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In Memory of

Irineo Rodriguez Alaniz

December 3, 1947 - September 13, 2016

Obituary


Our beloved, Irineo R. Alaniz, 68 of Houston, entered into eternal peace in the arms of our Lord, Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence with his loving wife by his side.

Neo was born December 3, 1947 to his parents Pedro Alaniz and Antonia Rodriguez in San Antonio Texas. He was raised in Corpus Christi, TX, where he graduated from Corpus Christi Academy. Neo joined ranks with the US Army as a Medic during the Vietnam Conflict. After his honorable discharge, he attended Texas A & M University, where he graduated with a...

Our beloved, Irineo R. Alaniz, 68 of Houston, entered into eternal peace in the arms of our Lord, Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at his residence with his loving wife by his side.

Neo was born December 3, 1947 to his parents Pedro Alaniz and Antonia Rodriguez in San Antonio Texas. He was raised in Corpus Christi, TX, where he graduated from Corpus Christi Academy. Neo joined ranks with the US Army as a Medic during the Vietnam Conflict. After his honorable discharge, he attended Texas A & M University, where he graduated with a B.B.A.. He later moved to Houston, TX, where he met his beloved wife Rose Marie Lamas and began their journey together.

He worked in the oil and gas industry and retired from Williams Gas Pipeline after 25 plus years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 490 and active in the community. More than anything, he enjoyed raising his four children and upbringing his nephews, nieces and grandchildren.

He had a love and passion for all genres of music, playing his guitar and singing his favorite Mexican romanticas. He also loved play his pianos, and any piece of musical equipment he found. Neo dedicated more than twenty years of his life to martial arts, achieving a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon Do at the age of 49. He was an avid reader of Asian philosophy, and taught it to anyone who would listen. He enrolled all young family members in his most renowned "Neo Academy", the school of hard knocks.

He is preceded by his parents Pedro and Antonia Alaniz, brother Pete, sister Ofelia and his beloved son, Javier.

Neo is survived by his wife Rose Marie of 40 years, sons Joseph Hammack and wife Susan of Glen Rose, TX, and David Hammack and wife Jolanda of Houston, Tx, daughter; Alicia Rivera and husband David of Houston, TX, grandchildren; Hannah, Justin, Jackson, Adam and Christopher, brothers, Jose Luis Alaniz of Corpus Christi, Arturo Alaniz, of Corpus Christi, Esteban Alaniz of Corpus Christi, sisters, Delia Ynclan and Irma Navarro, and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be from 5-9PM with Rosary recited at 7pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Last viewing will be from 8-9AM on Monday, September 19, 2016 with a 10am Mass at St. Juan Diego Catholic Church, 3301 Pasadena Blvd. Pasadena, TX 77503. Interment will follow in Forest Park Lawndale.