MISSION – Rene Alaniz Sr., 63, of Mission passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Alaniz was born to Elida Garza Alaniz and Leonardo Alaniz (deceased). He graduated from Mission High School and joined the McAllen Fire Department on Oct. 24, 1977, where he worked for 36 years until his retirement on Sept. 2, 2014. He was a Lieutenant with the department and served as Public Information Officer and a Public Education Officer during his career. He was an active member of the National Fire Protection Association and the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Dalia Alaniz; children, Rene C. Alaniz Jr., Christine Alaniz and Maritza Alaniz; siblings, Alberto Alaniz, Jesus Alaniz, Alfredo Alaniz, Maria del Rosario Alaniz, Alicia Farias, Sylvia Edna Alaniz and Linda Yvonne Alaniz; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonardo Alaniz.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Dec. 1, from 2 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.