Geraldine Lecas

geraldine lecas
Geraldine "Cookie" Lecas, age 69, passed away on December 26, 2011 after a debilitating battle with cancer. Cookie was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Geraldine Zaballa; brother, Robert Zaballa Jr. and husband, John Lecas. She is survived by her long-time companion, Joe Fantozzi; best friend Candy Peyton Diaz; sister-in-law, Janet Zaballa; nieces Michelle Zaballa, Renee (Adam) Hasler and Debbie (Terry) McNeely. She also leaves behind her precious puppies Jack and Maddie. Cookie was born on May 24, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois but has resided in Canyon Lake, Texas for over 35 years. She had been involved with a number of businesses but is best known and fondly remembered as the owner of the Sundowner Bar and Grill. Although she had no children of her own, she had been a mother-like figure to many. She was always ready and willing to help those that needed it without hesitation. Cookie was not only a beautiful woman on the outside but on the inside as well, one who loved the ocean, water sports, fishing, painting ceramics and playing cards. This vibrant woman who loved life will be greatly missed by family and friends. Cookie will live on in our hearts forever. A memorial gathering will take place at 1:00 PM on January 7, 2012 at the CRRC. The address is 125 Mabel Jones Dr. just below the dam in Canyon Lake, TX. Attendees are invited to share photos and memories of Cookie. Memorial donations can be made to Hope Hospice at 611 N. Walnut New Braunfels, TX 78130.

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  1. I love you Auntie Cookie. I will miss you, but I know you are out of pain. You will never be forgotten. I will love you forever.

  2. The loss of this wonderful woman is felt deeply in this family. We will miss her and love her always. Peace and comfort to our “Tough Cookie” and also to all of her loved ones during this difficult time. -The Flood Family

  3. Cookie left everyone that she met better for having known her. She was the sweetest soul that I have ever known and I love her dearly.

  4. I was lucky to know you for most of my life. You took me on my first river ride, hugged me after my high school graduation, and danced with me at my wedding. It is not often that you come across such a loving, giving person and I am grateful to have known you. Love and peace to you and your family

  5. She will be greatly missed…Was a great inspiration to all who knew her and was always there to talka nd help anyone who came around…My mom and dad knew her well. Cookie now has angel wings watching all of us she knew…RIP Cookie!!!

  6. Joe, My toughts and prayers are with you in this deepest time of sadness. I didnt meet her but she must have been a wonderful lady.

  7. I love you auntie Cookie. I still can’t believe your gone, but I know your not in pain now. I will always remember and love you! Give papa a BIG hug and kiss from me. I love you! Love Your Great Niece, Stephanie

  8. I was so sorry to hear of Cookie’s passisng. We were friends at Lake View High School in Chicago. My deepest condolences to all of her family and friends.

  9. I met John and Cookie before they owned the bar and i can count on one hand the times i saw her when she wasnt in a good mood…She allways had a smile on her face and something nice to say..She was a very good person with good heart. i will miss our conversations……..

  10. You may be gone but you will not be forgotten. Every time I see a pair of flip flops,a parrot, jewelry, or even a haunted house I will think of you. You have been a wonderful part of my life since a was a baby. You have given me so many memories. Some happy, some sad but a lot of funny memories too. I love you and will miss you , but it helps to know you are not in pain anymore and are with Papa now.Don’t worry about all us you have left behind as we will be ok. Love you forever!

  11. Cookie will remain with you always as you share memories and stories of the time spent together. The funny stories and all the special times and memories will keep her alive in your hearts and help her spirit to remain. All of my special “High School” memories of Cookie will stay with me forever. Missed her at the 50th Class Reunion. Cookie was a very special lady. Will not forget her. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family members.

  12. I thank my God upon every remembrance of you Phil:1-3 she will forever live in our hearts a wonderful friend our prayers and thoughts to her family Sincerely, Joe & Sue Soto

  13. Both Mary and I were saddened to hear of Cookies passing. Joe and Cookie showed us tremendous generosity when we went to visit my uncle Weldon Hight in San Antonio, TX. In fact, to show you what kind of people they Joe and Cookie were, they bought and shipped a Texas star to proudly hang in San Diego, CA as a reminder of our time in Texas. There are many types of people in this world and some people can make an impact on your life with a simple hello and a welcome smile. Christmas is a time of finding light in the darkness and Cookie Lecas was a light to my uncle Weldon and for all whom she had touched. Thank you for sharing your light with us.

  14. Auntie Cookie was a unique person with a zest for life – always full of smiles and fun and being around her personality was contagious. There are not enough people in this life that are like her which makes the pain of her passing all that more keen. You will be loved and remembered forever to us as the “Greatest” Auntie Cookie (so says Zander – 3 yr old great nephew)!

  15. It’s hard to say goodbye to Cookie since through thick and thin she was my best friend and confidante. She was a great person and will be missed!!!! Rest in peace Cookie-at least you’re no longer in pain. Till we meet again. Walter

  16. My deepest condolences to family and loved ones. Gerri Lecas, as I always knew her when we worked together, always had a smile and a nice word for everyone. She will always be remembered in my prayers and in my heart with much love and affection. Rest in Peace my dear Friend.

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