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Our Obituaries

Frances Winakur

May 4, 1924 - November 20, 2017

Frances was raised in Baltimore, MD, above a luncheonette run by her parents, Sam and Bessie Pollack. She waitressed during her teenage years and there met Leonard Winakur whom she would later marry after he returned from five years of service during WWll. She wrote him every day of his deployment. Frances worked hard all her life: raising her two sons, Jerry and Michael; then beside her...
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Harry Garison

November 16, 1959 - November 19, 2017

Harry Garison was born November 16, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas to Clare and Lee Garison. He had a tremendous passion and love for his family. He married the love of his life Christine in 1976 and had the privilege of growing up with his best friend and wife. Before having children they spent many years camping, floating the river, and making trips to the beach on Harry's motorcycle. After many...
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Antonio Jesus Rangel

June 5, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Antonio Jesus Rangel, age 82, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 5, 1935 to Jesus and Panfila Rangel in La Feria, Texas. Later on, he graduated with honors from La Feria High School in 1953. He was a Railroad Telegrapher for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Antonio then transferred to the Southern Pacific Railroad as Chief Train Dispatcher...
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Joe Terry Moore, Jr.

May 2, 1922 - November 16, 2017

Joe Terry Moore, Jr. (The Old Pro) was accepted into the arms of Jesus on November 16, 2017. Joe was born in Brownwood, TX on May 2, 1922 to Joe T. and Ruby Moore. Joe moved to San Antonio with his family at the age of 5. After graduating high school at TMI, Joe attended LSU on a golf scholarship and proudly served in the US Army during WWII, serving a tour in Italy. At the age of 28, Joe...
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Manuel David Perez

April 30, 1958 - November 15, 2017

DAVID PEREZ April 30, 1958 – November 15, 2017 Manuel David Perez, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in Dallas, TX. He was born in Austin, TX to parents Manuel and Mary Louise (Teniente) Perez. David graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (Class of '76) and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He started...
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Annalyn Achning Gates

November 14, 2017

Annalyn Achning Gates passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Estellyn Achning; her daughter, Deborah Lyn Raider. Annalyn is survived by her daughter, Melissa Raider Keahey; her grandson, Walter Blank Keahey; her granddaughter, Deanna Lyn Ramirez; her sister, Nancy Achning Muldoon, and her husband, William III; her niece, Shevaun;...
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Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck

May 13, 1921 - November 13, 2017

Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck May 13, 1921 – November 13, 2017 Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck, age 96, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Virginia was born in Chicago, IL to Anton T. and Joanna Harmacinski Anderson on May 13, 1921 and moved with her family to San Antonio in 1924. She graduated from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio with a teaching...
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Marjorie Kellerman nee Sidlow

November 13, 2017

Marjorie Kellerman, nee Sidlow, was born in a small village in England in 1920. She was brought into the world by a mid-wife in Granny Welsby's bedroom in a canopied bed. During World War II, Marjorie had a clerical job at an airplane repair facility where she met and married Warren Kellerman, an American, who was part of a team from Kelly Field sent to England to keep the planes flying during...
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Carroll Patt Talley

January 16, 1945 - November 12, 2017

Carroll Patt Talley entered peacefully into his final rest at the age of 72 on November 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family at his Castle Hills home. Patt was a devoted husband to his wife, Jeanne, of 52 years. Together they raised four sons, Patrick, Darin, Jeffery, and Christopher, and a daughter, Lisa, whom he now joins in heaven. Patt was born in Waynesboro,...
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George M. Reininger

July 9, 1944 - November 12, 2017

George will be remembered as a quiet, faithful and selfless gentleman. Born to Marvin Reininger and Mary Margaret Collins Reininger, both now deceased, George is survived by daughter Renee Reininger and spouse David McShane of Las Vegas, NV, granddaughter Madelyn Williams and great grandson Carter Moore. Seven siblings also survive him: Charmaine Williams (Allen), Nancy Biggs (Gordon, deceased)...
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Jonathan D. White

December 8, 1951 - November 11, 2017

Jonathan D. White was born December 8, 1951 to Lt. Col. John K. and Gloria Durette White (both deceased) at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany and passed away November 11, 2017 in San Antonio, TX after suffering a stroke. He will be mourned and missed by Marcie, "The Girlfriend" of 19 years, and her family; his Sigma Beta Chi brothers who knew him as "Goober"; his pals Doug and Cheryl, Kim and...
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Paul A. Parker

December 18, 1933 - November 11, 2017

Col. Paul A. Parker, Jr. USAF (Ret.) passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Rock Island, IL to parents, Paul A. and Ruth Simmons Parker. He met his lovely wife, Sally, while they were both attending the University of Iowa. After graduation, Paul joined the Air Force and spent his career serving his country. He first served in Japan, Philippines, and...
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Dorothy M. Kosar

June 22, 1923 - November 11, 2017

Dorothy M. Kosar, age 94, passed away on November 11, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on June 22, 1923 to William and Mary (Kroupa) Kosar in Belleville, Illinois. She graduated from Harmony Grade School and Bellville Township High School. After high school, she worked in Ladies Ready-to-Wear and was promoted to a buyer position in Bellville. After moving to San Antonio, she continued...
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Mercedes C. Rawdin

January 7, 1925 - November 9, 2017

Mercedes C. Rawdin was born January 7th, 1925. She was the youngest of six children and was born with rheumatic fever which compromised her heart. Mercedes grew up in Panama, Central America, where she studied at Colombo Americano learning English and became an English teacher for several years. After visiting her father's family in Colombia she went to Bogota where she met Hernando Sabogal...
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Clifford Kies, US Army (Ret)

August 11, 1922 - November 7, 2017

MAJOR CLIFFORD KIES, U.S. ARMY (Ret.) August 11, 1922 - November 7, 2017 Cliff Kies, age 95, of San Antonio, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 11, 1922, to parents George and Ethel Kies. The family moved to Texas in 1930. Cliff graduated from Austin High School and attended the University of Texas, where he ran track. With the onset of...
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Vernon Wesley Morrow

October 11, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Vernon Wesley Morrow went to his Lord on Sunday November 5th, 2017 in Helotes, Texas. Vern was born in Garner, Arkansas and grew up in McRae, Arkansas; the youngest son of 9 children born to Henry and Esther Morrow. He was president of his senior class and played on various sports teams. He joined the Navy at 18 and met his wife, Joyce while they were stationed in California. Vern served...
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Frank Liberto

February 20, 1933 - November 5, 2017

Frank Liberto went to see our Lord peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio in 1933 and attended Central Catholic High School prior to receiving his B.B.A. in Marketing from Saint Mary's University in 1955. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ann Edwards on March 2, 1957, beginning a 60-year love story of...
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Betty (Beany) Nessly Berkey

April 15, 1926 - November 5, 2017

Betty (Beany) Nessly Berkey, age 91, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in San Antonio. A native San Antonian, she was born on April 15, 1926, to parents, Howard E. Nessly and Dorothy Allen Nessly. Beany graduated from Jefferson High School where she was a proud member of the famous Lassos dance team. She earned a Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas where she joined the Tri...
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Al Guevara

January 18, 1928 - November 4, 2017

Al Guevara was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the age of 89. Al was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas. In Al's early years, he graduated from Tech High School and joined the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy for two years, he went on to become a successful, self-employed businessman. He operated and managed his own plumbing company and later G G ...
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Aurelia Pita Tapia

June 16, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Aurelia Pita Tapia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the tender age of 88 in San Antonio, Texas. Aurelia, family matriarch, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was known for her loving heart and giving nature. Her doors were always open to anyone in need. Aurelia was an amazing cook and lived for family gatherings. She was a Sous-Chef in Paris, France, and one of...
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Luis D. Elizondo

October 20, 1944 - November 2, 2017

Luis D. Elizondo a loving father and grandfather, age 73, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on to Arturo and Amelia Elizondo in Eagle Pass, TX. Luis served proudly in the United States Navy and the United States Army for a total of 10 years. He served as a Tank Commander, his main career was a Navy Corpsman and an Army Medic. Luis was later on a part...
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Victor Solis

December 23, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Beloved husband, father and friend, Victor Solis, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents and children: Jacqueline Solis and Roger Solis. Victor is survived by his wife, Olga C. Solis; children: Victor Daniel Solis (Emma), Belinda Trevino (Jack), Mario Rene Solis (Katherine); 10 beloved grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. ...
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Daniel M. Saenz

June 3, 1968 - November 1, 2017

Daniel M. Saenz, age 49, of San Antonio, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. His passion was to read comic books, and his favorite was Wolverine. He enjoyed going to the movies and liked Star Wars. He is preceded in death by his father, Raul G. Saenz, Sr; sister, Gracie Saenz. He is survived by his mother, Irene Saenz; siblings, Raul Saenz, Jr., Ruben M. Saenz, Sr., Antonio M. Saenz,...
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Myrle Dietz Latimer

March 18, 1925 - November 1, 2017

Myrle Dietz Latimer, 92 of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 following a long illness. She was born March 18, 1925 in Newport, Kentucky. Myrle was the only daughter of Earl and Pearl Dietz. She attended Newport public schools and was a cheerleader at Newport High School. After graduation, she attended secretarial school and then worked for WLW radio station in Cincinnati. She...
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Sybil Burnham Wolff

February 7, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Sybil Burnham Wolff, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was a devout Christian and a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She was active in the St. Andrews Mission Commission and volunteered at the Medical Center Hospital. She was a trained water safety instructor and avid supporter of the AAU swimming program of San Antonio...
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Maria T. Guerra

August 18, 1947 - October 30, 2017

Maria T. Guerra a loving mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord on, Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 70. Her boys were her everything and she lived for her children, defines the word MOM. Her strong will and faith got her thru tribulations in her life. She loved her oldies music. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rolando H. Guerra. She is survived by her children, Jesse...
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Pablo B. Guerra, Jr.

July 4, 1994 - October 28, 2017

Pablo Briseno Guerra, Jr, age 23, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was born in San Antonio. Pablo graduated in 2012 from Highlands High School, where he was known for his baseball skills. From a very early age, Pablo was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, shoot skeet and fish. The Texas Trophy Hunters magazine featured Pablo in their magazine when he was 11 years old. His father...
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Sally Ellen Walthall Cribbs

January 24, 1947 - October 28, 2017

Sally Ellen Walthall Cribbs, passed away after a yearlong battle against cancer at her home in Oxford, Mississippi, surrounded by her family. Sally was born January 24, 1947, to Walter Walthall, M.D. and Alice Brady Walthall. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Walter Walthall Sr. and Nellie Paschal Walthall, and Joe Brady and Sally Ellen Douglass Brady. Sally grew up in...
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Hugh Henry Batchhelder, Jr.

October 30, 1933 - October 28, 2017

Hugh Henry Batchelder, Jr., known to all as "Cotton," passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born in San Antonio to parents Hugh Henry Batchelder and Alma Banspach Batchelder. Cotton served as an altar boy at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles in Alamo Heights, attended Central Catholic and Thomas Jefferson High School and shortly after served in the U.S. Army during...
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Kaytlyn Rosalie Jornayvaz

September 26, 1987 - October 27, 2017

Kaytlyn Rosalie Jornayvaz, 30, beloved daughter and sister, peacefully passed away on October 27, 2017 after a back surgery. Equally witty and beautiful, Kaytlyn had an uncanny ability to live in the moment, which meant those in her company felt truly appreciated. Her kindness, her desire to listen, and the time she took with friendships, have encouraged those around her to live their lives...
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Juanita Cuellar Ramos

December 20, 1925 - October 26, 2017

Juanita Cuellar Ramos went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on December 20, 1925. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Julio Cuellar, husband, Alfredo Ramos, son, James Ramos daughters, Celia Ramos, Rachel Gallegos. She is survived by her son, Ricardo C. Ramos, sisters, Nicolas Lopez, Concepcion Castillo, Lucy Ruiz and...
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Frances E. Hite

October 25, 2017

Frances Evelyn Ellison Hite passed away October 25, 2017. Born in Eastland County Texas to James and Susie Ellison, she was raised in Gorman, Texas. The family moved to San Antonio where she met and married O.D. Hite. They had two daughters, Susan Hite Youngblood and Sally Hite Flanagan, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Fran had style and was a character through and through....
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Patsy R. Beyer

October 12, 1930 - October 24, 2017

Patsy Ruth Beyer, age 87, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born in Waco, TX to parents, Milton and Hallie (Nash) Pewitt. She attended and graduated from Somerset High School, after which she moved to the San Antonio area and became a homemaker. After the children where in school, she worked for Sears Roebuck as a model and sales clerk, and worked in the...
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Elena de los Santos Garza

September 10, 1926 - October 22, 2017

In our eyes, the best Mother any one could have asked for, Elena S. Garza, age 91, peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Elena was the only child of Petra and Pedro de los Santos. She was born and spent her formative years in the small isolated village of General Zuazua NL, Mexico with its traditional customs, beliefs and collection of eccentric residents. As a young woman, she...
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Joseph Lamar Faulkner, Jr.

June 15, 1944 - October 21, 2017

Joseph Lamar Faulkner, Jr., age 73, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph L Faulkner, Sr. and Mary Edna Avera Faulkner. Joseph is survived by his son, Ronald Faulkner; daughter, Brenda Faulkner Zambrano; daughter, Julie Faulkner; and son, David Faulkner and their mother, Emma Ann Harlohs Faulkner;...
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Mary Beth Daugherty

July 19, 1924 - October 21, 2017

Mary Beth Daugherty died peacefully in her sleep the morning of October 21 at the age of 93. She died in her own bed at Argent Court in Seguin where she has been loving cared for over the last fourteen years. Her beloved husband of 57 years, Lou, predeceased her 15 years ago. Over the years, she also grieved the loss of her brother Junior Harrison, sister Margaret Harrison, and grandson Alec...
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Edward Murillo

February 13, 1933 - October 21, 2017

Edward Murillo, 84, passed peacefully away on October 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 13, 1933, in San Marcos, Texas, to parents, Fausto and Maria (Rubio) Murillo, Eddie graduated from San Marcos High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After returning to Texas, he married Ophelia Cruz on August 31, 1957, at the Basilica of the National...
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Jim Tom Neely

April 1, 1939 - October 21, 2017

Jim Tom "Rip" Neely, age 78, entered Heaven on Saturday, October 21st. He is preceded by his parents, Leroy and Neva Neely, his sister, LeeAnn and former wife, Diane Palmer Neely. He is lovingly survived by daughter, Misty Neely Cable and her sons, Slate and Landon; son Tyler Neely and his wife, Jayna and their children, Aspen and Palmer; and his sister, Dixie Richardson. Jim always had a...
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Albert Preciado, Jr.

February 7, 1948 - October 20, 2017

If love alone could have kept you here, you would have lived forever… It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the death of such a loving husband, father, and grandfather, Albert Preciado, Jr., 69, of San Antonio, Texas. After a hard-fought two-year battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on October 20, 2017. Albert was...
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W. Jeanice (Butler) Smith

February 17, 1940 - October 19, 2017

Mrs. W. Jeanice (Butler) Smith, 77, died quietly at her home in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 19, 2017. Jeanice is survived by two daughters, Carla Spence of Herndon, Virginia, and Cathy Winchester of Riverton, Wyoming; her sister, Nola Fortner of San Diego, California; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Butler; her mother, Opal...
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Nicholas "Nick" Monda

June 29, 1947 - October 19, 2017

Nicholas Monda, 70, of Brooklyn, New York passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 surrounded by his children and friends who loved him. He was born on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and was the companion of Ana Bersabeth Laugier until her death. Nick grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended Boys High School on Marcy Avenue. Nick moved to San Antonio,...
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Eloisa G Roque

January 5, 1930 - October 19, 2017

Eloisa G. Roque, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 19, 2017. She was born in Kenedy, TX to parents, Miguel and Josefina (Reyes) Gonzales. Eloisa and her beloved husband, Pete, were married 61 years. Eloisa was a wonderful wife, mother and sister. She was a faithful member of the Templo Bethel Church for 60 years. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Huard Hargis Eldridge

September 22, 1934 - October 18, 2017

Huard was born on September 22, 1934 IN San Antonio, Texas to Bernice Hargis Eldridge and Arthur Mosley Eldridge. After a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease, he died on October 18, 2017. Huard graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1952, where he was a member of the Mighty Mules football team. In 1958 he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Business...
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Joseph Anthony Florio

February 10, 1941 - October 18, 2017

Joseph Anthony Florio passed away on October 18, 2017 at the age of 76 years. The late Mr. Florio was a practicing attorney for more than 52-years and a member of both the State of Texas and the Rhode Island State bar. He served the American public for 28-years as an Assistant United States Attorney, and in that capacity for some 21 years in San Antonio with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the...
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Peggy Wolff Lewis

October 27, 1932 - October 18, 2017

Peggy Wolff Lewis, 84, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on October 18, 2017 surrounded by family who loved her. She was born on October 27, 1932 to Marie Tillett and Charles Wolff. Peggy attended Alamo Heights schools and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954. She met the love of her life, Jack Lewis, Jr., at age 14. They have been in love for 70...
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Virgilio "Vergs" Rivera

March 21, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Virgilio (Vergs) Rivera was born on March 21, 1948 in Baguio City, Philippines to Antonio Rivera and Consuelo Collado Rivera. After a hard-fought battle with colon cancer, he passed away on October 17, 2017. Vergs graduated from St. Louis Boys High School, Baguio City in 1965 where he was a member of the Columbian Squires and the CHIRO (Youth for Christ) group. In 1969 he graduated from Saint...
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Gilbert R. Cruz, Ph.D.

December 6, 1929 - October 17, 2017

Gilbert R. Cruz, born in San Antonio, Texas, departed to be with the Lord at the age of 87. He was the loving husband of Patricia and dedicated father to his two sons, Andres Antonio, and his wife Abby, and Miguel Luis. He now joins his parents, Gilbert and Lottie Cruz, in eternal rest. He attended Central Catholic High School followed by Assumption Seminary and served the Archdiocese of...
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Herminia L. Rodriguez

October 8, 1924 - October 16, 2017

Beloved mother, Herminia L. Rodriguez, age 93, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Herminia was a devout Methodist who conveyed grace and believed in the Lord to guide her throughout her day. She was secretary to the Kelly AFB Base Commander for many years. Having had so many family members serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, she became a teacher in citizenship classes, helping immigrants...
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Alyssa Martinez

December 22, 1983 - October 15, 2017

Alyssa Martinez, age 33, passed away on October 15, 2017 in her home surrounded by her closest family. She was born on December 22, 1983, in San Antonio, TX, to Rogelio and Yolanda Martinez. Alyssa grew up in a home filled with love from her two older sisters and two very loving parents. She was a very special soul who has always marched to the beat of her own drum living life to the fullest...
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Geraldine Josephine Stevens

June 30, 1926 - October 14, 2017

Geraldine Josephine Stevens age 91, of San Antonio, died Saturday, October 14, 2017. She was married for 21 years to Morris Stevens until his death in 1973. She was an alumnus of Trinity University with a BA in Accounting. After raising her family, she taught at Business schools and adult education classes, and later was co-director of a business school in Houston. Geraldine liked...
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Jimmie Rodriguez

May 1, 1929 - October 14, 2017

Mr. Jimmie Rodriguez went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother Mercedes Zamora and father Aurelio Rodriguez; brother Alfonso Rodriguez; sisters Theresa Martinez and Mary Louise Guardiola and is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Leonor; a sister Ruth Salinas and his children: Marie Sanchez (Rogelio), Martha Gallegos (Roland), Jimmie...
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John W. Ryan

November 30, 1923 - October 13, 2017

Lt. Commander John W. Ryan, an active resident at The Forum Retirement Community, suddenly became ill and passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Dallas, Texas to Rose White and Ben J. Ryan on November 30, 1923. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1942, he enlisted into the United States Navy. He served two terms...
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Maria Isabel Lara

October 19, 1949 - October 13, 2017

Maria Isabel Lara, age 67, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 13, 2017. She was born in San Antonio, TX to parents Jose D. and Margarita (Macias) Solis. Maria was a graduate of Brackenridge High School and was very active with the Reunion Committee and the TR Rough Riders Band. She had a wonderful eye for color and movement and loved to create floral pieces and other items...
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Spencer Andrews Rowland

January 9, 1928 - October 13, 2017

Dr. Rowland passed away peacefully on Friday October 13, 2017. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues and patients. Dr. Rowland was born on January 9, 1928 in Del Norte, Colorado to Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius Terhune Rowland, he attended Alamo Heights High School and TMI, The Texas Military Institute. He played football and was a member of the rifle team and earned his pilot...
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Sally Raczka Anes

April 26, 1951 - October 11, 2017

Sally Raczka Anes passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, after a long, brave fight with gastrointestinal cancer. She died peacefully in her home surrounded by family, pets and a lot of love. Sally was born on April 26, 1951, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Emil and Aline Raczka. She graduated from Adams High School and Williams College. She is reunited in heaven with her parents, Emil...
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Albert Thomas

February 9, 1930 - October 10, 2017

Albert Leslie Thomas died on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 87 years. He was born to Ernest Thomas and Marie Newman in San Antonio, Texas. He served in the Korean War in the 724th Railroad Battalion. He retired from Southern Pacific Railroad after 46 years of service. He was one of fourteen children. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and four sisters. His...
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Aida G. Gomez

January 11, 1923 - October 10, 2017

Aida G. Gomez, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in Spring Branch, Texas. She was born on January 11, 1923 in Sabinas Hidalgo Nuevo León Mexico to Narciso and Guadalupe Gonzalez. Aida was a teacher in Mexico before meeting and marrying her husband of over 50 years, Leo G Gomez. In 1946 they moved to Saginaw, Michigan where they began their family. In 1959 the Gomez family...
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Delpha Dean Fox

August 31, 1915 - October 9, 2017

Delpha "Tookie" Fox, age 102, passed away on Monday, October 9, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in Royce City, TX to parents Charles and Mary Tate (Dehoney) Fitzpatrick. Delpha lived in Royce City until the age of 3, her family then moving to Fort Worth, TX. She stayed in Fort Worth until she met her husband on a blind date. After they married, the travels began. As a family, they moved...
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Ruth Perry

November 27, 1924 - October 8, 2017

Ruth Helen Mueller Perry, 92, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Ruth was born on November 27, 1924 in Asheville, North Carolina, to Harry and Grace Mueller. The family soon moved to Huntington, West Virginia, where Harry accepted a job as the head of the music department at Marshall College. Ruth graduated from Marshall...
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LeRoy Creighton Hicks

December 14, 1929 - October 8, 2017

LeRoy Creighton Hicks, 87, of Rockport, TX passed away peacefully surrounded by his beloved family on October 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with Melanoma cancer. Roy was born December 14, 1929 in Los Angeles, California to Robert and Laura Hicks. He graduated from Midland School in Los Olivos, CA. He met his wife, Cathy, and they attended USC together for two years. He served in the...
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R. H. "Corky" Carnahan, Jr

August 12, 1942 - October 8, 2017

Dr. R. H. "Corky" Carnahan, Jr. August 12, 1942 – October 8, 2017 In the general confession of the Episcopal Church, parishioners ask forgiveness for the things they have done, as well as those they have left undone. Dr. R.H. "Corky" Carnahan, Jr. was absolved by his Lord for that which he had done, though before his death, he felt there were things he had left undone. Spending more time...
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Irma Rodriguez

September 18, 1938 - October 6, 2017

On Friday, October 6th we lost the heart of our family, Irma M. Rodriguez. At 79 years young she lived the life she had always dreamt about. Coming from a humble beginning she worked her way up through college and earned her Bachelor Degree from Incarnate Word College. She embarked on her teaching career one that lasted for over 30 years. In 1965 she married the man of her dreams, Antonio...
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Paul David Aschbacher, Sr.

August 9, 1930 - October 6, 2017

Paul David Aschbacher Sr., passed away on October 6, 2017, at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his sweet bride of 60 years, Joanie McIntyre Aschbacher; parents, Eugene and Minnie Woitaske Aschbacher; brothers Eugene Jr., George, Carl and sister Frances Lewis. He is survived by his three children: Becky (Aschbacher) and her husband John Wells; his sons, Paul D. Aschbacher Jr. and his...
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Donald R. Philbin

July 11, 1937 - October 6, 2017

Donald R. Philbin, loving husband, father, grandfather, and son passed away on October 6, 2017. Don was born on July 11, 1937, to Floyd and Challie Philbin in Lubbock, Texas. As a boy / young man, Don traveled from Texas to Canada cutting wheat in the summer and playing basketball in the fall. Don graduated from Granite High School in Granite, Oklahoma in 1956; Oklahoma State University...
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July 9, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Charles Josiah Duffy, age 85, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. He was born July 9, 1932 in Havre de Grace, Maryland to the late Paul Brent and Mary Virginia "Gibson" Duffy. Charles retired after proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force for 28 years. After his military career, he was the Director of Institute of Electronic Science at Texas A&M University System for 13...
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Angie Guajardo

October 2, 1932 - October 6, 2017

Angie Guajardo went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 6, 2017 at age of 85. Angie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devout Catholic and loved the Lord. Angie was a dedicated and strong-willed woman. Music and dancing were just some of her life's joys. Angie's family and friends love to stop by to visit and most of all to enjoy her "cooking" …it was the best! She...
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Arturo Silva

August 26, 1961 - October 6, 2017

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Arturo Silva, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the age of 56. Born in San Antonio to parents, Ramon and Blanca Ramirez Silva, he was always happy to make San Antonio his residence to raise his family. Arturo had a passion for fishing and divided his free time between family and the coast. One could say, there was no better...
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June Rosetta Wells

June 6, 1927 - October 6, 2017

June Rosetta Wells was welcomed by her Lord Jesus into her eternal home on October 6, 2017. June's earthly journey began on June 6, 1927 in Rodney, Iowa with her parents, Einar & Myrle Jensen. The military brought June & her husband, Morris Edward Wells, to San Antonio. She was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church for almost 40 years. June was preceded in death by her...
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Mary Rubio Gutierrez

April 9, 1935 - October 5, 2017

Mary Rubio Gutierrez, age 82, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. She was born on April 9, 1935, in Martindale, TX to Julio Rubio and Catalina Espinoza. Mary was a loving and nurturing mother of three, as well as a devoted grandmother of three, all of whom brought amazing joy to her life. She played an active role in her children's education and activities. She was...
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Dr. Robert Douglas Thiltgen

July 4, 1938 - October 5, 2017

Dr. Robert Douglas Thiltgen, age 79, beloved husband, father, friend and physician passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 5 at the N.E. Baptist hospital ICU. Born in Bellville, Texas on July 4, 1938, he grew to independence in El Campo, Texas, where his adventurous spirit and fascination with electronics led him to become a ham radio operator, Eagle Scout, and obtain a truck driver's...
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Ann "Nancy" Kleinhans

September 30, 1928 - October 4, 2017

Ann "Nancy" Kleinhans, age 89, passed away to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on September 30, 1928 in Drexel, Pennsylvania to Joseph and Alice Crist. Nancy met the love of her life, Edgar R. Kleinhans and was married for over 60 years. She loved being outdoors, she was an accomplished sailor, liked to ride bikes, hike and camp. Her...
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Nicanora E. Noin

April 15, 1931 - October 4, 2017

Our beloved mother, Nicanora E. Noin was born and raised in Losoya, TX. She later moved to San Antonio where she began a family. She was a great mother who nurtured her five children, raising them up with her love and care. She loved to be around her family and friends, enjoying dancing and listening to music. She would always look forward to the holidays, where she would gather with everyone...
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Ofelia E. Coronado

October 27, 1928 - October 3, 2017

Ofelia E. Coronado of San Antonio, was called to heaven Tuesday, October 3, 2017 two weeks shy of her 89th birthday after several weeks of devoted compassionate care from the doctors and nursing staff of ICU 2 South at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. A loving wife, she waited for her childhood sweetheart and future husband Elias to return home after his service in the Pacific Theater...
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Damaso Ornelas Carbellido

October 10, 1948 - October 3, 2017

It is with deep and heavy sadness that we announce the death of our loving father, grandfather and husband, Damaso Ornelas Carbellido. Damaso passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 68 in San Antonio, where he spent the majority of his life. He was born to Damaso and Armida Ornelas Carbellido on October 10, 1948. Damaso developed his skill in cabinetry at a young age and...
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Francisco V. Uriegas

January 29, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Francisco (Frank) V. Uriegas, age 86, was called home to be with the Lord and died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 02, 2017. He was a devoted, dedicated, and loyal husband, dad, grandpa, and friend. Frank was born in Thelma, TX to parents Jose Angel and Tomasa (Villarreal) Uriegas. At the age of 18, Frank went to work at Kelly Air Force Base. At the age of 22, Frank was drafted into...
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Dudley Martin Hair

July 17, 1935 - October 2, 2017

Dudley Martin Hair, died peacefully in his sleep after a brief illness on Monday, October 2, 2017 in San Antonio, TX, age 82. He was born on July 17, 1935 to Marion and Annie Rose Hair, and was a lifelong San Antonio resident. The Hair family's roots run deep in San Antonio, as his ancestors donated land that the Mission Espada was built on. Dudley graduated from Central Catholic High School,...
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Kenneth Dale Harmon

November 6, 1924 - October 2, 2017

Loving husband, father, brother and friend, Kenneth Dale Harmon, age 92, peacefully passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017. He was born November 6, 1924 near Goshen, Ohio to wonderful parents, Raymond and Emma Harmon. In 1942, Kenneth graduated from Midvale High School and proudly served his country for four years in the US Army during WWII in the Army Medical Corps. He was one of several...
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Christopher M. Benamati

December 12, 1969 - October 1, 2017

Chris "Nitro" Benamati, age 47, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Chris was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania to parents David and Sharon (Ackerson) Benamati. Appling to the Army as a reservist during his junior year in high school, Chris began serving immediately after his graduation from Purchase Line High School in 1988. He proudly served as a Combat Engineer in Desert Shield and Desert...
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Donald H. Bender

December 24, 1929 - September 30, 2017

Donald Hearne Bender passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the age of 87. He was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, served in the Air Force during the Korean War, and earned his three degrees from St. Mary's University and Trinity University. In 1994, after a forty-year career, he retired from Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Co. as a Senior Vice President, Information...
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Nordale Earl "Dale" Savage

September 2, 1949 - September 30, 2017

Nordale Earl "Dale" Savage September 2, 1949-September 30, 2017 Dale Savage, 68, of San Antonio passed away of natural causes on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at a San Antonio Hospital. He was born to Justina and Robert "Doc" Savage in Sacramento, California on September 2, 1949. He graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School in May of 1967 where he was active with the school annual and...
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Estelle Callins Bournias

March 24, 1925 - September 30, 2017

Estelle Callins Bournias, born March 24, 1925, peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Sophia Vasilakos Callins, and her beloved husband, Peter Nicholas Bournias. A native San Antonian, Estelle graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1942 and was a proud member of the Lassos. She was a faithful...
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Carmen Moore Adams

October 18, 1916 - September 29, 2017

On Friday, September 29th, 2017 Carmen Moore Adams joined the choir in Heaven with her singing and her guitar playing. Born in Phoenix, AZ on October 18, 1916, the granddaughter of General Pedro Ortiz and Eulalia Lugo of Durango, Mexico and Alexander Campbell Moore and Mary Elizabeth Barnes of Odem, TX, lived a long and healthy life. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carmen Lugo; father...
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Alicia Sandoval Moran

October 21, 1925 - September 28, 2017

Alicia Sandoval Moran, age 91, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Alicia was born in Laredo, Texas on October 21, 1925 to Filiberto and Elvira (Linares) Sandoval. Alicia graduated from Laredo Martin High School. Soon after she married Oscar Moran in Laredo, prior to his deployment in World War II. While Oscar was deployed, she moved with her parents and siblings to...
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Jose M. Perez

September 3, 1943 - September 28, 2017

Jose M. Perez, age 74, passed away on September 28th, 2017. He was born to Reynaldo Perez and Inez T. Perez on September 3rd, 1943 in Uvalde, TX. At the age of 8, he and his family moved to San Antonio. Jose honorably served his country in the U. S. Navy from 1963 to 1967 and served 3 tours in Vietnam. He worked for the Texas Employment Commission for 30 years until he retired. He was a 32nd...
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Robert L. "Bobby" Hernandez

April 1, 1937 - September 28, 2017

Robert L. "Bobby" Hernandez, Sr. was born in San Antonio, TX April 1, 1937 and was called by The Lord to the big ball diamond in Heaven on September 28, 2017. Bobby graduated from Edgewood High School in 1956, where he lettered in football (2 years), baseball (1 year), track (2 years), band (4 years), and choir (3 years). Bobby started working at Kelly Air Force Base on June 4, 1956...
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R. Glen Ayers, Jr.

December 15, 1947 - September 27, 2017

Judge R. Glen Ayers, Jr., "a force of nature in a bow tie", passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Horry County, South Carolina on December 15, 1947. Glen graduated from Clemson University in 1969, received a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina in 1971, served in the U.S. Army from 1971-72 and graduated summa cum laude...
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Dorothy N. Hillje

July 26, 1937 - September 23, 2017

Dorothy N. Hillje, age 80, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Boerne, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1937 in Kerrville, Texas to James W. King and Dorothy Smith. Dorothy graduated from Jefferson High School in 1955. She then attended Trinity University where she graduated with honors and became a Registered Nurse. She practiced for over 40 years. Dorothy married her high school...
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Maria Del Carmen Aranda

September 9, 1940 - September 23, 2017

Maria Del Carmen Aranda, age 77, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in San Antonio. The following is Ms. Aranda's life through her words: I was born in San Antonio on September 9, 1940 to Salvador and Minerva M. Aranda. My siblings were Daniel Williams, Salvador Aranda, Jr., and Lupita Aranda. They blessed me with ten nieces and six nephews, as well as other relatives in Mexico,...
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Katherine Grace Riggs

January 20, 1925 - September 22, 2017

The Reverend Katherine Grace Riggs, 92, died peacefully at her home on September 22, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband Richard with whom she shared 60 years of marriage and by her son John and daughter-in-law Barbara Riggs. Born in Oak Park, IL on January 20, 1925, the only child of Frances and John Grace, she graduated from Vassar College and in 1947 married Dick Riggs after they...
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Joan Ellen Kennedy Clapp

May 22, 1932 - September 22, 2017

Joan Ellen Kennedy Clapp passed away Friday, September 22, 2017. She was 85. Joan was born in New Haven. Connecticut on May 22, 1932. She was the only child of William Richard Kennedy and Helen Gertrude O'Neill Kennedy. She grew up in New Haven and graduated from St. Mary's High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She...
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Charles (Chuck) Leroy Cypert

April 22, 1950 - September 22, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Leroy Cypert, 67, of Luling, TX, went to be with the Lord after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer on September 22, 2017. He was born on April 22, 1950 in Tulsa, OK, the son of the late Willard and Beulah (Hand) Cypert. Charles graduated from Coweta High School in 1968 and from Okmulgee Tech School in 1971. After graduating he served three tours in Vietnam as a Navy Seabees...
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Jean Todd Bell

August 24, 1937 - September 20, 2017

Jean Todd Bell, a native of San Antonio, born August 24, 1937, passed away peacefully after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. David Alfred Todd and Helen Julia Beissner Todd; and brother-in-law Lawrence Frase. Jean is survived by two children: Sharon Bell Seal and her husband Stuart,...
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Mary Ann Veltman Tassos

January 2, 1932 - September 19, 2017

Mary Ann Veltman Tassos passed away, on September 19, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Erin Veltman; her husband, Wallace Tassos; brother, James E. Veltman Jr. and aunt, Kathleen Hermes. Mary Ann graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School and attended Our Lady of the Lake College. She went to work with SW Bell...
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Hazel Nelle Astin Buchanan Nelson Spillman

February 10, 1918 - September 19, 2017

Hazel Nelle Astin Buchanan Nelson Spillman was born in San Antonio, Texas on February 10, 1918 at her parents' home on 926 West Woodlawn. On September 19th, 2017 at the age of 99, she passed away peacefully in her sleep. She spent her entire life in San Antonio. Hazel Nelle was the only child of James Newton Astin and Hazel Delmo Adams Astin, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also...
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Louise Barclay Jimenez

September 19, 1955 - September 14, 2017

Louise Barclay Jimenez, born in San Antonio, Texas, September 19, 1955, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2017 at the age of 61. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudy A. Jimenez Jr.; her father, Julius Barclay Chamberlain; and mother, Magdalene Anthony Flannery & William Waring Flannery. She is survived by her son, Julius Barclay Jimenez; granddaughter, Jazlynn Athena Jimenez...
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Emily Zaltsman

May 17, 2004 - September 14, 2017

It is with great sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Emily Zaltsman, Daughter of Karin & Tamir Zaltsman and sister to Sarah. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, David Zaltsman. Emily is survived by grandparents Lois & Arthur Solomon, & Brurya. Aunts and Uncles; Annie & Brian Zucker, Lori Solomon & Mike Turner, Dror & Rachel Zaltsman, Sefi Zaltsman. Numerous cousins; Nathan,...
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John Roger Hollan

August 5, 1950 - September 12, 2017

Beloved son and brother, John Roger Hollan, age 67, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 of natural causes. A life-long resident of San Antonio, he graduated from Alamo Heights High School. John was trained as a medic in the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, studied geology and engineering at Sul Ross State University and St. Mary's University. For ten years, he worked in land surveying...
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Helen Vlahakis Ford

December 8, 1928 - September 12, 2017

Helen Vlahakis Ford was born in Chicago, IL on December 8, 1928. She chose a career in nursing, graduating from the Evanston Hospital School of Nursing in 1954. Helen earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern University in 1958. She married Dr. Houston C. Ford and pursued a more challenging career as mother and homemaker. Twenty years and three children later, she resumed...
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Rosa Idalia Espinoza

September 7, 1951 - September 12, 2017

Rosa Idalia Espinoza, age 66, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on September 7, 1951 to wonderful parents, Faustino and Ramona Espinoza in Monterrey, Mexico. Rosa was the eldest of her three siblings. She spent the majority of her childhood growing up in California, where she attended high school, then she was accepted to the University of California...
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Joe Pilar Martinez, Sr.

October 21, 1929 - September 11, 2017

Joe Pilar Martinez Sr., age 87, was called by the Lord on Monday, September 11, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. He was born on October 21, 1929 to Jose and Guadalupe Martinez in San Antonio, TX. He was a loving father and grandfather, who was adored by many. He was a big fan of the Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs. He enjoyed shooting pool with friends and spending time with his family. He...
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