Sad news to pass along: Jana Almendarez, wife of Round Rock Express (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) President Chris Almendarez, passed away yesterday after a battle with stage IV brain cancer.
Here’s the statement issued by the Express:
It is with great sadness the Round Rock Express announce that Jana Almendarez, wife of team president Chris Almendarez, passed away on May 14 from stage IV brain cancer. She was diagnosed on June 28, 2015.
The Almendarez family would like to thank their family, friends and the entire #TeamJana community for all of the love and support they have received. They’d also like to thank the entire staff at Texas Oncology and St. David’s Round Rock for their love and dedication to Jana’s health over the past year.
“This is a devastating loss for our Round Rock Express family,” Reese Ryan, Express CEO said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris, Chase, Luke and their entire family. The Almendarez family has been part of not only the Express family, but our personal family for a long time and we mourn this loss with them.”
Please allow the family privacy at this time. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Head for the Cure; in memory of Jana Almendarez; 2020 Baltimore Ave. Ste. 201 Kansas City, MO 64108.