December 18, 1923 - May 17, 2018
Ralph Diaz of Pontiac; May 17, 2018; Age 94; born December 18, 1923 in Houston, Texas. Son of the late Senobio and Cecilia Diaz; husband of Consuelo Diaz; father of Carlos Diaz (Linda), Rachel Diaz-Leopold (Barry). Gilbert Diaz (Denise) and the late Ralph S. Diaz; grandfather of Sean, Autumn, Julian, Isabella, Crystal, Cory, Brittany, Jeared and Brooke; great-grandfather of 7; brother of Lola and Della; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ralph served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of La Amistad. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing pool, being with his kids and grandchildren and traveling to visit them. Dad was a proud and honorable man, and loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be remembered for his good nature, his laughter and his story telling. Ralph was a member of St. Damien of Molokai Parish St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Pontiac where he will lie in state Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. until time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Jacob VanAssche celebrant. Interment Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home, Waterford Friday 4-8 p.m. Scripture Reading Friday 6:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.
Friday, May 25, 2018, 4-8 p.m. at Donelson, Johns and Evans Funeral Home. Scripture Reading Friday 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Pontiac.
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Pontiac.