Pedro (Pete) Cantu


Pedro (Pete) Cantu, 89, of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Schaetter Funeral Home with the Reverends Guadalupe Hernandez and Hector Lopez officiating.

Interment followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday evening, Feb. 2, and Monday morning, Feb. 3, at the funeral chapel.

A worship service was held Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Cantu, a resident of the Luckenbach community, was born Nov. 5, 1924, in Floresville, the son of Vincente Cantu and Tiadosa Robles Cantu. He married Dominga Arizola in 1945 and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Cantu is survived by six daughters, six sons and spouses, including Frank and Estella Cantu, Tina and Martin Perez, Vincent and Benita Cantu, Abel and Jeraldine Cantu, Abelia Cantu, Oralia and Henry Sorola, Beatrice and Damian Rosa, and Emma and Rev. Robert Garcia, all of Fredericksburg; Leandro and Sylvia Cantu, Llano; Martha and Julian Cantu, Stonewall; Porfie Cantu, Austin, and Monroe and Rebecca Cantu, Montana.

Survivors also include 41 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, Tomasa Cantu, Andrea Cantu and Patrocina Cantu.

Along with his parents, Cantu was preceded in death by five brothers: Isidro Cantu, Ben Cantu, Jacinto Cantu, Tiofilo Cantu and Pablo Cantu; four sisters: Janie Arguijo, Julia Flores, Frances Arguijo and Lupe Cantu; one grandson, Matthew Cantu; and four great-grandchildren: Rosando Cantu, Emily Marquez, Jacob Benitez and Jasmine Cadena.

Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

Pallbearers included Anthony Cantu, Fidercio Cantu, Leon Perez, Gary Sorola, Jason Cantu, Adam Cantu, Joshua Cantu and A.J. Rosa.

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