RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby cc nolen on Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:40 pm

Mr Esteban Cruz, the Father of Raymond Cruz has passed away. Raymond is a member of the
Alamo Society, and a friend to this Forum. His father was a great American, and fought with
General George Patton during World War Two.

Please keep Raymond - and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Funeral plans are under the direction of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N.Comanche St. in San
Marcos, TX. - Visitation is July 20, from 5pm to 8pm. Rosary at 7pm .
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:11 am

Some photos I took from today's church funeral service and graveside service for Esteban Cruz, Raymond Cruz's Dad.

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In St. John's Catholic Church, San Marcos, Texas. (Raymond at the foot of the casket.)
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Raymond's good friend, Rick Range.
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Esteban Cruz's granddaughter doing the eulogy.
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Draping the flag over the casket on the way out of the church. (Raymond and his Mom on the right of the photo.)
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:34 am

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A post graveside gathering and dinner was held at Immaculate Conception Church Hall in nearby Martindale, Texas.
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:08 am

Mariachi performance at the graveside service. (On Youtube)

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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby Seguin on Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:12 am

A very nice looking funeral with lots of people in attendance! - Nice mariachi band too.
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Postby GoBlue on Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:40 am

Thanks for sharing Ned. Prayers still go out for Ray and his family. Brian
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Postby SantaClaus on Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:04 pm

Thanks for the posts, Ned. Very moving.
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby RLC-GTT on Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:32 am

So sorry to hear about Raymond's dad. Thanks for the coverage and for drawing it to my attention.
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby NefariousNed on Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:17 am

Raymond sent me this photo he took of John, Sara, Rick and myself.
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby cc nolen on Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:34 pm

Thanks Ned. As always you get us there when we cant do it ourselves. I know Raymond will be proud of the coverage. His Dad was a great American.
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Re: RIP - Mr Esteban Cruz (Raymond Cruz's Dad)

Postby NefariousNed on Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 pm

Seguin wrote:A very nice looking funeral with lots of people in attendance! - Nice mariachi band too.


If the mariachi song sounds too bright and airy for a funeral, the lyrics (translated below by Rick Range ) may change your mind. Thanks, Rick!
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