Petronilo Rivera Esquivel, 98, died on Sept. 1, 2019. He was born on May 13, 1921 in Bishop to Primitivo Esquivel and Leandra R. Esquivel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Primitivo and Leandra R. Esquivel; wife, Cristina Salazar Esquivel; brother, Santiago Esquivel; son David Esquivel; and stepdaughter, Hermila Hinojosa.
He is survived by his children, Gilbert Esquivel (Elena), Sylvia Torre, Ofelia Salazar (Jorge), Eduardo Morales, Ernesto Esquivel (Andrea), Christina Garcia (Jose) and Robert Esquivel; sister, Maria Garcia; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and stepchildren, Octavio Hernandez, Yolanda Hernandez, Alma Acuna and Hector Hernandez.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 from 5 to 9 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary in Kingsville. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Kingsville. Interment will follow at Santa Gertrudis Cemetery.