MISSION – Mercedes “Meche” Cantu, 71, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2018, at Mission Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Carmela Cantu; children, Rodrigo, Ricardo, Rene and Alberto Cantu and Sylvia Balderas and Semi Rodriguez; siblings, Antonio Cantu, Mariano Alaniz, Enedina Cantu, Martina Mata, Angela Cantu, Guadalupe Cantu, Maria Eliza Rocha, Norma Hernandez and Sandra Peralez; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Antonio and Belen Cantu, and siblings, Octaviano and Rodrigo Cantu and Lydia Rendon.
A funeral mass was held on April 27 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen.