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OBIT – Teodoro Cantu

MISSION – Teodoro “Lolo” Cantu, 83, passed away Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at Amara Hospice of Edinburg.

Born on Nov. 9, 1932, in Davis Switch, Mr. Cantu was a lifelong resident of Mission. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Marta (Diaz) Cantu; children, Norma Handy, Juanita Maldonado, Angel Cantu, Teodoro Cantu Jr., Yolanda Cantu, Leonel Cantu, Abel Cantu, Isabel Cantu and Melissa Davila; siblings, Telesforo Cantu Jr., Jose Cantu, Juanita Niño, Cande Sanchez, Irma Martinez, San Juanita Molina and Belia Clouse; and 33 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Telesforo and Catarina (Segundo) Cantu, and sisters, Margarita Barrera and Elisa Montes.

A funeral service was held on Dec. 10 Rivera Funeral Home in Mission. Interment with full military honors followed at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission.

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