Manuel Cruz Jr.

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Where do you read the newspaper? The Uvalde Leader-News is again accepting photo submissions from people reading the newspaper in far-flung or unique geographical locations. The newspaper first held the contest in 2013 and received dozens of entries, which appeared one at a time on the front page of each edition of the newspaper – for nearly one year.Simply e-mail, mail or bring your photos into us on or before Dec. 31, 2016, to be eligible for the contest. Pictures will be judged on location, originality and authenticity and should be accompanied by a brief description...
Manuel Cruz Jr., 87, of La Pryor died on March 1, 2014, in San Antonio. He was born on March 1, 1927, in La Pryor to Juanita Arreola Cruz and Manuel Cruz. He married Flora Cortez on May 11, 1949, in La Pryor. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Flora Cruz of La Pryor: six daughters, Rosa Hernandez and husband, Donald, of Dale City, Va., Irma Saldaña of Katy, Sylvia Vera and husband, Santos, of La Pryor, Celia Ortiz and husband, Eluterio, of La Pryor, Lydia Delao and husband, Adolfo, of Katy and Brenda Garcia of New Braunfels: two sons, Manuel Cruz III and wife, Mary, of Uvalde and Eduardo Cruz and companion, Janice Mirelez, of La Pryor; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Consuelo Cruz, Olivia Perez, Eva Ortiz and Esperanza Flores; one brother, Alejandro Cruz; one granddaughter, Melissa Saldaña; and one great-grandson, Billy Vera Jr. A vigil and rosary was held on March 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel. Funeral services were held on March 3 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in La Pryor. Interment followed in La Pryor Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joshua Arizmendiz, Robert Lee Morante, Travis Saldaña, Cody Ortiz, Michael Morante and John Arizmendiz. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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