October 31, 1941 ~ May 14, 2022

Born in: San Benito, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Amador Cantu, 80, of College Station, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and children on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30pm, with the rosary recited at 6:30, Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the funeral center. Mass of Christian Burial followed by Military Honors will be at 12:30pm, Friday, May 20, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Amador was born in San Benito, Texas. His parents are Melecio and Guadalupe Cantu of Harlingen, Texas. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Norma Chapa in 1963. Amador served in the US Air Force for 8 years and was stationed in England, Germany and Abilene, Tx. He moved his family to Bryan, TX where he worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the radiology department for over 30 years. He will be remembered for his fun-loving, easy-going spirit. His commitment and loyalty to his wife and his children and grandchildren will forever be remembered and cherished

He lived his life for his wife and children. He loved the beach, taking cruises and dancing. His favorite pastimes were watching football, westerns, and eating breakfast with his buddies. Our father’s involvement with his children and grandchildren surpassed all expectations. He was the most supportive and loving husband and Dad. He always encouraged us to do our best.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Cantu; his children Joey Cantu, Lori Doriocourt and her husband Guy, Paul Cantu and wife Claudie, Gina Cantu; grandchildren Ashley Cantu, Bradley Zemanek and wife Kolencia, Dillon Zemanek and wife Destiny, Kylie Cantu, Nathan Cantu, Max Rhodes; great grandchildren Derrick and Mileena Zemanek.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 West 26th Street, Bryan, Tx 77803

Services

Visitation: May 19, 2022 5:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Rosary: May 19, 2022 6:30 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial: May 20, 2022 12:30 pm

St. Joseph Catholic Church
507 East 26th Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721
https://www.stjosephbcs.org

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Amador Cantu 's name.

Hospice Brazos Valley

502 W 26th St.
Bryan, TX
(979) 821-2266
https://www.hospicebrazosvalley.org

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  1. My sincere condolences to the family. Praying for comfort and peace, know he is resting in the arms of God.

  2. When I came to work for my current employer I was truly blessed to meet Mr. Cantu. He was friendly, kind, respectful and always had a smile. Even though it’s only been 3 years since I met him it feels like we’ve been friends forever. To the family….my heart and prayers are with you all while you make this journey. He will truly be missed.

  3. My sincere condolences to the Cantu Family! Amador will be dearly missed! May God give you all comfort during this difficult times. May he Rest In Peace! Much love to you all!

  4. With all our sympathies, Jackie and Bobby Howell, and Christi Blair.
    We remember AC as a very friendly, kind person, liked by many. He will be missed by his loving wife, children, grandkids and friends.

  5. Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
    Dede (Montelongo) Miranda

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