Daniel Rene “Dan” Peña

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Daniel Rene "Dan" Peña

Alice - Daniel Rene Peña "Dan" went to be with our Lord and joined our family in heaven on January 5, 2022. He was born July 21, 1962, in Alice, Texas to Armando Peña Sr. and Delfina Alaniz Peña. Dan was a humble and caring man. He was a true family man who always put others before himself. He loved his family with all that he was. Dan was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and will always be remembered as "Mom's favorite". Following in the footsteps of his father, Dan began a career as a radio broadcaster in his beloved hometown of Alice, Texas in 1980 at KDSI/KOPY radio station. For over 40 years, he owned the Tejano microphone. He spent 25 years of his career at KSAB as Program Director and the host of the top-rated morning show alongside his cohost and dear friend, Barbi Leo-Salgado. Dan had an ear for recognizing talent and was instrumental in launching the careers of many Tejano artists. Dan also loved his second family, his co-workers, and his listeners. He regreted not being able to say goodbye on the air one last time. We will miss him beyond belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Armando Peña Sr. and Delfina Alaniz Peña; siblings, Alma Rosa Lichtenberger, Armando Peña Jr., Federico C. Peña, and Robert "Bobby" Peña; niece, Amanda Celeste Lichtenberger; and sister-in-law, Lina Peña.

Dan is survived by two brothers, Richard Peña (Dalia) and David Peña both of Alice; two sisters, Leticia Sauceda (Rick) of Sparks, Nevada and Victoria Garcia (Fred) of Alice; sister-in-law, Marisela Peña of Alice; close friend and companion, Raquel Zarate of Alice; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 5 till 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be held at 7 p.m. that evening. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Roberson Collins Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Peña II, Daniel Sauceda, Chris Peña, Joshua Peña, Armando Peña III, and Baldemar Gonzalez Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be Kris Goldman.

"Bye bye, take care y haste luego. Se me portan bien, y se me quenden con Diosito"

-Dan Peña

Funeral arrangements entrusted with ROSAS FUNERAL HOME, INC.

Posted online on January 10, 2022

Published in Alice Echo News Journal

Alice Echo News-Journal Obituaries in Alice, TX | Alice Echo News-Journal
Alice Echo News-Journal Obituaries in Alice, TX | Alice Echo News-Journal

Daniel Rene “Dan” Peña

Rosas Funeral Home

Daniel Rene "Dan" Peña

Alice - Daniel Rene Peña "Dan" went to be with our Lord and joined our family in heaven on January 5, 2022. He was born July 21, 1962, in Alice, Texas to Armando Peña Sr. and Delfina Alaniz Peña. Dan was a humble and caring man. He was a true family man who always put others before himself. He loved his family with all that he was. Dan was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and will always be remembered as "Mom's favorite". Following in the footsteps of his father, Dan began a career as a radio broadcaster in his beloved hometown of Alice, Texas in 1980 at KDSI/KOPY radio station. For over 40 years, he owned the Tejano microphone. He spent 25 years of his career at KSAB as Program Director and the host of the top-rated morning show alongside his cohost and dear friend, Barbi Leo-Salgado. Dan had an ear for recognizing talent and was instrumental in launching the careers of many Tejano artists. Dan also loved his second family, his co-workers, and his listeners. He regreted not being able to say goodbye on the air one last time. We will miss him beyond belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Armando Peña Sr. and Delfina Alaniz Peña; siblings, Alma Rosa Lichtenberger, Armando Peña Jr., Federico C. Peña, and Robert "Bobby" Peña; niece, Amanda Celeste Lichtenberger; and sister-in-law, Lina Peña.

Dan is survived by two brothers, Richard Peña (Dalia) and David Peña both of Alice; two sisters, Leticia Sauceda (Rick) of Sparks, Nevada and Victoria Garcia (Fred) of Alice; sister-in-law, Marisela Peña of Alice; close friend and companion, Raquel Zarate of Alice; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 5 till 9 p.m. at Rosas Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary to be held at 7 p.m. that evening. A funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Roberson Collins Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Peña II, Daniel Sauceda, Chris Peña, Joshua Peña, Armando Peña III, and Baldemar Gonzalez Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be Kris Goldman.

"Bye bye, take care y haste luego. Se me portan bien, y se me quenden con Diosito"

-Dan Peña

Funeral arrangements entrusted with ROSAS FUNERAL HOME, INC.

Posted online on January 10, 2022

Published in Alice Echo News Journal