September 2, 1973


June 15, 2020



Service Details

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a private visitation will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020. The family very much appreciates the outpouring love they have received from numerous family and friends and wishes for the community to stay safe. The family kindly requests in lieu of visitation to please leave your condolences in the comment section and recite a prayer in memory of Israel.

Interment will be held at the family in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


Israel Arriaga, 46, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 in Laredo, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gilberto and Eva Delia Arriaga, brothers Ferrel “Rey” Arriaga and Oscar Arriaga.

Israel is survived by his brother and sister Juan Gilberto (Rosa E.) Arriaga and Maria Flores, nieces and nephews Leroy Arriaga, Marlyn (Alonso) Pineda, Homero Flores, Jr., Randy Fantini, Priscilla Arriaga, Brenda Arriaga and Carlos Arriaga. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and many friends.


23 thoughts on “ISRAEL ARRIAGA”

  1. My heartfelt condolences to the Arriaga family. I have alot of good memories and of course lots of laughs of Israel hanging out with my brothers. You will be missed by many. May you rest in peace Israel. May God give strength and comfort to Leroy and all his family during this difficult time. God bless you all.

  2. Mr. & Mrs. Javier Saavedra

    Our deepest condolences go out to all the Family, Israel was a great friend and person. He will be dearly missed.?

  3. My condolences to the family Israel was such a sweet person with a great sense of humor I met him thru work. May he rest in peace. May God be with the family during this difficult time.

  4. Caroline Martinez

    I’m sorry for your loss Tio Leroy, Marlyn and family. My prayers are with you during this hard time.

  5. Thinking about you daily Israel. Seems like we just talked the other day. May you rest in paradise. Blessings and prayers to the family. You will be greatly missed…

  6. Condolences to the family of Israel from Hector Cayanan, Texas Department of Transportation. I have worked with Israel and we both had fun attending the Smith Training as a team and since then we became buddies and close friend. He helped me when I needed it most and it sadden me to see him gone. I can still pictured him in mind, the common joke we shared over the years. He is truly missed. So long brother and God bless your soul.

  7. Michael Granado

    Israel, It was a pleasure to have met and known you. They say that tears and memories build beautiful roadways to Heaven. Well I’d be willing to bet that your Family here at TxDOT will build the best road yet for you to reach those pearly gates. After all they’re the most qualified, right? You’ll be missed. Rest in Peace My Friend! My Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to your Family in this difficult moment.

  8. Mis mas sincero pésame para toda la familia que dios les de fuerza en estoy momentos ? ! Tendremos recuerdos de el que nunca se olvidan ! Que descanse en paz y el Sr. Lo tenga en su Santa gloria !! Descanze en paz Israel Arriaga !!

  9. Karen E Martinez

    My deepest condolences to the Arriaga family.
    I wish you all courage, strength and love to help you through this loss.
    I met Israel at work, and even though we didn’t work together
    for a very long time he taught me many things.
    He looked at life in a fun and quirky ways.
    He was easygoing, fun to talk to, and overall a very nice person.
    He will be greatly missed.

  10. Mis más sinceras condolencias para la familia Arriaga por la perdida de mi primo Israel se le extrañará mucho primo como lo dije no nos mirábamos pero si eran muchas las platicas que teníamos en Paz Descanse Dios lo tenga en su Santo Rrayno??

  11. Nuestro más sentido pésame ala Familia de Nuestro Amigo Blue. K Dios les de Fortaleza en estos momentos tan tristes. K te tenga en su Santo y Divino Reino Amigo. RIP ? Departe : Wicho y Gypsy. (68)

  12. I had the pleasure and the privilege to know and work with Israel at the Traffic Section at TxDOT in Laredo. Israel was a warm and good-spirited person, as well as, a hardworking individual and a reliable co-worker. Israel had a quick wit and I enjoyed our conversations and poking fun at life. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace. To Israel’s family, I pray that in this difficult time, God gives you the strength and courage to bear his loss. I express my deepest condolences to you and may God bless you.

  13. Sue Ellen De La Cruz-Flores

    I will miss you my friend. You were always that familiar face I’d run into and our conversations were long and full of laughter. From your TXDoT stories to your ranch stories of the Granjeno, to the many stories in between. You were always a great friend and so full of life. It is not a goodbye but a see you later. God needed an Angel and on earth, eras un ángel like I’d always tell you. May God bless all your family and give them strength. We will always remember you and our stories mi Blue, que descanses en paz amigo, siempre estaras con nosotros.

  14. Jennifer Vasquez

    So sorry for ur loss…my condolences to you and your family…May Israel r.i.p…Tio Juan send u a big hug

  15. You know Israel was my best friend. We knew each other for a very very very long time (almost 37 years). I can honestly say that there are few people far and in between that have a bigger heart than he did. He was a genuine, kind, good natured all around a good person. I cant find the words to describe the the sadness that I feel. I can only imagine how the Arriaga family must feel. He will be missed tremendously and I send my prayers to the Arriaga family.

  16. My condolences to the Arriaga family.
    Israel, you will be missed not only by me but also my family, Sofia, Amanda, Abrahan and Annette. We enjoyed your presence every time we would get together and share a lot of laughs and good times at my house or at the ranch and our conversations that we had. It’s going to be hard to believe that you are gone without saying to you a good bye.

    Javier Arriaga and family

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