Antonio "Tony" Suarez Sr. 73, died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007.

He was born on May 10, 1934 in Laredo to Armando H. and Maria Trevino Suarez. He was a retired employee of the Nueces County Road Department and was a resident of Banquete.

He is survived by his wife, Ramona Suarez of Banquete; his children, Ruben L. Suarez, Irma (Rudy) Castillo, Beatrice S. Rodriguez, Rebecca "Becky" De Leon, and Lucelia (Ismael) Hernandez, all of Banquete, Antonio "Tony" L. (Esmeralda) Suarez Sr., of Robstown, and Mari Dolores (Roel) Alvear of Alice; his brother, Armando Suarez Jr., of Alice; 21 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 22 and 23, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment followed in Robstown Memorial Park.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.