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Our Obituaries

Louise Barclay Jimenez

September 19, 1955 - September 14, 2017

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

May 17, 2004 - September 14, 2017

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

December 8, 1928 - September 12, 2017

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

September 7, 1951 - September 12, 2017

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

October 21, 1929 - September 11, 2017

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

May 14, 1961 - September 9, 2017

Edward Filemon Rodriguez, 56, passed away Saturday, Sept 9, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was a proud American and lived his life with panache. He was born in San Antonio, went to Highlands High School, and lived in San Antonio, Olmos, New Orleans, Hawaii, and worked all over the country. He was a master glazier and loved building high-rise buildings. His hand is in many outstanding...
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Mable B. Cran

September 7, 1926 - September 9, 2017

Mable B. Cran, age 91, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Boerne, TX. She was born in Piave, MS to parents, Riley and Ethel (Nicholson) Byrd. After graduating from Sand Hill High School, Mable attended Jones County Jr. College. She moved to Waynesboro, MS where she met her future husband and they married in 1949. Mable enjoyed being a homemaker and raising their son, Rudy. ...
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David Blaine Simpson

March 9, 1951 - September 8, 2017

For the past 40 years, David Blaine Simpson lived with his wife Tyra near Parita Creek in southeast Bexar County, in a house that they built with their own hands. Their daughter Kate spent her childhood there, from the day she was born until adulthood. Kate says David was the best daddy in the whole world and she is absolutely correct. On Friday, September 8, David died at home, as would...
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William Bill McCrae

December 18, 1934 - September 8, 2017

William McCrae, "Bill" to all who knew him, passed away on September 8. He was born in Chicago to William and Elizabeth McCrae on December 18. Bill was the son of Scottish immigrants, but due to the economic depression in this country, he and his mother moved back to Scotland when he was one, then returned to Chicago when he was six. His Scottish heritage was always important to him. Bill knew at...
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Richard L. Whynot, USCG (RET.)

October 3, 1928 - September 8, 2017

The ship's bell stuck eight, the watch changed, and CAPT. Richard L. Whynot "slipped the mooring" to join his loving wife of 51 years at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Friday, September 8, 2017. Born 3 October, 1928 in Newton, MA, he was preceded by his wife Mary (Signorelli); his father Roland, his mother Ora (at age 102); younger brother Robert (Beverly). Survived by son John (Susan)...
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Conita Benavides Thomae

January 4, 1922 - September 7, 2017

Conita Benavides Thomae, 95, was born #6 in a family of 8 children. Born in Allende, Coahuila, Mexico, she grew up in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, where she had lifelong friends and family and remembered beautiful parties and dances at the Casino National. Having started piano lessons at age five, she was always ready to perform for family and friends, even till early this summer. For four...
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Catherine "Katrina" Ruth Sumerak (Geedman)

March 26, 1952 - September 6, 2017

Catherine "Katrina" Ruth Sumerak (Geedman), age 65, of Fredericksburg, Texas passed away September 6, 2017. Katrina was born into a military family on March 26, 1952 in Fort Belvoir, Fairfax County, Virginia. She spent her younger years living around the world with her family on military installations in Germany, Taiwan, and stateside until her father retired in San Antonio, Texas. Katrina...
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Alice Waggoner Barajas

July 30, 1924 - September 5, 2017

Alice Waggoner Barajas passed away peacefully in her home of more than 60 years at the age of 93 on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. She was born on July 30, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas. As the matriarch of her family, her passion in life was her family. After 39 years, she is reunited in heaven with her husband Rudolph Barajas. While her family will miss her, we know we'll meet again, si Dios quiere. ...
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Stella May Leis

June 24, 1922 - September 4, 2017

On June 24, 1922, in Phoenix, Arizona, Stella May Doss was born to Gladys Ethyl and Robert Alexander Doss. The extended family then moved to San Bernardino, California, where Stella grew up with an older brother Bob and a younger sister Virginia. When she was 16, Stella went to work to help support her family. With a good entrepreneurial instinct, she developed her first business. Stella had...
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Herbert A. Mueller

March 30, 1945 - September 4, 2017

Herb Mueller passed away September 4, 2017 in San Antonio at the age of 72. Herb was born March 30, 1945 and grew up on his family's farm in Cibolo with German being his first language. He graduated from Highlands HS in San Antonio in 1963. After school, he became a TV cameraman before enlisting in the Air Force. He ultimately achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the National Guard. ...
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Edwin L. Schall

November 24, 1926 - September 3, 2017

Edwin L. Schall, 90, passed away on September 3, 2017, San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 24, 1926 in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania to Ross Omar Schall and Hazel Sarah Schrecengost. Edwin began a military and federal career that expanded 39 years, starting in 1944 with his enlistment in the Merchant Marines, transferring services to the U.S Army Air Corps, and ending his military stint in...
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June Putman Velasquez

September 14, 1933 - September 3, 2017

June Putman Velasquez, age 83, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on September 14, 1933 to Louis and Ophelia Putman in Wolfe City, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert "Bob" Putman. June is survived by her husband, Abel Velasquez; stepchildren, Abel Velasquez, Jr., Allan Velasquez, Mary Velasquez, Michael Velasquez,...
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May 26, 1935 - September 2, 2017

Aida L. Guerrero, age 82, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 2, 2017, surrounded by family at her home in Hondo, Texas. She was born on May 26, 1935 to Felix and Ana Sylvia Guerrero in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico. Aida was proud to serve her country as a Second Lieutenant in the Army as a Registered Dietitian. Aida received her Master's degree in Special Education at Incarnate...
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Miguel "Mike" Ramirez

August 10, 1971 - August 31, 2017

Miguel "Mike" Ramirez, 46, was called up to heaven on August 31st, 2017. He was born August 10th, 1971 in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to Rachel Esparza-Camacho and George Ramirez. Mike was a loving father, a soldier, a son, and a brother. His colleagues and family knew him for being a dedicated man, and a giver. Serving 22 years in the US Army, Mike was an accomplished soldier and...
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John Vincent McLaughlin

October 11, 1946 - August 31, 2017

John Vincent McLaughlin passed away on August 31, 2017 due to complications after heart surgery in San Antonio. He was born on October 11, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Eleanore Pease McLaughlin and Charles John McLaughlin. After graduating from St. Joseph's University, John served as a Marine Corps Officer in Vietnam. His professional career started with 20 years in the airline...
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James Augustus McCloskey, Jr.

June 25, 1936 - August 30, 2017

James Augustus McCloskey, Jr, died August 30, 2017 at age 81 at home in Grey Forest, TX. He was born Robert McCloskey at Robert B. Green Hospital in San Antonio, June 25, 1936 to James Augustus McCloskey, MD, and Marian Rebecca Koehler McCloskey. His name was changed to honor his father, who was killed in WWII in the Philippines, where the family was stationed prior to the war. While there, he...
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Royce Neil Price

July 6, 1932 - August 28, 2017

Royce "Neil" Price, 85, died on August 28, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by his loving family. Neil was born on July 6, 1932, in Friona, Texas, to E.L. "Smokey" and Katie (Pittman) Price. He graduated from McLean High School in McLean, Texas and then attended Texas A&M where he graduated with the class of 1955. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force where he...
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Elizabeth "Cissy" Wilhelmy Urrutia

July 7, 1945 - August 27, 2017

Cissy Urrutia passed away on August 27, 2017. She was born in 1945, attended Alamo Heights High School, and received her bachelor's degree in Art History from UT Austin. An avid artist and folk-art collector, Cissy was a vibrant, creative, exuberantly colorful woman who spoke her mind unequivocally and unapologetically. Her sense of humor was unparalleled. Cissy recently reflected on...
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Mary Catherine Franz-Eide

September 30, 1938 - August 27, 2017

Mary Catherine Franz-Eide passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, August 27, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born to parents, Charles and Hazel Franz on September 30, 1938. For over 25 years, Mary Catherine was a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence. She earned her Master degree in Education from Our Lady of the Lake University and taught...
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Dorothy Ann Veach

October 10, 1920 - August 27, 2017

Dorothy Ann Veach died peacefully surrounded by her family August 27, 2017 at age 96. She graduated from Incarnate Word High School in 1937, attended Incarnate Word College, and worked for her cousin at Rauscher Pierce until 1941 when she became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Women's Motor Corps. When the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) was formed in 1942 she was the first to enlist in Texas as...
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Isabel Dorothy Smith

August 26, 1920 - August 27, 2017

Isabel "Bana" Smith, 97, gently passed away on August 27, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Isabel is survived by her lifelong partner and husband, George "G-Dad" Smith; and their beloved children, Bruce and Gail Smith, Cindy and Mike McCann, and Andy and Patty Smith. Her ten grandchildren Todd Smith (Katie), Chad Smith (Tinsley), Jeff Smith (deceased 1989), John Summers (Becky), Joe Summers, Charlie...
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Anne Elizabeth Barfield

October 30, 1941 - August 26, 2017

Anne Elizabeth Holcomb Barfield was born to Orville and Novelle Holcomb on October 30, 1941, in Houston, Texas. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, friend, and contributor to the community. On August 26, 2017, Anne died of cancer at home, surrounded by her family, in San Antonio. Anne was loved dearly by her husband, Dr. Joseph Neil Barfield (Papa Joe) of San Antonio; daughter...
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Edward (Ed) McCarty

April 18, 1926 - August 26, 2017

Edward (Ed) McCarty, age 91, left his earthly home and was received into his Lord and Savior's loving arms on August 26, 2017. Ed was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 18, 1926. Ed is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Betty, of 69 plus years and one son, Robert. Two sons, Paul and James preceded Ed in death. Special Consideration and love go to the Dr. John Beard and Mr. Jerry Duffer...
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Frank C. Garcia, Jr

January 2, 1938 - August 26, 2017

On the morning of August 26, 2017, Frank C Garcia, Jr. passed away peacefully in his home. He was a Tech High School graduate, class of 1958, where he proudly talked about playing basketball and being a band member. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwest Texas State University. Frank retired after 41 years as Architect Designer in the Civil Engineer Group at Kelly...
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Rodolfo Villanueva, Jr.

November 16, 1946 - August 26, 2017

Mr. Rodolfo Villanueva, Jr. age 70, passed away on Saturday, August 26 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 16, 1946 in San Antonio. He was a loving and a caring brother and friend to everyone. He never met a stranger. He was very outgoing and enjoyed his workshop where he was very good working with wood. He also had a passion for photography which he enjoyed in his spare time. ...
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Glynn Richard Steckler , Sr.

October 5, 1951 - August 25, 2017

Glynn Richard Steckler, Sr., age 65, a resident of Boerne, TX, died Friday, August 25, 2017. He was a graduate of Chalmette High School in Chalmette, LA. Glynn was a US Navy Veteran. He was a native of Chalmette, LA until 2005, 2005-2016 a resident of Lafayette, LA and a current resident of Boerne, TX. He retired from Insulation Local 53 from Kenner, LA. He was preceded in death by his...
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Clara J. Danysh

June 29, 1925 - August 24, 2017

Clara Jablonski Danysh was born on June 29, 1925 in Goliad County, Texas. She was born on a farm, 4 years ahead of the Great Depression and the challenging times that came with it. The oldest of 5 daughters, Clara grew up in a large and robust family committed to the Catholic faith, family, hard work and self-sacrifice. She graduated from Yorktown High School and moved to San Antonio almost...
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Joan "MeMe" Tyson

June 16, 1947 - August 24, 2017

Our beloved Joan Tyson, was called home on Thursday, August 24, 2017. She was the most loving Mama, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend with some of our best memories of the wonderful aromas of soul-food in her house, and her heart felt words of wisdom. Joan was born in the generation of self-independence and a strong will to endure any obstacles she faced. She took great pleasure in...
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Raul A. "Roy" Ovalle, USAF (Ret.)

July 17, 1937 - August 24, 2017

CMSGT Raul A. "Roy" Ovalle, USAF (Ret.) age 80, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Shavano Park, Texas. He was born on July 17, 1937 in San Antonio. Roy was a proud graduate of Fox Tech High School and a Golden Gloves Champion. After graduating, he joined the United States Air Force where he went on two tours to Vietnam and was awarded two Purple Hearts. While in the Air Force he...
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Esther Herrera y Cairo Zorrilla

October 17, 1940 - August 23, 2017

Dr. Esther Herrera y Cairo Zorrilla age 76, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on October 17, 1940, in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico to Othon and Rosario Herrera y Cairo. She was preceded in death by her parents and aunts. Esther is survived by her husband, Leopoldo Zorrilla; children, Aida Zorrilla, Monica Kosterlitzky and Miguel "Mike" Zorrilla and...
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Ella Mae Jett Rivera

March 31, 1925 - August 22, 2017

Ella Mae Jett Rivera, a kind, friendly, generous, strong Catholic, died peacefully in her home on August 22, 2017. She is now with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Heaven. Ella Mae was born on March 31, 1925 and passed away at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pablo "Paul" Rivera; her sisters Mary Black, Bessie Bruce, and Ruth Beltran; and her brother, William...
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Mary Escalera Pizzini

August 21, 1933 - August 22, 2017

Mary Escalera Pizzini, beloved wife of Robert Allen Pizzini died August 22,2017 with her family by her side in San Antonio, Texas. In her last days, she celebrated 66 years of marriage with Robert by her side. Her most memorable times were Christmas with her family, and her travels to Europe. She loved music. Her favorite songs were Memory and Ave Maria, and she especially loved Italian opera....
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Lynda Diane Shaneman-Jackson

March 7, 1945 - August 21, 2017

Lynda Diane Shaneman-Jackson, age 72, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017. She was born on March 7, 1945 in Coshocton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ralph Forrest and Loretta Mae Deffenbaugh Shaneman. Lynda was a 1962 graduate of Three Rivers High School and a 1965 graduate of Riverside School of Nursing. From 1966-1968 she was an American Airlines Stewardess and from 1969-1982 was...
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Karl Arthur Drescher, Sr.

October 31, 1922 - August 21, 2017

Karl A. Drescher, Sr., age 94, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, in San Antonio. He was born on October 31, 1922, in Hollywood, TN and soon after moved to San Antonio. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1940, Karl worked in Civil Service until 1944, when he joined the U.S. Navy, serving until 1946. He married the love of his life, Joann Scurlock, on February 12, 1949,...
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Alicia Elva Ortiz Garcia , R.N., N.P.

February 19, 1926 - August 20, 2017

Alicia O. Garcia died peacefully in her sleep Sunday August 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents Maurillo V. Ortiz St. and Josephina Aguirre Ortiz; her brothers Maurillo V. Ortiz Jr., Richard Aguirre Ortiz and her sister Josefina Avina. Alicia was deeply devoted to family and treasured her many nieces and nephews. Alicia was born in San Antonio, Texas at Santa Rosa Hospital. ...
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Mary G. Pieper

June 13, 1928 - August 20, 2017

Mary G. Pieper, age 89, peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Having been raised during the Great Depression, she forged an inner strength and a "can do" attitude throughout her life. She was employed with USAA for 40 years, beginning her career as a stenographer and worked her way up the ladder in Customer Service – Pacific Region of USAA as Assistant Vice President. Mary...
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December 3, 1931 - August 20, 2017

Born December 3, 1931 to Maurice Bernard Polunsky and Ethel Mazur Polunsky in San Antonio, TX. Predeceased by his parents; his sister, Doris Lee Fry and her husband, Jake Fry; his beloved wife of 49 years, Paulina; daughter, Julianne Polunsky of San Francisco. Survivors include his sister, Diane Polunsky Dulitz and her husband, Lester of New Orleans; his daughter, Adrianne Polunsky Hemenway;...
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Idalia Molina

October 12, 1950 - August 19, 2017

Ida went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2017. She was born October 12, 1950 to her beloved parents, Guillermo Molina, Sr. and Juanita Molina in Laredo, TX and spent most of her joyful life in San Antonio. She attended St. Francis Academy, and was elected to be a cheerleader at LaSalle High School. During her life of service to others, she worked for more than 30 years as an administrative...
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Janice Smith

February 3, 1984 - August 19, 2017

Janice Smith, quietly passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the young age of 33. She was born on February 3, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas to parents, Carlos Ontiveros and Patricia Herrera. She was the light that gathered family and friends around, keeping everyone united. Janice was full of compassion, and was well loved by anyone that knew her. She had many natural talents, but cooking one...
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Fannie O' Valle Villarreal

January 6, 1919 - August 17, 2017

Fannie O'Valle Villarreal January 6, 1919 ~ August 17, 2017 Our loving mother of ten children, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Our Mother made a positive impact in our lives by being active in school functions and participated in the PTA. She loved cooking, baking, and made wedding cakes for family members and friends. Fannie enjoyed the fact that she was an...
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Theresa Marilyn Jean Foster

January 20, 1945 - August 15, 2017

Theresa Marilyn Jean Foster, 72, passed away quietly on August 15, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Jean was a woman of many talents. She competitively raced (yes, raced) muscle cars in her younger years and was undefeated until her father sold her 1964 Chevy Impala SS while she was recuperating from a non-racing related accident. She was also a gifted artist, waterski instructor,...
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Domingo Vazquez, III

January 1, 1951 - August 12, 2017

Devoted Husband and Father, Domingo Vazquez, 66, passed away August 12, 2017 with his family by his side. Domingo was born on New Year's 1951, in San Antonio, Texas to Domingo and Dora Vazquez. Domingo and Adelina, whom proceeded him in death, were happily married for 37 years. He proudly served his country in the US Army and worked at USAA for 37 years prior to retirement. Domingo is...
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Douglas W. Fesler

December 24, 1945 - August 11, 2017

Douglas W. Fesler, 71, left this earth on August 11, 2017 after a short battle with Leukemia. He was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on December 24, 1945 and grew up and resided in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Rock. He leaves behind his love, Dr. Linda Couch, his son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Pam Fesler, his daughter Elena Flores, his grandchildren and...
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Frank I. Gonzales

November 5, 1923 - August 11, 2017

Frank I. Gonzales marked the end of a joyous life on Friday, August 11, 2017. He was born on November 5, 1923 to Francisco and Maria Gonzales in Seguin, Texas and is now reunited in heaven with his beloved son, Daniel Gonzales, sisters Dora Gonzales, Mary Espino, and brothers Ilario, Robert and Jacob Gonzales. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Mary S. Gonzales, sisters Rosa...
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September 14, 1966 - August 11, 2017

Joe D. Calderon, III was born on September 14, 1966 to Joe B. Calderon, Jr. and Carrie D. Calderon in San Antonio. At an early age, Joe's mother noticed that he was developing differently from other infants. Joe was eventually diagnosed with autism and significant intellectual disabilities. It became his mother's mission to get Joe the best education and care that she could. She researched and...
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Wanda M. Kephart

January 26, 1924 - August 10, 2017

Wanda Modean Tabor Kephart, age 93 passed away at her home in San Antonio surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Harper County, Oklahoma, on January 26,1924 to the late Samuel B. Tabor and Nellie Poston Tabor, who had removed from Tennessee to the panhandle of Oklahoma in the early 1900s to farm. Wanda's childhood and early adulthood were spent on a dustbowl farm during the Great...
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Herman Monroe

September 13, 1965 - August 10, 2017

Today, August 10th, 2017, Herman Monroe went to be with his maker due to a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Herman was born in Seguin, Texas on September 13, 1965, but resided in San Antonio. Herman earned a Bachelor's degree from UTSA to a Master's degree in Finance from Texas A&M San Antonio. He was a Master Mason and a volunteer for several charitable organizations and was always...
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Virgil Oliver Rosser III

December 9, 1935 - August 10, 2017

Virgil Oliver Rosser III, 81, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on August 10, 2017. He was born in Graham, Texas December 9, 1935 to Dr. and Mrs. V.O. Rosser Jr. Virgil grew up in Graham, Texas and graduated from Graham High School. He was a rambunctious youth who rode bulls and ran hard as a young man. He was a graduate of The University of Texas, where he and Bebe first met. He was a former...
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Norma Katz Oppenheimer

September 24, 1921 - August 10, 2017

Norma Katz Oppenheimer (September 24, 1921-August 10, 2017), native of New Orleans, Louisiana, was married to the love of her life, Jesse A. Oppenheimer for 54 years. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, and had a green thumb like no other. Norma volunteered thousands of hours to The Tobin Library, Elf Louise, the Republican Party, and numerous other organizations. Norma was known to be...
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Gloria D. White

August 27, 1925 - August 6, 2017

Gloria White, age 91, passed away on August 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on August 27, 1925 in Shirley, Massachusetts to Paul and Leoda Durette. She had a wonderful life long career, as a teacher. Gloria is survived by her son, Jonathan D. White. Interment will take place at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery next to her husband, Lt. Col. John K. White.
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Beatrice A. "Bee" Hernandez

October 26, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Beatrice A. (Bee) Hernandez was called home to our Lord on Saturday, August 5, 2017 with family at her bedside. She was a loving, mother, wife, friend, and tireless volunteer. Bee was a woman of devout faith who taught her Catholic values to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. With her loving heart, she raised eight children and babysat many grandchildren. She was a great...
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Melvin L. Kriewald

November 12, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Melvin L. Kriewald quietly passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born on November 12, 1933 in San Antonio at the Nix Hospital. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is preceded in death by both parents, Louis and Jessie Kriewald. He is survived by his spouse of 21 years, Angie Kriewald; daughter, Karen Rehm and son-in-law, Mike Rehm; grandchildren, Nicole Rehm...
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Larry Jay Van Horn

February 17, 1937 - August 4, 2017

Larry J. Van Horn, a lifelong resident of San Antonio, died Friday, August 4, 2017. After a long and courageous battle with multiple health challenges, Larry received peace with his devoted wife at his side. He was born February 17, 1937 to O.J. and Louvae Van Horn, and graduated from Alamo Heights High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Trinity University in 1962,...
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William Robert Bartee

April 15, 1926 - August 3, 2017

William R. (Bill) Bartee, age 91, went home to glory on August 3, 2017. He was born on April 15, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee, to parents James Irvin Bartee and Lena Elma Nolan Bartee. Bill was reared on his family farms in Palmyra near a picturesque bluff on the Cumberland River and attended college at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Bill retired a Master Sergeant in the US...
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Ann Player Murphy

October 20, 1930 - August 3, 2017

Ann Player Murphy passed away on August 3, 2017 at the Army Retirement Community in San Antonio Texas. She was born in Sumter, South Carolina on October 20, 1930 to Thomas Gleaton Player and Lyna Adden Player. She graduated from Orangeburg High School in 1947 and attended Winthrop College for 2 years. She married Meredith Eklund Murphy in 1949. They were married for forty-eight years. Ann...
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Hubert George Gootee, M.D.

July 25, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Hubert George Gootee, age 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 3, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on July 25, 1924 to Walter Gootee and Marguerite Schick in Okmulgee, OK where he lived until he was a teenager. His family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1938. During his high school years, he was a bookkeeper at the Corpus Christi Times and was working the switchboard in 1941...
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Roger William Kleman

January 26, 1936 - August 3, 2017

Roger William Kleman, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 26, 1936, to his loving parents, Edward Kleman & Regina Kazmierczak. A career military man and Vietnam War Veteran, Roger served in the U.S. Air Force where he proudly represented our country with dignity & honor. His military assignments took...
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Martha Ann Coyle "Marty" Sealy

July 4, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Martha Ann Coyle Sealy passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug 2 after a brief illness. She was born July 4, 1930 which worked out well for her as she loved a party and knew in her heart that Independence Day was really secondary to her birthday. She was the only daughter of well-known San Antonio physician and surgeon, Dr & Mrs. Edward W. Coyle, and brother of the late Dr. James E. Coyle, also of...
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Felipe Llanos Zuniga

December 12, 1925 - August 1, 2017

Felipe Llanos Zuniga, age 91, entered into eternal rest on August 1, 2017 with his family at his side. He joined the US Navy at a very young age of 16 and is a proud World War II veteran. He continued serving his military family with pride in District 20 at Post# 9174 as Jr. Vice, Sr. Vice and Post Commander. At Post# 9186 he was All State Team Post Commander, National Aide-De-Camp, District...
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Greg A. Goerges

August 22, 1956 - July 29, 2017

Greg A. Goerges, 60, passed away on July 29, 2017 at home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 22,1956 in San Antonio to Harold and Lucille Goerges. Greg is survived by his wife of 37 years, Terri; his son Karl and partner Guillermo Mijares; daughter Virginia Goerges Garcia and son-in-law Santiago; granddaughters Allison and Madeleine Garcia; his brother and lifelong friend Richard...
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Rebecca (Becky V.) Rodriguez

February 27, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Rebecca V. Rodriguez was born on February 27, 1929 in Bishop, Texas within one block of where she lived for 85 years. She was the 2nd oldest of 6 children. Her parents Guillerma (Mama Prieta) and Guadalupe Valverde were proud and hardworking immigrants from Tamaulipas, Mexico. She passed away peacefully on July 29th, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. It is hard to describe Mom, but here are words...
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Robert Ernest Cermin

October 11, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Robert Ernest Cermin was born on October 11, 1925 and peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2017. Bob, as he was known to his friends, was a beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Anchor Masonic Lodge 424, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 142 and Harmonia Lodge #1 Sons of Hermann. Bob loved the outdoors and was an...
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Raymond A. Troilo

December 6, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Raymond A. Troilo was born Dec. 6th, 1936 in San Antonio Texas and passed away on Friday, July 28th 2017 at the age of 80. He was a passionate literary enthusiast who attended St. Edward's High School in Austin Texas where he met his wife of 57 years, Regina Troilo. He received a B.A. degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and fulfilled his passion for literature by earning a Master's...
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Irene De La Garza Cano

June 8, 1922 - July 26, 2017

Irene De La Garza Cano passed away Wednesday July 26th, 2017 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 95. Irene was born in Austwell, TX. on June 8th 1922 and shortly thereafter, moved to Laredo, TX, where she lived most of her 95 years. She was the daughter of Antonio De La Garza and Maria Mayorga De La Garza, who were both from Mexico but met and married in Austwell, TX. Her parents had 9...
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Anni Zamarripa

April 1, 1928 - July 24, 2017

Anni Zamarripa passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Anni was born on April 1, 1928 in Treis, Germany to Wilhelm Naumann and Anna Katharina Burk. Anni was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family unconditionally. Her love and devotion to family was felt by all who knew her. This affection was displayed throughout her home in her...
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Juan J. Martinez, Jr.

September 20, 1935 - July 23, 2017

Juan J. Martinez, Jr., age 81, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Juan was born on September 20, 1935 in Laredo, Texas, as an only child, to Juan Jose Martinez Sr. and Maria Martinez. Juan honorably served his country in the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Auto Zone in 2001 after working there over 17 years. He was an avid...
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Della A. Osha

May 8, 1938 - July 23, 2017

Della A. Osha, age 79, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in San Antonio. She was an RN at Baptist Hospital, ultimately retiring as a school nurse from the South San Antonio School District. She was active in her church and served as UMW President at Chapel Hill UMC for several years. Della lived life to the fullest, was quick with a smile, and always thought of others first. She was preceded...
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Dora G. Vega

July 23, 1947 - July 20, 2017

Dora G. Vega, age 69, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on July 23, 1947 to her parents, father, Rafael Gutierrez and mother, Dora Esparza Gutierrez. Later on, she graduated from Brakenridge High School in 1964. Dora loved to travel with her family, family vacations was always a must. She was really fascinated with Chinese culture and décor, you could...
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Ruth Evelyn Walker

June 7, 1924 - July 20, 2017

Ruth Evelyn Walker passed away in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the age of 93. Born in North Braddock, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1924, Ruth and her older sister Lillian were children of Reverends Albert and Rose Kehr, missionaries in China and founders of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. She and her sister attended boarding school in Hong Kong while their...
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Darline Y. Davis

March 2, 1929 - July 19, 2017

Darline Y. Davis, age 88, of Converse, TX passed away on Wednesday, July 19,2017. Mrs. Davis was born in National City, CA on March 2, 1929 to Melvin Rees and Marguerite Tracy. She married her husband, Robert Davis on August 8, 1947. They resided in Colorado Springs, CO for 32 years. Mrs. Davis retired from El Paso County where she worked as an Investigator for the Welfare Fraud Division....
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Hayde Garza- McCabe

May 12, 1982 - July 19, 2017

Hayde Garza-McCabe, 35, of Laredo, Texas, serenely passed into Heaven on July 19, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was born May 12, 1982 in Houston, and was raised in Laredo, Texas. She attended Laredo's VMT School of Fine Arts and Communication and graduated from Martin High School. Hayde earned her bachelor's degree at UTSA before continuing to earn her Doctorate of Dental...
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Nieves Robles Fernandez

August 5, 1932 - July 18, 2017

Nieves Robles Fernandez, age 84, was born in Brownsville, Texas on August 5, 1932 to Rita Aguilar and Manuel Robles. She was one of twelve children, and moved to San Antonio at the age of 16. Nieves was a strong independent woman and raised four children as a single mother. She was a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother to her family. She spent over 20 years working at Oblate Missions,...
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Lorene May Carper

August 3, 1928 - July 17, 2017

Lorene May Carper, age 88 of San Antonio, Texas, passed away July 17, 2017. Lorene was a very gifted musician and dedicated educator by profession. Her mastery of the Piano, Organ, Violin, and Marimba brought great joy to many audiences over the years. She was a loving and steadfast wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family who loved and...
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Lillian Frances "Fran" Priddy

March 22, 1919 - July 16, 2017

Lillian Frances "Fran" Priddy, Major U.S. Army Nurses Corps, ret. passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was born on March 22, 1919 in Kaufman, Texas to Hugh Anthony and Lillian Willard Priddy. She was a graduate of Baylor School of Nursing and entered the U. S. Army Nurses Corps in 1941. Fran served in many stations here in the United States but also did tours overseas. These included...
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Patti Kaminsky

October 8, 1940 - July 16, 2017

Patti Kaminsky, age 76, of San Antonio, died Sunday, July 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and Keefe Greenberg. She is survived by her beloved husband of 45 years, Marvin B. Kaminsky; children, Dr. Robin E. Kaminsky and Karen L. Kaminsky and her husband, Richard Siefert; grandchildren, Max Ari Siefert and Peter Aden Siefert; sisters, Betty Gold and Evelyn Crisp;...
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Johnnie J. "Nonnie" Hickman

July 31, 1933 - July 16, 2017

On July 16, 2017 our beautiful mother, grandmother & great-grandmother, "Nonnie", passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family. Johnnie was a lifelong resident of San Antonio and a graduate of Brackenridge High School. She is preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Don P. Hickman and her parents, Vada Mae & Dewey Nall. Johnnie and Don spent many years in Horseshoe Bay...
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Harriett Manclark

November 7, 1945 - July 14, 2017

Harriett Baird Manclark, a true daughter of the South, mother, grandmother and friend to many, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 14, 2017 at her home in San Antonio, Texas. At the age of 71, after a lifetime filled with travel, challenge, adventure and achievement, Harriett is in heaven close to her beloved mother and father and other loved ones who went before. Harriett was born on...
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Kathryn "Kitty" Fisher Roberts Barclay

December 3, 1919 - July 14, 2017

Kitty Roberts Barclay had nearly a century of great health and vitality that fueled an energetic work ethic, service to others, devotion to family and friends—and love of dancing. She was born and living in Maryland when Willard Roberts from Texas met her while training as a new FBI Special Agent. He knew she was a great catch and won her and her family over by his wit and "smarts" but...
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Angelina Oviedo

April 1, 1939 - July 12, 2017

Angelina Oviedo, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in San Antonio after fighting a tough battle with cancer. She was born on April 1, 1939 to parents, Amador and Maria Elizondo. Angelina worked in SAISD as a librarian assistant for 30 years prior to retiring in 2001. She then continued volunteering and helping out her daughter, who also taught in SAISD at Highland Park...
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Walter James Buzzini III

October 20, 1931 - July 12, 2017

Walter "Schot" Buzzini peacefully entered the nearer presence of our Lord on July 12. He was born on October 20, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Walter J. Buzzini, Jr. and Rachel Marsden Buzzini. Schot attended San Antonio Academy and was a graduate of Peacock Military Academy. He graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Home Building Construction and as a Distinguished Military...
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Van Bain Chapman

January 23, 1922 - July 12, 2017

Van Bain Chapman, Jr. was born on January 23, 1922 in San Antonio, TX to Van Bain Chapman, Sr. and Ella Norwood Chapman. He was the oldest of four that included his sisters Francis, Margaret, and Mildred. Van and his siblings had an ideal childhood playing outside, riding horses, climbing trees, and roller skating. He was curious, well read, and always excelled in school. He graduated from...
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Irma E Garcia

August 31, 1954 - July 11, 2017

Irma E Garcia age 62 of San Antonio, TX, went to be with the Lord July 11, 2017 at 7:37 am with family by her side. She was born August 31, 1954 in Corpus Christi, TX to Domingo and Petra Rodela Solis. She is survived by spouse, Steven Garcia married October 12, 1973; children, Michelle Garcia and Stephanie Garcia; grandchildren, Noel Garcia-Bonner, Serena Garcia-Bonner, Arianna Garcia-Bonner...
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Adelina E. Cronkhite

June 24, 1923 - July 11, 2017

Adelina Gibson Elmore Cronkhite passed away at Sycamore Springs Assisted Living Facility in Elizabethton Tennessee, July 11, 2017. She peacefully departed this life with her loving family by her bedside. Adelina was born June 24, 1923 to Frank Harper Elmore Jr. and Blanche Larcom Elmore in Dallas, Texas. She was one of five sisters, Louise Doran, Charlotte Elmore, Mary Roughton and Evelyn...
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Ruth Rosalie Ehlo Schriewer

November 13, 1914 - July 11, 2017

Ruth Rosalie Ehlo Schriewer, peacefully died Tuesday, July 11, 2017. She was born on November 13, 1914 in San Antonio, TX to Otto and Caroline Ehlo. She married Carl H. Schriewer in 1939 and had 47 wonderful years together until his death in 1986. Ruth was a retired Federal Reserve Bank employee with 31 years of service. Baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St....
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Carroll "CB" Stanley Barbour

July 24, 1944 - July 10, 2017

Carroll "CB" Stanley Barbour, 72, of Cotulla, Texas passed away July 10, 2017. He was born July 24, 1944 in San Antonio to the late Charles Ethel and William Benjamin Barbour. He is preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Sam Thomas Patton. He graduated from Cotulla High School in 1962. He was in the ROTC at the University of Texas where he received a BA degree in Accounting and...
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Jessie Mae Goode

April 14, 1934 - July 9, 2017

Jessie Mae Goode April 14, 1935 – July 9, 2017 Jessie Mae Goode, age 82, departed our world and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 9, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on April 14, 1935 in Jefferson, Texas, to Walter Roberson and Grace Watson. Jessie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was her life, and meant everything to her. She served the Lord...
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Janet Airheart

August 26, 1941 - July 9, 2017

Janet Airheart, born August 26, 1941 in Concord, North Carolina, died July 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her father and mother; W.T. Airheart and Sylvia A. Airheart, and her sister Jacqueline Airheart. After graduating from Asheville High School, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in 1963 and continued as an active alumnus. Janet's successful...
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John David Darsey

September 9, 1963 - July 9, 2017

John David Darsey, age 53, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017. Known as "JD" to his friends, he was a paramedic for 34 years and as a combat medic instructor for 11 years. His passion was in supporting each individual in achieving their best through his courses. Placing his family first throughout his life, he devoted himself to the betterment of their lives in every aspect. He is preceded...
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Teresa Sanders Puleo

July 10, 1949 - July 8, 2017

Teresa Sanders Puleo, 67, peacefully passed away surrounded by her adoring family on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on July 10, 1949 to her parents, George Wallace St. Peter and Alice Powell Sanders in Smithfield, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George Wallace St. Peter, Jr.; and sister, Laura Jean Garafolo. Teresa is survived by...
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Dorothy Lillian LeFaivre

October 16, 1923 - July 8, 2017

Dorothy Lillian LeFaivre, age 93 of San Antonio, died Saturday, July 8, 2017. Dorothy was born and raised in Fresno, California. In 1943, she met and married the love of her life, Hubert LeFaivre Jr. and was married for 37 wonderful years. As a homemaker to four children, she had a passion for keeping her lawn pristine and the envy of the neighborhood. Dorothy was a secretary at SAC Planetarium...
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Rosalia F. Tijerina

October 5, 1935 - July 6, 2017

Our beloved Mom and Granny, Rosalia F. Tijerina, age 81, passed away July 6, 2017 while visiting family in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico. She was born in Camargo on October 5, 1935. On January 3, 1959, she married Tomas Raul Tijerina. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years; her parents, Antonio Flores and Isabel Vasquez; and her brother, Eduardo Flores. She is survived by...
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Rollin R. Recroft, U.S. Army (Ret.)

April 26, 1929 - July 6, 2017

SFC Rollin R. Recroft, U.S. Army, Retired, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 in Houston, Texas. He was born on April 26, 1929 to parents, Madeline Kister and Ralph Recroft in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rollin joined the U.S. Army and proudly served as a devoted soldier until his retirement. Proud of his Irish and Scottish ancestry, Rollin enjoyed travelling, whether abroad in Europe or stateside...
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Pat Hollingsworth

December 26, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Pat Hollingsworth passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on December 26, 1927 to Rupert and Louise Lundgren in Washington D.C. Pat was a southern woman enchanted with beauty of art and nature. Her light Southern drawl sounded like she was always (unintentionally) singing. Good manners and proper behavior were essential to her sensibilities. She was an old...
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Jesse F. Jenkins, USAAC

November 1, 1918 - July 5, 2017

LTC. Jesse F. Jenkins, U.S.A.A.C, age 98 of San Antonio, died on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Jesse was a graduate of Brackenridge High School and UT at Austin. He was a World War II Veteran and received the Army Air Corp Bronze Star. Jesse was a Texas Registered Professional engineer and owned Stinson Manufacturing, making metal airplane parts and other space components. He is preceded in...
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Linda Luna Duffy

March 30, 1957 - July 5, 2017

A truly extraordinary woman, Linda Luna Duffy, passed away July 5, 2017 in San Antonio. She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas, born to Rudy and Peggy Luna, on March 30, 1957. She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1976, and obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from The University of Texas at San Antonio. After completing her education, Linda began a remarkable 35-year...
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