Rafael Saenz, 84, died on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1924 in Alamo to Pedro and Antonia Resendez Saenz. Rafael was an electrician for the Robstown Independent School District for over 17 years, a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 3110, and a lifelong resident of Robstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Hector "Bear" Saenz.

Survivors are his wife, Blanca Saenz of Robstown; his children, Alicia (Tony) Ramon, Rosie Rocha, both of Corpus Christi, and Edward Saenz of Robstown; his brother, Fidel (Celia) Saenz of Plano; and his sister, Uvalda (Refugio) Gutierrez of Plano; his grandchildren, Tony Ramon Jr., Erica Pena, Michael Rocha, Billy Ray Rocha, Edwardo Saenz Jr., Eric Rafael Saenz, Cassandra Saenz, Veronica Garza and Amado Saenz; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Interment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.