Fidel R. Cantu, 80, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008 at his residence. He was born on Aug. 12, 1927 in Concepcion to Jose and Alicia Ramirez Cantu. He was a resident of Robstown and was a former resident of Concepcion.

He is survived by his children, Jose Luis Cantu, Juan Manuel Cantu, Oscar (Norma) Cantu, Iglantina (Juan G.) Gonzalez, Maribel Cantu, Anna Alicia (Ricardo Jr.) Mallet, Helen May (Leonardo Rios) Cantu, Seferina Cruz, Cynthia Ann and Fidel Cantu Jr.; his brother, Flavio R. Cantu; his sister, Oralia Cruz, 38 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008 at Ramon Funeral Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment followed at the Cantu in Conception.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.