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Antonio Cruz

June 13, 1944 — November 26, 2021


Antonio L Cruz, born June 13, 1944 in Guam, passed away on November 26, 2021 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 77.  Son of Jose Cruz (Shorty) and Ana Laguana Cruz (Gadi) and his in laws: Mariano T. Tajalle (Dixie) and Nicolasa S. Tajalle (Nga Nga). Antonio is survived by Wife of 24 years Caroline Tajalle Cruz,

Children: Anthony and Marie Cruz (Paul Cruz, Christen Cruz, Peter Cruz, Andrew and Mary Eclavera, Anthony Mafnas, Jerried and Dreyann Mafnas, Mark and Amber Mafnas, Isabel Duenas), James and Patricia Nash (Shavan, Shaleen and James Jr. Nash), Rose Marie Camacho, Marilyn and Richard Esplana (Ryan Esplana, Richelle Esplana, Adam E. Solivan), Olivia and Reginald Carr, Edward and Junko Cruz (Noel Cruz)

Stepchildren: Mario Santos, Ashaun Santos and Debra Lefing (Ariah), Raymund and Sandy S. Jumalon (Britny and Chloe), April and Adam. Kirby (Preston, Anakah, and Aralynn), Calunie Tarnate (Jayvin, Caiden, Gavin and Serenity Nicole)

Brother and Sister: Josefina Cruz, Jesus and Lourdes Unchangco, John and Rosario Cendana, Joseph and Lisa Cruz, George and Dot San Augustin, Maria Cruz, Patricia Cruz

Brother and Sister-in-Law: Benjamin and Doris I. Tajalle, Elizabeth F. Tajalle, June C. Tajalle, Gil and Delia Cruz, Doris T. Mesa, Thomas Tajalle and Marilyn Cansler, David. S. Toves.

Close Friends: Brenna Bookout, James and Donna Wolford, Frank Babauta, Frankie Camacho, Sofia Toves, and Ted Nauta.

Antonio loved bowling, crabbing, eating fish, and spending time with his family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 20, 2021, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm with a rosary to be recited at 7:00pm.  Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021at 12:00noon at the Schertz Funeral home with the interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

To view the livestreaming of the Funeral Service for Antonio, please click on the link below:


Funeral Service

  • Schertz Funeral Home

    2217 FM 3009
    Schertz, TX 78154
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