Oscar Raul Cardenas
Oscar Raul
C¡rdenas
MCALLEN, TX. -Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, Nephew, Brother-in-law, Godfather, Partner, Aggie, Friend, Faithful Servant of the Lord.
These are but a few of the words that describe Oscar Raul C¡rdenas. Oscar went home to the Lord May 13, after an amazing life that impacted everyone he ever met. Born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Oscar is now free of the wheelchair he had been confined to since the age of 11. Oscar was born July 3, 1960 to Dardanella and Ruben R. C¡rdenas of McAllen. At an early age the diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy entered his life, yet never defined it. He was raised in McAllen and attended McAllen public schools through high school graduation. He then attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a BBA in Accounting in 1982. Oscar returned to McAllen and was employed by the Long, Chilton accounting firm for two years. Then began an incredible entrepreneurial journey. Oscar started and developed several companies, all in McAllen, culminating in Medical Accounts Receivable Services (MARS) and the Copy It Printing Center. Combining those two Oscar helped provide over 100 employees with gainful employment.
Not content with developing businesses Oscar was ``active' (the word is inadequate) in community and church affairs. Among his leadership roles:
MDA of the Rio Grande Valley, President
McAllen Easter Seals President
McAllen Jaycees President
Valley Association of Independent Living, President
Border Capitol Bank - Board of Directors
Better Business Bureau President
Workforce Solutions / Lower Rio Grande Valley, Director
Museum of South Texas History, Board of Trustees
Holy Spirit Parish, Finance Committee
McAllen Airport Advisory Board, Chairman
Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, Treasurer
Leadership McAllen, Treasurer
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Building Committee
McAllen ISD, Special Education Committee
And the well-deserved accolades for Oscar include:
2004 McAllen Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year
1994 Muscular Dystrophy Association State of Texas Individual Achievement Award
1998 Namesake and founding recipient of the Valley MDA ``Night at the Oscars' award
Entrepreneur of the Year - 1996 Finalist, San Antonio & South Texas
2008 Easter Seals Humanitarian of the Year
2000 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award - Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC)
Oscar had hundreds and hundreds of friends. If you were fortunate enough to meet Oscar, you didn't forget once you had. However, you may well have forgotten that he was in a wheelchair (he was absolutely not ``handicapped' ) - he was that kind of guy. Very quickly the wheelchair disappeared and there was just Oscar. His enthusiasm for life and for people was infectious. It also sustained him for 50+ years - well past what most of us would have done in similar circumstances. Just the past two summers, he had a large van outfitted and took multi-week trips to see the U.S.
Oscar is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 19 years Dora, and by his parents Dardanella and Ruben Cardenas of McAllen. Also brother Dr. Carlos J. C¡rdenas (Chris) and their sons Adam, Simon and Daniel of McAllen. Sister Diana Albrecht (Cecil) and children Hilary, Miles and Emily of Boerne. Also his ``Tia' - Sylvia C¡rdenas of McAllen. In-laws Jose and Josefina Castillo of San Juan, sister-in-law Julia Perez (Edgar) and daughters Christina, Jessica, and Amanda of Houston, brother-in-law Jaime Castillo and son Johann of San Juan. And ``Chiquita' his beloved Sheltie will miss him. Plus dozens of aunts, uncles, tios, tias, cousins and primos. His friends, acquaintances and those he positively impacted are uncountable.
Special thanks to his care takers and friends, Roberto Reyes, Cristina Cavada, Isabel Arrezola and Cari Segura. Also all of the doctors and nurses at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance for their tender and compassionate attention.
Through the tears, though - this is a time for celebration. There are no wheelchairs in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 E. Van Buren Ave, Harlingen; Easter Seals, 1217 W Houston Ave, McAllen; or Valley Association for Independent Living, 3016 N. McColl Rd., McAllen; Holy Spirit Catholic Church Retreat Center 2201 Martin Ave. McAllen 78504
Visitation will be held Sunday at 5:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church 2201 Martin Ave. McAllen.
Funeral services will be held Monday 2:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with entombment at Roselawn Mausoleum. www.kreidlerfuneralhome.com
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Published by Valley Morning Star on May 15, 2011.
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He made such an impact on my life with all of his stories-thankful that I had the opportunity to know him
Nancy Reyes
Friend
May 11, 2020
Thinking of you and your precious family.
Judy Williams
Family
May 9, 2020
It has been almost a year since his passing and I miss him dearly. When Oscar and I were young, he spent the night at our ranch north of San Manuel and as we stared at the stars at night he said "if you write NASA they have to send you pictures". Little did he know that after he left, this ranch kid with nothing better to do, wrote NASA 2 letters a month for 3 years and I recieved a lot of pictures from space, Gemini, and Apollo. The last time we went out after we got home he showed me his latest craze, flashlights. He compared the brightness of the flashlights now with the LED light and the size of them. The smallest light he had was also the brightest, Just like him. God love you Oscar, you will be with me always.
Dario Guerra
May 2, 2012
Oscar lived life with "gusto". Knowing him has had an impact on my life. Oscar lived a life fuller than many twice his age. We can all learn from this, though many can only dream of achieving what he has accomplished. We mourn our loss, but, we are comforted by knowing he has done so much good. Oscar always bathed us with a warm glow of happiness, even during the most difficult times. I take comfort in having known him. It was both an honor and pleasure.
Jason Schoen, Princeton, NJ
Jason Schoen
May 24, 2011
Dora, and the Cardenas Family . Oscar will be missed. He was a friend to all. Having grown up with Oscars friendship was a blessing. He was the brother I never had. We shared such special childhood experiences. Obstacles were never an issue to him. He became an Aggie and began his successful carrier. He then married Dora a beautiful person. I then gained a sister. They shared nineteen beautiful years of happiness. Due to this happiness, his will to live became stronger. On the day of Our Lady Fatima he was called to heaven. He passed away but is in one of the best places one can ever be. Oscar you are missed, but we will all see you soon. God bless you my brother. Octavio "TAB" Castaneda
Octavio Castaneda
May 23, 2011
My prayers and love to the Cardenas family on the loss of an incredible human being and fellow Aggie. Gig 'em!
Kitty Fraley King '82
Colorado Springs, Co
May 19, 2011
With heavey hearts we offer this Prayer for the elavation of beloved Oscar's soul:

"O my God! O my God! Verily, thy servant, humble before the majesty of Thy divine supremacy, lowly at the door of Thy oneness, hath believed in Thee and in Thy verses, hath testified to Thy word, hath been enkindled with the fire of Thy love, hath been immersed in the depths of the ocean of Thy knowledge, hath been attracted by Thy breezes, hath relied upon Thee, hath turned his face to Thee, hath offered his supplications to Thee, and hath been assured of Thy pardon and forgiveness. He hath abandoned this mortal life and hath flown to the kingdom of immortality, yearning for the favor of meeting Thee.

O Lord, glorify his station, shelter him under the pavilion of Thy supreme mercy, cause him to enter Thy glorious paradise, and perpetuate his existence in Thine exalted rose garden, that he may plunge into the sea of light in the world of mysteries.

Verily, Thou art the Generous, the Powerful, the Forgiver and the Bestower"

Roya & Kambiz Khademi ; McAllen, Texas
May 19, 2011
Oscar was one of the most positive and gifted people I've ever known. He ignored his challenges, loved life and made things happen. You could not help but be inspired by his positive spirit and how he lived his life as a witness to his faith. Oscar was my hero. I'm proud to call him friend.
Mike Fossum
May 19, 2011
To Ruben and Dardanella and Family, my heart goes out to you at this most difficult time, but may you be consoled in knowing what an incredibly outstanding son you raised who touched the lives of many. God has reserved a very SPECIAL place for Oscar because he was so SPECIAL.
Edda Contreras Garza and family (Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area)
Edda Contreras Garza
May 18, 2011
What an incredible, inspirational human being..........may he be free from all pain and suffering now. And may those that remain with us find comfort in only the good memories of this special person........Velda and Jorge de la Garza
Velda de la Garza
May 18, 2011
Oscar will be missed by all. He lived life to the fullest, and inspired all of us to be and do our best. Our condolences to the Cardenas family.
Trey and Janey Murray
Janey Murray
May 18, 2011
My dearest family memebes, I am saddened by the loss of your son Darda, you are right, there are no wheelchairs in heaven, Oscar is truly free.
love and God's comfort and blessings,
your cousin,
Judy
Judy Williams
May 18, 2011
Cardenas Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I met Oscar many years ago(1990), by my previous employer Tab Castaneda and my sister Monica Naranjo. He was such a wonderful, funny and inspirational person. He will be greatly missed.
Barbara Naranjo-Munoz
May 18, 2011
To the Cardenas Family, My deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved Oscar. Words fall short to describe him. He was a man of action whose heart and love knew no limitations. He will be greatly missed by his community, his friends and his family.
Leticia Hinojosa
May 18, 2011
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Cardenas,

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you during this most difficult time. May you be comforted by your faith and the support of all of us that care about you.
Melba Guerra-Davis
May 17, 2011
Oscar,

My deepest regret is not spending time with you to discover your inspiration and enthusiam which I'm sure were a direct gift from God. I know Darda and Ruben has some influence on your tremendous accomplishments also. They were always so proud of you as we all were in this wonderful family.

May you and Lamar today find solace in Heaven and pray for us who loved you all our lives.
Dan Vela
May 17, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Cardenas family. May all the beautiful memories Oscar has left in your hearts give you strength during this difficult time. Melissa Flores Garza, '77 (Austin, TX)
May 17, 2011
Mr. & Mrs. Cardenas
our thoughts & prayers are with you
& your family - God Bless you
from - Egbert's (Larry, Edgar, Letty)
May 17, 2011
Dardanela and Ruben,
I am out of town but have been praying for Oscar and the family. I have really been feeling sad for you and Ruben. Know that my heart goes to you and will continue keeping you in my prayers.
Love,
Sara Gonzalez
Sara Gonzalez
May 17, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jupiter & Yolanda Ramirez
May 17, 2011
Oscar was an example for all of us to live up to. He will be missed by many. Our prayers are with his family.
Leslie and David Ewers
May 16, 2011
A bright & warm smile always shined from Oscar, very fortunate to met him at McHi. My thoughts and prayers to the Cardenas Family.
Veronica Lozano
May 16, 2011
You were the best uncle a girl could ask for, the world lost a bit of the good it had left when it lost you. We'll love and miss you forever tio.
Eliana Castillo
May 16, 2011
My prayers go out to the Cardenas family. I had the privilege of seeing Oscar just about daily at work. He was one of the best bosses I have had. He would stroll into work in his chair and would go by each employee work station simply to make eye contact and to say a Hello followed by his smile. His gesture made us proud and honored to work for him. He was an awesome boss and we will greatly miss his strolls into the office. He definitely impacted my life and help me understand family comes first even in a work place. Our prayers are now for his family and God will provide comfort. Heaven gained and Angel of that I am sure.
Isela Hernandez
May 16, 2011
Tios Darda & Ruben, just to let you know how proud we are to be Oscar's cousins, a great human being that taught us the greatest lesson of life, that everything is possible, that his love for life and his friendly smile will always be in our hearts and our memories. On behalf of all of Oscar´s cousins from Monterrey Mx, we love you, Dora, Carlos and Diana, God bless you all.
Gerardo Martinez
May 16, 2011
Dora, I am so sorry to hear about Oscar. The words "I can't" were never in his vocabulary. I'm sure he and Leon are talking medical "mumbo-jumbo". My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family at this very difficult time.
Michele Belila
May 16, 2011
Cardenas Family (Sylvia) please accept my deepest sympathy and heart felt thoughts. My heart is reaching out to you in prayer. Wishing you God's peace. Caring thoughts Nellie Guerra & family.
Nellie Guerra
May 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cardenas family. I met Oscar in grade school and had the opportunity to hang out with him. I can remember him riding his mini-bike on the canal banks and the many sleepovers we had staying up to watch the "Midnight Special". He will be greatly missed. What an inspiration! A real Class Act.
Tito Garcia
May 16, 2011
What an amazing man God put on this earth and how lucky we were to have met him. Dora, our prayers are with you and all your family. Penny Gonzalez, Alamo, TX
May 16, 2011
My condolences and blessings for Oscar and all his family and friends.
R. Yoder
May 16, 2011
My deepest condolences to Dora, Ruben, Darda, and all the Cardenas Family for the loss of your wonderful Oscar. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Stephanie Wilson
May 16, 2011
On behave of my father Pablo A. LAZO, Sorry to hear about Oscar passing away. May god bless u all . maria m Lazo pena
maria m. Pena
May 16, 2011
OUR SINCEREST CONDOLENSCES TO THE CARDENAS FAMILY. OSCAR WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM. WE PRAY THE FAMILY WILL FIND COMFORT KNOWING THAT NOW OSCAR WALKS WITH GOD.
TROY & KAREN FLORES
May 16, 2011
With deepest sympathy to you Dora and Mr. & Mrs. Cardenas. Oscar was such a pleasure to know and he will deeply missed. Prayers and Peace to the entire family.
Nikki Anderson
May 16, 2011
To all who knew Oscar...What a wonderful friend Oscar was...I met Oscar in 5th Grade at Ben Milam Elementary when I moved to Texas. What a wonderful friend he was then and now. Stand Tall My Friend. God has a Very Special Place in Heaven for him...no doubt about it. We will miss you.
Mark Scirto
May 16, 2011
My sincere condolences to Oscar's family and friends. He was an angel sent down from Heaven to do God's work. He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Oscar is now is pain-free and living in a better place. Don't be sad for one day we too will join him. May the good Lord wrap His loving arms around us to comfort us at this time. Our prayers will include everyone in his family. ~~Normalynda and Carmen Zepeda (McAllen, TX)
Normalynda Zepeda
May 16, 2011
Oscar was my first patient when I was a student nurse 18 years ago and I remember his patience and kindness even when he wasn't feeling well. I recently had the honor of caring for him again and again, he was wonderful. It was awesome to visit with him and feel his wonderful spirit and love of life. What a trememdous influence he has been on so, so many people. Oscar, thank you for the lessons you taught me and may you rest in peace in your home with God without pain or physical limitations, you will be missed.
Kriste Jackson
May 16, 2011
My sympathies to the Cardenas Family, I got to meet Oscar many times I alalways was full of energy, as a son to a paralyzed mother, I understood his well being and I was so inspired by his accomplishments, and his great character. Nothing stopped him from doing anything or getting things done. He will always be a great inspiration to me and my family.. May God Bless Him And His Family.. My Prayers
Mario de Leon
May 16, 2011
My sympathy and prayers are with the Cardenas family. I went to high school with Oscar and really only knew him for one semester (spanish) but I remember that he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. Whenever he would see me, in later years, he would always say hi and ask how I was doing and that made me feel so SPECIAL.
Ana Fernandez
May 16, 2011
In heaven, wheelchairs are traded for wings. You are a free man now, Oscar
Carlos Morales
May 16, 2011
Our love and prayers to all of you,Noel and Maria Cecilia Benavides (Roma)
May 16, 2011
Padrinos,
My family and I are thinking about you and keeping Oscar in our prayers. As you mourn his death and celebrate his extraordinary life please know that we stand with you.

All our love,
Anna Vela Espinoza and the Espinoza and Vela families
Anna Vela Espinoza
May 16, 2011
Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the Cardenas family. May the Lord give you strength and confort on this difficult time.
Mr. & Mrs Victor T Rios
May 16, 2011
A great man, what a loss to our community. My condolences to the Cardenas family. -You were and will continue to be an inspiration to many of us. -Danny Rivera (Rio Grand)
Danny Rivera
May 16, 2011
OSCAR WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL. OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. DARDANELLA AND RUBEN (PRIMOS) YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS AND OUR HEARTS.
RODRIGO AND DALILA GONZALEZ
RODRIGO GONZALEZ
May 16, 2011
Mr. Cardenas, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Thank you for giving me the privilege of knowing Oscar. He was a WONDERFUL person with the biggest heart ever who left footprints in everyone's heart.
Corina Rodriguez
May 16, 2011
It was a sincere pleasure to know Oscar. He was inspiring and wonderful. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Michael and Diana Bird
May 16, 2011
Oscar was a wonerful person who touched everybodys life in such a positive way. He will be greatly missed and his family will be in our thoughts and prayers. The Schuller's
Greg Schuller
May 16, 2011
My sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with the entire Cardenas Family. May the Lord give you the strength and Bless you during this difficult time. May it comfort you to know Oscar is now in God's presence.
Gracie Zamora
May 16, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Cardenas family. Oscar was an inspiration to those that new him. Had the pleasure of meeting and working with Oscar in the Jaycees. The community lost a great leader.
Fernando Ramirez
May 16, 2011
What a wonderful and marvelous celebration of life on the part of Oscar. So few of us accomplish even half of what he did with his productive time on earth. The Good Lord welcomes him proudly and lovingly as one of his best.

Karl and Norma (Perez) Stegman
May 16, 2011
Although I haven't seen Oscar in over 30 years, I have some really good memories of him, from back in the old days, when we were young. I am glad that we were able to reconnect through facebook. What a wonderful person he was. Oscar was an inspiration to everyone who ever knew him. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
Lee Talboys
May 16, 2011
Oscar you were such a great friend. My prayers are with you and your family. You will be missed so much. Karen (Bosch) Copus
May 16, 2011
My deepest condolences to Dora and the Cardenas family. Our prayers are with you. Oscar was a wonderful man with a huge heart! He will be missed!
Pamela Lerma
May 16, 2011
In loving memory of a wonderful person who lived life to the fullest. We will love you and miss you always. The Talbot Family (Mark, Laura, Morgan and Abby)
Mark Talbot
May 16, 2011
I did not have the privledge of meeting Oscar. Through Diana's love for Oscar I knew of the great love of family and loss they are going through. May God guide you with His Blessings and love, Linda Burch
Linda Burch
May 16, 2011
My heartfelt condolences go out to the Cardenas family and friends. It was a privilege to have met Oscar.
May God give you the comfort and strength to get through this difficult time. But rejoice that Oscar lives on in the fond memories, in the heart, as well as, up in heaven where you will see him again someday.
Evita Hernandez (BCB - Trust)
May 16, 2011
Diana, you and your family are in my prayers and my deepest condolences to the Cardenas family.

Paula Chandler
Paula Chandler
May 16, 2011
Our deepest condolences to the Cardenas family. Oscar was a great and determined individual who made a difference in the lives of many. We will certainly miss him but he will not be forgotten.
Harold/Lorraine Mosher
May 16, 2011
Oscar: My prayers and thoughts are with your family and Dora. You will be missed dearly. David, Lulu and Adrian Garza.
Lulu Garza
May 16, 2011
My condolences to the Cardenas family. Oscar was a wonderful person. It was a privilege to have him as a friend.
Darryl Lemke
May 16, 2011
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of the RGV would like to send our condolences to all friends & Family of Oscar Cardenas. Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting Oscar, knows what a amazing person he was, and will be truly missed. God Bless and RIP Oscar.
Jennifer Molina
May 16, 2011
My condolences to the Cardenas family. Oscar was an inspiration to so many. I will always remember his smile. May he rest in peace.
Carmen Gonzalez
May 16, 2011
I met Oscar, Dora and 'Tia' in our Small Church Community group through Holy Spirit - I went there looking for answers, preparation for the Easter season and the Lord put this wonderful group of people in my life. We had so much fun those years that our group met-Thank you God for Oscar, I know that he is up there with you now, rejoicing!
Nancy Reyes
May 16, 2011
My prayers go out to the Cardenas Family. I will remember the days at David Crockett Elementary when we became lunch buddies in 4th grade and our friendship grew from that point on. When we graduated from McHi in 1978, our motto was "THE CLASS WITH CLASS" and Oscar had that from head to toe. A very classy guy with a heart of (purple and) GOLD. We will miss you buddy.
JoAnna & Milo Guerra III
May 16, 2011
There are not sufficient words to express the impact Oscar has had on so many lives in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley. His courage and strength will forever be an inspiration to all of us who had the pleasure of calling him friend and many many more who know him only through his acts and deeds. Our prayers go out to entire Cardenas family.
Tim Smith
May 16, 2011
On behalf of the Jesus Saenz family our prayers and deepest condolences go out to the Cardenas family. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless your son Oscar. Again our deepest condolences.
Jesus Saenz, Gloria Saenz, Idelma Ana Saenz, Yolanda and Jupiter Ramirez, Henry and Annabelle Saenz, and Diana and Luis Figueroa. McAllen, Texas
May 16, 2011
To the Cardenas Family, I did not have the privilege to know Oscar, but I have had the privilege of benefiting from his leadership through the work that he did with VAIL. My prayers are with your family. Sincerely, Jackie Pacha, Executive Director, Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living (serving Oscar's university, TAMU).
Jackie Pacha
May 16, 2011
Our condolences to the Cardenas family. Oscar was an inspiration and a joy. Our prayers are with you.

Luis, Lisa, Christopher and Emily Rios
May 16, 2011
Ruben and Mrs. Cardenas... Heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Jim Williamson
May 16, 2011
On behalf of Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley, we offer our prayers and keep you in our hearts. You are our Champion of ability and have made a positive impact on our world.
Pattie Rosenlund
May 16, 2011
Lifting up the Cardenas Family in prayer during this difficult time. Oscar was a wonderful and giving person that blessed so many. He will be missed but never forgotten. Diana Burbank (Dallas, McAllen, TX)
May 16, 2011
RIP Oscar. A truly great man. He will be missed.
Paul Lindsey
May 16, 2011
Our prayers and condolences go out to the Cardenas Family. We know Oscar was a great guy and he will truly be missed - but everyone who knew him were truly blessed.
Neil & Sheila Taylor
May 16, 2011
My prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for inspiring me to be a little bit of a better person every day. God bless you Oscar.
Elly Ramsay
May 16, 2011
To The Cardenas Family, I am so sorry for your loss...for our Heavenly Father has taken one of his angels to Heaven..one day we shall all be together again. May God's Grace be with you and the family...know that our prayers are with you...I had the honor of meeting Oscar years ago while in college and I admired him so much...full of life and so giving...fine man.
Mary Ann Molina
May 15, 2011
Our Prayers Go Out To The Cardenas Family. It Was A Pleasure To Know And Love Oscar. A True Gentle Man And Human Being! May He Rest In Peace.
Janet and Bob Vackar
May 15, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cardenas family. Oscar was my oldest and dearest friend, one of my biggest inspirations and many more accolade's to numerous to mention. He will be greatly missed.
Brett & Judy Westerman
May 15, 2011
Saw Oscar fly a radio control aircraft. He flew it from his wheel chair and I was absolutely amazed at his ability to do so. We talked for a while and the conversation was one I will remember forever. What a brilliant caring young MAN. Un CABALLERO total. God bless all his family.
Ruben Ramos, Sr.
May 15, 2011
My dad just called me about Oscar. I knew him all my life and he will be missed by all.
Laurel (Laurie) McLeaish
May 15, 2011
Thoughts & prayers with you all. His life was a true inspiration.
Bren Isgitt
May 15, 2011
Peace, blessings and prayers.
Garrett and Kim McKay
May 15, 2011
You now have an angel in heaven to watch over you. My heartfelt sympathy. God grant you His peace.
Rosie Zepeda and Maruquita
May 15, 2011
my deepest condolences to the cardenas family. i met oscar in the 4th grade at milam elementary. throughout the years he was always an inspiration to me and will be missed.
Frank Molsberry
May 15, 2011
Although,we never had the previledge of meeting Oscar Cardenas, we knew about him and all his accomplishments. A life well lived, comes to mind. We send our condolences to all his family including his sister,Diana,who we did meet when she was our son's teacher more than 20 years ago. She spoke highly of her brother,Oscar. God bless you.
Rosendo and Emma Garcia
May 15, 2011
My prayers go out to you Oscar, I will always remember your kind smile, you were very special indeed.
Tobin Perritt
May 15, 2011
Darda, Ruben, and family...our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What a truly amazing young man; he left his wonderful imprint on everyone and everything that he touched.
Joe, Leticia, and Family (San Antonio, Texas)
May 15, 2011
Our thoughts and prayer are with your family. Oscar will continue his works in heaven
Norma and Rene Ramirez Jr (Charlotte, NC)
May 15, 2011
Oscar impacted many lives. Our condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Margaret Raleigh
May 15, 2011
I love the childhood pictures Oscar has on his Facebook page. I remember him riding the alleys and canal on his 3-wheeler when we were in 8th grade. Grabbing soft-shell turtles from the canal, building a "fort", and all with absolutely no memory of any lack of ability. Yes, Oscar, you are both remembered AND will be missed! I'm looking forward to seeing you again in heaven!
Laura Nunn
May 15, 2011
Prayers, strength, and blessings for the Cardenas family and all of us friends Oscar touched. Especially me
for showing his life determination and what he was able to achieve with the same
time as we have
had yet not done much as Oscar accomplished.
Richard Soto
May 15, 2011
Oscar was a big inspiration to many people of all kinds. He had a heart of GOLD. See you again someday...:)
~Keely R Smith~
Keely Smith
May 15, 2011
Oscar: You are an in inspiration. May God's blessings be upon your family. May your legacy be caried on as torch in your family and all those you have touched.

Rick Garza
McHi '77
May 15, 2011
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael & Maria Teresa Ramirez
May 15, 2011
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Perla Sandoval
May 15, 2011
Our deepest condolences. He will be missed. Carol and Xavier Concha
Xavier Concha
May 15, 2011
We will truly miss Oscar, he always had a smile and nice things to say. Our deepest condolences.
Shawn Seale
May 15, 2011
Mr. Cardenas/Mrs. Cardenas, I remember meeting Oscar when working for Mr. Cardenas at the law firm. I felt then that this person was truly put on this earth for a purpose and truly, that purpose was certainly met. He beat the odds and he just kept on going. You should be very proud to have given Oscar the wings and the encouragement to fly!! I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time, but know that Oscar is still flying high!

God Bless, Judy Loza-Garcia, Austin, Texas
May 15, 2011
My most heart felt condolences go out to the Cardenas family. May God bless you all.
Marlleen Montelongo
May 15, 2011
Oscar was an inspiration to so many of us. It was glorious to see how he beat the odds and became the man he was. He was defintely a channel of God. I believe that he's "home" now free from his wheel chair. Earth's loss is heaven's gain. I will never forget him and neither will anyone else who knew him.
Monica Guerra
May 15, 2011
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