Geronimo L. Vela, Jr., 74, went to be with out Heavenly Father on Friday, December 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born on February 23, 1938 to Geronimo Vela, Sr., and Emeteria Longoria. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather and friends who will be dearly missed.

He leaves to cherish his memories his companion, Esmerigilda Martinez of Robstown, Texas; his children, John (Amanda) Vela, Mandy (Eddie) Guajardo both of Port Lavaca, Texas, Geronimo Vela, Javier Vela, Martha Vela, Patricia Vela, Rupert (Vilma) Martinez, Roxanne (Randy) Abrego both of Robstown, Texas and Robert Martinez of San Antonio, Texas, Butch Rodriguez and Kathy Martinez whom he raised as his own. He was also blessed with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Interment followed at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Arrangements Entrusted to Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.