Manuel Saenz Jr., 85, passed away on April 26, 2011. He was born on Oct. 23, 1925 in Robstown to Manuel and Modesta Garcia Saenz.

He was a Catholic and lived most of his life in Robstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Manuel Saenz III; brother, Servando Saenz; and two sisters, Emma Rodriguez and Sister Elizabeth Saenz.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carmen Saenz of Robstown; his children, George Luis Saenz, Delma (Rolando) Garcia, Maria Estella Lopez, all of Robstown, and Ercilia (Steve) Masten of McAllen; three sisters, Ercilia Saenz Alvarez of Robstown; Ninfa Saenz Hassel of San Antonio, and Francis Delgado of Alice; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Robstown. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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