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Alexander (Alex) Soto Cano, a 36-year-old San Angelo native, died Wednesday, June 13, near Knickerbocker, Texas, a place of importance to his family. Cano had been an instructor of English writing at Jiao Tong University of Shanghai, China, a position he accepted in late 2010. Prior to living in Shanghai, he and his wife, Ivonne, lived in Madrid, Spain, for a year, where they both taught English. Cano was a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for his work in Madrid. Prior to their time in Spain, Cano and his wife spent two years teaching English in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Cano held bachelor's and master's degrees in history from...
Alexander (Alex) Soto Cano, a 36-year-old San Angelo native, died Wednesday, June 13, near Knickerbocker, Texas, a place of importance to his family.

Cano had been an instructor of English writing at Jiao Tong University of Shanghai, China, a position he accepted in late 2010. Prior to living in Shanghai, he and his wife, Ivonne, lived in Madrid, Spain, for a year, where they both taught English. Cano was a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship for his work in Madrid. Prior to their time in Spain, Cano and his wife spent two years teaching English in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Cano held bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Angelo State University. He graduated magna cum laude as an undergraduate. While pursuing his master's degree, he was named "outstanding graduate student in liberal and fine arts." While pursuing his master's degree, Cano was an archivist with the West Texas Collection, serving as student archivist from August 2002 to August 2003, when he became University Archivist. The West Texas Collection is a special collection of the Porter Henderson Library of Angelo State University. In 2002 he won an award from the West Texas Historical Association for the best student paper of the year, and the paper was later published in the West Texas Historical Association Yearbook of 2003.

Cano was recently awarded a full fellowship to pursue a PhD in history at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. He was looking forward to returning to the U.S. to be closer to his family.

In addition to his wife, Ivonne, those surviving Alex include a sister, Adrienne Cano of Burlington, Vermont; his father, L. David Cano, of San Angelo; his mother, Janelle Yates, of Asheville, North Carolina; his grandmothers, Bernice Cano of San Angelo and Dorothy Yates Book, of Kingsland, Texas; paternal grandfather George Book of Kingsland; his aunts, Lucy Gutierrez of Grand Prairie; Rose Salcido of San Angelo; and Diana Yates of Urbana, Illinois; his uncles, Alex Cano of San Angelo; Kent Yates of Toledo, Washington; Modesto Gutierrez of Grand Prairie; Eddie Salcido of San Angelo; and a large extended family.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M Tuesday June 19, 2012 at Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday June 20, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial to follow at Knickerbocker Catholic Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign the online register at www.johnsons-funeralhome.com

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