Vincent Almanza

June 4, 1960 - October 6, 2011

Vincent Almanza of McKinney, Texas passed away October 6, 2011 at the age of 51. He was born June 4, 1960 to Joaquin and Susana (Cortez) Almanza in Chicago, Illinois. He married Martha Rocio Peralta on April 2, 2005 in Bogota, Colombia. Vincent worked as an engineer for Toshiba Medical and was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in McKinney. He is survived by his wife, Martha Almanza of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Salina Gonzalez and husband Alex of Chicago, Illinois, Valerie Gomez and husband John of New Bern, North Carolina, Viviana Garcia of McKinney, Texas; son, Vincent Almanza of Chicago, Illinois; sister, Yolanda Velazquez and husband Robert of Chicago, Illinois; brothers, Mario Almanza and wife Michelle of McKinney, Texas, Luis Almanza and wife Griselda of Chicago, Illinois; granddaughter, Sophia Gomez; grandson, A.J. Fuentes, Nicolas Gonzalez, Noah Gonzalez, Alex Gonzalez; mother, Susana Almanza, as well as many loving nieces, nephews and other family members. Vincent was preceded in death by his father, Joaquin Almanza. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at St. Michael Catholic Church in McKinney, Texas. Interment to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Monday, October 10, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a rosary vigil beginning at 7:00 p.m.

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Louie, I'm so sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in my prayers. Rhonda K, October 20, 2011 I will miss you much Tio Vince. You were my uncle, godfather and friend. It was always a pleasure when you visited Chicago. I will miss you. Joshua Velazquez, October 14, 2011 My sweet, dear brother you will be in my heart until we meet again. I am so forever grateful for having you in my life. You were a good hearted person with only the best intentions. Your loving sister, Yolanda Velazquez, October 14, 2011 When we lose a loved one in death we may become overwhelmed with grief. The Bible tells us that Jesus wept when his dear friend Lazarus died. Yet, just minutes later, Jesus performed an astounding miracle-he raised Lazarus back to life. (John 11:32-44) In so doing, he gave all mankind solid grounds for faith in the amazing promise he had made earlier in his ministry at John 5:28,29. May the precious hope of the resurrection to life on a restored paradise earth comfort you all and give you peace. (Psalm 37:29) Cheryl D., October 13, 2011 To My Beloved Husband You are the man whom I fell in love. That man that a woman is proud to have The man who works hard to provide the best for his family. That man who is looking for new things to offer new experiences. The man who is always looking for the opportunity to share a good time with family (mother, daughters, son, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and other family members). A man with whom we enjoy making dinner, watch TV, do new things to the house, going to dinner, go dancing, decorate the house for Halloween and Christmas. Go on motorcycle rides and explore new routes. A man who sings me songs that are important to us. A man who likes to play guitar. A man who each day by day in the morning the first thing I see are his eyes and my first kiss and at night lie down with a goodnight kiss and a hug. God Bless You. I miss you soo much. You're always in my thoughts and in my heart. I Love You With All My Heart Your Wife MARTHA ALMANZA, October 13, 2011 Our deepest condolences to the entire Almanza family, his wife and children. Our prayers are with you during your difficult time. We pray that time will heal your pain. Agustin & Yolanda Ayala, October 13, 2011 I will never forget the lessons you taught me and all the love you offered while I was growing up. I owe so much to you as you were certainly an inspiration for me growing into the person I am today. Your hobbies became my hobbies. And many of those hobbies helped me decide to become an Engineer and I thank you for that. Your sense of humor was infectious. I will never ever forget you. Alex Velasquez, October 11, 2011 It was a pleasure to know and work with Vince these past 10+ years and he will be missed. My deepest condolences go out to his friends and family. Andre K Gloeckner, October 11, 2011 My thoughts and prayers to Vinnie. Your love for your father will get you through this. May God's arms be open to Vince. Rest in peace! Olivia Contreras, October 11, 2011 Vince, May you rest in peace. It was good to know the father you were when raising your son, Vinnie. Rita Pineda, October 11, 2011 Para mi Amado Husband Tu eres el hombre del cual yo me enamore. Ese hombre el que una mujer se siente orgullosa de tener a su lado. Ese hombre que trabaja duro para darle lo major a su familia. Ese hombre que esta buscando nuevas cosas para dar nuevas experiencias. Ese hombre que siempre busca la oportunidad para compartir con la familia ( Madre, hijas, hijo, nietos, hermanos, sobrinas , sobrinos y demas familia. A ese hombre con el que disfrutabamos compartir haciendo una cena, ver TV en familia, hacer cosas nuevas para la casa, ir a cenar, ir a bailar, decorar la casa en Halloween y Navidad. Ir en la motocicleta conociendo nuevas rutas. A ese hombre que canta conmigo las canciones que son importantes para los dos. A ese hombre que le gusta tocar guitarra. A ese hombre que cada dia a dia en la manana lo primero que veo son sus ojos y mi primer beso y en la noche al acostarnos nuestro beso de buenas noches con un abrazo. God Bless You. I miss you soo much. Siempres estas en mis pensamientos y en mi Corazon. I love you with all my heart your wife Martha Almanza, October 11, 2011 Vince, you are in a better place now. Thanx for the great times back in the day. You will be missed. Love, Steven Herrejon, October 11, 2011 Our deepest condolences to the Almanza family. Abe, Dustin & Azi Etemadi, October 11, 2011 Marthica: Con gran dolor y pesar lamentamos desde la distancia la perdida de tan maravilloso esposo que Dios te habia dado. Paz en su tumba y que Dios lo tenga en su reino. Alberto Rodriguez Hernandez y Familia, October 11, 2011 VICENTE de lo unico que recuerdo ese gran don de gente Esposo Padre Hijo Hermano Tio y mas y mas y mas DIOS lo tenga en su Santa Gloria....MRTICA estamos des de Colombia y MIami en este paso dificil de su vida nuestras oraciones estaran siempre para toda la Familia Mi padre Alberto Rodriguez y mi Madre Rafaela estan con Martica al igual uno a uno de mis 8 hermanos ...... El CHENTICO como le dice my Sobrinita ANGELITA le daras Luz a su Camino Amen Doris Doris Rodriguez Rodriguez, October 11, 2011 Our condolences to the Almanza family. Luis & Aurora Olalde-Parra, October 11, 2011 Our prayers and thoughts go out to Vinnie. Your Dad was a great uncle and we will always have fond memories of him. Our condolences. Perry Family, October 11, 2011 I had the privilege of working with Vince on many occasions. It was great to work and learn from Vince. Our memories and prayers are with Vince and his family. David Lee Bennett, October 10, 2011 Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Vince as he was a wonderful neighbor. Cara & Martin Cantu, October 10, 2011 VICENTE Esta en el lugar de paz y luz por favor con tu luz total para MARTICA tu MAMITA hias hermana sobrinas ydemas familiares amigos por favor presente lo tengo em mi corazon por referencias lindas buenos recuerdos de my sobrinita ANGELICA MARIA Y CATALINA en sus caritas llenas de felicidad por el tratamiento..y los dotes de carino no tenemos como pagar y por lo buena PERSONA PAZ Y TRANQUILIDAD AMEN.......esta ya en la GLORIA .....Doris Miami Fl. doris Rodriguez rodriguez, October 10, 2011 Me entristese tu partida nos dejaste un vacio grande en los corazones de la familia pero estoy agradecido porque en los momentos que compartiste con nosotros alegraste los momentos de mi madre gracias por todo y donde quiera que este estes contento y orgulloso por lo que dejaste en los recuerdos de cada persona que compartio contigo y en especial a la esposa que tanto amaste te recordara y te llevara en el corazon siempre. Fabian Leonardo Garcia Peralta, October 10, 2011 Our sincerest condolences to the entire family. What a tragic loss at a very young age. Our prayers to you all during this difficult time and grievance. Gabriel Bustos & Family, October 10, 2011 Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure of working with Vince on numerous CT installations and Vascular installations, he will be missed as a friend and as a co-worker. With Deepest Sympathy Jorge Octavio Reyes, October 10, 2011 Tocaste la vida de cada miembro de nuestra familia y nos duele tu partida, pero en estos momentos donde Dios te tiene en su reino y la tranquilidad de su reino esta contigo. Siempre estaras en nuestros corazones TQM. Jose Lisandro Garcia Peralta, October 9, 2011 I would like to send my families deepest sympathies to the family of Vince. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Vince through Toshiba. My family had the chance to meet Vince on one of his trips to Maine when we had a cookout at the lake. It was as if Vince had been a member of our family for years. I don't think he ever met a stranger. He will be greatly missed both personally and professionally. Jim Gaughan, October 9, 2011 Que el señor lo tenga en su gloria y le de el eterno descanso a su alma. Rafael Antonio Peralta Mora, October 9, 2011 Chente, Gracias por todos los lindos recuerdos, tu alegria, tus paseos en moto, tus canciones... y porque con mi tia Marta, Vivi y Angie fueron las mejores vacaciones y recuerdos que tuve este año. Se que hoy y siempre estaras presente, Que Dios te tenga en el cielo. Catalina Peralta Puentes, October 9, 2011 Chente, Gracias por darle buenos y felices momentos a mi tia Marta, Viviana, Jose, Fabian y a todos mis familiares. Alejandro Peralta Puentes, October 9, 2011 Vincent, Dios lo bendiga, Dios lo tenga en su gloria y que descanse en paz. Goria Elisa Peralta Mora, October 9, 2011 Vincent, Doy gracias a Dios por permitir que ingresaras en nuestras vidas, especialmente la de mi hermana Martica, mi sobrina Vivita, mi hija Angie y darles mucho amor y felicidad. Que Dios te Bendiga y estes en su gloria Maria Fernanda Peralta, October 9, 2011 Vincent, recordadolo coon carino, que Dios lo tenga en su gloria. Amen. Carmen Lucia Peralta Mora, October 9, 2011 Vicent Que en estos momentos estes gozando de la presencia de Dios, aca en la tierra siempre te recordaremos, aunque pase el tiempo tu nombre y tu memoria estara en nuestros corazones, recibe el abrazo del Padre, del Hijo y del Espiritu Santo, Amen. Leonor Puentes Castillo, October 9, 2011 Primas queridas, Un inmenso abrazo de los Tofino_Mora. Acompanhandolos en este momento. Vincent es un buen hombre. Se ha manifestado en el gran amor por todos ustedes. Dios ama a las buenas personas como Vincent. Esperamos verlas pronto. Deifilia, Claudia Patrica, Gustavo Adolfo, Guillermo Alejandro, Juan Carlos y Liliana Juan_Carlos Tofino Mora, October 9, 2011 Vincent te queremos mucho y pedimos a Dios nuestro señor que te bendiga en el Reino de los Cielos. Para Marthica, Vivianita, señora Susana y Familia Almanza nuestra mas sinceras y sentidas condolencias. Deifera A. Mora de Peralta, October 9, 2011 La muerte de Vincent ha afectado profundamente los sentimientos de nuestra familia, nos solidarizamos con su esposa Marthica, su señora madre, sus hermanos, sus hijos y Vivi; pedimos a nuestro señor creador del universo le de su bendicion y le conceda su descanso eterno. Cenon de Jesus Peralta Rodriguez, October 9, 2011 I will miss you so much Tio Vincent. Thanks for always making time to come see me when you were in Chicago. You always made it fun. Love, Luie Jr Luie Almanza Jr, October 9, 2011 Uncle Louie, So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayer during this difficult time. Romana,Joan,Ashley Salazar, October 9, 2011 To my dadddy Luis Almanza. Im sorry for the loss of your big brother.He is in heaven with grandpa now. Love your daughter, Elisa Elisa Olivia Almanza, October 9, 2011 To a great uncle. I will miss you and remember all the things we did together. You will be in my heart forever. Love your niece, Elisa Elisa Olivia Almanza, October 9, 2011 I feel fortunate to have worked and learned from Vince. When I get frustrated with my fellow workers I think about the times Vince gave of himself to teach and help me at work. My memories of Vicent are of an intelligent,caring and honorable GOOD person. I will miss him deeply. May GODs' blessings be on his family mark charles jacobs, October 9, 2011 I remember working with Vince when he traveled to Marysville and Yuba City to help with the Gamma cameras there. He was a great guy and I have only good things to say about him, He will be missed by us Nuc-Medders. Robert Baumeister, October 9, 2011 From Vince's Toshiba Medical family, we send our deepest condolences to the Almanza family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss him greatly. Bill Woollehy, October 8, 2011 Yolanda, Robert, Bob and Josh, We send our love and prayers to you. Safe travels, God bless... Steve and Teresa Ford, October 7, 2011 My deepest condolences to Yolanda and all her family. May Vince rest in peace. Naida Melendez, October 7, 2011 My uncle.... you was the beautiful person, you are in my heart, I love you so so so much, I miss you today and I will miss you always, your laughs, your words, all about you.... I remembered each moment that share with us.... my heart is sad because we lost you.... I´m really sad....I love you my uncle!!!! God bless you today and always. Your favourite niece, Angie. Angelica Maria Rodriguez Peralta, October 7, 2011 Our deepest sympathies to the Almanza Family. Our families have known each other since before Vince was born and we are grateful to have been touched by their grace. Rest in peace Vince. Love your cousin, MaryEllen and John Ruiz, October 7, 2011