Frank G. Tello

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4: 7-8

Frank G. Tello, age 88, entered through the Heavenly gates on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 5:31 AM.  He was surrounded by his wife of sixty and a half years, and family who comforted him with much love, prayers, and positive energy.

Frank was a kind and giving man who loved his family and friends. He was a peacemaker.  He was a founding member of Siempre Amigos, a non-profit organization that raises funds for college scholarships for underrepresented Latino students.  He leaves behind a beautiful legacy of love, generosity and peace to all who knew him. He was happiest when surrounded by family and friends, sharing food and laughter.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Francisco P. Tello and Lenora Gonzalez Tello; sons, Rene Anthony Tello and Paul R. Tello; grandson, Jason Dimas, granddaughter Olivia M. Tello; and his siblings.


He is survived by his wife Irene Mendez-Tello; sons: Rusty Tello ( Mary Alice) and Rory Tello ( Jo Ann); daughters: Mary Esther Mendoza (Gilbert), Linda Tello, Brenda Tello Horton (Charles), and Bernadette Tello Streetman (Christopher); twelve grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews to guard his memory.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Mission Funeral Home – South Side. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Saint Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Assumption Cemetery.


The Tello family would like to thank Hospice of Austin, the Christopher House, and its staff, Mission Funeral Home and its staff, and the friends who were supportive during this difficult time.


In honor of Frank Tello, if you would like to, please make donations in his memory to Austin ChristopherHouseDonation


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