Obituary of Albert Cardenas, Jr.
Albert Cardenas, Jr., age 70 of Canton Township, Michigan, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 1, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 2, 1949 in Adrian, Michigan, the son of Albert and Celia (Terrazas) Cardenas, Sr. Al proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He returned home and earned a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University in Criminal Justice. Al continued to serve the community for 25 years as a Sergeant for the Michigan State Police Department. On December 28, 2009 Al married Shelley Anne Raus in Toledo, Ohio. She survives. He was a life-long member of the V.F.W., enjoyed owning and restoring old cars and was an avid Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan fan. Al’s greatest joy was most definitely spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his beloved wife, Shelley, he is survived by his children, Andrew (Tammy), Jennifer (Derek), Brian (LuAnn), Lorie (Scott), Richard (Lori), Zackary and Andrea; 7 grandchildren, Brian, Tristan, Nicholas, Vanessa, Marcus, Ashton, and Elijah Christopher; 1 great-grandson, Bryson and siblings, Rudy Cardenas, Helen Hernandez, Gloria Rodriguez and Eliesa Cardenas. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother, Jose Cardenas.
Visitation for Al will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with a prayer service during that time at 7 p.m. The funeral liturgy will be offered on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish, St. Mary’s Campus in Adrian with Fr. Jeff Poll presiding. Military rites will be conducted at the conclusion of mass by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the church. Condolences may be given to Al’s family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to the Lenawee County Humane Society or to Stephen Siller, Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.To send flowers to the family of Albert Cardenas, Jr., please visit Tribute Store