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Funeraria del Angel Palm Valley

4607 North Sugar Road, Pharr, TX

OBITUARY

Gilberto Lopez Cantu

May 12, 1947June 24, 2020
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Gilberto Lopez Cantu, age 73, of Pharr, Texas went to be with the Lord on Wednesday June 24, 2020. Gilberto was born May 12, 1947 in Alamo , Texas to Raul and Elena Cantu.

Gilberto is survived by his sons, Fernando Guerra and Randy Cantu, three grandchildren, Nicolas Guerra, Robert Guerra and Steven Guerra as well as his brother, Jesse Cantu.

Gilberto was preceded in death by his parents Raul and Elena Cantu, brother, Johnny Cantu and grandson Derek Anthony Guerra.

Gilberto was a beloved father, brother and veteran that served our country for 10 years in the Army National Guard. He was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley and attended Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School where he played on the football team. He was an avid football fan, and his favorite team was the Dallas Cowboys. He enjoyed bringing family and friends together particularly cooking and having BBQ’s. He was a family oriented man and enjoyed helping and serving others, especially those in need. His hobbies also included fishing and golf. Gilberto’s unique personality and amazing charisma will be forever remembered and greatly missed.

A visitation for Gilberto will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley in Pharrr. His chapel service will occur Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM with interment to follow at 11:00 AM at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr.

Serving as pallbearers are Tomas Serna, Arnoldo Serna, Johnny Cantu, Patricio Serna, Rudy Cantu, Rudy Cantu Jr., Rob Cantu and Rolly Cantu.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley of Pharr, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmvalleyfh.com for the Cantu family.

To comply with the current county mandate, masks are required to enter the building and social distancing is recommended.

  • FAMILY

  • Fernando Guerra, Son
  • Randy Cantu, Son
  • Derek Anthony Guerra, Grandson (deceased)
  • Nicolas Guerra, Grandson
  • Roberto Guerra, Grandson
  • Steven Guerra, Grandson
  • Raul Cantu, Father (deceased)
  • Elena Lopez Cantu, Mother (deceased)
  • Jesse Cantu, Brother
  • Johnny Cantu, Brother (deceased)
  • and numerous extended family and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tomas Serna
  • Arnoldo Serna
  • Johnny Cantu
  • Patricio Serna
  • Rudy Cantu
  • Rudy Cantu Jr.
  • Rob Cantu
  • Rolly Cantu

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Chapel Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

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Angie Garza

June 27, 2020

Randy and Jesse,

We give you our deepest condolences for the loss of such a great father, brother, uncle, and cousin. We will miss our primo Gilbert “Beto” dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Cantu family at this time.

Angie Garza and Ofelia Serna

Tomas Serna

June 27, 2020

Jesse and Randy
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Gilbert was my cousin but I loved him like a brother. He will be missed , May he Rest In Peace forever with our lord.🙏
Tomas and Daffie Serna

ARNOLD SERNA

June 27, 2020

Randy and Jesse,
We are sorry for your loss. Gilbert holds a special place in our hearts. I have always had so much respect for my primo, Beto. May he rest in peace and may the Good Lord heal your broken hearts with time.
Our prayers are with you all.
We love you,
Arnold and Dora Serna and family.

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