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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

Jerry Joe Cunningham

June 6, 1941 - January 23, 2020

Born in Mound Valley Kansas, Graduate of Kansas State University, proudly served his country in the Navy flying F4 phantoms during Vietnam conflict. After leaving the Navy, he worked in the Floral Wholesale industry in various locations and Floral Importing in Miami. After moving to Texas, he was in car sales and retired as sales manager at Land Rover San Antonio. He was preceded in death by...
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Dr. Neil Arthur Morgan

October 18, 1938 - January 23, 2020

Dr. Neil Arthur Morgan, 81, passed away at home in San Antonio on January 23rd with his loved ones by his side. Neil was born in Brooklyn, New York along with a fraternal twin, Melvin, on October 18, 1938 and raised by his mother Rose Chernow Laufer. After attending high school in Great Neck, NY, where he was the New York State long jump champion, Neil attended Boston University on an athletic...
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Robert Brooke Cadwallader

January 1, 1930 - January 19, 2020

Robert Brooke Cadwallader, known as "Bobby" to his family, friends, and colleagues, died early in the morning at home on January 19, 2020. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 1, 1930, the first of that city's births that decade, the son of Raymond Davis Cadwallader and Mary Eva Cadwallader (née Schmidt). When he went to Southern Methodist University in 1949 on an athletic scholarship...
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Michael Lee Burkett

January 19, 2020

Michael L Burkett, age 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his home in Windcrest, Texas. Beloved husband of Diane Burkett; loving father of Jennifer, Stephen (Kristi), and Christopher Burkett; grandfather of Austin, Elizabeth and Charlotte Burkett; son of Aileene and the late Reinhold Burkett; sibling of Ron, Carole, and the late Phillip Burkett; uncle of many nieces and...
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Marilyn Terry Lanfear

December 27, 1930 - January 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that our mom, Marilyn Terry Lanfear, died on January 19, 2020 at the age of 89. Marilyn was a well-known artist. Her artwork was serious, detailed, and extremely well thought out. She worked with many art forms. Marilyn was a skilled water colorist, oil painter, sculptor, paper maker, seamstress, designer—and more. Through her art she was also the...
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Alexander Yamin

January 9, 1932 - January 18, 2020

On January 18, 2020 the angels took home our Alex, a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. He is finally at peace after an extended battle with Leukemia. Alexander (Alex)Fred Yamin, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home. Born January 9,1932 in San Antonio to Lida Mae Sedgwick and Fred Kaiser Yamin. Later Fred Krupalla became Alex's stepfather. He is preceded in death by...
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Eldridge "Biff" Wiley Coleman

October 5, 1955 - January 17, 2020

Eldridge "Biff" Wiley Coleman, of San Antonio, died Jan. 17, 2020, at the age of 64. Biff was born in San Antonio to Marie Crisp and Samuel ("Sam") Coleman on Oct. 5, 1955. He was a playful kid who loved sports, especially football. In 1974, he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and attended Texas A&I University. In 1978, he married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne "Suzy" Hrncir. For 41...
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Tim Cox

January 17, 2020

Tim Cox, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020, surrounded by his family at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Ann Marie Cox, brother Michael Cox, sister Margie Callahan, and brother George Walsh. Tim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jo Cox; four sons, James, Tim, Joey (Eydee) and Jason; grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa), Brandon, Ariana,...
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Graham Knight

July 8, 1925 - January 17, 2020

Graham Butler Knight was born on July 8, 1925 in New York, New York. He was the only son of Major Butler Lewis Knight and Agnes Graham Knight. After briefly attending the Sidwell-Friends school in Washington, D.C., Graham graduated from the San Antonio Academy and Texas Military Institute. He attended Davidson College for a year before enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1943. As a navigator he...
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Reginald J. Sapenter

January 16, 2020

Col. Reginald J. Sapenter, age 91, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. He was born on May 19, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to parents, Ernest Sapenter and Ruby Perry Sapenter. Reginald graduated from Prairie View A&M University excelling in track as a S.W.A.C. Champion, and participated in ROTC where he received his commissioning as Second Lieutenant. He was awarded numerous commendations...
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Beatrice A. Rodriguez

August 27, 1923 - January 16, 2020

Beatrice A. Rodriguez, age 96, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at her home in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Robert Rodriguez. Beatrice is survived by her sons, Joe (Elida), Roger (Joan), and Andy; grandchildren, Valerie, Roger, Jr., Analisa, and Monica; great grandchildren, Ali, Samantha, Stephanie, Shemaiah, Madison, and Avery; great-great...
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Gloria Anne O'Neil

November 29, 1944 - January 15, 2020

Gloria Anne O'Neil, age 75, died January 15, 2020, at her home in San Antonio, Texas, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Covington, Virginia, on November 29, 1944, and is the middle daughter of Jack Haywood and Virginia Frances O'Neil, both of whom preceded her in death. Her older sister, Linda Deane Robinson, also preceded her in death, but she is survived by her...
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Joseph M. Bernstein

January 15, 2020

Joseph Bernstein, a retired engineer in San Antonio, Texas, died on January 15, 2020 at the age of 92. Joseph (Joe) is survived by four of his children, Kenneth Bernstein (Barbara) of Dallas, Texas; Susan Charboneau (Tony, deceased) of San Antonio, Texas; Nancy Jackson (Jim) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Wendy O'Donnell (Hogan) of Cedar Park, Texas. Joseph was preceded in death by Sandra...
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Guadalupe C. Sandoval

January 13, 2020

Guadalupe C. Sandoval, 84, a lifelong native of San Antonio was called to be with the Lord on January 13, 2020. Guadalupe attended Fox Tech High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. in 1954 and was responsible for amphibious operations. He embarked on board the USNA General Nelson Walker (Tap 125), the USS Lst 1101 and the USNS Morton. His duty assignments were to San Diego...
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Peter Alexander Steele

June 7, 1962 - January 13, 2020

Peter Alexander Steele, 57, passed away from this life into eternal life on January 13, 2020. The son of Ethel Williams and Neville Steele, he was born on June 7, 1962 in St. Ann Jamaica West Indies. He graduated from University City Senior High School in University Missouri. He pursued a career in Hospitality Services in St. Louis Missouri at Green Briar Hills Country Club and the Argyle Club...
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Debra Sue Swager

July 11, 1952 - January 13, 2020

DEBRA SUE SWAGER July 11, 1952 – January 13, 2020 Debra Sue Swager was called to Heaven on Monday January 13, 2020. The oldest of four daughters born on July 11, 1952 to Robert Fred and Letitia Swager. Debra graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School where she met her late husband Gerald Wayne Laubach. Debra was a self-taught, talented artist who specialized in pen and ink...
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Loletta Mourette Boehme

December 27, 1927 - January 13, 2020

A cherished wife, a beloved mother, an adored grandmother, a respected aunt, a loyal friend, a tender spirit, a dazzling beauty, and a faithful servant to the Lord, Loletta Mourette Boehme, 92, passed away surrounded by family Monday, January 13, 2020. Mourette was born in Katy, Texas, December 27, 1927, to Dewey and Lula Peek. As a young girl, she surprised her parents by announcing her...
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Ruby M. O'Banion

July 2, 1931 - January 12, 2020

Ruby M. O'Banion, age, 88, passed away, January 12, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on July 2, 1931, to parents, William B. Sorey and Mae E. Nichols. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Edward O'Banion, three daughters; Debbie, Jo, and Connie; two son-in laws, Scott Vernon and Bobby Tugmon; two sisters, Grace DeBose and Joyce Wallace (Tommy); three grandchildren, Sarah, Hunter, and...
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Lucy Yerly Walters

August 22, 1933 - January 11, 2020

Lucy Yerly Walters was born August 22, 1933 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Beatrice Masterson Richards and Francis Everett Yerly. She died on January 11, 2020. Lucy moved to Texas when she was six years old and has been maintaining her friendships from McKinley Elementary School, Mark Twain Junior High, and Thomas Jefferson High School all these years. Entering Sophie Newcomb at the age of 16, she...
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Helen Black McAllister

November 22, 1928 - January 11, 2020

Helen Earle Black McAllister, age 91, went to the Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in San Antonio. Helen Earle (affectionately shortened to H.E.) was born on November 22, 1928 in Temple, Texas to Imogene Winn and Lee Cameron Black. While attending Moody High School she served as the 1943 state president of the Future Homemakers of Texas. She graduated from Southwestern University in 1949....
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Edelmira C. Saldana

January 22, 1922 - January 10, 2020

Edelmira C. Saldaña, age 97, was born to parents Jose B. Campa and Frances Lujan Campa in Dallas, Texas. "Delma," as she was known to many of her family and friends, later moved to San Antonio where she met and married Alfonso "Lefty" Saldaña in 1940. In 1950, in order for the couple to purchase their first house, Edelmira entered the work force when she went to work for Joske's. She...
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Fernando Quiroz Herrera

December 28, 1947 - January 10, 2020

Fernando Quiroz Herrera, age 72, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on December 28, 1947, in San Antonio to parents, Jessie C. Herrera and Isabel Quiroz. Fernando graduated from West Anchorage High School in Alaska. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968, during the Vietnam War, where he served as a radio telephone operator and APC track commander....
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William Joseph Collins, M.S.C.

August 13, 1943 - January 7, 2020

Fr. Bill was born to Tom and Nora Collins in County Kerry, Ireland and was the oldest of four children. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Christy. He is survived by his sister Margaret and brother, Tom, their families, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Fr. Bill was ordained to the priesthood on December 21, 1967 and celebrated his 52nd year in...
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Maria Luisa West Negri

January 7, 2020

Maria Luisa West Negri, widow of internationally known opera and concert tenor, Nerino Negri, died January 7, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Negri was born August 20, 1931, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to John Amos and Winnie Davis Jackson West. Mr. West was well-known in philatelic & numismatic circles, while Mrs. West, daughter of pioneers, was a journalist, editor and reporter for several...
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Guadalupe D. Gonzales

December 24, 1928 - January 5, 2020

Guadalupe D. Gonzales, age 91, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Born on December 24, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to parents, Jesus de Hoyos and Guadalupe Hernandez. She was Unit President of Woodrow Wilson Unit 399, American Legion, San Antonio, Texas and VFW Post 918 lifetime member. Lupe's life was a reflection of her service to others as shown by her volunteerism at...
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Carolyn Henderson

September 28, 1938 - January 5, 2020

Carolyn Millar Henderson passed away peacefully with loving family members at her side. She is survived by her husband Jack Henderson; daughters Carolyn Coles (Bob), Cynthia Samsel-Hernandez (Ed), Jamie ZumMallen; grandchildren Chandra Tarro, Matthew Coles, Jennifer Hamel, Kristin Silva, Sydney ZumMallen, Michael ZumMallen; and 4 great grandchildren. Carolyn was the youngest of three children...
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Donald Dewey Munson

September 9, 1941 - January 5, 2020

Donald Dewey Munson passed away on January 5, 2020. He was born on September 9, 1941, in North Platte, Nebraska to Dewey Benjamin Munson and Laura Lorraine Booze. He was raised in McPherson County, Nebraska on a ranch north of Ringgold and graduated from McPherson County High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army. Upon his return, he married Judy Rae Castle; they were married 53 years. ...
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Jo Anne York Archer

February 26, 1932 - January 5, 2020

Jo Anne York Archer was born in San Antonio, Texas, on February 26, 1932. She passed away peacefully in her home on January 5, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. She is preceded in death by her husband Major Kern Allyn Archer, who served in the U.S Air Force; her parents Irene and David S. York; and her sister Betty York Harbaugh. She is survived by her sons Gary (Elizabeth) of San Jose, California,...
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Bernardine (Gallie) Wolf

December 27, 1934 - January 5, 2020

Bernardine (Gallie) Wolf was born December 27, 1934, in West, Texas. She was given to God's care January 5, 2020. Gallie retired from Joske's Department Store. During and after retirement she was a devoted caregiver and supportive to her parents and brothers. Her family Sunday dinners were enjoyed by all. Over her lifetime, she continued caring for her sister and brother-in-law until their...
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Vernal Bee Richardson

January 3, 2020

Vernal Bee Richardson, age 82, was called home on Friday, January 3, 2020. Vernal was born in Seguin, Texas, where he found Christ at Sweet Home Baptist Church and attended Sweet Home Community School. He joined the United States Army at the age of 18 and he continued his education through college. Vernal had a passion for farming and enjoyed raising his cattle and horses in Seguin, Texas. At...
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Guadalupe R. Palos

August 3, 1949 - January 2, 2020

Guadalupe Ramos Palos, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and colleague went before the presence of God on Tuesday, January 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel Ramos and Elisa Muñoz, her brother, David, and her first husband Roberto Ballinas. Guadalupe was born and grew up in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. Raised in a Nazarene family,...
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Harold Robert "Rob" Hunsaker

July 21, 1966 - January 1, 2020

Harold Robert Hunsaker, age 53, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to Harold Leslie Hunsaker and Freda Lorene Duckworth on July 21, 1966 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Rob grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School. Some of his fondest memories were of his friends and his membership in the Conroe Tiger Marching Band. He graduated from...
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Lynn Lamar Moody

August 11, 1951 - December 31, 2019

Lynn Lamar Moody, age 68, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, December 31, 2019 after a prolonged illness. He was born August 11, 1951 in San Antonio to Thomas Edward Moody, Sr. and Billie Jo Moody Stehling and was also raised from the age of 8 by his "father" Felix Stehling, his best friend and mentor. Lynn was a lifetime resident and businessman in the community. He...
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Inken Willis

March 8, 1941 - December 31, 2019

Inken (Engel) Willis, 78, of San Antonio, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on New Year's Eve. She entered this world on March 8, 1941 in Witten, Germany to Dr. Heinz and Agnes Engel. At the mere age of 18, she met, married and moved to the United States with the love of her life (and husband), Leslie Elbert Willis Jr. Omi, as she was known by most, raised six incredible ...
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Margaret Sue Curtis-Moore

March 18, 1923 - December 31, 2019

Dr. Margaret Sue Curtis Moore, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 31, 2019. She was born in Ennis, TX to Mayme and Irvin Curtis. Her parents and her loving husband Joe Terry Moore Jr. of 56 years preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Joe Terry Moore Ill, grandchildren, Shelby Sue Moore and Joe Terry Moore IV and great-grandson Colby F. Meeder. She graduated from The...
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Barry Edward Swartz, MD, JD

February 3, 1945 - December 30, 2019

Our dearest husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend, Barry Edward Swartz, MD JD, 74, passed away in San Antonio on the evening of December 30th. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, into a close-knit family, Barry attended Dickinson College and Temple University School of Medicine. In 1971, he began his five-year general surgery residency at Baylor in Houston, under Dr. Michael...
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Lloyd M. Gonzales

April 18, 1949 - December 30, 2019

Lloyd Max Gonzales, age 70, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, December 30, 2019, in San Antonio. He was born on April 18, 1949, to his parents, Gonzalo and Herminia (Minnie) Sotello Gonzales in Boerne, Texas. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Gonzales. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rosemary; daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Rudy Pozos;...
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Arthur C. Flores, Jr.

November 22, 1927 - December 27, 2019

Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. and Mary R. Flores. Arthur is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sylvia; his children Cecilia, Kathy and Arthur III; son-in-law Gerry Rigby and extended family members Cynthia Cooper O'Connor, her husband Dan, and Elizabeth and Tim Turner. Arthur was devoted to his family and was a successful businessman until his retirement. He was a hobby...
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Frank Cantoya

February 5, 1929 - December 26, 2019

Frank Cantoya, born February 5, 1929, in San Antonio, Texas, died on December 26, 2019, at the age of 90. Although he lived most of his life in San Antonio, he resided in Papillion, Nebraska for the last 16 months. Frank joined the Army at age 17 and served from 1946-1949. He was part of the Army Signal Corp stationed in Japan. In civilian life, he worked on B-52 electronic systems at Kelly AFB....
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Maria D. Acosta

June 9, 1928 - December 25, 2019

Maria D. Acosta, age 91, of San Antonio, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. She was born June 9, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to Lorenzo and Antonia Escobedo Pena. Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur S. Acosta, Sr.; her parents; 7 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her children, John, Theresa, Annette, and Arthur Jr; Grandchildren, Clint P. and Jessica P.; 7 Great...
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Chester Harold Chiodo

September 8, 1918 - December 25, 2019

Chester Harold Chiodo gave his family the gift of his last day on this earth for Christmas, passing peacefully on December 25. His life began 101 years ago when he was born to parents Russel and Eva Chiodo above Wong's Grocery on Cevallos street. Growing up during the depression, he treasured the summers working on his uncle Elbert's farm near Medina, Texas. He put himself through the...
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Frances Camille Gong

July 8, 1950 - December 25, 2019

Frances Camille Gong, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, in San Antonio. Camille was born in Duncan, Mississippi, to parents, Dong Jung Gong and Kwock Ying Gong. She was a graduate of MSCW (now MUW) with a degree in Music Education. Camille was a teacher with SAISD from 1986 until her retirement and was so very proud of SAISD's mariachi program. She has remained involved with...
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John Robert Lowell

December 24, 2019

John Robert Lowell passed away peacefully on December 24, 2019, at the age of 86 after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. John was born on January 27, 1933 in East Moriches, New York to Ethel and Elmer Lowell. He spent his early years growing up in East Moriches, Long Island, NY where he attended high school. He married Gertrude Lowell and the couple had two children, John R. Lowell Jr....
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Marjorie Williams

October 3, 1922 - December 23, 2019

Marjorie Natalie Kelley Williams, age 97, passed away on Monday, December 23rd, 2019, holding a picture of her late husband Ray, eagerly awaiting their reunion. She was born October 3, 1922 in San Antonio to Ed & Annie Kelley. She married the love of her life, Ray Williams, and was a devoted wife and mother. Marjorie was a descendant of John "Jack" Coker who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto...
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Clifton J. Martinez

December 31, 1968 - December 21, 2019

Detective Clifton J. Martinez ended his watch on December 21, 2019 at the age of 50. Clifton was born to Albert J. Martinez and Bette J. Graves on December 31, 1968 in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his mother and his sister, Cynthia Jean Martinez. Clifton is survived by his father; stepmother, Cathy J. Martinez; brother, Dennis J. Martinez (Maria Akalovsky-Martinez); nieces,...
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Harold Morris Risener

December 18, 2019

Harold Morris Risener, age 95, died on December 18, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Risener of Greenville, Texas, son Hal M. Risener Jr., and his wife, Bennie L. Risener. Harold was born and raised on a farm in Hunt County, Texas where he picked cotton with Audie Murphy, the most decorated service man in the history of the United States World War II. Upon...
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Donald B. Harrell

October 7, 1929 - December 17, 2019

Donald B. Harrell, age 90, peacefully passed away on December 17, 2019. He was born October 7th, 1929 to Joe and Edyth Harrell in Dallas, Texas. In 1954, following his graduation from Texas A&M University and two years of military service, Don moved to San Antonio, Texas. In 1959, Don married the love of his life, Betsy Fenstermaker, with whom he spent 58 memorable and exciting years. He was...
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Pedro A. De Leon, MD

April 21, 1930 - December 15, 2019

Pedro A. De Leon, M.D., age 89, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in San Antonio surrounded by family and friends. He was born April 21, 1930, in San Antonio, Texas, to Juan and Emilia (Abraham) De Leon. As a young man, Pedro found an interest in medicine as a means to helping his community. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve. Dr. Pedro A. De Leon was...
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Maria G. Jimenez

August 10, 1926 - December 14, 2019

Maria G. Jimenez, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Tía and friend was called home on Saturday, December 14, 2019, surrounded by her family. Maria is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, sisters-in-law, daughter-in-law and so many loved ones. She was the last of her family generation to ascend into Heaven. Maria is survived by her children Manuel (Laly✝️), Felipe ...
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Roberta Jane Benesch

November 8, 1934 - December 12, 2019

Roberta Jane Bickham Benesch went to be with The Lord December 12, 2019. Jane was born November 8, 1934 in Dallas, Texas to Roberta Carver Bickham and George Walker Bickham. Jane attended Alamo Heights High School where she was a twirler for the Mules football team. After graduating in 1953, she attended The University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority. ...
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Charline Hamblin McCombs

October 17, 1928 - December 12, 2019

Charline Hamblin McCombs, San Antonio Civic Leader and Philanthropist, Passes Away at 91 Charline Hamblin McCombs, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Charline leaves a tremendous legacy in Texas through her leadership and charitable support of the arts, education, youth, research, and faith-based...
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Ralph George LaRochelle, USAF (Ret.)

February 15, 1937 - December 11, 2019

Ralph G. LaRochelle, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on February 15, 1937, in Lowell, MA, to parents, Phillip Louis LaRochelle and Anna Marie Daley (both deceased). He proudly served his country for 21 years in the United States Air Force, earning numerous medals, awards and commendations. He was preceded in death by Philip Nicholas LaRochelle,...
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Christopher Morris Barclay

August 25, 1951 - December 10, 2019

Mr. Christopher Morris Barclay of San Antonio, TX passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the age of 68 due to complications from pneumonia. Chris was born to parents Alexander Tedford Barclay, Jr. and Elizabeth Ann "Lisa" McGee Kefauver on August 25, 1951 at St. David's hospital in Austin, TX. He grew up as the middle of three brothers and attended high school at the San Marcos Baptist...
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Kenneth Henry Landry

March 25, 1939 - December 10, 2019

Kenneth H. Landry, 80, of Boerne, TX and formerly of Woburn, MA passed away unexpectedly on December 10 in San Antonio, TX. He was the beloved husband of Mary Ann (Haverty) Landry for 54 years. He is lovingly survived by his children Kenneth W. Landry and his wife Kimberly of Norton, MA, Bob Landry and his wife Kristen of San Antonio, and Nancy Scalesse and her husband Richard of Woburn. Dear...
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Annie A. Cadena

March 7, 1941 - December 10, 2019

Annie A. Cadena, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away December 10, 2019, at the age of 78. She is preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Concepcion Arias; her brothers, Ramon, Magdaleno, Leonides, Nicolas, Milton Jr., Leonard; sisters, Encarnacion, Antonia, Guadalupe Garcia and Mary. Annie is survived by her husband of 60 years Homer Cadena; daughters, Jo...
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Mary Grace Cantu

March 31, 1964 - December 10, 2019

Mary Grace Cantu went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the age of fifty-five. She was born to Domingo and Anita Berlanga in San Antonio, Texas. Mary was a graduate of Phillis Wheatley High School and went on to graduate from San Antonio College with a legal secretary associates degree. She was a member of the Baptist Health System accounts payable department for thirty-five...
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Donald Zaike

February 7, 1930 - December 9, 2019

Donald A. Zaike, age 89, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019. Don was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University and entered the Air Force, serving as a pilot. Don saw combat in the Vietnam War and was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses among other decorations. He was a member of the Order of the Daedalians, a fraternity of military aviators. After active duty,...
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Lane Tokunaga

March 2, 1961 - December 8, 2019

Lane Tokunaga, age 58, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Born on March 2, 1961, in San Francisco, California, to parents, Tom Shoji Tokunaga and Karumo Hamahashi. 4th Dan Master karate. He was an awesome chef in the kitchen, on the grill and baker, he loved crawfish. During his free time he enjoyed, hunting, shooting, playing slow pitch softball, playing with his dog...
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Conrado Hernandez

December 8, 2019

Conrado (Conrad) A. Hernandez, age 82, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, December 8th, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born August 17th, 1937 to Luz Asian and attended St. Ann's Grade School and St. Mary's Catholic School. He graduated from Fox Tech High School Class of 1955 where he met his late wife Rachel Villarreal, they shared 55 years of marriage. Conrad served his country...
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Rollin W. King, Jr

May 12, 1960 - December 6, 2019

After a long illness that seemed to have been overcome, Rollin White King, Jr. was suddenly called into the everlasting presence of the Lord on December 6, 2019. Rollin was born in Washington DC on May 12, 1960 to Marcia Gygli King and Rollin King Sr. He attended grade school at St. Luke's Episcopal. After moving to Dallas, he graduated from Highland Park High School. Later, Rollin returned...
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Charles Gill

December 5, 2019

Charles Gill, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 5, 2019. He was born on April 19, 1937, in San Antonio to Jesse and Martina Gill. At age 13, he got a job sweeping floors in a pawn shop and worked in the pawn business for the rest of his life. Charles was the owner of San Pedro Pawn Shop, the first pawn shop to open on San Pedro in August 1976. In January 2015, after 40 years...
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Kalliopi Evans

May 30, 1950 - December 4, 2019

Kalliopi Evans, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Kalliopi was born May 30th, 1950, in Iraklion, Crete, Greece to parents Eleftherios and Sophia Avgoustakis. She married Wilson R. Evans, an Airman stationed on Crete, in 1972 and began her life here in the United States of America when she was 22 years of age. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Debi Welch

August 10, 1953 - December 4, 2019

Debra "Debi" JoAnn Rutledge Welch, age 66, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 with her loving husband, Ronnie, by her side. She is preceded in death by her parents, Joyce and Tilman Rutledge; her brother, Rocky Rutledge, and her sister, Brenda Schuh. She survived by her husband, Ronnie Welch; her brother, Danny Rutledge; and numerous nieces and nephews. CELEBRATION OF...
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Pat Woolley

December 3, 2019

Pat Woolley passed away on December 3, 2019, at home in the presence of family at the age of 85. Pat was born to Wesley Leonard and Katherine Poore in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Jerry Woods; and beloved daughter-in-law, Justina Tardy Schmidt. Pat is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert E. Woolley; sons, Randy Schmidt and Scott Schmidt ...
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William Earl Crump III

October 7, 1938 - December 3, 2019

William Earl "Bill" Crump III, age 81, born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, slid into heaven on December 3, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. He was the son of William Earl Crump Jr. and Elizabeth Curtis Crump. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Benjamin Crump and sister Tamsy Freeman. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jane Hallman Crump of San Antonio; his son William Earl Crump...
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Elliott Z. Cohen

April 20, 1932 - December 1, 2019

Elliott Cohen April 20, 1932 – December 1, 2019 Elliott Z. Cohen passed away December 1, 2019 at the age of 87 years. Elliott was born in Birmingham, Alabama but moved to Houston, Texas with his family as a small child, where he lived until graduation from high school. He then attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1954 with a degree in Business Administration. During his...
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Ciro Valent Sumaya, M.D., M.P.H.T.M.

August 1, 1941 - December 1, 2019

Ciro Valent Sumaya M.D., M.P.H.T.M., age 78 entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior on December 1, 2019. Born the son of Jorge Sumaya Longoria and Irene Valent Sumaya from Brownsville, Texas. Ciro was a direct descendant of the pioneer land grant families of Valent, Lieck, and Longoria's of Port Isabel, Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Tamps, Mexico. Ciro graduated as Valedictorian...
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Joe Rodriguez

June 8, 1935 - November 29, 2019

Joe Rodriguez, age 84, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born on June 8, 1935 in San Antonio, to parents, Francisca Cortinas and Manuel Rodriguez. Joe served and retired from the United States Navy, serving for 22 years, and participated during the Korean War. He also served 2 years during the Vietnam War. He traveled around...
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Socorro Noin Dutra

January 28, 1933 - November 29, 2019

Socorro Dutra went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2019 at the age of 86. She was born in San Antonio, TX on January 28, 1933. She was a devout catholic, a loving mother, dedicated grandmother, an avid gardener and a wonderful cook. Socorro loved spending time with her dog "Sister" and her birds. Socorrro was preceded in death by her parents, Fernando Noin and Genara Castaneda Noin; siblings...
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Rebecca L. Medina

August 6, 1923 - November 29, 2019

Rebecca L. Medina, age 96, went to be with the Lord, Friday, November 29th in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by parents, Ramon and Martha Losoya; husband, Richard L. Medina; son, Harry James Medina. Rebecca Medina is survived by children; Richard Medina Jr. (Gloria), Willie Medina (Sandra), Yolanda Michaud (Gil), Jeanette Medina, Rebecca Bueno, Joe Medina (Patricia); 16...
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Marion Jeffrey Stout

October 17, 1953 - November 28, 2019

Marion Jeffrey Stout, 66, of Shamrock, Texas, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, in Amarillo, Texas. Marion was born in Pawnee, Oklahoma, to Phyllis O'Kief and Billy Ray Berg on October 17, 1953. He graduated from Sharyland High School in Mission, Texas, in 1971. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 17. He was a Veteran who...
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Alan L. Sands

March 29, 1932 - November 28, 2019

Alan Lubel Sands, 87, died of natural causes Nov. 28 in Georgetown. Born March 29, 1932, in San Antonio, Alan was abandoned by his father at age 2. Alan's mother could not properly care for him and his brother Jerry, so for five years they lived in an orphanage in Houston. Alan would see his father only one more time – on his 13th birthday. A year later, Alan's friend would annoy him by...
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Teresa Gonzalez Farmer

January 25, 1930 - November 27, 2019

Teresa Gonzalez Farmer, 89, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Wednesday November 27, 2019 in Round Rock, Texas, with her children by her side. She was born January 25, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas to Frank and Lucille Gonzalez (nee Estrada). She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, and a graduate of Fox Tech High School, where she was a member of the Red Jackets. After graduating...
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Antonio Pedraza

May 15, 1940 - November 27, 2019

Antonio Pedraza, Age 79, born in Morelia, Mexico, ended his battle with pancreatic cancer, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. On November 27, 2019, God reached down, declared him the winner, and took him to his everlasting reward. Antonio was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Pedraza Rojas, mother, Maria del Carmen Castillo de Pedraza and sister, Josefina. Antonio is...
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Bruce McKay Miller

March 26, 1931 - November 26, 2019

Bruce McKay Miller, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at his home in San Antonio, Texas under hospice care, attended to primarily by his wife and children. He was born on March 26, 1931 in Brady, Texas to Tom Hill Miller and James Scott Shropshire Miller. Bruce graduated from Brady High School in 1948. He won an academic scholarship to Texas A & M College. He graduated as a ...
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Bruce Frederich Welch III

October 12, 1953 - November 25, 2019

Bruce Frederich Welch III, age 66, passed away on Monday, November 25th in San Antonio, Texas with Mark Welch, Ken Gould and Chris Price at his side. He was born in Munich, Germany on October 12, 1953 to Christine Wallek Welch of Cieszyn, Poland and Bruce Welch, Jr., of Crossett, Arkansas. As an Air Force brat, he lived in Munich, Germany, Arkansas, Hawaii, Florida, South Carolina and Texas...
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Michael Rice Dalton

March 26, 1945 - November 24, 2019

Michael Rice Dalton, "Mike", age 74, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Mike was born March 26, 1945 in Wendell, Idaho to James and Beverley Dalton. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Technology, earning a Master in Business Administration following his service as First Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War...
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Ronald "Ron" E. Beaudette

August 25, 1933 - November 23, 2019

Ronald E. "Ron" Beaudette, age 86, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 25, 1933 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Harold and Ruth (Jackson) Beaudette. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service after which he became a hair dresser and salon owner. Ron was very artistic and loved talking to people. He was very kind and gentle and...
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Lawrence R. "Bucky" Wellisch

November 21, 2019

Lt. Col. Lawrence R. "Bucky" Wellisch was supremely gifted at finding a higher quality golf ball in the hazard of a golf course than the one he'd just hit into it. With an irreverent sense of humor, Bucky greeted everyone he met with a bright smile and, quite often, a breakfast taco. Bucky died unexpectedly due to complications from a recent cold on November 21, 2019. He was 73 years old...
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James William Little

May 20, 1952 - November 20, 2019

With a heavy heart we announce that James William Little passed away peacefully on November 20, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. James was born into a South Texas ranching family from Crystal City, Texas on May 20, 1952 to Laverne Little and Joseph Paul Little. After graduating from Crystal City High School where he excelled in tennis and football, James enrolled at The University of...
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Vincenzo Anthony Caridi, Jr.

October 21, 1938 - November 19, 2019

Please join with the family of Vincenzo Caridi in remembering and celebrating his life, as he has departed this one on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Vincenzo Antonino Caridi, JR. or Vince; as those who know him was born in White Plains, New York, on October 21, 1938. His parents Vincenzo and Felicia Caridi, proud Italian patriots, immigrated to the United States through the famed Ellis Island...
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Dorothy F. Thompson

November 18, 2019

Dorothy Farnum Thompson, known to friends as "Babs," was "gathered unto her people" from a peaceful sleep on November 18, 2019 at the age of 95. Babs was born in New York and raised in what was then called "Little Italy" in Harlem where the Catholic Church nurtured a warm community. As a young woman, she and her closest friend moved to San Francisco where she met and married the love of her...
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Yale (Buzz) Trustin

April 20, 1924 - November 16, 2019

Yale F. (Buzz) Trustin was born in Omaha Nebraska to Harry and Bess Trustin. He was the grandson of Belarusian immigrants and son of one of Omaha's most well-known and celebrated couples. His sister, Barbara Trustin Taxman, also made her mark in Omaha's classical music concert series, tournament bridge and social circles during her long life. Buzz graduated from Omaha Central High School and...
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Janice L. Williams

July 21, 1965 - November 15, 2019

Jan Williams, age 54, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born July 21, 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona and adopted at age 9 by Joyce Jordan Leming and Marvin Leming. Jan was an accomplished artist and loved to travel. In her youth, she lived in Italy and Germany. Later in life, she enjoyed cruises and traveling the US by camper and travel trailer. She recently...
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Alice Jeannette "Jo" Moore

March 8, 1931 - November 15, 2019

Alice Jeannette "Jo" Moore, age 88, went to be with her Lord while surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 15, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Jo was born on March 8, 1931 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was preceded in death by James and Edith Hart (parents) and Mary Probert (sister). Jo is survived by her dedicated husband of 67 years, Harold Moore, daughter and son-in...
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William Spence, Jr.

May 5, 1926 - November 14, 2019

William Spence Jr. was born May 5, 1926 in Boston, MA to William Spence and Beulah (Boots) Spence. Bill was the second of three children and the first son. He died on November 14, 2019 with family by his side. He was 93 at the time of his passing. Bill Spence was born for military service. His father was a strong leader and instilled into his children the need to defend our great country against...
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Arturo Soto

April 18, 1964 - November 14, 2019

Arturo Soto, age 55, passed away on Monday, November 14, 2019, San Antonio, TX. Born on April 18, 1964, in San Antonio, to parents, Cleofas Soto and Gloria Aguilar. Preceded in death by, his parents Cleofas and Gloria. Arturo Soto is survived by his wife, Rosa Soto; brother, Cleofas A. Soto, Jr.; and sisters, Yolanda Soto, Gloria Pollard and Laura Ibarra.
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Bernard A. McGaffigan

September 13, 1920 - November 14, 2019

Lt. Col. Bernard A. McGaffigan, USAF (Ret.) completed his pilgrimage and departed earth on November 14, 2019, for eternal life. Bernard was born on September 13, 1920 in Dallas, Texas to Bernard and Hattie McGaffigan. He was predeceased by his brothers Glenn and Hallett, and his two sons Bernard Jr. and Stephen. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving and devoted wife of 76...
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Cenobio R. Martinez

April 5, 1941 - November 13, 2019

Cenobio Martinez, age 78, was reunited with his wife, our mother, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was a hard worker and good provider for his family. Cenobio gave a lot of love and received a lot of love. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Angelina Martinez. Cenobio is survived by his children, Lisa Martinez, Frank Martinez and his...
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John Samuel Johnson

August 7, 1934 - November 13, 2019

John Samuel Johnson John Samuel Johnson of Palm Beach County, Florida and Cooper, Maine, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the age of 85. He was born in 1934 in Machias, Maine to Clarence Alfred Johnson and Vivian Johnson Dodge. John graduated from Washington Academy in East Machias, Maine and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served from 1954-1957. Upon his...
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Douglas Alan Harris

April 4, 1959 - November 12, 2019

Douglas Alan Harris, age 60, passed away November 12, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born April 4, 1959, in Alameda, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Alvin Harris & Lana Faith Howell. Doug is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Chantell Harris; his nephew, Curtis and his family-in-law that loved him; as well as his favorite companion, Bandit,...
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Annie L. Wolfram

March 21, 1922 - November 12, 2019

Annie L. Wolfram, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, November 12th, in San Antonio. She was born to Henry and Clemmie Jay in San Antonio, Texas on March 21st, 1922. She attended college at Texas Women's College located in Denton, Texas where she earned her Associate Degree in English. Annie was married to her beloved husband Walter G. Wolfram for 63 years, with whom she had two beautiful...
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Albert C. Esquivel, Sr.

April 8, 1933 - November 11, 2019

Albert C. Esquivel, Sr., age 86, went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. Albert was born on April 8, 1933 in San Antonio, TX to Lauro Esquivel and Alvesia Cuellar Esquivel. Albert graduated from San Antonio College and went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from St. Mary's University. Albert received his Master's Degree from Trinity University where he learned...
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Rodney W. McClellan

December 6, 1946 - November 10, 2019

Rodney W. McClellan, age 72, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 10, 2019. He was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and a lifelong resident of the south east side of San Antonio and Bexar County. Rodney was a graduate of Highlands High School, class of 1964. A couple years later, he enlisted in the Air Force and after six years was honorably discharged with the rank of...
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Elizabeth (Betsy) Welmaker O'Connell

December 14, 1939 - November 9, 2019

She is predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Daniel Thomas O'Connell, her stepson Daniel Jr. and stepdaughter Marcy; her former husband Forrest Nolan Welmaker and former brother-in- law Felix Welmaker. She is survived by her brother, Byron Wright Skillin, Jr. of Trumbull, Connecticut and her niece Adele Skillin of New York City; her step-brother-in-law, Donald O'Connell of Vero Beach, Florida...
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Guadalupe Gomez Godoy

May 15, 1942 - November 8, 2019

Lupe Gomez Godoy, 77, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. She was born in San Antonio, Texas. Moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado with her family in 1965. Soon after, she began working for a military retailer, which eventually lead to a career as a civil servant for over 30 years. She was extremely proud of our military. Witnessing what they do and sacrifices that are made, she was a...
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Charles Kendall "Ken" Harrell

November 5, 1952 - November 7, 2019

Ken Harrell, age 67, passed away on Thursday November 7th, 2019 in San Antonio, TX from a sudden heart attack. He was born on Wednesday November 5th, 1952 to Elaine and Farris O. Harrell in La Marque, Texas. He was preceded in death by his loving parents. He is survived by Mary Helen Gonzalez, former wife and mother to his only child, Brittany Layne Harrell. Ken is also survived by his only...
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Gregorio "Greg" Gonzalez

May 25, 1928 - November 6, 2019

Gregorio "Greg" Gonzalez passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio on November 6, 2019 at the age of 91 with his beloved wife, Gloria, by his side. He was born to Jose G. Gonzalez and Sylvestre Gallego on May 25, 1928 in Corpus Christi, Texas. After graduation from Corpus Christi Miller, he joined the Air Force where he served for four years. Afterwards he worked for Firestone,...
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Rose Marie Elizalde

March 11, 1931 - November 6, 2019

Rose Marie Elizalde, age 88, went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2019 in Arlington, TX. Rose was born to Eduardo Sanchez and Maria Zuniga on March 11, 1931 in San Antonio, TX. She was a loving mother, a military wife and dedicated full heartedly to her family. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Pedro Elizalde; her parents and her two sisters, Teresa Guel and Margaret Lozano. ...
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Alexander K. Frost

February 19, 1995 - November 6, 2019

Alexander K. Frost, age 24, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. MEMORIAL SERVICE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 3:15 PM CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 510 BELKNAP PLACE Reception to follow in the Church Parish Hall. Alex is survived by his mother, Tanya Frost; his father, Bill Frost; his siblings, William Frost, Josephine Frost and Julia Frost.
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