Vietnam War. 

Mr. Sosa will always be remembered by our Harlandale ISD family and we are forever thankful for all of his contributions. Our condolences and prayers go out to the Sosa family during this difficult time. 

Visitation will begin on Thursday July 2, 2020 at 5:00pm with a rosary to begin at 6:00pm at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday July 3, 2020 at 12:00pm at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Ahouston National Cemetery.



Gerardo Soto

Gerardo Soto

Superintendent of Schools- Harlandale ISD