CARLOS CRUZ Carlos Cruz, 72, of McAllen, Texas unexpectedly passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Flora Cruz. Carlos is survived by his immediate family which included his loving wife of 47 years, Gloria Cruz; daughters Sonya Cruz and Liza Iliff, and his grandson Liam. In addition Carlos is survived by his many brothers and sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention here. Regardless of Carlos' generally serious expression, he was quick to smile and always enjoyed a good laugh. Carlos was a proud member of the United States Army and served faithfully during the Vietnam War. He will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed. A funeral mass will be held Saturday March 23, 2013 at 1:00pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in McAllen Texas. Inurnment will be Monday March 25, 2013 at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission at 11:00am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers you make a donation in the honor of Carlos Cruz to either Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church or to the . Sign the guest book at

Published in The Monitor on Mar. 22, 2013