Services

Visitation One

Fri. Oct. 8, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Garden Oaks Baptist Church

3206 N Shepherd Dr
Houston , TX 77018.

Funeral Service

Fri. Oct. 8, 2021
11:00 am

Garden Oaks Baptist Church

3206 N Shepherd Dr
Houston , TX 77018.

Burial

Fri. Oct. 8, 2021
1:00 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston , TX 77038.
Fri. Oct. 8, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Garden Oaks Baptist Church
3206 N Shepherd Dr
Houston , TX 77018.
Fri. Oct. 8, 2021
11:00 am
Garden Oaks Baptist Church
3206 N Shepherd Dr
Houston , TX 77018.
Fri. Oct. 8, 2021
1:00 pm
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston , TX 77038.
In Memory of
Hector G. Ruano
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Hector G. Ruano of Houston, Texas, passed away at the age of 55 after a courageous fight against Covid.  He was born on December 18, 1965, in El Salvador to Francisco and Christina Ruano.

Hector came to the United States in 1981 and became a young man in Houston, Texas.  He graduated from Austin High School in Houston in 1989 where he loved serving as student council president and Key club president.   His intrinsic love to serve & protect his loved ones, others, and his country led him to join the US Army.  He served in the 90s and was stationed in Germany, but after 9/11 he re-enlisted and served in a fire and rescue unit.  Soon after re-enlisting, Hector was blessed with one of the most important things in his life – his daughter Angel.  As a single father, he dedicated his life to raising his daughter and this became his greatest joy.  His professional life led him to IT work in the legal industry, where he made life-long friendships at Nickens, Keeton and Flack, and more recently at McGuire Woods.  He loved his job and work family, where he was greatly loved and appreciated.  Multi-talented and a skilled mechanic in his spare time, he would always be found helping or guiding someone with mechanical and electrical issues.  He also inherited his father’s handy-man skills and genius; his favorite pastime was doing projects around the house.  His hobbies included photography, digital media and technology.  Hector was baptized at Garden Oak Baptist, where he worked with the youth group and loved mentoring and being an active member.  He also served at his mother’s church, Iglesia Episcopal Santa Maria Virgen, by volunteering his technical expertise in numerous ways.  One of his greatest joys was meeting weekly at the park to play soccer with Chris Merlos and group of close family and friends.

Hector is survived by his daughter, Angel Ruano of Houston, Texas; his mother Christina Ruano of Houston, Texas; his sister Dina Elizabeth Ruano from Villa Nueva, Honduras along with her son Carlitos; his sister Esther Meza and her husband David, from Houston, Texas and their sons Jonathan and Joseph, along with their families; his brother Erick Ruano and his wife Tracey from Houston, Texas along with their children Ryan, Mia and Frankie; his tio Antonio Lopez and wife Maria, from Houston, Texas along with their children Anthony and Julian; and numerous cousins, tias and extended family.

He is preceded in death by his father, Francisco Ruano; and his abuelita, Elia Vasquez.

Visitation will be on Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am, October 8, 2021, in the fellowship hall of Garden Oaks Baptist Church.  Service will be from 11:00 am to noon.  Burial will follow at Houston National Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in his name to one of the following charities of your choice:  Wounded Warrior Project; St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

The family would like to especially thank the caregivers at Memorial Hermann CV-ICU who looked after Hector in his long battle with Covid, and to all our friends who have been so supportive and helpful.  
 


Héctor G. Ruano, de Houston, Texas, falleció a la edad de 55 años después de una valiente pelea contra Covid. Nació el 18 de diciembre de 1965 en El Salvador, de sus padres Francisco y Christina Ruano.

Héctor llegó a los Estados Unidos en 1981 como un joven a Houston, Texas. Se graduó de la escuela Austin High en Houston en 1989, donde le encanto servir como presidente del consejo estudiantil y presidente del Key Club. Su amor por servir y proteger a sus seres queridos, a los demás, y a su país lo llevó a unirse al Ejército de los EE. UU.  Él sirvió en los años 90 y estuvo estacionado una base aérea en Alemania, pero después del 11 de septiembre se volvió a inscribir y sirvió en una unidad de bomberos y rescate. Poco después de volver a inscribirse, Héctor fue bendecido con una de las cosas más importantes de su vida: su hija Ángel. Como padre soltero, dedicó su vida a criar a su hija y ella se convirtió en su mayor alegría. Su vida profesional lo llevó a trabajar en informática en la industria legal, donde hizo amistades de por vida en Nickens, Keeton y Flack, y más recientemente en McGuire Woods. Amaba su trabajo y su familia laboral, donde él fue muy querido y apreciado. Multi talentoso y hábil mecánico en su tiempo libre, siempre lo encontrarías ayudando o guiando a alguien con problemas mecánicos o eléctricos. También heredó las habilidades y el genio de su padre; su pasatiempo favorito era hacer proyectos en la casa. Sus pasatiempos también incluían la fotografía, los medios digitales y la tecnología. Héctor se bautizó en la Iglesia Bautista de Garden Oaks, donde trabajó con el grupo de jóvenes y le encantaba ser mentor y un miembro activo de su congregación. También sirvió en la iglesia de su mamá, la Iglesia Episcopal Santa María Virgen, ofreciendo su experiencia técnica de diversas maneras. Una de sus mayores alegrías era reunirse semanalmente en el parque para jugar fútbol con Chris Merlos y un grupo de familiares y amigos cercanos.

Héctor es sobrevivido por su hija, Angel Ruano de Houston, Texas; su mamá Christina Ruano de Houston, Texas; su hermana Dina Elizabeth Ruano de Villa Nueva, Honduras junto con su hijo Carlitos; su hermana Esther Meza y su esposo David, de Houston, Texas y sus hijos Jonathan y Joseph, junto con sus familias; su hermano Erick Ruano y su esposa Tracey de Houston, Texas junto con sus hijos Ryan, Mia y Frankie; su tío Antonio López y su esposa María, de Houston, Texas junto con sus hijos Anthony y Julian; y numerosos primos, tías y familia extensa.

Le anteceden en la muerte su papá, Francisco Ruano; y su abuelita, Elia Vasquez.

El velorio será el viernes por la mañana de 9:00 a 11:00 am, 8 de octubre de 2021, en el salón de congregación de la Iglesia Bautista Garden Oaks. El servicio será de 11:00 am al mediodía. El entierro perseguirá en el Cementerio Nacional de Houston a la 1:00 pm.

En lugar de flores, la familia ha solicitado que se hagan donaciones en su nombre a una de las siguientes organizaciones benéficas de vuestra elección: Wounded Warrior Project; Hospital de Niños St. Jude.

La familia quisiera agradecer especialmente al grupo medico del Memorial Hermann CV-ICU que cuidaron a Héctor durante su larga batalla contra Covid, y también a todos nuestros amigos que nos han brindado tanto apoyo y ayuda.
 

Tributes

Message from
Adriana Guardado
Mon, 10/04/2021

Hector was the person I can always count on in the good times and bad times.
We worked together for a long time and became the best of friends.

I will always cherish our friendship and miss him deeply.
My condolences to his family and may god give you comfort in this time of sorrow.
Best regards
Adriana Guardado

Message from
Deanna Kaulay
Thu, 10/07/2021

Hector always treated me like queen. Whenever I needed some computer equipment, it would "magically" appear at my desk, programmed and ready to use. When I thanked him, he would just smile his quiet smile. He never failed to return my calls or emails when I was desperate for IT support. I miss him and I feel so sad that I will never see his quiet, sweet smile again. Sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace my friend. XOXOXO

Message from
Alyson Wagner
Fri, 10/08/2021

I’ve known Hector for 16 years. We started out as co-workers and quickly became friends. Although he worked in Houston and I worked in Austin, we began to collaborate closely after I expressed interest in providing tech support for Austin, as a backup to Hector. He taught me a lot about tech, but so much more importantly than that, he was there for me. What Hector did for a living was provide tech support. What he did for people’s hearts was give friendship and emotional support. He never showed up just to connect a computer to the network; he showed up to make a genuine connection with every person, to say, “I’m here, and you matter to me right now.” He also wanted to give people a reason to smile and, better yet, to laugh. Hector joked around a lot, but I always knew he was laughing with me, not at me. Although he sometimes carried heavy burdens, as all of us do, his own concerns rarely stopped him from making an effort to lighten the burdens of those around him. I will miss Hector sorely, but I know our friendship will go on because I’ll carry the light he shared in my heart, always. Much love and prayers for Hector’s family—may you receive all the comfort, strength, and support you need.