MINEOLA-Funeral services for Robert Charles Elias, Jr. (Robbie), 34, San Antonio, formerly of Mineola, are scheduled for July 10, 2013, with arrangements under direction of Puente and Sons Funeral Chapel, San Antonio.
A memorial service will be held at 6 pm this evening (July 9th) at the Civic Center. This will be to coincide with his funeral service in San Antonio. Also, if you would like, please bring orange and/or white balloons that will be released in his honor. The Mineola Flower Shop has balloons (both orange and white). They are $1.50 each, blown up. Cheryl’s has white balloons, but no orange. They close at 5, but said they would be happy to do balloons for anybody that comes in.
Mr. Elias was swimming in New Braunfels on July 4 and drowned.
He was born June 9, 1979, in San Antonio to Laura Cervantes and Robert C. Elias. He attended Mineola High School, graduating here in 1998. He was a member of the baseball team that went to state playoffs two years.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Alfonso Cervantes, Jr., grandfathers, Manuel Garza, Ben Flores and Florentino Elias; and grandmother, Maria Garza.
Survivors include his wife, Christi; son, Isaiah, and daughters, Elisa and Jalyn; mother, Laura Cervantes; father and stepmother, Bob and Katy Elias, Mineola; four sisters and four brothers and grandmother, Alice Elias.
Based on information first gleaned regarding this unfortunate matter, we did not publish the entire list of survivors in the obituary. This has been corrected. Our apologies are extended for this error and our deepest sympathies go out to all friends and family of the deceased.
A few family and friends that weren’t able to be in San Antonio for the funeral met to release balloons honoring Robbie at the Civic Center.