Gilberto Gonzalez Cristan

Gilberto Gonzalez Cristan (82) of Alvin, Texas, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 in Webster, Texas. He was born on September 3, 1936 in Gregory-Portland, Texas to Otillia and Ygnacio Cristan. Formerly of La Marque, Gilberto had lived in Alvin for the last 18 years.

Gilberto is preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean; three daughters and two stepdaughters, Katy Zurenko and husband Chris of Texas City, Cynthia Whitaker of Austin, Patricia Cristan of Galveston, Bobbi Blakely and Bill of Dickinson and Donna White of Arizona; two sons and two stepsons, Gilberto Cristan, Jr. and wife Joanie of Livingston,  Cris Cristan and wife Debi of La Marque, Mike Skillman of Katy and Russell Skillman and wife Susan of Webster; one sister, Tillita Hernandez and husband Buddy; one brother, Rogelio Cristan of Gregory-Portland; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:30pm with the vigil service and rosary at 7:30pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, with Father Chacko Puthumayil officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the charity of your choice.



  1. Rest In Peace Tio Gilbert
    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
    Tiny & Anna Longoria
    Beeville ,TX

    Anna Cristan Longoria
  2. My deepest sympathy to the Cristan family. The death of a loved one is so hard to bear. Our heavenly Father knows the sorrow you’re feeling as you mourn Gilberto. At 1 Peter 5:7 he gives the loving assurance that ‘he cares for you.” May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time. ( 2 Cor. 1:3,4 )

  3. Condolences and prayers to the Cristan family.
    May Gilbert Rest In Peace.

    Minnie Cristan, Beeville, Tx
  4. Such a wonderful good hearted Man. I loved his laugh and the way he dressed. I was proud to call him my Tio. Rest peacefully Tio Gilbert.
    Lovingly, Your Neice and Family
    Linda Cristan- Rodriguez

    Linda Cristan- Rodriguez
  5. One never knows the value of simple things. For instance, a handshake. Almost without fail Gilbert attended VFW Dances where we played. One of the first things that he would do when he got close to his table… is walk up and extend his hand in greeting. When I think that I will never have that moment again, I just run cold.

    Gilbert thank you for your friendship through the years that we have performed at the VFW post. It simply will NOT be the same for me anymore. Jeannie … know that Carolyn and I are thinking of you in this time.

    Bob Ruth

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