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OBITUARY

Arthur Gerard Cardenas

September 3, 1962November 24, 2019
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Arthur Gerard Cardenas was born on September 3, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on November 24, 2019. Art was a loving husband to his wife, Connie, who both shared in 35 years of marriage. He was a loving father to his three sons Arthur, Joshua, and Paul.

At the age of 21, he began working for the Travis County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. During his 28 years, he worked on the SWAT team, moved up to the ranks of lieutenant, and retired as a captain. Upon retirement, he fulfilled his passion by opening the Fit Pit Boxing Gym and coaching throughout the Austin boxing community. He also was instrumental in returning the Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament back to Austin in 2010.

While making memories with his wife and sons and serving the Sheriff’s Department, he also loved serving his fellow believers throughout his church. He enjoyed going to the beach with his family and saltwater fishing. After retiring, he was often found watching football and boxing with both friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur U. Cardenas and Eva Cardenas and son, Arthur Alberto Jesus Cardenas. He is survived by his wife, Connie Cardenas; sons, Joshua and Paul Cardenas; sister, Celina Garcia; brothers, Gilbert and Mike Cardenas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Sheriff Memorial Benevolent Society and the Travis County Sheriff Law Enforcement Association for their support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Travis County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Association College Scholarship Fund, which, in conjunction with the Austin Regional Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament provides financial assistance for those whose dream it is to further their education.

Pallbearers are: Chris Peralez, Rafael Briceno, Sergio Briceno, Albert Michael Hidrogo, Elias Armonta, David Garcia, Michael Nicholas Cardenas and Dustin Robles.

Most importantly, Arthur was a symbol of positivity for all around him, through his faith, consistently dependable work ethic and unselfishness for others. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” – Matthew 25:21.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur U. Cardenas and Eva Cardenas and son, Arthur Alberto Jesus Cardenas. He is survived by his wife, Connie Cardenas; sons, Joshua and Paul Cardenas; sister, Celina Garcia; brothers, Gilbert and Mike Cardenas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Peralez
  • Rafael Briceno
  • Sergio Briceno
  • Albert Michael Hidrogo
  • Elias Armonta
  • David Garcia
  • Michael Nicholas Cardenas
  • Dustin Robles
  • DONATIONS

  • Travis County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Association College Scholarship Fund

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Rosary Service Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019

Memories

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Jamie Page

December 4, 2019

Dear Cardenas Family:
I will forever remember art as a stand up guy. We worked together almost 3 decades and I learned a lot from him as an enforcement officer and as a genuine human being, man of faith and somebody who you could always count on in a pinch. And in our line of work the pinches came often and were at time life threatening. Art was always there to lend support, encouragement, constructive critiques and a lot of tough or soft love. I miss him and will stay in touch. Art supervised my wife Kelly. She just loved his caring and supportive style even when they disagreed professionally. Art also supervised my mother in law Sandee, she too loved Art and his leadership and compassionate management style.

Much love to the Cardenas Family,

Jamie and Kelly Page and Mama Sandee Roberts

Keston Campbell

December 3, 2019

You were one of the first boxing coaches I ever met and I regretted never meeting you earlier in life. You were a solid foundation and I enjoyed leaning on you even though you never knew it. Thank you so much. We will Hold the Line from here sir.

Denise Delware

December 1, 2019

I met Art at my husband’s boxing gym. I learned very quickly Art was a man of great integrity. He carried himself in such a way his character could never be questioned. He cared deeply for those around him and led by example. One of the things I admire most about Art is that even though he held many positions of authority, he did it with a servants heart. He will be missed. Connie, Josh & Paul - thank you for sharing Art with all of us; you are loved and in our prayers.

Sally Briceño Armonta

November 30, 2019

My deepest condolences to my sister Connie and my nephews Josh and Paul. I have many memories of Art. My sister Lucy and I stayed with Connie while she was pregnant with AJ and in the middle of the night she went into labor, unknown to us as we were sound asleep Connie called Art as he was patrolling. He came to pick her up and was on their way to the hospital to have their first son♥️ My love for the beach came from Art and Connie who always went and had included me one year when I had my first vacation as a young adult. We stoped in San Antonio to visit his Beautiful Mom Eva who always welcomed everyone with love and grace. His love for his family and faith made an everlasting impression on my heart.
We love you♥️ Faithful Servant of God!

Mike Delware

November 29, 2019

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Biography

Arthur Gerard Cardenas was born on September 3, 1962 in San Antonio, Texas. He died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on November 24, 2019. Art was a loving husband to his wife, Connie, who both shared in 35 years of marriage. He was a loving father to his three sons Arthur, Joshua, and Paul.

At the age of 21, he began working for the Travis County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. During his 28 years, he worked on the SWAT team, moved up to the ranks of lieutenant, and retired as a captain. Upon retirement, he fulfilled his passion by opening the Fit Pit Boxing Gym and coaching throughout the Austin boxing community. He also was instrumental in returning the Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament back to Austin in 2010.

While making memories with his wife and sons and serving the Sheriff’s Department, he also loved serving his fellow believers throughout his church. He enjoyed going to the beach with his family and saltwater fishing. After retiring, he was often found watching football and boxing with both friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur U. Cardenas and Eva Cardenas and son, Arthur Alberto Jesus Cardenas. He is survived by his wife, Connie Cardenas; sons, Joshua and Paul Cardenas; sister, Celina Garcia; brothers, Gilbert and Mike Cardenas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the Sheriff Memorial Benevolent Society and the Travis County Sheriff Law Enforcement Association for their support during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Travis County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Association College Scholarship Fund, which, in conjunction with the Austin Regional Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament provides financial assistance for those whose dream it is to further their education.

Pallbearers are: Chris Peralez, Rafael Briceno, Sergio Briceno, Albert Michael Hidrogo, Elias Armonta, David Garcia, Michael Nicholas Cardenas and Dustin Robles.

Most importantly, Arthur was a symbol of positivity for all around him, through his faith, consistently dependable work ethic and unselfishness for others. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” – Matthew 25:21.