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Our Obituaries

Roland Rene "Gringo" Casarez

September 30, 1964 - October 16, 2019

Roland Rene Casarez, age 55, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Roland was born on September 30, 1964, in San Antonio, to parents, Antonio Casarez and Juanita Guerra Casarez. He was preceded in death by, his father Antonio Casarez; his brothers, Anthony "Tony" R. Casarez and Patrick Casarez. Roland Rene Casarez is survived by his mother, Juanita Guerra Casarez; his...
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Gregory Paul Garza

April 21, 1970 - October 15, 2019

Gregory Paul Garza, age 49, entered into rest on October 15, 2019 in San Antonio, TX doing what he loved to do. Gregory was born on April 21, 1970 in San Antonio, TX. He was a member of the San Antonio Fire Department for 17 years and a part of the Hazardous Material Response Team. He was a loving, caring and giving man. He was a great husband, a great son, a great brother, and a great uncle....
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Victoria R. Agueros

October 13, 1926 - October 15, 2019

Victoria R. Agueros, age 93, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones. Victoria was born on October 13, 1926, to Juan and Ponciana Rodriguez, in Cameron, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Antonio G. Agueros. Victoria is survived by her children, Antonio Agueros II, Mary-Helen Agueros, Carol Agueros, Michael Agueros and his...
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Drew McBee

October 15, 2019

Drew Preston McBee, age 60, passed away Tuesday, October 15th at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. McBee was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on November 15th, 1958 to Robert Lewis and Donna Jean McBee. He was preceded in death by his father Robert, sister Bridget Sanders and nephew Donavan Keel. Mr. McBee is survived by his wife Alice, his mother Donna, sister and husband Krista and...
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Rey Gonzalez

December 7, 1938 - October 13, 2019

Rey Gonzalez passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. ROSARY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019 6:00 PM PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL 2102 N. LOOP 1604 E. MASS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 12:00 PM ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH 1602 THOUSAND OAK Interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Reception to follow.
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Emilio Nicolas, Sr.

October 27, 1930 - October 12, 2019

Emilio Nicolas Sr., one of the founding pioneers of Spanish-language television in the United States, died Saturday, October 12, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Nicolas, one of five children, was born on October 27, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. Constantino Nicolas in Frontera, Coahuila, Mexico. A trailblazer in the community and the media industry, Nicolas leaves behind a legacy of countless civic...
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Adelina Ramirez Garcia

August 10, 1929 - October 12, 2019

Adelina Ramirez Garcia, age 90, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2019, in San Antonio. She was born on August 10, 1929, in San Antonio, to parents, Y.O. and Maria Ramirez. Adelina was a civil service employee at Kelly AFB for over 30 years. She loved playing piano, scouting for a good deal while shopping, and going to the coast. Adelina loved helping people and cherished her grandchildren....
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Gary Lee Thomas

April 29, 1937 - October 11, 2019

Our beloved Father, Husband, and Friend, Gary Lee Thomas is now in the arms of our savor. He left this world on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at the Kindred Hospice Home in San Antonio; after a courageous seven-year battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gaylene; his three sons Jeff, Troy, Mike and their lovely wives; 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; and many close...
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Mario Garza

August 7, 1953 - October 10, 2019

Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and dear friend Mario G. Garza passed away on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at the age of 66. Mario was a dedicated husband of 37 years to his wife Mary Helen Garza and they enjoyed spending their days of retirement together. Mario leaves behind his loving wife to forever cherish his memory. Mario joined the Air Force at a young age and after...
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Johnny G Rios, Jr

September 29, 1959 - October 10, 2019

Johnny G. Rios Jr. was born on September 29, 1959 and went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2019 at the age of 60. He was a sworn member for the San Antonio Police Department and retired as a Detective after 32 years of service. He was happiest when he was fishing, playing God's music, helping others, or spending time with his loving family. His other hobbies included gardening, reading...
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Aurora Solis

January 16, 1938 - October 10, 2019

Aurora Solis, age 81, passed away on Thursday, October 10th in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on January 16th, 1938 to her parents, Francisco and Aurora Solis in Laredo, Texas. She graduated from Martin High School in Laredo, Texas. She then moved to San Antonio, Texas and raised two children, Lydia Michele Escobedo and Curtis Frank Hill. Aurora is preceded in death by her parents,...
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Burlene Festervan Baumann

June 24, 1936 - October 9, 2019

Burlene Festervan Baumann, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, in San Antonio. Burlene was born June 24, 1936, to parents, James and Blanche Davis Festervan in Athens, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dalton, Joe and Darvin Festervan; and sister, Marlene Lee. Burlene is survived by her husband of 53 years, Bruce Baumann; daughter, Marcia Baumann; son, David...
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Michael John Vara

May 14, 1955 - October 8, 2019

Beloved father, brother, uncle, and friend, Michael John Vara, entered eternal rest at age 64, on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at his home in Sugarland, Texas. Mike was born on May 14, 1955 in San Antonio, TX, and raised by loving parents Henry and Lucille Fuentes Vara. Mike was a graduate of Little Flower Catholic School, Holy Cross High School, Southwest Texas State University, and the University...
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June Anne Crowley

March 31, 1932 - October 8, 2019

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Friend and Relative June Anne Tolar Cone Crowley, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. June was born in San Antonio, Texas to Lucille Howle Tolar and Jack Tolar Sr. She graduated from Brackenridge High School in May of 1949, and attended Cottey College for her freshman year. For her sophomore year, she joined her...
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Carolyn Esther Hardig Harte

May 23, 1931 - October 8, 2019

Carolyn Esther Hardig Harte was reunited with her husband and daughter on October 8, 2019. Born on May 23, 1931 in Detroit, MI, to Mabel and Joseph Hardig, Carolyn spent her childhood in the Midwest and Northeast. While attending Randolph-Macon College in Lynchburg, VA, she met Houston Harriman Harte, then a student at nearby Washington and Lee University. They married June 17, 1950 and raised...
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Mary Ola Woosley

July 24, 1931 - October 7, 2019

Mary Ola Woosley passed away peacefully on October 7, 2019 at the age of 88. Mary was born on July 24, 1931 in San Antonio, Texas to Charlie Joe and Nellie May Strange. She was preceded in death by husband: Robert Clayton Woosley; parents: Charlie Joe and Nellie May Strange; son: George Marshall Woosley; brother: Joe Strange; sister: Ruby Nell Clay. Mary is survived by brother: Carl Sutton...
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Joseph Vincent Fertitta , Sr.

September 22, 1941 - October 7, 2019

Joseph Fertitta Sr. died on October 7, 2019, in San Antonio. He was 78. Joseph was born on Sept. 22, 1941, in Beaumont, Texas. When he was a child, he moved with his parents to San Antonio, where his family lived along Woodlawn Lake for the next 50 years. When he was about 4 years old his father was killed in France during World War II. Joseph graduated from Central Catholic High School....
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Maria Luisa Puente

August 25, 1936 - October 7, 2019

Maria Luisa Puente beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on October 7, 2019 at the age of 83. She was a native of San Antonio, Texas and was proud of her West Side heritage that instilled her with rock-solid faith, determination and a boundless heart for everyday acts of kindness and generosity. She would give you the shirt...
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Kate Guinn Gonzalez

April 30, 1944 - October 6, 2019

Kate Guinn Gonzalez passed away peacefully in the presence of family in her home of nearly 50 years on October 6, 2019 at the age of 75. Kate was born on April 30, 1944 in El Paso, Texas, to families with deep roots in Texas. Kate received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History in 1965 from Texas Western College (currently the University of Texas at El Paso). Kate was one of four women to...
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Agnes Barnes Harwood

July 14, 1927 - October 5, 2019

Agnes Barnes Harwood died peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at age 92. She was a native San Antonian, daughter of Raymond W. Barnes and Ella Carr Barnes. She was a descendant of the Canary Island settlers and John W. Smith, last messenger from the Alamo. She was married to the love of her life Roane Harwood for over 55 years until his death in March of 2007. Agnes graduated from...
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Stephen Curtis Kaiser

July 2, 1955 - October 3, 2019

Stephen (Steve) Curtis Kaiser, age 64, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 2, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to Fred and Jeannette Kaiser. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary's Law School. He was a great friend and was deeply loved by many. He enjoyed music, photography, and above all, the beach. He...
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Mary Rose Jaeckle

July 7, 1926 - October 3, 2019

Mary Rose Jaeckle, or "MR" as she was known by many, 93, passed away peacefully in her home on October 3, 2019. She was born on July 7, 1926 in Poth, Texas to Clara Woellert Eckel and Alfred William Eckel. After graduating from Poth High School, she attended the University of Texas at the age of 16. She worked at Baylor University College of Dentistry as a bacteriology instructor while her...
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Linda Kay Sulser

December 13, 1953 - October 1, 2019

Linda Kay Sulser, beloved wife, sister, daughter, and friend, entered into God's fullness, light, and unending love on October 1, 2019. This fullness of God's light and love Linda knew well and reflected throughout her entire life. She knew she was God's child, and she reminded all those who crossed her path that they were God's children as well. Linda's light, love, joy, kindness, wit, humor,...
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Mary Soto Gonzales

February 9, 1925 - October 1, 2019

Mary entered this world on February 9, 1925 with a joyful heart and spirit for getting things done. Mary is preceded in death by her parents Jesusita and Isidro Soto; her husband of 70 years, Frank I. Gonzales and her beloved son Daniel Edward Gonzales. Mary is survived by her sister Victoria Rojas, daughters, Gilda Bratt (husband Burt), and Della May Moore (husband John); grandchildren, John...
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Abraham Dreiseszun

October 1, 2019

Dreiseszun, Major General Abraham (Abe), USAF (Ret), 98, passed away October 1, 2019. Abe is the beloved husband of Rose; father of Trudy Shay Petty in Houston, Marilyn Kaufman (Judge Aaron Kaufman) in Dallas, and Cheryl London (deceased); brothers Ernie and Penny Dreiseszun (both deceased), and brothers-in-law Dr. Barry Lubin and Dr. Arthur Lubin. Dear grandfather to Stephanie Young (Keith),...
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Carl E. Wulfe

March 5, 1932 - October 1, 2019

Carl Emanuel Wulfe, age 87, passed away October 1, 2019, at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Carl was a native of San Antonio, born March 5, 1932. He attended Jefferson High School and received a scholarship to St. Mary's University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He went on to the University of Texas in Austin earning one of the first master's degrees in...
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Joe H. Pena

March 27, 1936 - September 30, 2019

Joe Hector Peña, Sr., age 83, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. Born on March 27, 1936, in San Antonio, to parents, Juan Francisco Peña and Carlotta Arteaga Peña. He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Carlotta Peña; his son, Robert D. Peña; and his brother, Juan Peña. Joe attended Alamo Heights school until he was in the 11th grade and went to...
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Dolores Mary Escamilla

September 21, 1939 - September 29, 2019

Dolores Mary Escamilla (nèe Mical), age 80, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 29, 2019 surrounded in her final hours by her family. Dolores lived a full, generous, and loving life, and positively impacted the lives of all who knew her. She was born and grew up in Chicago, Illinois, one of five children in a close-knit Polish-American household and maintained friendships from those...
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Paul Franklin "Frank" Gonzales

October 8, 1936 - September 27, 2019

Paul Franklin "Frank" Gonzales was born October 8, 1936 in Amherst, Texas and went to be with his Lord on September 27, 2019 at the age of 82 after living with cancer for three years. Frank has had many careers in his life: gardener, florist, teacher, professor, advocate for educators and students, published author, professional speaker, tailor/dressmaker, caterer, and artist. Frank was a...
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Rosa M. Gonzales

April 19, 1941 - September 25, 2019

Our beloved mother, wife, sister, friend and Nana, Rosa M. Gonzales, aged 78, passed away on Wednesday, September 25th in San Antonio, Texas. Rosa was born in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Mauro and Carlotta Gutierrez. Although relocating to San Antonio, she always believed Fort Worth to be her home. A dedicated mother and wife, Rosa ensured her kids were raised in a loving home always...
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Christina Castillo Day

July 24, 1938 - September 25, 2019

Christina Castillo Day, age 81, went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. Christina was born on July 24, 1938 to Cipriano Calvillo and Felicitas Castillo in San Antonio, TX. Mrs. Christina Castillo Calvillo Day was born in San Antonio, TX. in 1938. She was the second born of six children, and was the only surviving daughter of three. She spent her teenage years...
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Eloise M. Funari

April 11, 1925 - September 25, 2019

Our beloved Mother, Eloise M. Funari, was called to be with the Lord on September 25, 2019 at the age of 94. Eloise was born on April 11, 1925 in the city of Asherton, Texas, to Marjiel and Margarita Mireles. Eloise moved to San Antonio in 1955 and started a career that lasted forty years at Fredrich Air Condition. While employed at Fredrich she met her husband of thirty-seven (37) years, Alfred...
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Shirley Beth Wiemers Delk

October 29, 1935 - September 24, 2019

Shirley Beth Wiemers Delk, age 83, of San Antonio, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on October 29, 1935 at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, TX to Emil Dietrich Wiemers and Hulda Jane Muennink Wiemers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Mark Louis Delk; sisters, Nelda Hastings and Kathleen Gayle Wiemers; and her parents. ...
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Anthony Julian Reta

July 17, 1992 - September 23, 2019

Anthony Julian Reta, born July 17, 1992, went into the loving arms of the Lord on September 23, 2019 at the age of 27 years, gone far too soon in a tragic accident. Anthony Julian loved reading, writing and listening to music. He loved reading the Wall Street Journal every morning with his coffee. He enjoyed going on bike runs, while participating in running 5-K marathon with cousins. Many of you...
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Carlos Gomez

February 10, 1952 - September 23, 2019

Carlos Gomez, age 67, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was born on February 10, 1952, in Allende, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to parents, Concepcion and Hermelinda Vega Gomez. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1974, he began his long, successful career as an architect, contractor, and builder. In 1976, he married Linda who was his partner not just in...
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Alma Lee Amende

August 19, 1952 - September 23, 2019

Alma Lee Adams Amende was born on August 19, 1952, in San Antonio, Texas with a joyful heart and spirit of adventure. She grew up in a family filled with love and enjoyed a childhood complete with family outings to parks for picnics, going to fireworks displays, helping her grandmother make buñuelos, and visiting her cousins in Eagle Pass. She graduated from South San Antonio High School...
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Raymond B. Mendiola

June 20, 1930 - September 21, 2019

Raymond B. Mendiola, age 89, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. He was born June 20, 1930 in San Antonio to parents Santos Mendiola and Maria Bernal Mendiola. He was a devout Catholic and long time parishioner of Christ the King Church where he previously served as the President of the Holy Name Society, president of the church Parish Council and president of the...
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Francis (Frank) James Lynn

March 3, 1946 - September 21, 2019

Francis (Frank) James Lynn, age 73, of San Antonio Texas, passed away on the 21st of September 2019 at 10:30 pm after a lengthy battle against cancer. Frank was born on the 3rd of March 1946 to Albert and Ursula Lynn in Donora, Pennsylvania. He was the fifth of seven children; four brothers, Buddy Lynn, Billy Lynn, and Bobby Lynn; and three sisters, Marcia Patterson, Mary Ellen Carrigan, and...
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Dorothy "Joan" Frank

June 21, 1933 - September 21, 2019

Dorothy "Joan" Frank, age 86, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in San Antonio. She was born on June 21, 1933 to parents, William and Dorothy Gorden. Joan was a teacher and counselor for over 30 years working in the Edgewood School District in San Antonio and the Port Aransas School District. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in San Antonio and Saint Joseph Catholic...
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James J. Gomez

May 27, 1979 - September 20, 2019

James Gomez, age 40, passed away on Friday, September 21st in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on May 27, 1979 to his parents, Nieves and Rebecca Gomez in San Antonio, Texas. James was a kind and generous man. He always spoke his mind and stood up for what was right and good. He is very loved by all his family and friends for his joyful soul, always helpful, brave, and funny telling jokes and...
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Mary Louise "Miss K" Kollatschny

August 31, 1926 - September 20, 2019

Mary Louise Kollatschny went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the age of 93. She was born on August 31, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas to Richard and Ella Kollatschny. She attended St. Joseph Catholic High School, graduating in 1943. Mary Louise graduated from Santa Rosa School of Nursing – Nursing Cadet Corp Program in 1946. President Roosevelt's administration established this...
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Mary Louise Rieber

July 5, 1919 - September 19, 2019

Mary Louise Wueste Rieber,100, went to be with her Lord and Savior September 19, 2019. A woman devoted to her family, church, and community; she was a descendant of a pioneer German family that emigrated to Texas in 1859. Mary was born July 5, 1919, in Eagle Pass, Texas, to Gustave and Dolores Wueste. She was a loving and giving daughter, wife, sister, aunt, and friend. She leaves a legacy of...
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Kris L. Samuel

December 4, 1952 - September 19, 2019

Kris Lane Samuel passed away on September 19, 2019 at the age of 66. Kris was born on December 4, 1952 in San Antonio, Texas to Arthur and Jeanette Samuel. Kris was an outstanding athlete in baseball and track. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1971 and enlisted in the United States Army where he served honorably in the military police for two years. Upon his discharge from the...
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William Goodloe Delano, Jr.

September 11, 1945 - September 18, 2019

William Goodloe Delano, Jr. passed away September 18, 2019. He was born September 11, 1945 in Glendale, California to William Goodloe Delano and Helen Joyce Hulbert. Bill grew up in Española, New Mexico and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1968. He entered the US Army in 1968. In 1969 he married Donna Ruth Taylor. He served in Vietnam and then returned to Ft. Sam Houston, Texas to...
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Stanley Dee Pruitt, Jr.

July 19, 1953 - September 16, 2019

Stanley Dee Pruitt, Jr., 66 years old, entered into rest at home in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Stanley was born on July 19, 1953 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Stanley D. Pruitt, Sr. and Georgene Pruitt. He earned his Bachelor Degree from UT Permian Basin, where he met the love of his life, Petrona Pruitt, whom he was married to for 42 years. He spent 27 years as an Assistant...
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Houston H. Harte

February 15, 1927 - September 16, 2019

Houston Harriman Harte passed on September 16, 2019 in San Antonio. Known and loved (and sometimes feared) for his sharp wit and exacting expectations, he was also known for his quiet faith, generosity, dogged love of aviation, and incomparable baking skills. Most importantly, he taught his family through his own example that integrity, faith, a charitable spirit, humility, and healthy skepticism...
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Ronald Roy Oviatt

April 25, 1949 - September 15, 2019

Ronald Roy Oviatt was born in Merced, California on April 25, 1949 to Lila and Wells Oviatt, Jr., who had been hoping for a little girl after having had two boys. Instead they received twin boys which they named Donald Ray and Ronald Roy. They joined their two older brothers Fredric Wells and Gordon Edward Oviatt. They resided at California's San Joaquin's Valley. The family tended a dairy farm...
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Timothy (Timm) Jon Fahrbach

October 31, 1948 - September 13, 2019

Timothy (Timm) Jon Fahrbach, age 70, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. He was born on October 31, 1948 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Dean and Loris Fahrbach. Timm first grew up in Sylvia KS and then moved to Haven KS in 1955. He enjoyed every minute of his childhood. He attended Haven High School and participated in debate at a state level. After graduating high school, he attended...
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Anita DeSoto

March 15, 1932 - September 13, 2019

Anita DeSoto was born on March 15, 1932, in Calvert, Texas. She moved to San Antonio, Texas where she worked for 35 years at Joske's and Dillards. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who lovingly took care of her family and friends always putting them before herself. Anita is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Alejandro. She is survived by her brother Alfredo Martinez...
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Robert Aranda

November 17, 1951 - September 12, 2019

Robert Aranda passed away on September 12, 2019 at the age of 67. He was born at home in San Antonio, Texas on November 17, 1951 to his parents Domingo Sr and Julia Aranda. He was the youngest of 7 siblings. Robert began his professional career at Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 1977, where he worked for over 10 years. After Coca-Cola, he began working as a beverage salesman for Big Red...
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Margery Ann Dreeben

June 13, 1931 - September 11, 2019

Margery Ann Dreeben was a beloved mother and grandmother. She is still loved and will be dearly missed by her "favorite son" as she would call him, and grandchildren. She was born on June 13, 1931 to William and Mae Alice Albach in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, class of 1949. In December of 1952, at the age of 21, she was a young bride to her husband Dan...
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Rita M. Conner

January 28, 1921 - September 11, 2019

Rita Lorainne Conner was born on January 28, 1921. A direct descendant of the Juan Curbelo family of the Canary Islanders who settled San Antonio in 1731, she was a devoted wife and mother who lovingly took care of her family always putting them before herself. She took care of her parents, her husband, her sister and her aunt for long periods of time before their deaths all the while...
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Edith Shuptrine Applegate

February 2, 1929 - September 9, 2019

Edith Amanda Shuptrine Applegate, age 90, died on Monday, September 9, 2019. She will be greatly missed for her good-naturedness, attitude of gratitude, and kindness. Edith was born on February 2, 1929, in Bandera, Texas to John D. and Thelma Shuptrine. Much of Edith's life was spent in Bandera and San Antonio, while the last 9 ½ years she loved living at Cibolo Creek Health and Rehabilitation...
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Manuel Ibarra

July 20, 1956 - September 8, 2019

Manuel Ibarra passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the age of 63. He was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on July 20, 1956 to his parents, Manuel G. Ibarra and Ethelvina P. Ibarra. He was the oldest of his siblings and has 3 younger sisters. Manuel moved to San Antonio, TX with his family at 6 years of age in 1961. He attended St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School before graduating from...
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Louise E. Thiltgen

June 2, 1941 - September 7, 2019

Louise E. Thiltgen (nee Aubin), age 78, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019, in San Antonio. She was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to her parents, Maurice and Lucienne Aubin. Louise attended St. Joseph's School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. While working as a nurse in San Francisco, she met the love of her life, Doug. After marriage, they moved to Michigan and later San...
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Ira Bob Blumenthal

January 13, 1934 - September 7, 2019

Ira Bob Blumenthal passed away on September 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Bob was born January 13, 1934 in Manhattan, New York, to parents Mildred & David Blumenthal. He met his loving wife Sonya on a blind date and they were married for over 60 years. After graduating with a Chemistry Degree from Adelphi University, he began his life long career in science related businesses. He started various...
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Diana Imelda Ramos

August 28, 1958 - September 5, 2019

Diana Imelda Ramos passed away peacefully September 5, 2019 after a short but hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and will be sorely missed. Diana was 61 years old. She was the eldest daughter of thirteen children. She graduated in 1976 from J. W. Nixon High School and went on to receive her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's...
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Manuel J. Canada

November 20, 1930 - September 4, 2019

Manuel J. Canada, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 20, 1930 in Gonzalez, Texas. Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Sonny Canada and Irma Canada Carroll; sons, Irving Canada and Richard Seay; and sister, Maxine Carroll-Clark. He is survived by his wife, Laura Lee Canada; daughters, Linda McFadden and her husband Odell and...
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Robert A. Dobie, M.D.

July 26, 1945 - September 4, 2019

ROBERT A. DOBIE, M.D. July 26, 1945 – September 4, 2019 Robert A. Dobie, M.D. (Bob), age 74, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in San Antonio. He grew up all over the United States as the son of U.S. Naval Officer E.W. Dobie, Jr. and his wife, Geraldine Frances Bonnington. He matriculated at Stanford University for his undergraduate education, medical school, and medical...
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Scott Radke

January 11, 1949 - September 3, 2019

F. Scott Radke, 70, passed away on September 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on January 11, 1949, but grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Wauwatosa East High School, Scott obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He then went on to obtain his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in San...
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George Peter Luketic, US Army (Ret.)

March 23, 1932 - September 3, 2019

George Peter Luketic March 23, 1932 - September 3, 2019 San Antonio, Texas SGM George Peter Luketic, US Army (Ret.), was born March 23, 1932 in McKeesport, PA and passed away on September 3, 2019 at 87 years of age, in San Antonio, TX. "Duty, Honor, Country, Family" SGM Luketic proudly served his country for 30 years and was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. He had an outstanding career as...
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Richard "Dick" F. Wilson

June 9, 1927 - September 3, 2019

Richard Forrest Wilson, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. He was born June 9, 1927 in Cameron County, Texas to Forrest H. and Anna Fern (Young) Wilson. He faithfully served in the United States Navy and retired from Civil Service in 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Charles Wilson; and sister Dorothy Wilson. Dick is survived by his wife of...
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Adam Buentello

May 26, 1927 - September 2, 2019

Adam Buentello, age 92 of San Antonio died on September 2, 2019. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1945. He met the love of his life Bernarda Eureste in 1949. Adam was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a great provider for his family. He proudly served in the USAF 1946-1954 as a Master Sergeant. He worked At Swearingen Aircraft 1966-1973. Henry C Beck...
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Daniel "Dan" G. Webster III

May 5, 1939 - September 1, 2019

Daniel "Dan" George Webster III, age 80, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas due to complications following surgery. Dan was born in Dallas, Texas on May 5, 1939 to Dan G. and Carolyn Webster. Dan made every minute count as a student at Texas Tech University. During his college years, he was a Saddle Tramp, a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and active in student...
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Joe Alton Boyd

September 3, 1941 - September 1, 2019

Joe Alton Boyd was born on September 3, 1941 in Texas City, Tx. He passed away on September 1, 2019 two days before his 78th birthday due to complications from an aggressive short-term illness. He was surrounded by his family who were with him until the very end. He fought fiercely like the warrior he was just as he had done with every obstacle over the course of his life. He is survived by his...
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Gordon D. Willey

March 18, 1946 - August 29, 2019

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dr. Gordon D. Willey, passed away on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at the age of 73. He was born March 18th, 1946 to his parents, Harold and Merle Willey in Welch, West Virginia. Gordon attended undergraduate school at Marshall University where he met his wife, Vicki. He served as a Major in the U.S. Army and later received his Doctorate...
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Clifton F. Anderson

October 23, 1931 - August 29, 2019

Clifton F. Anderson, age 87, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in San Antonio. Clif was born on October 23, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Peg Olsen and George Anderson. Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Clif was the second oldest of five brothers and sisters. They lived in the same neighborhood as the Wright brothers, who became family friends. He graduated from Miami of Ohio University where he...
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Alyson Grace McHatton

May 16, 1951 - August 27, 2019

Alyson Grace McHatton, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in San Antonio. She was a brilliant, cunning, fiercely driven supermom with stellar secretarial skills! She was born in San Antonio and spent most of her life here minus a jaunt to the West Coast for a bit and a few other southern states with her military husband. Alyson enjoyed working with seniors with disabilities as well...
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Alyson McHatton

May 16, 1951 - August 27, 2019

Alyson Grace McHatton, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in San Antonio. She was a brilliant, cunning, fiercely driven supermom with stellar secretarial skills! She was born in San Antonio and spent most of her life here minus a jaunt to the West Coast for a bit and a few other southern states with her military husband. Alyson enjoyed working with seniors with disabilities as well...
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Alfonso "Chico" Chiscano

July 22, 1938 - August 27, 2019

Dr. Alfonso "Chico" Chiscano passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. He was 81. He was a native of Spain's Canary Islands, the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Dr. Chiscano attended medical school in Barcelona, where he was awarded Most Outstanding Student. Following medical school, he completed General Surgery Residency at Wayne State University in Detroit,...
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Alice J. Rowland

April 20, 1947 - August 27, 2019

Family and friends of Alice J. Rowland, age 72, received another Angel as she passed away in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Alice was born on April 20, 1947 in San Angelo, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents John Z. Bell and Anna M. (Hagan) Bell as well as her daughter Mary Alice. She is survived and remembered by Adra Rowland, sons; Ronald, Lanning, Billy, Micheal,...
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Robert Camacho

October 14, 1936 - August 25, 2019

Robert Camacho, age 82, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. Robert was born in San Marcos on October 14, 1936, to parents Anastacio Camacho and Tomasa Castillo. He graduated from San Marcos High School. Robert served in the United States Army as a paratrooper/medic and returned to finish his degree in Education at Southwest Texas State University and invested his career...
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Isabel Evelyn Christian

September 8, 1925 - August 25, 2019

Isabel Evelyn Christian, known as "Izzy", was 93, and passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in San Antonio. She was born on September 8, 1925, to parents August and Tillie Deckert Mockert, in San Antonio and graduated from Brackenridge High School. She worked at Frost Brothers; sales and modeling. She also worked at the VA. Izzy was working as a preschool teacher and realized there was a...
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Francis Lee "Bob" Matocha

September 3, 1926 - August 25, 2019

Francis Lee "Bob" Matocha, was called home by The Lord on August 25th, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Malone Matocha; his parents, Angeline and Bolslav "B.P." Matocha; and his siblings, Boles P. Matocha, Paul E. Matocha, and Rosalie A. Jenkins. Bob was born in Cameron, TX. and has called San Antonio, TX his home since grade school. He attended Central Catholic High School...
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Shirley Ann Hasting

March 26, 1943 - August 24, 2019

Shirley Ann Hasting, an angel sent to us in mortal form, rejoined the heavenly host on August 24, 2019, after bravely standing against pancreatic cancer for two years. Shirley was born in Breckenridge, Texas, graduated from Throckmorton High School, Midwestern University, and from Trinity University with a master's degree. An educator for forty-one years, she taught elementary school in City View...
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Herschel Taliaferro Cooper

November 13, 1927 - August 23, 2019

Herschel Taliaferro Cooper passed away peacefully on August 23, 2019 following a long and productive life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well as a steadfast friend who will be remembered for his intelligence, enthusiasm and wit. Taliaferro was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 13, 1927, the younger of two children of Herschel H. and Nella V Cooper....
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Patricia Craig Dunn

March 14, 1949 - August 23, 2019

Patricia Craig Dunn, age 70 passed away on August 23rd, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born March 14th, 1949 in Juneau, Alaska to Robert and Margaret Craig. She graduated from Kerrville Tivy High School in 1967. She was a great waitress who worked at a number of San Antonio restaurants for over 40 years. She was a widow and did not have any children. She is survived by her brother Ralph...
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Rosa G. Sandoval

August 8, 1920 - August 22, 2019

SANDOVAL, Rosa G. "Tia or Tia Rosie," of San Antonio, Texas, was born on Sunday, August 8, 1920. She passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 99. She passed away peacefully in the company of two of her great nieces. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-six years, Albert O. Sandoval, two brothers, Leo M. and Pete Garcia, as well as her...
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Danny Lee Norwitz

January 31, 1950 - August 22, 2019

Danny Lee Norwitz, age 69, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Danny was born on January 31, 1950 in Mathis, TX to parents, Howard Norhawitz and Nell Schackrel. Danny was a Veteran from 101 Airborne, serving in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. Danny owned and operated Texas Air Service for over 30 years. Danny loved fishing, cooking, BBQ, making wine, and his dogs. He...
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Elizabeth Ilse Griffin

December 10, 1982 - August 20, 2019

Elizabeth Ilse' Griffin, age 36 passed away in Dallas on Tuesday August 20th. This angel of God loved life, her family and was devoted to our Lord Jesus Christ. Elizabeth was preceded in death by mother Kathleen Prosk and namesake grandmothers Ilse' McNeel and Elizabeth Griffin. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Kirstynn; sisters Natalie Smith, Jocelyn Griffin, Shere' Prosk; brother Keith...
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Erasmo Mendiola, Jr.

April 28, 1959 - August 19, 2019

Erasmo Mendiola Jr. went to be with our Lord on August 19, 2019, he was 60 years old. He was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. Erasmo Jr. enjoyed watching boxing, since he had been a boxer, and Western movies like his father Erasmo Sr. He was also a mentor to many as he shared his passion for boxing inspiring others, including his brother Orlando and his son Mark. He was extremely protective...
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Angelina S. Lopez

November 14, 1947 - August 17, 2019

Angelina S. Lopez passed away on August 17, 2019, at the age of 71. She was born on November 14, 1947 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her father, Rudy Lopez, Sr; mother, Angelina Siller Lopez; and brother, Rudy Lopez, Jr. She is survived by her partner of 27 years, Karen Bacco; her fur babies, Milo, Opie, and Toby; sisters, Palmira Arellano and Carol Lopez-Crow; and brother, Tony...
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Peter C. Anton, Sr.

May 11, 1925 - August 17, 2019

The precious soul of Peter C. Anton, Sr., 94 yrs. young, known to all as "Pete", left its worldly body on August 17, 2019, to be received in the loving and waiting arms of our Eternal Father and Lord, Jesus Christ. They say that "legends never die" and rightly so with this one. His story will be told over and over for generations to come for having touched so many people with love and humility. ...
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Thetis Clay Gardner LeMaistre

February 6, 1954 - August 15, 2019

Thetis Clay Gardner LeMaistre, age 65, of San Antonio, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thetis Campbell Sanderford and Edward O'Meara Gardner and her sisters, Megan G. Pipes and Erin G. Bowman. Survivors are her two sons, Court McLeod LeMaistre (Jessica Lowe) of San Antonio, TX and Collin O'Meara LeMaistre (Robyn) of Dallas, Texas, and...
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John w. Evans, Jr.

June 9, 1940 - August 15, 2019

John W. Evans, Jr., age 79, passed away on Aug. 15 in San Antonio. John was born in Marion, Indiana to John W. and Anne Evans. John is survived by wife Ellen; sister, Elizabeth (Bob) Kuyper; five AFS exchange children and numerous nieces and nephews. John attended Union College in Kentucky and Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Tennessee. He was a Home Missionary for the United...
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Patricia Ruth Sholders Spencer

September 7, 1927 - August 14, 2019

Patricia Ruth Sholders Spencer died peacefully and with grace at her home on August 14, 2019. She was born September 7, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Fred McCoy and Olivia (Olive) Holm Sholders. Pat graduated Paseo High School in 1945 as a National Merit Scholar, attended Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, as a Younker Scholar, and graduated from the University of New Mexico...
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Joseph Mathew Garza

April 16, 1998 - August 12, 2019

Joseph Mathew Garza, 21, born on April 16, 1998 in San Antonio, TX. On August 12, 2019, Joseph took his last breath alongside his loving family in the comfort of his home. Joseph, while being an incredibly strong person, was unable to overcome his fight with a genetic illness. Joseph grew up in San Antonio, graduating from Alamo Heights High School in 2017. Joseph was a very deep thinker, had a...
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Donald H. Ewers

May 10, 1948 - August 12, 2019

Donald H. Ewers, (Sp 5, US Army Ret) 71, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife and children on Monday, August 12, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. A Saint Louis native, Donald was born to Robert and Martha Ewers on May 10, 1948. As he would often say, "The military brought me to San Antonio and I never left." He was a medic and served at Ft. Sam Houston until his retirement...
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Jane Bowles

January 22, 1950 - August 11, 2019

Jane Lee Bowles died on August 11. Surrounded by her family, she breathed her last breath while being wonderfully ministered to by the ICU staff of St Luke's Baptist. Jane Lee was born at The Nix Memorial in San Antonio. She was the daughter of Joseph Augustus Bowles and Edna Conrad Bowles. Jane Lee received her early schooling at St. Cecilia's School, Janie then went to Incarnate Word High...
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Haidee Elizabeth Gerhardt Winter

December 22, 1935 - August 11, 2019

Haidee Elizabeth Gerhardt Winter was born on December 22, 1935, in San Antonio and lived almost all of her 83 years in this city. She died August 11, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Haidee's parents were Haidee Mae Williams Gerhardt and Judge Raymond Gerhardt. In 1960, Haidee married Charles Davidson Winter, Jr., at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio. They moved to McAllen where they...
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Jim Cullum, Jr.

September 20, 1941 - August 11, 2019

Jazz Legend Jim Cullum Dies By James Cullum Jim Cullum, Jr. said it with music. The jazz legend, who exemplified the artistic spirit and energy of San Antonio for nearly 60 years, died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Cullum was 77 years old. Cullum played alongside greats such as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Joe Venuti, Pete Fountain, Lionel Hampton, Jack...
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James Francis Cashin

June 8, 1941 - August 8, 2019

Msgr. James F. Cashin, died Aug. 8th, at the Padua Place residence for retired priests in San Antonio. He was 78. He was born in Cork City, Ireland, on June 8, 1941, one of six children born to Colum and Mona Cashin. He received his primary, secondary, and seminary education in Ireland, and was ordained there on June 12, 1965. His oldest brother, John, was also a priest of the Archdiocese of San...
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Carrie "Catherine" Rubin

February 2, 1932 - August 7, 2019

Catherine Rubin, age 87, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. Catherine was born in San Antonio, Texas at Beach Pavilion at Brook Army Medical Center on February 6, 1932 to T/Sgt. Edward H. and Carrie G. (nee Ingle) Pawlowski, She attended and was a proud 1949 graduate of Luther Burbank High School, was elected Miss Blue Bonnet, and received her Bachelor's degree in...
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Patricia H. Steed

March 31, 1936 - August 6, 2019

Patricia H. Steed passed away Tuesday August 6th, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on March 31 to Ben and Laura Jeanette Hollis in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Sacred Heart Academy and after graduation attended both Duke University and the University of Arkansas where she completed a degree in Medical Technology. She was an active member of the altar guild and Daughters of the King in...
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Katherine Hymel

October 5, 1925 - August 5, 2019

Katherine Hymel passed away peacefully on August 5, 2019. She was born in San Antonio on October 5, 1925. Katherine graduated from St. Mary's High School and Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio with a Master's degree in Dietary Science. She was named a member of Who's Who among American women and was class president at Our Lady of the Lake College. In her professional career, she both...
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Mary Clementine Ellison "Bunny" Becker

August 27, 1940 - August 5, 2019

Mary Clementine Ellison "Bunny" Becker was born in Greenville, Mississippi, on August 27, 1940, to Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Ellison. Her childhood and high school years were spent in Texarkana, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in speech pathology. In her sophomore year, she was elected president of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. In her senior year, she met Richard Becker...
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Teague Gray "Bucky" Harris, Jr., USAF (Ret)

August 17, 1919 - August 4, 2019

Teague Gray Harris, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many, quietly passed away on Sunday, August 4th, at the age of 99, just 13 days shy of his 100th birthday. Teague was born to Cleo Ward Harris and Teague Gray Harris, Sr. on August 17, 1919 in Gray Court, South Carolina. He graduated from Furman University in 1940, was a proud graduate and loyal...
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Josephine Castillo

March 29, 1934 - August 4, 2019

Josephine Castillo, age 85, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. Born on March 29, 1934, in San Antonio to parents, Martin Garza and Julia Luna. She was preceded in death by her sons Russell and Michael. Josephine Castillo is survived by her husband Benjamin Castillo, her daughters Sandra Rangel, Debra J. Castillo, Veronica Castillo, Vanessa Lawson (Chris), her two sons...
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Gloria V. Perry

March 10, 1936 - August 3, 2019

Gloria V. Perry of San Antonio Texas passed onto eternal rest surrounded by family on Saturday August 03, 2019; she was 83 years young. Born in San Antonio Texas; she graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, took local college courses, and worked hard to better herself with the loving support of her family and self-determination. She was fiercely independent and always active. She...
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Florence Lucille Tribley

November 17, 1922 - August 3, 2019

Florence Lucille Tribley, age 96 of San Antonio, Texas passed away on August 3, 2019. Florence was born November 17, 1922 in Princeville Illinois to William and Mollie Perdelwitz. She loved to spend time with her family, playing cards with her friends, dancing, and traveling. After her children were grown, she worked for the Internal Revenue Service in Illinois and then as a realtor in New...
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