Cesario N. Vela, 79, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. He was born on March 13, 1930 in Agua Dulce, Texas to Jesus and Andrea Navarro Vela. He was a Catholic, a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a Crusillista. He was also a member of LULAC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, David Vela.

He is survived by his children, Abel (Teresa) Vela of Virginia, Dalia (Richard) Lopez, Gilbert Vela, both of Corpus Christi, Texas, Linda Vela, and Laura (Tracy) Bazemore, both of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Rita Guajardo of Bishop, Texas and Genoveva Flores of Robstown; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Interment followed at Robstown Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.