Jose Israel Maldonado, 51, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009.

He was born on Jan. 20, 1958 in Robstown to Pedro and Olivia Valerio Maldonado. He was a longtime resident of Robstown

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Adrian) Maldonado of Corpus Christi; his wife, Aurora Vega Maldonado of Lubbock; seven brothers, Juan (Dominga) Maldonado, Raul Maldonado, Gilberto (Mary Lou) Maldonado, Roberto (Ester) Maldonado, Jose Guadalupe (Jessica) Maldonado, Carlos (Josie) Maldonado, all of Robstown, Pedro Maldonado of Annaville, and Mario Maldonado of Alice; three sisters, Yolanda De La Garza of Corpus Christi, Celia Maldonado of Alice, and Rose Ena Herrera of Robstown; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 14 and 15, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.