Ralph Cadriel Jr. Affectionately known as “Dad, Grandpa Ralph, Junior and The Kid.” Ralph was born on December 5, 1940 in Galveston, Texas. Ralph passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 14, 2016 at the age of 75 at UTMB in Galveston, Texas. Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Mamie Cadriel and his first born great granddaughter Madison Katherine Miller.
Ralph is survived by his children, (son) Ralph Cadriel III (Gina), grandchildren, Gilbert Cortez (Crystal), Ralph Cadriel IV, Cecilia Lara Cadriel (Heliot), Natasha Nelson, Mathew Nelson, Joshua Brown (Elise), Great grandchildren Beckett Cadriel, Tanner Cadriel, Heliana Forero, Nicholas Forero, Christopher Forero, Alena Cortez, Landon Marshall, Kyran Seidel, Xavier Briefschopf, Aiden Brown, (daughter) Patricia Cadriel Knutson (James Johnston), grandsons, Duane Parker Jr (Megan Lamb), Matthew Parker (Leslie Brecht), Collin Knutson, (daughter) Lisa Renee Cadriel (Angel Cantu) grandsons, Kevin Griffin and Gary Griffin (Taylor May), great granddaughter Myia Griffin. (daughter) Katherine Cadriel Martinez (Arlie), grandsons, Jon Miller Jr. (Norma), Eric Martinez and Joshua Martinez, great granddaughters, Audrie and Alaina Miller, (son) Joseph M. Cadriel (Cyndi), grandchildren, Joseph M. Cadriel Jr. and Yolanda (Yoli) Cadriel.
One Beloved sister, Gloria Cadriel Cerrillo and favorite brother-in-law, Fernando (Fred) Cerrillo, (nephews) Fernando Cerillo III (Amber) and Terry Lynn Cerillo (Amanda),great nieces and nephews, Heather, James, Nathaniel, Mark and Yazmine Cerillo. great great nieces, Layla Acuna, Carli Waddy and Nevaeh Cerrillo.
At the age of 21 he married the love of his life, Cecilia Lara Cadriel, and their family grew with their beloved five children , at this time he also enlisted in the U.S Navy, where he proudly served on the USS Ranger. He worked for the Washington National Insurance Company for many years, also with D & L Glass Company, American Supply Company, and most recently retired from Renzenberger. He was an avid golfer for many years, he was very creative in glass working and carpentry as a hobby. His favorite pastime was sharing his music with family and friends in local venues, where he affectionately became known as “THE KID”. He was one of a kind, a true gentleman who loved to dance and was famous for his jokes. His family loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed. If home is where the heart is, then his home ,was with his FAMILY.