condolences to the Cantu family,i was good friends w/the cantu family ,me and my wife moved to cypress,tx and i was wondering if the cantus were still living in that area,and i came across this tribute,so sorry to hear about Mr.Cantu...if Monica,Elva ever read this post,please contact me 713-505-6245,hope all is well,take care and god bless.
Ruben Gonzales Cantu, Sr. Date of Birth: Wed, 01/03/1945 Date of Death: Thu, 06/14/2012
Our Dad was born on January 3, 1945 in Rio Grande City, Texas. He was born into a poor humble family. No one would ever know that our Dad grew up with no father, because our Dad was the greatest. He persevered through life and was always a man of his word, he was proud to be an American, but most of all he loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and family. He served in Vietnam and is a decorated Veteran and received a Purple Heart and Silver Star, along with many other accomplishments in his time in the Army. He married our mother Odilia Garcia Cantu on December 9, 1967 in Houston, Texas. He was a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker and is truly a legend of his trade. He was a member of the Local Union 54. Our Dad enjoyed the simple things in life; hunting, fishing, working outside, but he loved being with his family relaxing in the country. Together, they have four children: Elva Yulatic, Monica Armendariz, Sonya Torres, and Ruben Cantu, Jr. Together they share nine grandchildren: Roxanne, Gabriela, Mia, Victor III, Savannah Marie, Emma, Corbyn, Jaxten and Josiah. Our loss is so great. We will always love him. He will always be with us. We will see him again in Heaven by the Lake. We love you Daddy.