Ernesto Jose Cantu
Age 81, died in Upland, California, on Friday, January 17, 2014, with his wife Rose of 27 years and family by his side.
Born on November 5, 1932 in Edinburg, Texas, he lived most of his adult life in Hacienda Heights, California, before settling in Upland, California after marrying Rose in 1986. He taught elementary school for 42 year in Texas, Venezuela and California until he retired in 1995. After retirement he periodically substituted and engaged in adult education in the Ontario Montclair school district.
He is survived by his wife Rose; siblings Homer, Angel (Isamare) and Celeste Bell; niece Mary Helen Moore, daughters Yvette Schneider (Paul), Marci Steelman (Kelly); stepdaughters Maria Dailey (Tom), Grace Buck (Dana), Debbie McCarthy (John) and eleven grandchildren, Jessica and Erica Schneider, Bailey, Asher, and Taylor Steelman, Kristin and Kaitlin Dailey, Jared Buck, Alyssa Buck-Loughlen (Ivan), Hayden and Madison McCarthy.
Rosary (1-1:30) and memorial service (1:30-2:30) will be held at Catholic Community of St. Joseph's, located at 877 N. Campus Ave., Upland, CA 91786 on Saturday, February 1, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you make a donation to
in honor of Ernesto.