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Porter Loring Mortuaries is committed to providing you and your family with meaningful ceremonies to help memorialize your loved ones. Our staff assists you in creating a personalized service, allowing family and friends to come together to remember, to honor, to support each other and to celebrate a life that has been lived.


Our Obituaries

Walter G. Thomas

June 18, 1920 - February 15, 2018

THOMAS Walter G. June 18, 1920 – February 15, 2018 Born in White Castle, Louisiana on June 18, 1920, Thomas was educated in public schools and attended Louisiana State University. He graduated from the University's School of Commerce with Honors in January 1943. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), and served as a Founding Member of the social fraternity of Delta Chi at the...
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Salvador M. Garcia

September 18, 1925 - February 15, 2018

Salvador M. Garcia September 18, 1925 – February 15, 2018 Salvador M. Garcia, age 92, of San Antonio Texas, originally from Monclova Mexico died Wednesday February 15, 2018. Salvador was a loving and dedicated family patriarch, caring at all times for family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Oralia Vasquez Garcia, his parents Salvador Garcia Chavez...
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Beth W. Eidelberg

September 26, 1933 - February 14, 2018

Beth W. Eidelberg September 26, 1933 - February 14, 2018 Beth Eidelberg Stern, nee Beth Elaine Weidenfeld, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in San Antonio at the age of 84. She was born in San Antonio, TX on September 26, 1933, to Anna and Amnon Weidenfeld. She was well known in the San Antonio fine arts community for over half a century as a painter, distinguished by her detailed...
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Humberto (Bert) Villarreal Reyes

December 15, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Humberto (Bert) Villarreal Reyes--Texas cattleman, auctioneer, and father--died on February 13, 2018 at age 89. Bert was the middle of 14 children born to Carlos Reyes B. of Durango, Mexico and Maria Villarreal of Goliad, Texas. He was raised on a farm outside Berclair, Texas. He attended a two-room, segregated Mexican-only school until he went to Goliad High School, where he graduated in 1946...
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Claude "Pepper" Snodgrass

January 13, 1940 - February 12, 2018

Claude "Pepper" Snodgrass January 13, 1940-February 12, 2018 Claude Matthew ("Pepper") Snodgrass, 78, of San Antonio, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018. Pepper, as he was known to everyone, was born on January 13, 1940, in Austin, and spent much of his childhood in Wimberley, living on Old Kyle Road, on Wimberley Square. A precocious child, Pepper's increasingly debilitating...
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H. Douglas Steadman

October 12, 1926 - February 12, 2018

Douglas Steadman was born to Homer Thomas Steadman & Lillian Sanders Steadman on October 12th, 1926 in Fort Worth, Texas. Doug was the eldest of four children, Ernest Clifton Steadman, Carolyn Sue Samsill and Sandra Kay Marshall. Doug attended public schools in Fort Worth and then attended University of Texas as part of the United States Navy V-12 Program. He received his Bachelors of Science...
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Eugene "Gene" Zimmerman

January 23, 1945 - February 12, 2018

EUGENE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN 1/23/1945-2/12/2018 Eugene "Gene" Zimmerman, aged 73, passed away Monday, February 12th, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Gene grew up in Tucson where he loved the mountains and open spaces of Southern Arizona. In a junior high science fair project, he built a rocket, long before rocket-building kits were available. This rocket-building project sparked a lifelong...
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Alan D. Clark, Jr.

August 16, 1940 - February 10, 2018

Alan D. Clark, Jr., age 77, of San Antonio, Tx, born August 16, 1940, died February 10, 2018. Alan was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School, attended Texas A&M University and served his country in the United States Army before finding and marrying the love of his life Rodda Jean Clark who preceded Alan in death on October 31, 2015. Alan was a man of great love, generosity, patience, and faith...
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Mary Louise Staine

August 9, 1926 - February 9, 2018

Mary Louise Staine, age 91, passed peacefully into the arms of God on Friday, February, 9, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born the 9th of August 1926 to Georgie Una and Sam Sibert in Houston, Texas. She grew up in the Heights, graduating from Reagan High School, and lived in Houston until 2008 when she moved to San Antonio. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her mother, Georgie, and...
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Arnold "Pic" Swartz

June 28, 1927 - February 9, 2018

Though he was known as a businessman who served on numerous boards, Arnold "Pic" Swartz also loved the arts. Director of cultural affairs for HemisFair '68, Swartz brought a folk-art exhibit by Alexander Girard and sports photography from his hometown of Baltimore to the world's fair. He also arranged for the Bolshoi Ballet to perform in Texas for the first time. "He really loved San Antonio, and...
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Herbert M. Schrader

July 13, 1933 - February 7, 2018

Herbert M. Schrader, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Bronx, NY to parents, Jack and Helen Schrader. Herb began his shoe career in Memphis with Wexner Brothers. His career spanned over 30 years, where he ran their organizations in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago. Herb moved back to New York in the 1980s. In 1986, they moved to San...
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Diana Murray

February 7, 2018

Diana Lynn Murray, age 69, gained Eternal life on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by, brothers, Eugene Pruski and Wilfred Pruski; parents, Theodore and Emma Pruski. Diana retired from the Northeast Independent School District after 20 plus years of service. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, son, daughter-in-law and furry companion...
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Jim E. Hammons

December 24, 1928 - February 6, 2018

In Memoriam Jim E. Hammons was born in Goree, Texas, on Christmas Eve, 1928, to Ruby and Nettie Hammons, the first of five children. He slipped peacefully into the loving arms of God on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the age of 89 at The Mission at Blue Skies of Texas. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1946 at the age of 17. While at Lackland Air Force Base, he met Evelyn Shofner,...
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Rodolfo "Rudy" M. Salinas

September 27, 1943 - February 6, 2018

Rodolfo "Rudy" M. Salinas, age 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born in Nordheim, Texas to parents, Genoveva Moya and Desidoro "Lolo" Salinas. Born the "baby" of four boys, he was always a jokester and a kid at heart, bringing his signature humor to every family gathering. Whether it was with a funny face, sharing a personal story or teasing his grandkids, Rudy...
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Wayne H. King

May 24, 1936 - February 6, 2018

Wayne Hamilton King passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 6, 2018. Wayne was born on May 24, 1936 in Luling, Texas. He attended schools in San Antonio and graduated from high school in Kenedy, Texas in 1954. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Lucille Frerking, and his brother, Bob King. He received a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and a...
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Eva Velasco Russ

May 24, 1945 - February 5, 2018

Eva Velasco Russ, age 72, went to be in the arms of her Lord on Monday, February 5, 2018. She was born to parents, Francisca and Pedro Vara Velasco. She graduated from South San Antonio I.S.D. and received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. Eva was a life-member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 6 brothers and...
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Charles Joseph Curry, USAF (Ret)

July 19, 1930 - February 5, 2018

Charles Joseph Curry, age 87, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018. Born to wonderful parents, Joseph and Margaret Mary Curry in Needham, Massachusetts in July 19, 1930. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country honorably in the US Air Force. Being a devout Catholic, Charles was a 30-year member of San Fernando Cathedral and served as an acolyte. He was a member of...
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Mary Lou Griffith

July 5, 1920 - February 3, 2018

Mary Lou (Powell) Griffith July 5, 1920- February 3, 2018 Born to Birdie Clyde (Smith) and John Powell in Dallas, Texas. At 3 years of age, she moved to San Antonio with her mother. She had a tremendous love of music and movies starting in elementary school. In 1937, Mary Lou graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, San Antonio, Texas. She was the Senior Class Treasurer, a 2nd Lt. R.O...
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Mark H. Scheffler, Ed.D.

November 5, 1946 - February 3, 2018

Mark H. Scheffler, age 71, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Mark will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Carol Scheffler; son, Brian Scheffler and wife Tracey; sister, Janie Eichholtz and husband Bill; grandchildren, Reese Scheffler, Taylor Walsh, Kennedy Walsh, and Zach Walsh; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Bailey, Matthew Bailey,...
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Lucrecia Garcia Ariza

March 29, 1921 - February 3, 2018

Lucrecia Garcia Ariza, age 96, of San Antonio, died Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael Ariza Rengel; son, Jose Rafael Ariza; son-in-law, Dr. Roland C. Rodriguez and grandson, Joseph Ariza. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Cristina Rodriguez and Lucrecia A. DeFrancesco and son-in-law, Augustin DeFrancesco; numerous grandchildren, great...
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Curtis Reed, Jr.

September 25, 1924 - February 2, 2018

Curtis Reed, Jr. SSGT, US Army (Ret.), age 93, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born in Neelyville, Missouri to parents, Floyd and Leoita (Lumpkin) Reed. He served his country for 22 years before retiring. Curtis then worked at Kelly Air Force Base in the electrical aviation for another 20 years before retiring again. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his son, Curtis Michael ...
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Leland B. Schultz

September 15, 1927 - February 2, 2018

Our beloved father, Leland B. Schultz, age 90, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Friday, February 2, 2018 at his home in San Antonio. He was born in Carmine, Texas to parents, Clara Wolle and Arnold Schultz. Leland served in the U.S. Army and played in the 4th Army Band. After his service, he dedicated his life to teaching music, where he left a lasting impression on his students. The...
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Guadalupe Munoz Hernandez

October 28, 1936 - January 31, 2018

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, has gone to heaven to be with the Lord. Guadalupe Munoz Hernandez, age 81, passed away peacefully at home from natural causes on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. She was born to Apolonio and Mercedes Morales Munoz in San Antonio, TX. A 1954 graduate of Sydney Lanier High School, she continued her education at SW Texas University and graduated...
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Raul M. Gonzalez

September 20, 1931 - January 31, 2018

Raul M. Gonzalez, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at his home in San Antonio. He was a proud Korean War veteran who cherished his family and lived to put a smile on their faces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria R. Gonzalez; brothers, Richard, Joe, and Gilbert Gonzalez; and sister, Dora Campa. Raul is survived by his daughters, Linda Stofko (Don), Diane...
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Mary Helen Black Dippo

May 4, 1925 - January 31, 2018

Mary Helen Black Dippo was born in Jersey Shore, PA, on May 4, 1925, the second youngest of ten children to William and Agnes Black. She later moved to Troy, NY, where she met the love of her life, William (Bill) G. Dippo. After he returned from fighting in WWII as a member of General Patton's Third Army, 11th Armored Division, they married at Fort Holibird, MD, on January 17, 1948. Mary...
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Rita Jane Sullivan

November 30, 1930 - January 29, 2018

Rita Jane Sullivan, 87, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, January 29th, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on November 30th, 1930 in Blythe, Northumberland, England to John and Ethel Sadd. After surviving World War II, she enlisted in the Royal Air Force where she met her husband, Luther Dayne Sullivan. She spent many hours volunteering with...
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Olga Medina

November 29, 1942 - January 29, 2018

Olga Medina, age 75, went to be with our Lord on January 29, 2018 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents Jose Trevino and Ramona Gonzales, and sisters Evangelina Rivera and Elva Singletary. Olga was born in Robstown, Texas, graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, and was a member of the Primadebs Girls Social Club. She was a loving passionate wife, mother,...
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Sylvia M. Bebinger

March 18, 1927 - January 29, 2018

Celebrate with her family the life of Floy "Sylvia" Martin Bebinger following her death on January 29, 2018. Sylvia was a mother, teacher, and disciple of Christ always eager to proclaim God's word in her thoughts and actions. Sylvia, a part of God's word and truth, was formed in the womb of Floy Silvey Martin in the summer of 1926 and on March 18, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas, she was born. When...
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Eva T. Guerra

November 8, 1925 - January 29, 2018

Eva T. Guerra, went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2018 at the age of 92. She loved to listen to music and dance. She enjoyed life and socializing with her neighbors and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband John C. Guerra Jr., daughter Mary Jo Spahr, sister Emma Vega, brother Robert Torres and sister in law Gloria Torres. Eva is survived by her two sons John C. Guerra III and his...
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Paula O. Martinez

June 17, 1934 - January 29, 2018

Paula O. Martinez was born June 17, 1934. She fell asleep in death on January 29, 2018 at the age of 83. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Martinez, Sr., daughter Rosemary O. Martinez and sons, Robert E. Martinez, Jr. and Daniel Martinez. She is survived by her children Angela K. Rocha (Ernest), Alfred De Los Santos (Yolanda), Fernando De Los Santos, Mary De Los Santos, Rosie...
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Guadalupe Amador Sanchez

February 27, 1929 - January 28, 2018

Guadalupe Amador Sanchez, age 88 of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2018 after a long courageous fight against continued health issues. She was born on February 27, 1929 in Seguin, Texas to Eustaquio and Guadalupe Robles Amador. Lupe is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Louis Sanchez, and her sister, Lina Amador. She is survived by her sister, Angela Salazar; nieces...
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Melvin Albert Schoening

December 7, 1921 - January 28, 2018

Melvin Albert Schoening passed away on January 28th, 2018 at the age of 96. He was born on December 7, 1921 in Mission, Texas. Melvin enlisted with the Army Air Corps in 1942. Honorably discharged after an accident in the Philippines in 1945, he returned to Texas to marry Kathryn Grey Bennett on January 24, 1946. They recently celebrated their 71st anniversary and Kathryn was certainly the...
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Harriet Craig Sullivan

July 12, 1941 - January 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that the sons of Harriet Craig Sullivan, known to friends as "Craig", passed away on January 27, 2018, at the age of 76 years. Craig began her career with Mary-Kay Cosmetics in 1974 until 2005. She soon became a Senior Executive Sales Director, winning 13 pink Cadillacs during the course of her career. Craig was courageous; an ambitious woman of her time and a...
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William Joseph Fitzgerald

June 25, 1925 - January 26, 2018

Bill Fitzgerald Veteran of WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War It is with great sadness that the family of Bill Fitzgerald announces his passing after a brief illness on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the age of 92 years. Bill Fitzgerald was born in Cambridge, Mass on June 25, 1925 and was the third of five children of two immigrants from Ireland. He spent his early childhood attending St John's...
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Edward P. Socha

June 23, 1936 - January 26, 2018

Edward P. Socha, age 81, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Spring Branch, Texas. He was born on June 23, 1936 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts to Peter and Mary (Spieczny) Socha. Ed retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer on April 1st, 1984 after serving for 30 years. He then went into Civil Service, running Special Services at the Trident Submarine Base in Silverdale, WA. for...
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Angeles O. Vasquez

January 13, 1938 - January 26, 2018

Angeles O. Vasquez, known to her friends and relatives as "Angie" or " Maca" went to be with the Lord, her husband, loved ones and her many friends on Friday, January 26, 2018. She was a fun and very loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was known to family and friends as the "kind of crazy", fun and full of life lady that kept most things entertaining. ...
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Joan Carol Bernstein

June 17, 1939 - January 25, 2018

Joan Carol Bernstein, age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was born in San Antonio to parents Eddie and Nell (Hyman) Greenberg. Joan graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and attended UT at Austin. She was an active member of Agudas Achim Synagogue where she sang in the choir for over 50 years and served multiple times as Sisterhood President. She was a life member of...
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John W. Buchek

July 21, 1946 - January 25, 2018

John Wallace Buchek, 71, passed away in his home after a short battle with cancer on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in San Antonio surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 21, 1946 in San Antonio to Effie Louise Wallace and Harvey Buchek. John is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School. Upon graduation he attended the University of Texas at Austin and then returned home to begin a...
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Ruth C. Alba

February 18, 1933 - January 24, 2018

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Ruth C. Alba, age 84, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018. She was a devout Catholic, having been actively involved throughout the years in various activities and organizations at St. Matthew Catholic Church of San Antonio: Alpha Program, ACTS, Cancer Support Group, Defensive Driving Class Assistant, Eucharistic Minister,...
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Betty Alden White

January 22, 1921 - January 23, 2018

Betty Alden White of Alamo Heights, San Antonio passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. After college at Agnes Scott in Georgia she worked in Washington, DC as a nurses' aide where she met her first husband, John White. As an officer's wife she traveled the world and helped train many young officer's wives in the Army protocols. She and John retired to Boerne, Texas where they continued to...
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William "Bill" James McClusky, USAF (Ret)

April 11, 1930 - January 22, 2018

Bill McClusky was born in Manhattan, New York City on April 11, 1930 and passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen McClusky and daughter, Margaret Carol. He is survived by his wife, Carol and son, Will of San Antonio. After graduation from Fordham Preparatory School, he enlisted in the US Air Force to allow himself...
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James C. Allison

September 25, 1940 - January 22, 2018

James C. Allison age 77, of San Antonio, died Monday, January 22, 2018. He was a loving and generous man who built a dry-cleaning empire, Pilgrim Laundry and Cleaners, with the best of the best. He loved his family, friends, and co-workers. A born leader who will be greatly missed. He enjoyed people, good conversation, nature and cars. He was preceded in death by his son, James C. Allison, Jr...
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Carolyn Sugg Nau

October 30, 1922 - January 21, 2018

The Lord welcomed Mrs. Carolyn Sugg Nau home on January 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX, where she was surrounded by family. Born October 30, 1922 in Bolivar County, Mississippi to John and Claudia Sugg, Carolyn was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She survived the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, a defining event of her early life. She went on to graduate from...
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Elvira Dominguez Lopez

November 5, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Loving mother, wife and grandmother, Elvira Dominguez Lopez, age 89, went to be with Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Martin, TX, she was raised during the Great Depression and knew the meaning of poverty and understood the importance of hard work. She met and married Augustin S. Lopez and together instilled the value of education and faith in their children. She was devout in her...
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Oscar Villarreal

December 11, 1933 - January 20, 2018

After a defiant battle with Parkinson's/Alzheimer complications Oscar Villarreal, age 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born and raised in Falfurrias, TX, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. A prominent day in his life was when he earned his Bachelor degree from Southwest Texas State University. After his extended civil service career at Kelly A.F...
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Benjamin Abel Valdez

November 4, 1988 - January 20, 2018

Our beloved son, Benjamin Abel Valdez, age 29, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. Ben graduated from Winston High School in 2007, and in 2013 he proudly earned a degree in computer networking from ITT. As a child, he was a Cub Scout, played tee ball, practiced taekwondo, and played the bass guitar. Ben loved vintage cars and Harleys, collected gadgets and...
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Evelyn Byrnes Camp

August 27, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Born Betty Evelyn Byrnes on August 27, 1928 in Corpus Christi, Texas and died on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Tatnall Byrnes and Bradford Shearer Byrnes, and her brothers, Albert Livingston Byrnes and Edward Dawson Byrnes of Houston, Texas. Evelyn moved with her parents to San Antonio during WWII, when her father worked...
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Gertrude Helen Woelfel Palmer

June 15, 1923 - January 19, 2018

Gertrude Helen Woelfel Palmer, of San Antonio, Texas, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest on January 19, 2018, on the exact same day of her husband's death 24 years ago. Gertrude was born in Stockton, California, on June 15, 1923, and was the seventh of ten children born to parents, Walburga Hadaller Woelfel and Alexander Charles Woelfel. During her...
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Ruth E. Pillen

April 5, 1928 - January 19, 2018

Ruth E. Pillen, 89, went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 19, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born on April 5, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Jefferson Lee and Laura Adeline Sutterfield. Ruth worked in the trucking industry for over 40 years, more than 20 of those for Luking Trucking. She enjoyed playing Backgammon and Scrabble, her jewelry, and loved doting on all her nieces and nephews like a...
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Isabel S. Coy

September 16, 1918 - January 19, 2018

Isabel S. Coy, age 99, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born in Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to Onofre and Inez Stillman. Isabel is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Manuel J. Coy; brother, Oscar Stillman, and her sister, Evangelina Stillman. Isabel is survived by her daughters: Iliana Zertuche and her husband, David and Isabel (Blanca) Mahoney and her husband, Bradley...
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Michael David Merren, M.D.

November 1, 1942 - January 19, 2018

Michael David Merren, M.D., age 75, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, January 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Derb and Nancy; and his brother Joel Merren. Dr. Merren is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Helene Merren; their children: Richard Merren and wife, Yael Ouzillou; Stacey de la Grana and husband, Fausto; grandchildren: Isabela,...
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Rudy R. Arias

November 10, 1938 - January 18, 2018

Devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Rudy R. Arias, age 79, entered into final rest on Thursday, January 18, 2018. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Jesus and Anita Arias. He was very proud of his hometown and his large family. Rudy was the neighborhood kid who had lots of friends and enjoyed playing outdoors. He learned how to swim, box and play baseball from his brothers...
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William J. Pointer

December 17, 1953 - January 18, 2018

William Joseph Pointer, lovingly known as "Bill Joe", passed away peacefully in his home on January 18, 2018 after a lengthy illness, where he was surrounded by his loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Stout Pointer and Emma Louise Pointer. Bill was born December 17, 1953 in England. His dad was in the military and eventually retired in San Antonio where Bill...
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Charles A. Young, US Army (Ret)

January 21, 1927 - January 18, 2018

MSgt. Charles A. Young, age 90, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, days shy of his 91st birthday. He was a proud veteran of the US Army who retired honorably after 27 years of dedicated service. While serving in Japan, he met and married his beloved wife of 49 years, Fusako who passed in 2005. Charles loved his weekly meetings with his friends in their bowling league. He had a...
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G. Carlton Hagelstein

June 6, 1928 - January 17, 2018

George Carlton Hagelstein, Jr., passed away in the comfort of his home Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the age of 89. Born June 6, 1928 in San Antonio, Carlton was the only child of Olive Graves Ellis and George Carlton Hagelstein, Sr., who preceded him in death. He is also predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Jane Cameron Hagelstein; son-in-law, Mark A. Judson; and cousin, George C. Mead. He...
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Gary Andrew Feltz

June 6, 1942 - January 15, 2018

A proud Air Force veteran, Gary Andrew Feltz, age 75, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. Gary served his country in the US Air Force as a Communications Specialist and was honorably discharged earning the rank of MSgt after 27 years of loyal dedicated service. He met and married the love of his life Bernadette, while stationed at Geigerfield AFB in Spokane, WA and shared 50 wonderful...
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Claude Frank Davis

January 26, 1941 - January 15, 2018

Claude Frank Davis, born January 26, 1941 in San Antonio, TX. He was a graduate of St. Gerard's High School, and began working with his father in the homebuilding business, where he later became a business partner, operating as Claude F. Davis Homes. After 40 years of work, he retired in 1986. In his spare time; he enjoyed sports, with the Cowboys and the Spurs being his favorite teams. Claude...
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Gale Virginia Buchanan

January 19, 1936 - January 12, 2018

Gale Virginia Buchanan passed away on January 12, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born January 19, 1936, in New York, NY to Roger and Frances Wentworth. Gale was a beloved mother and successful businesswoman. She was an early pioneer in the fitness industry, owning and operating fitness studios, most notably Purely Physical in Alamo Heights. She had a passion for life, an engaging smile, and...
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Adalberto "Beto" Laurel, Jr.

August 22, 1941 - January 12, 2018

Adalberto Laurel Jr "Beto", age 76 passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Los Ojuelos, Texas, August 22, 1941, raised in South Texas, the son of Adalberto and Mary (Paz) Laurel. He served in the US Navy and the San Antonio Police Department. He also worked as an Investigator...
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Jean R. Williams

May 16, 1920 - January 12, 2018

Jean R. Williams, age 97, of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord January 12, 2018. She was born to Clyde T. Cauthen and Elizabeth Graham Cauthen on May 16, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 73 years, Travis "Melvin" Williams. During WWII, while Melvin was in the Pacific in the Navy, Jean was a secretary at a law firm until their first child was...
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Imogene Genie Edgar

November 30, 1922 - January 11, 2018

Imogene (Genie) Edgar, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Born in rural Custer County, OK, to Jim and Florence (Hudgins) Morton November 30, 1922. She was preceded in death by husband, Major Clifford M. Edgar who she married on Christmas Day, 1941 at the family farm. Genie graduated from Keen Business College. She was an avid golfer and won...
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Joseph Dunwoody, Jr.

January 12, 1934 - January 11, 2018

Joseph Dunwoody, Jr., age 83, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in San Antonio. Born in Troy, NY on January 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Winifred Baumis Dunwoody and Joseph Dunwoody, Sr. Mr. Dunwoody was a graduate of Amherst College, class of 1956, a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and was president of the class of 1952 at Troy High School. He was commissioned an Ensign...
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Carol Louise Gilkerson Peden

October 31, 1929 - January 10, 2018

Carol Louise Gilkerson Peden, 88, passed away peacefully January 10, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. She was born October 31, 1929, in Armour, SD, the fourth child of David and Eva Hansen Gilkerson. After graduating from Brookings High School in 1947 and South Dakota State University in 1951 with a degree in Home Economics, she married Wendell Peden of Gary, SD, in 1952. They celebrated their 65th...
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William A. Lyall

January 2, 1933 - January 10, 2018

William A. Lyall, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his home in San Antonio. He was born in Eagle Pass to parents, Anita and William Lyall. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Lyall; and daughter, Susan Schlueter. William is survived by his daughter, Eva Temple and her husband, Greg; son, Stephen Lyall; grandchildren, Sloan Cox, Stacie Larson, Dennis...
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Roy J. Bunch

June 12, 1921 - January 10, 2018

Roy J. Bunch was born on June 12th 1921 in Richmond Missouri to George Roy Bunch and Edith May Rogers. Roy was raised by his mother Edith and step-father Ray Harrison whom he considered to be his dad. Both preceded him in death as did his older brother Jack Wilbur Bunch. Roy went to join his beloved wife Isabelle on January 10th, 2018. Roy was educated in the Camden Missouri school district...
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David H. Gonzalez, Sr.

August 30, 1945 - January 10, 2018

David H. Gonzalez Sr. went to meet his ''Boss" on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 72. He was a lifelong resident of San Antonio who was born on Aug. 30, 1945. He was a former student and ardent supporter of Central Catholic High School who afterward served proudly in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to December 1970. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood...
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Robert Lee Bobbitt, Jr.

October 4, 1922 - January 8, 2018

Robert Lee Bobbitt, Jr., died on January 8, 2018, at the age of 95. He was born in Laredo, Texas, on October 4, 1922, to Robert Lee Bobbitt and Belle Westbrook Bobbitt. He lived in San Antonio since 1935. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1939. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in 1943, and graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1947,...
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Nolie R. Torbert

July 4, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Nolie R. Torbert, age 87, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Nolie graduated from Central Catholic High School and received his Bachelor degree in Accounting from St. Mary's University. He was a dedicated and loyal employee of the City of San Antonio, starting as an accountant, then becoming the City Comptroller. A man with true goodness and a willingness to give of himself to others,...
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Ida Nauschutz Davis

October 5, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Ida Nauschutz Davis ("Mommy Dear"), the sweetest spirit this side of heaven, was called home by the Lord on the morning of January 7, 2018. Ida was born in San Antonio October 5, 1923 to Paul Carl and Frieda Oppermann Nauschutz. She graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio, and attended Incarnate Word College and became a Registered Nurse and worked at Santa Rosa Hospital and John...
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Eduardo S. Sanchez

March 7, 1945 - January 7, 2018

Eduardo S. Sanchez, age 72, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 7, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. Eduardo will be remembered as a kind, loving and generous man who served his country as an Air Force Veteran, as well as his community as a San Antonio Police Officer, San Antonio Fire Fighter and Arson Investigator. His presence and smile will be...
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Gilbert L. Sanchez

January 30, 1926 - January 7, 2018

Gilbert L. Sanchez, age 91, passed away on January 7, 2018 just a few weeks shy of his 92nd birthday. At a very young age, he proudly served his county in the US Navy during World War II. Following his enlistment, he worked in civil service for 42 years at Kelley Air Force Base. He placed family first in his life and instilled the value of modesty and hard work to his children. His memory will...
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Betsy Fenstermaker Harrell

July 19, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Betsy F. Harrell July 19, 1934 - January 7, 2018 Betsy Fenstermaker Harrell age 83, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio. Her parents were Clarence and Bess Fenstermaker. Betsy graduated from Pine Manor Jr. College, and in 1959 married Don Harrell with whom she spent 58 wonderful years filled with so much love and fun. Betsy was a member of Mount...
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Victoria "Vicki" Martinez

March 3, 1963 - January 6, 2018

Our sweet Vicki has gone to be with our Lord. She has earned her wings, and will fly with the angels. Victoria Martinez, age 54 passed on January 6, 2018. She battled a tough 2 years with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma, and it was time for her to rest. Throughout her journey with her illness, she never questioned his plan. Her faith in our Lord never wavered. She was a God-fearing woman, and has now...
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Rafael M. Gonzales

November 11, 1924 - January 5, 2018

Rafael M. Gonzales, a devoted father, husband, son, brother, passed away at the age of 93 on January 5, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on November 11, 1924 in Westoff, Texas to Rafael C. Gonzales and Martina Morales. He was a hard worker from a young age and was drafted into the US Army during his senior year of high school. He proudly served in Normandy during WWII, was wounded six...
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Susie T. Hernandez

August 27, 1920 - January 5, 2018

SUSIE HERNANDEZ August 27, 1920-January 5, 2018 Susie T. Hernandez passed away peacefully from this life in the early morning of January 5, 2018. She was surrounded with her loving children and family during the last months of her life. Her daughter Janie Jay was with her every day and she was her primary caregiver. Susie had a passion and zest for life. She was very loving, giving,...
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Angela Imelda Martin

September 26, 1929 - January 4, 2018

Angela Martin, 88, formerly of San Antonio, Texas died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Kingsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Kingsville, Texas, where she made her home for over 11 years. Angela was born on September 16, 1929, to Jose and Maria Gabriela Rosales in Port Huron, Michigan. The family moved to Laredo, Texas where Angela attended Martin High School. In 1950, Angela...
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Christopher Chavez, Sr.

October 29, 1981 - January 4, 2018

Christopher Chavez, Sr. of San Antonio went to be with our Lord on 4 Jan, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born 29 Oct, 1981 in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his parents John David and Linda Ann Chavez of San Antonio, TX., brother Brandon John(Sara) Chavez, and sister Vanessa Nicole Chavez. Chris is also survived by his loving wife, Susan-his beautiful children, (sons),...
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Steve Michael Abbott

March 31, 1973 - January 4, 2018

Steven Michael Abbott age 44, passed away January 4, 2018. He was born on March 31, 1973 in Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Jean Moore-Perrenot. Steven is survived by his wife, Sandra and his children, Joshua and Jasmine; his grandparents, Carl and Bonnie Moore; parents, Bob and Haddy Abbott; brother, Chris and his wife, Eunice; his aunt Pam and her son (his...
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Alfonsina (Senia) Zacchia Durling

August 2, 1923 - January 3, 2018

Alfonsina ("Senia") Zacchia Durling 2 August 1923 – 3 January 2018 Senia Durling passed away 3 January 2018 at the age of 94. She was born and raised in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, in the Region of Campagnia, Italy. She worked for the U.S. Army at the culmination of World War II in Caserta, where she met her future husband, Lewis Durling, a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army (Infantry)....
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Cheryl Lynne Dailey

July 16, 1946 - January 3, 2018

Heaven gained our sweet, beloved, and amazing sister, aunt, and friend. Lynne was born July 16, 1946 in Indianapolis, IN to Bill Barnett and Helen Sample Thompson. Lynne retired from a successful Marketing Career at General Motors and has been living a life filled with adventure, golf outings, international travels, cooking, entertaining, and living life to the fullest. Lynne is preceded...
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Oralia L. Blanco

February 2, 1938 - January 3, 2018

Oralia, passed away into the Lord's hands on Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 preceded by her 2 brothers, 2 sisters and her son Antonio. Strong willed, creative and always willing to help others, she left us with a wonderful legacy of generosity, love and dedication to family and friends. Oralia was blessed with 39 years of marriage to her husband, Daniel F. Blanco. She is also survived by their...
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Julio V. Ugalde, Jr.

October 11, 1936 - January 2, 2018

We are saddened that we have lost our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Julio V. Ugalde Jr., age 81, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, but are grateful for the many wonderful years he shared with us. He proudly served his country in the US Army for eight years. Julio met and married his high school sweetheart, Rosie and have been married for 59...
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Carmen Arispe

May 19, 1924 - January 1, 2018

Carmen Arispe May 19, 1924 - January 1, 2018 Carmen Arispe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018. Throughout her life, Carmen made a loving home for her husband, daughter and in later years her grandson. After her husband's passing in 1973, she earned her G.E.D. and began working outside the home as a cashier...
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Abelardo Cervantes, Jr

July 13, 1986 - January 1, 2018

Abelardo Cervantes, Jr. July 13, 1986 – January 1, 2018 Abelardo Cervantes, Jr. age 31, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, January 1, 2018. He was born in San Antonio to parents Abelardo and Maribel (Onofre) Cervantes. Abel graduated from Southwest High School and also graduated from St. Phillips College, earning a degree in HVAC. He was working for Mission Restaurant Supply...
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Rene Martinez Flores

February 17, 1971 - December 31, 2017

Rene Martinez Flores, 46, of Gilroy, California, returned to his creator on December 31, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Rene was born in Gilroy, California to Maria Lopez on Wednesday, February 17, 1971. He graduated high school in Gilroy. After graduation, he immediately joined the United States Army and served his country as a Combat Engineer in Operation Desert Storm. During his military...
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Dennis Franklin Thompson

January 2, 1956 - December 31, 2017

Dennis Franklin Thompson, 61, passed away unexpectedly on December 31,2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on January 2, 1956 in Gatesville, Texas. He graduated from Gatesville High School in 1974 and received a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Baylor University in 1980. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary Blackwell and Jimmie Thompson as well as his beloved sister...
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Dolores Gallegos

October 17, 1942 - December 31, 2017

Dolores was born and lived in San Antonio her whole life. She was a graduate of Fox Tech High School. She married the love of her life on Nov. 22, 1963 and had just celebrated 54 years of marriage. Dolores was very involved in her children's lives, participating in a variety of school and community functions. She touched many lives as a child-care provider in her home for several years. She was ...
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Nancy "MeMa" Smith

January 16, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Nancy "MeMa" Smith January 16, 1938 - December 30, 2017 It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the family of Nancy R. Smith "Mema," announces her passing. On January 16, 1938, Wentworth, North Carolina welcomed Nancy and raised her well until she lived with loving family members in San Antonio for the rest of her days. Nancy knew what hard work was from an early age working on the...
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James Henry "Duck" Wilcox

December 16, 1922 - December 30, 2017

A man who loved God, family and country, James Henry Wilcox, known as Duck to his friends died December 30 at age 95. A hearty member of the Greatest Generation, he survived World War II to live a long life of giving back to others, imprinting his soft-spoken nature, strength and generosity on generations to come. Duck was born in Birmingham Alabama on December 16, 1922. He enlisted in the...
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Juan B. Islas Diaz

March 10, 1983 - December 30, 2017

Juan B. Islas Diaz died peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 34. Juan is survived by his wife, Jacklyn Rudd, of San Antonio, TX; his mother, Teresita Diaz; his sisters, Maria Elena Islas and Maria Teresa Islas (Marco); his niece, Jimena Bolaños, all of Mexico City. As well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his...
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Donald Krause, MD

February 15, 1935 - December 30, 2017

Donald Edward Krause, loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, and respected physician passed into the loving embrace of God on December 30, 2017. Born in San Antonio on February 3, Don graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, with an internship-residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital/UT...
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Gloria E. Cohn

January 21, 1929 - December 30, 2017

Gloria E. Cohn, age 88, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She and her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Cohn, enjoyed a wonderful, blissful marriage of 31 years. They shared a fabulous relationship and appreciated each other's company so much, they relished their time together in enjoying taking several pleasure cruises together. She is survived by her beloved husband, "Jerry"; her son,...
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Maria Del Carmen Jones

February 19, 1926 - December 29, 2017

Maria del Carmen Villa Hernandez de Jones passed away peacefully at her home on December 29, 2017. She was born February 19, 1926 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Isidro Villa Frías and Celia Hernandez Galindo. At the age of 16 she left Eagle Pass and moved to San Antonio where she enrolled in Durham Business School. She completed her education there and used her skills to advance to level GS14 with the...
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Barbara Jean Howard

August 25, 1934 - December 28, 2017

Barbara Jean Howard, age 83, passed away on Thursday, December 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara was born in San Antonio, TX to parents Robert and Dell (Velten) Hosea. She graduated from Brackenridge High School and worked in Customer Service at AAFES for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Howard and her partner Jerry Keynon. Barbara is survived by sons;...
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Henry Kleck

December 18, 1931 - December 27, 2017

Dr. Henry Kleck, age 86, of San Antonio, died on December 27, 2017. Dr. Kleck was born in Fredericksburg, Texas and moved with his family to San Antonio in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve in 1949, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from St. Mary's University, and accepted a commission to the U.S. Army in 1954. Dr. Kleck then received his medical degree from...
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Mary M. Theis

July 20, 1918 - December 26, 2017

Mary Magdalene Ramzinski Theis born July 20, 1918 in St Hedwig, Texas died on December 26, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at age 99 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman W. Theis, her son, Herbert Theis (surviving wife, Sandy), her brothers Anthony, Dominic, Alouis, Julius, and sister Pauline. She is survived by her younger brother Frank, her children:...
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John Anthony Gonzales

September 20, 1964 - December 26, 2017

John Anthony Gonzales, went to be with the Lord at the age 53. He was born to parents: Joe Albert and Martina Gonzales in San Antonio, TX. John was taught the principles of working to be self-sufficient at a very young age. His father helped him get his first job as a bus boy, at the La Mansion. John graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1982. Shortly after high school, he joined the...
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Rev. Dr. Jack Carroll Bush, Sr.

June 18, 1929 - December 26, 2017

For the Rev. Dr. Jack Carroll Bush, Sr., his work here is done. As with all Methodist clergy, he has received a new appointment and at long last, his final appointment has arrived. He was known by many as simply, "Rev" and was born in Waco, Texas on June 18, 1929, to Richard C. Bush Sr. and Vivien Evelyn Harris Bush. He married the love of his life, Ruth Louise Kline, in 1950 after...
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Todd Stillwell

April 15, 1965 - December 25, 2017

Todd Stillwell, 52, due to natural causes passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on April 15, 1965 to Jim and Georgia Stillwell. Todd attended Antonian High School, after graduation he attended Texas Tech, where he graduated with a degree in Microbiology. Todd was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, served on the Board of Directors for Catholic...
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TERRENCE L. MISH, USAF (Ret.)

June 20, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Terrence Lee Mish went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2017, at the age of 84. He was born on June 20, 1933, in Chambersburg, PA to parents, Henry John and Elizabeth Mish. Terrence attended Penn State University, where he was a member of the Zeta Zeta and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternities. Later, he joined the United States Air Force and climbed through the ranks as an Officer, Captain, and...
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