About J.R. Gutierrez

Jorge Rolando Gutierrez
November 18, 1971 - June 13, 2005

 J R Gutierrez      Unique Individuals come but once in a lifetime and sometimes life in short lived. Jorge Rolando "Roly" was born in Edinburg, Texas to Jorge A. & Guillermina Gutierrez. Roly was a special joy to his parents, always loving, carefree, and focused on family and friends. his parents could always count on him to be a role model and inspiring leader. As the oldest, Roly always had a special and loving relationship with his two sisters, Vanessa and Amanda and his cousin Jeff Torres. With his smiling face, ready jokes, and fun-loving personality, Roly truly enjoyed sharing quality time with friends and family.  
     A former outstanding point guard for the Edcouch-Elsa Yellow Jackets, he took his love of students and the sport to a successful coaching record as the E-E Varsity Girls basketball coach. "Coach Guti's" teams participated in the state playoffs his last two years, winning bi-district honors in 2004. His passion for the game led him to a fulfilling coaching career.

      He taught English Literature and Health at Edcouch-Elsa High School where he dedicated his time and energy. Roly knew he found his passion in life when teaching in the classroom and coaching on and off the court went far beyond his expected duties. His students and athletes cherish his wit for life long lessons and contributions that will live in the hearts of many.

      Roly lived his life to the fullest playing golf, fishing, taking trips, and being with his friends and family. Anyone who knew Roly could serve as testimony that he was not only a man with a giving heart and a contagious smile, but his presence was always a pleasure. His parents and sisters dedicate the following scripture to Roly:

"And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20)