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Mayor Cruz  Alaniz

Mayor Cruz Alaniz

Tuesday, May 3rd, 1932 - Friday, August 9th, 2019
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MAYOR CRUZ ALANIZ
ALAMO - Mayor Cruz Alaniz, 87, died Friday, August 9, 2019, at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.
Born in Alamo, he lived there all of his life. He was the first Hispanic Mayor for the City of Alamo.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Celia Alaniz; two sons, Hugo Alaniz and Orlando Alaniz; his parents, Martiniano and Manuela Alaniz; two brothers, Inocencio Alaniz, Rafael Alaniz; three sisters, Andrea De La Cruz, Herminia Gomez and Esperanza Alaniz.
Mr. Alaniz is survived by his three daughters, Margot (Ruben) Martinez of San Juan, Dalia Alaniz of Maryland, Sonia McMasters of Round Rock, TX; two daughters in law, Anna Alaniz of Weslaco, Yolanda Rangel of Grand Prairie, TX; three brothers, Rogelio Alaniz of Alamo, Antonio Alaniz of San Juan, Martiniano Alaniz, Jr., of Edinburg; three sisters, Elvira Alvarez of Corpus Christi, TX, Virginia Delgadillo of San Juan, Rosa Jimenez of California; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary Monday, August 12, 2019, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. Funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Alamo. Interment will follow at Val Verde Memorial Gardens in Donna.
Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 12th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 12th, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Memorial Funeral Home - San Juan
    Address
  • Service

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Resurrection Catholic Church
    Address
  • Interment

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Val Verde Memorial Gardens
    Address
    6200 North Val Verde Road
    Donna, TX 78537
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Posted at 04:21pm
With heartfelt condolences, Round Rock Housing Authority Board & Staff
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Posted at 10:02am
To Dalia and the Alaniz family, I send my sincere sympathy and warmest condolences. Love, Betty Burchfield
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The Gomez Family

Posted at 12:24am
My deepest condolences to my cousins and family. I cherish the moments I spent with my Tio Cruz this past May. Your Cousin and Nephew, Mike Gomez
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Posted at 09:30pm
My condolences to the family of Cruz Alaniz.
Mr. Alaniz was a breath of fresh air back in the 60's and 70's, when the south side of Alamo received all monies and improvements, to the detriment of the north side, which was occupied by Hispanics. Under Mr. Alaniz' mayorship, Acacia St. was widened, drainage improved and more Hispanics were represented in city government. There were many more improvements, of which I was not aware, as I was too young to note them at the time, other than the level as a young teenager. I am very appreciative of all the contributions Mayor Cruz Alaniz made to the Hispanic community back then. These efforts established a solid foundation from which subsequent leadership was forced to note the existence and political strength of Hispanic voters.

Thank you, Mr. Alaniz, and to his family for the sacrifices I know he and his family must have made in that turbulent time period. It gives courage and strength to those who continue to seek to bring positive change to Alamo!
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Posted at 09:00pm
God has gained another angel that will be watching over us. Rest in peace Grandpa. Until we meet again. I love you!
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