Jose C. Alaniz, 78, passed away Sept. 1, 2011.

He was born Dec. 19, 1932 in La Rosita, Texas to Manuel Valerio and Dolores Casas Alaniz. He was a Catholic, member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and had retired from Reynold’s Company after 32 years of service.

He also worked with Lopez Stores in Robstown for many years.

Jose was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ralph Alaniz, Vickey Cortez and Blasa Ramon; and in-laws, Donicio and Cecilia Ysassi Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosa Y. Alaniz, of Robstown; children, Jose M. (Elva) Alaniz of Corpus Christi, Norma (Adolfo) Lopez of Robstown, Joe (Lydia) Alaniz Jr. of Corpus Christi, Sam (Myra) Alaniz and Sylvia (Alex) Saenz, both of Robstown, and Yvonne (Michael) Guajardo of Corpus Christi; brother, Elias Alaniz of Corpus Christi; sister, Julia Lopez of Corpus Christi, grandchildren, Adam A. Alaniz, Ann Marie Alaniz, Adolfo Lopez Jr., Amy Rose Lopez, Aaron Benavidez, Lanie Alaniz, Kailey Alaniz, Sam Alaniz Jr., Chelsea Alaniz, Alex (Erin) Saenz Jr., Kenneth Saenz, Michael Ryan Guajuardo and Matthew Trey Guajuardo; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 3, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown. Interment followed at Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown.

Pallbearers were Alex Saenz Jr., Adolfo Lopez Jr., Aaron Benavidez, Kenneth Saenz, Sam Alaniz Jr. and Ruperto Ybarra Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Ryan Guajardo and Matthew Trey Guajardo.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.