James Frank Altamirano

James “Chapo” Frank Altamirano, born in Yorktown, TX to Janie Zapata Altamirano and late Frank Altamirano passed away on April 23, 2020 at the age of 59 at his residence in Runge, TX surrounded by family. James was preceded in death by his daughter Ashley.He is survived by his mother: Janie Altamirano of Kenedy, TX, his companion: Pauline DeLosSantos, Runge, TX; daughter: Alex Altamirano; sons: Brian Hernandez and Christopher Villarreal,  both of Runge, TX; grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; Sister: Ruby (Eugene) Villanueva of Kenedy, TX; brothers: Ernest Altamirano, Pasadena, TX, Frank Altamirano and Jason Altamirano both of Beeville, numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives. Visitation with Social Distancing  in Place will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from 2 to 9:00p.m. at Eckols Chapel. Rosary to be recited at 7:00p.m. with Social Distancing in place at Eckols Chapel .  James loved to cook, garden and listened to a variety of music. He is best known for his taste in hats-especially the Fedora! He will be greatly missed. James wishes were to be cremated and there will be a Graveside Service on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00a.m. in the Runge Latin Cemetery. Traditional flower arrangements are welcome or you may donate to the charity of your choice.