Tomas G. Cruz
Tomas G. Cruz, 89, of Uvalde died on Oct. 2, 2018, in San Antonio.
A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A funeral mass will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1928, in Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico, to Maria Gonzalez and Anastacio Cruz.
He married Pabla Velasquez Cruz on Nov. 17, 1957, in Crystal City.
Cruz is survived by six daughters, Carolina C. Bonds and husband, Keith, of Detroit, Michigan, Alicia C. Contreras and husband, Fausto, and Rosalinda C. Gonzales and husband, Max, of Uvalde, Guadalupe C. Banks and Marta Cruz of San Antonio, Pabla Wickliff and husband, Patrick, of Austin; two sons, Anastacio Velasquez Cruz and wife, Christine, of Lockhart and Tomas Cruz Jr. of Uvalde; sister, Virginia Cruz of Mexico City, Mexico; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Andres Cruz; son-in-law, Vernon Banks; four sisters, Urbana Balino, Consuelo Arizmendi, Sulema Cruz, and Marta Cruz; and four brothers, Simon Cruz, Jesus Cruz, Guadalupe Cruz and Jose Cruz.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Bonds, Adelso Contreras, Michael Gonzales, Sarah Banks, Cierra Wickliff, Serene Nace, April Santiago, Josh Pesina, Anastacio Cruz Jr. and Tomas Alexander Cruz.