Lorenzo Sauseda Alonzo, 68, of Bryan, passed away peacefully at M.D. Anderson in Houston on Tuesday, January 12. The family will receive guests beginning at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, with a 7 p.m. rosary, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan. Interment
will be at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. !e Reverend Monsignor John McCaffrey will be the Celebrant for the services.
Lorenzo was born to Patrosino and Basilia Alonzo in Mayfield, Texas. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin in Bryan, class of 1960. Lorenzo and Maria were married on June 13, 1964, at Santa Teresa Church by Father Juillermo Buades. His career began in 1975, with Texas A & M University Police and in 1977 he joined the Brazos County Sherriff's Department. Lorenzo was the first Hispanic Deputy to serve in the Sheriff's Department, where he served as a deputy for 28 years until his retirement.
Lorenzo was very involved in the life of his family. He served as a Little League Coach for his son, Chris, and supported his daughter, Diane, in all her endeavors. He was a role model for all husbands in the way he unconditionally loved his wife, Maria, during their 45years of marriage. Lorenzo enjoyed being active in the community, he was a member of the American Legion Earl Graham Post No. 159, Monsignor Gleissner Fourth Degree Assembly 1091 Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Knights of Columbus Council 11759, Age Managers of St. Joseph Church.
Preceding him in death are his parents and one brother.
Lorenzo's survivors include his wife, Maria, a son, Chris and his wife, Beth Alonzo, of Celina, Texas; his daughter, Diane and husband, Michael Kushner, of Park City, Utah; his grandsons, Brandon Alonzo and Michael Martinez Jr.; his granddaughters,
Anna Alonzo and Maxine Kushner; his sisters, Rosa and husband, Lupe Moncivais and Geneva and her husband Lalo Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins other family and many friends.