Doroteo C. Contreras, 82, of Robstown died July 20, 2008, with his family by his side.

He was born Oct. 1, 1925 to Eleno Sr. and Manuela Campos Contreras of Robstown. He retired from Heldenfel Brothers after 38 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Manuela; and grandchildren, Lucio Jr. and Felix Mendez.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Aurora; his children, Gloria (Lucio) Mendez of Banquete, Doroteo Jr. (Joyce) Contreras of Houston, Lydia Secrest of Robstown, Raul Contreras of Houston, Roberto (Antonia) Contreras, Ruben (Elia) Contreras, Ray (Ester) Contreras, all of Robstown, and Rudy (Sylvia) of Katy; one brother, Eleno Jr. (Juanita) Contreras; his sister, Juanita (Sam) Lascano of Robstown; 26 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many cousins from the Campos and Benavidez family

Funeral Mass was conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Entombment followed in Robstown Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Ramon Funeral Home Inc.