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Leonides De La Rosa Jr.

May 7, 1941January 12, 2021
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Leon DeLaRosa Jr,79 of Houston,Texas passed away January 12, 2021 after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born on May 7,1941 in Edna, Texas to Leonides and Zenaida DeLaRosa. Since childhood he has lived in the shadow of downtown Houston. He knew everyone in Northside and everyone knew him. Everywhere he went, whether it was to St Patrick’s Church, out for breakfast (which he loved to do), or the bus to the casinos, there was always a friend or relative nearby. When at home he enjoyed working around the house, always wanting the best yard in the neighborhood, then he would relax watching old westerns and favorite sports, football & baseball. He was preceded in death by his wife Eva, son Leonides III, step-children: Gilbert Diaz, Patricia Ramos- Santiago, parents Leonides and Zenaida, brothers Luis, Tommy and Gabriel DeLaRosa and grandson Richard DeLaRosa. He is survived by son Steven and wife Maria DeLaRosa(Houston,TX), daughter Victoria and husband Richard Thornton(Montgomery, IL) and daughter Eva Leonora DeLaRosa(Houston TX), step-son Jesse Diaz(Houston,TX). Grandchildren: Steve DeLaRosa Jr, Robert DeLaRosa, Tiffany DeLaRosa, Vanessa Gonzales, Richard Thornton, Matthew Thornton, Tricia Springman, Eloy DeLaRosa, Mark DeLaRosa, Angelina DeLaRosa, Brittany DeLaRosa, Estrella Isabel DeLaRosa, Gilbert Diaz JR., Erica Lynne Diaz, Miranda Renee, Balthazar James Diaz, Christopher Gomez, Stacie Gomez, Eric Ramos, Rudy Ramos, Andrea Acura, Emily Gonzalez and 42 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Gloria(Nemesio) Granados, Rosemary(David) Cisneros, Alice DeLaRosa, and brother Pete Alfaro plus numerous relatives and friends.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.heightsfuneralhome.com for the De La Rosa family.

  • FAMILY

  • Victoria Thornton, Daughter
  • Leonora DeLaRosa, Daughter
  • Steven DeLaRosa, Son
  • Gloria Granado, Sister
  • Rosemary Cisneros, Sister
  • Alice DeLaRosa, Sister
  • Pete Alfaro, Brother
  • Jesse Diaz, Step Son
  • Eva DeLaRosa, Wife (deceased)
  • Leonides DeLaRosa III, Son (deceased)
  • Richard DeLaRosa, Grandson (deceased)
  • Luis DeLaRosa, Brother (deceased)
  • Tommy DeLaRosa, Brother (deceased)
  • Gabriel DeLaRosa, Brother (deceased)
  • Patricia Santiago, Step Daughter (deceased)
  • Gilbert Diaz, Step Son (deceased)
  • 22Grandchildren and 42 Great Grandchildren

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Rosary

    Monday, January 18, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Memories

Leonides De La Rosa Jr.

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Carmen Arrambide

January 16, 2021

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved Leonides . He is now resting in peace with our Heavenly Father. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time!🙏☮️💜

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