Israel Cardoza

November 27, 1970November 5, 2018

Israel Cardoza entered eternal rest in San Antonio, TX, on November 5, 2018 at the age of 47. He was born in Friona, TX on November 27, 1970 to Manuel Cardoza and Susan Garza. Israel was kind hearted, loving, extremely generous, with an infectious smile and personality to lighten anyone’s day. He had an unforgettable sense of humor and enjoyed being in the presence of great company. He was in the broadcasting industry doing video and post production for over 30 years. Israel was a proud business owner of Hardline Digital Television. He loved live rock-n-roll, but his greatest love was for his loving mother. Israel was preceded in death by his grandfather, Pablo Garza and sister Anita Cardoza; and is survived by his grandmother, Hilda Lopez Garza; mother, Susan Young; brothers: Simon, Mark, and Manuel Jr. Cardoza; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and host of friends. The family will receive guests at the funeral home on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Israel’s life at 11:00 a.m. Service will continue on Sunday, November 11, 2018 with a visitation from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at San Juan Memorial, 311 E Expressway 83, San Juan, TX.


  • Vistiation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, November 10, 2018

Israel Cardoza

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Don Servais

December 8, 2018

I remember meeting Izzy just days before he started work at KSAT-TV12 in the early '90s. We had a lot of laughs during his tenure at KSAT. He was excellent to work with and a kind person indeed. I will miss you.

Mary Mercado

November 11, 2018

My heart is breaking! This is such a shock to me. I just spoke to Izzy a couple of weeks ago. I had the pleasure of working with Izzy on 2 Seasons of Goodtaste with Tanji and also covering tornadoes for ABC News, I spent hours and hours shooting with him and also in the editing room. Izzy was an incredibly talented photographer and editor. I never had to worry because he was always two steps ahead of me. He made my job easy. My love and prayers for you Susan. I know how much Izzy loved you. He always spoke of you every time I stopped by the house. He was indeed a tender soul with a heart of gold.

Gabriel DeAnda

November 10, 2018

Israel would have approved of the song selection,

Something to remind you-Staind

Jaime Garza

November 10, 2018

I'm sufferring from a flood of memories of us as children. Your laugh and your smile will never be forgotten. You may be older than me but I will always be your uncle. You were my brother and this hurts more than I can bare. Rest in peace. I love you.

Claudia Fountain

November 9, 2018

Last letter to my First Love ❤️

You’re supposed to remember your first romance as that one experience when you realized that love is more than just a chemical reaction – it is more than science. It is a feeling that sometimes you have no words to explain. It is an emotion that is confusing, yet beautiful.

And I choose to remember my first love that way. I choose to remember YOU that way.

So here I am, sighing, typing, reminiscing, HOLDING on to our memories and writing you my final letter.

I had an incredible time with you, and I hope that you did too.

I wouldn’t be who I am right now if it wasn’t for your love. 💕

So for the last time, I wish to tell you how joyful I am with where you are right now. You no longer have pain. I’m happy with the life that you had. I’m proud of the choices that you have made. I’m glad you did what you Love. I’m pleased to see that you’re still close to your parents. I’m delighted to know that you are Loved by many friends and family and coworkers.

So for the last time, I wish to tell you that You will always hold a great big piece in my ❤️.

I will still visit your page when I’m lonely. I will never forget you. The laughs we shared.

But for the last time, I wish to tell you that even if we didn’t end up together – you will always be MY FIRST LOVE. 💔

Gabriel DeAnda

November 9, 2018

Israel or Izzy as most people who knew him, was my best friend in 10th grade. We shared a mutual passion for music that bonded us together like brothers almost immediately. I'll never forget riding to school each day in his red Mazda RX7 with the T-tops off and music blaring. Usually, we sampled the latest heavy-metal record from Iron Maiden or Metallica and would head-bang in unison with our long hair blowing in our faces. I know you're probably wondering what happened to Izzy's hair but, YES he totally had the mullet haircut long before the term was ever phrased. I was even with Izzy at our school's Valentine's Day dance when he met his first love, Claudia. From that day forward, she was all he would talk about and I knew he found someone special. Sadly, it meant I no longer got to ride shotgun with my best friend but, I certainly couldn't blame him for giving me the boot. Although we kept in touch as the years passed, we slowly fell out-of-touch but reconnected on Facebook a few years back. I never got to see him or tell him how proud I was of all his accomplishments. He was truly one of the most talented photographer's/videographer's in the business with a solid reputation and unmatched ambition. He will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

My sincerest condolences to his family in their time of loss.
May his Soul Rest in Eternal Peace,
See you on the other side Izzy,
Gabriel DeAnda-Dallas, TX

Lynette Joplin-Eckelt

November 9, 2018

Susan, My heart is broken and my prayers are with you. I never got to meet Izzy, but his FB posts brought a smile to my face and often outright laughter. I adored his obvious love for you and the special bond you had. He was all that he was because of you. God Bless, my dear friend.