NEW BRAUNFELS, Tex. (BNc) — Max R. Zamorano, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, entered eternal rest on Aug. 8, 2010 at age 65.

Zamorano was born in Monterrey, Mexico to Máximo R. and Manuela G. Zamorano. Max started serving our God after training at Lubbock’s Sunset School of Preaching, where he later served with distinction as Dean of the Spanish Department.

His first love and passion was teaching the message of salvation. He served as preaching minister to startup Spanish language congregations in Dimmitt, Grand Prairie, Houston, and Andrews. He finished his formal service as associate minister with the New Braunfels, Texas, church.

Among his personal highlights, he counted his service abroad as short-term missionary delegated to Colombia, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Uruguay, Honduras and Spain. He kept his eye on helping congregations in the U.S. and Mexico in Rio Bravo, and in Monterrey and Torreón, Mexico. Two of his passions were helping anyone in need from afar or right here in the United States.

Zamorano also loved being a coach for the New Braunfels Little League, first with his youngest son and most recently for his oldest grandson. He often was found at the baseball fields even if his team was not playing.

Zamorano was preceded in death by brother, Daniel Zamorano; and a son, Max R. Zamorano V; and his parents. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Delia Tavarez Zamorano; sons Ronnie Mark (of El Paso, Texas), and Jonathan David and his wife Lissette; and his daughter, Eunice Lois Zamorano-Alcalá and her husband Noah Alcalá. He is also survived by his brothers, Arturo Elias and Rubén Zamorano (San Antonio); and cousins Carmen Tabor (Garland, Texas), Yolanda Zamorano and Lydia Zamorano (Arlington, Texas). He is also survived by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law from Snyder, Texas. He considered them his sisters and brothers as well. Max is further survived by his grandchildren, Savannah, Alex, Justine, Jasmine (El Paso), Maxwell Zamorano, MaDel Alcalá and Micaela and Julian Zamorano of New Braunfels.

He often said, had he known that having grandchildren were so much fun. He would have had them first.

Editor’s Note: Reprinted with changes from Herald-Zeitung Newspaper, New Braunfels, Texas, Wednesday, August 11, 2010.

A Findagrave memorial has been set up for brother Zamorano.