Cruz Antonio Quintana

February 22nd, 1947November 5th, 2020

Cruz Antonio Quintana, age 73, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette. He was born on February 22, 1947 in Longmont, Colorado. Cruz was a loving Father, Grand Father, Great Grand Father and friend. Cruz had a passion for sports, card games and a good cup of coffee along with the newspaper every morning. He was known for his big heart plus his beautiful and contagious smile.

Cruz was preceded in death by his Father, Cruz and his Mother Rosella and brother John (Quin). He is survived by his daughter, Annette and son, Cruz, along with his Four Grand Daughter’s Ashley, Alicia, Andrea and Nevaeh. He had 6 great-grandchildren. Flowers may be sent to Darrell Howe Mortuary.


Visitation will be held at Darrell Howe Mortuary on Wednesday, November 11th from 6-7pm. Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 7pm. A maximum of 25 people will be allowed in the building at one time. We ask that everyone wear a mask while in the building, maintain social distancing guidelines of 6ft apart, and do not attend if you are exhibiting any flu-like symptoms. We will be live-streaming the visitation for those who are unable to attend in person. Please click here to watch:

Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, November 12th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church beginning at 10am. The church is allowing a maximum of 30 guests. Please call the church with any questions about their restrictions due to the pandemic.

Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Erie at 12pm. Again, everyone is required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet apart.

Direct eye contact, loving words, and a warm smile are as meaningful to the family as a traditional handshake or hug. We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.


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RIP Uncle Cruz Pacheco Family
Our condolence to the family. So sorry for your loss. Cruz was a special person in my life. Rest In Peace. Sending God's Blessings to the family. Love Georgia, John Munoz & Family