Ricardo Cantú Jr., 46, of Grandview passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, in Richland.

Ricardo was born Nov. 29, 1964 in Raymondville, Texas, the son of Ricardo and San Juanita (Garcia) Cantú Sr.

He received his education in Grandview, and later attended CBC in Pasco.

Ricardo loved to listen to music, dancing, barbeques, watching the Dallas Cowboys and just hanging out with family and friends.

He is survived by three children, Selina Cantú, Ricardo Cantú III, Sadie Cantú, all of Sunnyside; their mother, Maria Cantu, of Sunnyside; his parents, Ricardo Cantú Sr. of Texas and mother, San Juanita Cantu of Grandview; two brothers, Rene Cantu of Grandview and Ronnie Cantu of Texas; two sisters, Cynthia Gaitan of Grandview and Crystal Cantu of Grandview; and numerous nieces and nephews, including, JoAnna, Guillermo "Billy" and Tasha.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Domingo Cantú Sr. and Anastacia Rubio Cantu, maternal grandparents, Enrique Garcia and Francisca Silva Garcia; uncle Jose Luis Garcia; brother-in-law, Armando Samaniego; father-in-law, Frank Samaniego; two nephews, Ronnie K'Cee Cantu and Isaac Josiah Gaitan.

At Ricardo's request there will be no formal funeral services.

Those wishing to sign Ricardo's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home LTD and Crematory in Sunnyside is in charge arrangements.


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