Fernando Cruz, III

January 22, 1939 - July 9, 2017
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Fernando Cruz, III, 78, passed away July 9, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas.

The family will receive guests Monday, July 17, 2017, from 9:00am to 11:00am at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.  A holy rosary will be recited at 11:00 am followed by a vigil service.  Interment will follow to the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Full military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 59 and the United States Army.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr, Laredo, TX. 78041. (956)723-3611. You may leave condolences to the family online at www.freddickey.com


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Rosary at 11:00 am followed by vigil service

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


3600 McPherson Ave.
Laredo, Texas 78041


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Timeline for Fernando Cruz, III

Born: January 22, 1939
Died: July 9, 2017

Condolences for Fernando Cruz, III

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services

Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.


Terry Adams posted on 7/23/17

My heart was heavy in learning of the passing of Mr. Cruz. He was the one that gave me a chance to join LISD many years ago. He started out as my boss and became friends for 32 years. I enjoyed talking to him. Many good memories. My prayers go to him and his family, God Bless You... Terry Adams


Rosa Angon posted on 7/23/17

My most sincere condolences to the Cruz family...I will always have Mr. Cruz in high regard...he was my first boss after Ms Montemayor with Federal programs... Thank you Mr Cruz!! For the opportunity of working under your leadership.


Severita Mendiola Lopez posted on 7/20/17

To my friend Sylvia and family - Deepest sympathy for your loss and may you find solace in your memories of Fernando and lean on the support of family and friends. Love and peace to you and your family. Severita Mendiola Lopez & Alfredo Lopez


Veronica R. Villarreal posted on 7/19/17

The Rivera & Villarreal family send our deepest condolences for the passing of your father. We are praying for God to give you peace & comfort.


Sylvia Lecea posted on 7/18/17

My most heartfelt condolences for Mr. Cruz's family. My prayer are with the family.


Felipe Martinez posted on 7/17/17

To the Cruz Family: I would like to express my most sincere condolences. May God grant you the strength and the peace to continue the divine mission God has reserved for you.


Felipe Martinez posted on 7/17/17

To the Cruz Family: I would like to express my most sincere condolences. May God grant you the strength and the peace to continue the mission God has reserved for you.


Manuel C. Cruz & Family posted on 7/17/17

We wish to express our deepest sympathies to the family. May our Lord give you strength during this time of mourning. Sincerely Manuel C. Cruz and family.


Juan & Melinda Guerra posted on 7/17/17

We were so deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. Our most sincere condolences. We live at the corner house near Mr. Cruz and would see him taking care of his yard all the time.


Nash & Rosa Vallone posted on 7/17/17

We are very sorry to hear about Fernando's passing. We have many fond memories working with him at LISD. Always a perfect gentleman and committed to his work and family. Our prayers with the family.


Adriana Santa Cruz posted on 7/17/17

My deepest condolences to the Cruz Family.


Andres Gonzalez posted on 7/17/17

Sincere Heartfelt Farewell to a very amicable human being who touched not only my life but the life of countless other people. I was lucky enough to know him as my teacher, colleague, and as a friend. Godspeed to Heaven!


Rosa A. Aguilar-Delgado posted on 7/17/17

Our sincere condolences to the family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. Fernando Cruz III. Mr. Cruz was a true advocate for those that did not have a voice, we will greatly miss him. May he rest in peace and may our prayers help comfort the family during this time of sorrow. On behalf of my parents: Eduardo M. and Concepcion (Connie) Aguilar and family.


Herminia Alvarez posted on 7/17/17

Mrs. Cruz and Family I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Cruz, I had the pleasure of working with him. He was a great person. My deepest condolences. God Bless you and the your family. Mine Jimenez Alvarez


Robert Chapa posted on 7/17/17

Rene; Our deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dad. Robert and Opi Chapa


Daisy Dalrymple posted on 7/15/17

Angela Cruz Gomez: Our deepest condolences go to your entire extended family. May your family find the Peace, Strength, Love, & Friendships to continue with your loses.


Mary Prevost posted on 7/15/17

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Cruz during his tenure at the Laredo Independent School District. He was a highly respected man. My sincere condolences to his family.


Joe and Nora Murillo posted on 7/15/17

Our sincere condolences to the family on this sad day. May God Bless all of you with our prayers and keep you in his.


Arnoldo Dimas posted on 7/14/17

My deepest sorrow for the Cruz Family. Mr. Fernando Cruz , a firm and fair person. Un gran hombre. Respectfully Arnoldo Dimas


Belen L. Garcia posted on 7/14/17

My condolences for your loss. May our Father in Heaven bless you with the strength needed, that you may be succored up.


Magda Segovia Quintana posted on 7/14/17

Sergio Cruz and family, I am so sorry for your loss and hope that God sends his healing hands in your time of need. It is difficult to lose a loved one. Just remember they will be waiting for you when God calls us home. You now have your personal guardian angel. God Bless you all.


Alicia G. Carrillo posted on 7/13/17

Mr. Cruz was an awesome Biology teacher at MHS in 1972. I truly enjoyed his class. He will be greatly missed. May the Perpetual Light shine on him and May he Rest In Peace.


Alex & Linda Landin & family posted on 7/13/17

My dearest Mrs. Cruz, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Cruz's passing. My family wants to give you our most sincere condolences, you will be in our prayers. You all were wonderful neighbors to us when we lived next door to you. May our amazing Lord give you the strength you need during this extremely difficult time.


Gloria G. Ortiz posted on 7/13/17

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences. .. he was one of my life blessings and I told him so....God Bless


Grace Ydrogo posted on 7/13/17

My most sincere sympathy for your loss. Mr. Cruz was always a true gentleman and was willing to help anyone. I remember he once told me, "There isn't any problems that can not be solved." I always had great admiration for him.


Teresita Gutierrez posted on 7/13/17

Mari and Gerry Cruz and family, So sorry for your loss! May God be with you all during this time of grieve. It's always hard when we lose a loved one.


Scott, Celina Roberts, and Family posted on 7/13/17

On behalf of the Roberts Family it is with many tears, great sorrow, and a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to such a dear friend, mentor, gracious, and honorable man. I take solace in knowing that the kingdom of heaven is receiving such a wonderful angel with open arms and as we morn the loss of such a special person we cannot help but realize that he has touched and made better the lives of so many that had the pleasure of his company. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family at this moment of sadness. To the Cruz Family, "May the Lord bless you, keep you, may his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers. 6:24-25.


Jorge A. Coronado posted on 7/12/17

I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Fernando Cruz. I hope you all are strong and overcome the hardships that are with you and will follow. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Please do not hesitate to reach out at anytime. Sincerely, Jorge A. Coronado and Family