Cristoval V. Cardona

June 20, 1947May 10, 2018
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Cristoval V. Cardona, known to all as Cris, was born on June 20, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas. He was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the age of 70 years old. Cris graduated from Edgewood H.S. in 1968 and continued his education at San Antonio College. During that year he met and married his beautiful wife, Irene before being drafted into the United States Army. Cris was a veteran of the Vietnam War for which he served from 1969 – 1970.

He retired from civil service after 36 years of service. He went on to enjoy life and loved spending time with his family, friends, and doing outdoor activities such as fishing, bbqing, home projects and gardening. Cris is preceded in death by his father, Cristoval O. Cardona and mother, Flora Cardona. He is survived and will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Irene of 50 years and their children, Cynthia Alvarez, Cristoval Cardona III (Marisol), and Michelle Cardona (Hector). Cris will also be fondly remembered and missed by his five grandchildren, James, Christopher, Sophia, Juliette, and Noah, and one great grandchild, Zaydrian and his two brothers, David and Richard Cardona.

Cris will be remembered for his great sense of humor. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He never met a stranger, he didn’t call a friend. Cris was the life of the party, the rock and foundation of his family. There was nothing he couldn’t fix, build or do for his family. He will live on forever in the hearts of his family and friends. He will be dearly missed.

The family will be receiving guests from 5:00-8:00pm on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00pm that same evening. A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:00am for a 9:30am Mass at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5919 Ingram Rd. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.


  • Irene Cardona, Wife
  • Cynthia Alvarez, Daughter
  • Cristoval Cardona (Marisol) III, Son
  • Michelle Cardona (Hector), Daughter
  • David Cardona, Brother
  • Richard Cardona, Brother
  • Cristoval O. Cardona, Father
  • Flora Cardona, Mother
  • Five grandchildren; James, Christopher, Sophia, Juliette, and Noah, one great grandchild; Zaydrian


  • Visitation Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Rosary Monday, May 28, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Cristoval V. Cardona

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Linda & Juan Balderama-Mujica

May 21, 2018

Margaret Balderama

May 17, 2018

I wish there was something I could say to ease all of your pain Sis All I can say is that he will live in all our hearts for ever . Chris was such a good husband,, father and grandfather, and he will be missed by all that knew him. So let us celebrate his life ,he is now in the lords loving arms,in Gods kingdom. Brother in law Rest in Peace .

Diamond Gonzales

May 17, 2018

At this difficult time in your lives, I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you'll need to get through this. My heart and prayers are going out to your entire family.

My funniest memory of Chris is when he would drive Michelle and I to the movies, softball practice, or just to the store when we were young . He was like a man with a master plan! Don't you dare get in his way! He would talk or yell as though the people in the other cars could here him. All Michelle and I would do is laugh while being tugged back and forth side to side with each turn or curb jumping. :-) He would laugh, but still focused!
No time for slow pokes or people to wait with blinkers on! No sir! He would figure a way to get us around and back on track to the destination.

My picture of your dad on his journey to meet God is: EAGERLY MAKING HIS WAY TO THE FRONT, WITH THE MENTALITY OF GET OUT OF MY WAY- PAIN FREE and EXCITED!

He's your guardian angel up above, protecting the lives of the ones he loves. I hope you have peace in your hearts knowing this. Always keep faith. This may feel like a heartache of eternity right now for you, but I believe for him it's just a snap of a finger short type of goodbye.

In the meantime, only God can know what you are feeling in your heart right now, and only HE can restore your spirit. Please know that I am available to pray with you anytime or just be the shoulder to cry on.


Michelle Cardona

May 17, 2018

I love you Dad & miss you... I still can't believe you're gone... I drive up to the house, or look at the windows, and I can still see you inbetween the trees, working on the land...although your chair is empty and the house is quieter too, I still feel your presence near, as if your just in the other room. It's been so hard without you, I'm trying to be strong. I think of you always and wonder how you are...I know you are watching over us and guiding us from above. I'll miss you forever Daddy. My life will never be the same...
You're my #1 Daddy! You're the real MVP!
Love, your Baby Girl

Cindy Alvarez

May 14, 2018

Daddy I miss you so much and I wonder how I’ll get through the day...... then I’ll think of a beautiful memory or a funny story and then I’ll smile with tears in my eyes.
Love you so much dad!