Angel Eduardo Cedillo, 32, was born on Christmas Day in 1988 in San Antonio, Texas. He was the son of Lisa Rivera Cedillo and Angel Cedillo and brother to Marisela Cedillo.
A fierce competitor, Angel was focused on excelling at everything he set his sights on. At Holy Cross High School, he played basketball, football and baseball and was inducted into the National Honor Society. He fulfilled the school’s community service obligation as a volunteer for the Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation. A proud member of the Holy Cross Class of 2007, Angel and his Holy Cross brothers continued to represent their class, repeatedly winning annual Alumni Softball Tournament Championships.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from St. Mary’s University in 2012 and while there, he played baseball for the St. Mary’s Rattlers. An unrecruited walk-on, he nonetheless secured a spot on the traveling squad his sophomore year. His 2012 team advanced to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. That year, he came off the bench to pinch hit and for defense in late innings and maintained a .364 batting average and had a 1.000 fielding percentage, making an out every time a ball went to him in the outfield.
For the last several years, Angel worked for Shelton Presort Inc. and traveled across Texas providing full service mailroom facility and postal need solutions for a variety of clients, including professional sports teams.
His love of baseball followed him into adulthood but didn’t interfere with the Sunday Cedillo family breakfast. He would arrive early to eat with his parents, aunts, uncles and cousins and then go play in his Sunday League. And while some may remember him for his dedication on the field, Angel’s family will remember him for his big heart and even bigger smile and laugh.
Angel’s parents and their siblings were his constant role models. The family unity they practice carried over into the relationships Angel forged with his cousins. Every major holiday and every birthday was a family reunion. As children, the raging conflict was his place in line to hit the piñata, because there was never anything left to hit after he took his turn.
He was a big brother to Marisela and all his younger cousins, and a little brother to his older cousins. Angel and his cousins vacationed together, camped outdoors, traveled to amusement parks, sports camps, hunting trips and summer school cultural enrichment courses. After they reached college age, the family reunions over the holidays took on a richer complexity.
Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Irma Celis Rivera and Carlos Rivera, paternal grandparents Maria Antonia Cedillo and Rodolfo Cedillo, and aunt Melinda Cedillo, Angel is survived by his parents Lisa and Angel Cedillo and his sister Marisela.
He will be missed dearly by his aunts and uncles Rosalinda Sivilli (Mike), Magdeline Hrncirik (Leonard), Christina Braga (Al), Carlos Rivera (Reyna), Mark Rivera, Lorraine Treviño and Michael Rivera (Charity); Otila Cedillo, Maria Antonia Cedillo Sorola (Sylvestre “Junie”), Rodolfo “Rudy” Cedillo, Ricardo Cedillo, Carmelita Cedillo, and Eduardo (Fabiola) Cedillo.
He will forever be remembered by his 46 Rivera and Cedillo cousins. He will also be missed by his extended family in San Buenaventura, Coahuila, Mexico.
The family would like to thank Holy Cross High School staff, faculty, students and alumni, especially the classes of ‘07 and ’80, for their outpouring of love and support.
A Rosary will be held at Porter Loring Mortuary, 1101 McCullough Avenue, San Antonio, Texas, 78212 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 with visitation beginning at 6 p.m. The Rosary will be livestreamed on the Porter Loring website under his obituary at www.porterloring.com
A Mass will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 4603 Manitou Drive, San Antonio, Texas, 78228, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 with a reception to immediately follow at the St. Luke’s Community Center. A Livestream of the Mass will be available on the St. Luke’s Catholic Church Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, we ask you consider a donation in Angel Eduardo Cedillo’s honor to Holy Cross of San Antonio, visit www.holycross-sa.org (click on Donate).