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From advance planning for the inevitable to at-need services during an emotionally difficult time to bereavement counseling for those who are grieving, it is our privilege to comfort and care for families in need.

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

Our Obituaries

William Alonzo Stanley III

July 11, 1949 - June 20, 2018

William Alonzo Stanley, III., D.D.S. July 11, 1949 - June 20, 2018 Dr. William Alonzo Stanley, III, known to those who loved him as "Bill," passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. He is survived by Pat, his wife of 42 years; his daughter, Patrice Pryor and son-in-law, Jason Pryor; his grandchildren, Loren and Jacob; as well as his two sisters, Joy Dubinski and Lynn Thompson; five...
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Richard Roy Cruz

November 23, 1934 - June 19, 2018

Our beloved father, grandfather, husband, and friend, Richard Roy Cruz, went to be with the Lord at the age of 83. He met and married the love his life, Margaret Balleza, where they shared 53 blissful years together. In 1952, he joined the United States Navy, serving during the Korean War. During his military career, he worked as a lead radio operator. Richard loved his family and certainly...
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Andres Ramirez

April 3, 1956 - June 19, 2018

Andres Ramirez, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in San Antonio. Andres was born in San Antonio to parents, Alejandro and Martha DeLeon Ramirez. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lupita Ramirez. Andres is survived by his children, Andrea Ramirez, Clint Ramirez, and Bonnie Orta; grandchildren, Clarastina, Gavin, Judith, Fabian, Khloe, Trinity, Victoria,...
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Arthur Patrick Terrell

March 17, 1945 - June 17, 2018

Our beloved father, husband, brother and friend, Arthur Patrick Terrell (73), passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018. An honorable and proud veteran of the United States Air Force who served during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring after 27 years of dedicated service as a Locomotive Engineer. He is preceded in death by his parents Arthur Jacob Coy Terrell...
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Victoria "Vicky" Miran

December 23, 1924 - June 16, 2018

Victoria Rodriguez Miran passed away on June 16, 2018 in Boerne, Texas at the age of 93. Vicky was born in Eagle Pass, Texas to Juan and Maria Rodriguez. She married Michael Mesod Miran on August 1, 1943 at Little Flower Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas. Vicky and Michael, throughout the years, were involved in community service for their church, the American Legion & Auxiliary, and the...
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Thomas Martin Cahal, Jr.

October 3, 1958 - June 16, 2018

The kindest heart of all stopped beating on June 16th, 2018 when Tommy Cahal, Jr. lost his battle with cancer. Born October 3, 1958 in Nederland, TX to Thomas Martin Cahal, Sr. and Sally Smith Tomat. Tommy spent his youth in East Texas and was a graduate of Nederland High School and Lamar University. Following graduation, he moved to Austin where he worked for Capstone Management for the...
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Martha G. Munoz Esparza

April 14, 1947 - June 15, 2018

On Friday, June 15, 2018, Martha G. Munoz Esparza, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away suddenly at the age of 71 years. Daughter of Gabino and Mary Munoz, Martha was born in San Antonio on April 14, 1947. Martha's high school sweetheart and husband of 49 years, Richard A. Esparza, predeceased her in 2016. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother,...
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Ralph F. Martinez, Jr.

May 28, 1958 - June 15, 2018

Ralph F. Martinez Jr. joined his parents and brother in peace after a short illness on June 15th at the age of 60. Known by his friends as "Penny Lane" for his love of the Beatles, Ralph enjoyed life to its fullest and made every day count. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and pets. He is survived by his loving and devoted sisters Teresa, Cecilia, Yolanda, Irene, Isabel...
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Norberto N. Ramon

January 15, 1962 - June 15, 2018

On Friday, June 15, 2018, our beloved Officer Norberto N. Ramon was honorably relieved of his post on Earth. Officer Ramon lived bravely to serve and protect up to the last two weeks of his life. He did not let cancer limit his life but showed cancer patients how to live their lives. Officer Ramon never wavered and fought a courageous battle with cancer to the very end. He lived and enjoyed a...
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Betty J. Rogers

February 1, 1924 - June 15, 2018

Our Mother, Betty J. Rogers, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2018, at the age of 94. Mom was born in E. St. Louis, IL, to George and Martha Dietrich. She is predeceased by her mother and father and two brothers, Paul and Bud Dietrich. Mom is survived by her 4 children, John P. (Jack) Rogers, Stephen L. Rogers, Constance Clemens (John), Janet E. Tennis (Steven), 6 grandchildren: John Paul...
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Amparo (Annette) Leos

June 6, 1921 - June 12, 2018

Mrs. Leos was a successful businesswoman for 35 years owning and operating Annette's House of Beauty on South Alamo St., living a long life of 97 years surrounded by family. She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, mentor and friend to all, leaving no soul untouched. Preceded in death by her parents, Antonio & Lilia Cavazos of Laredo, Texas; husband Rudolph Leos; daughters Hilda...
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Adela Sholl

June 10, 1917 - June 11, 2018

Beloved aunt, wife, sister and friend, Adela Sholl, age 101, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018. Born to wonderful parents, Baltazar Reyes and Gila Esparza in San Benito, TX on June 10, 1917. Adela was worked as a beautician for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 20 years, William L. Sholl; all of her siblings: Andres Reyes, Jose Baltazar Reyes, Roberto...
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Cleo McNeil Hockaday

October 13, 1928 - June 10, 2018

Cleo McNeil Hockaday (89) of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 10, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Pearlie Hallett and Amelia Clayton Hallett. She graduated from Northampton County High School in Virginia, where she was born and raised. She was a teacher's assistant and homemaker. She leaves to cherish her beloved husband of 62 years William L. Hockaday. She is...
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Louise E. Young

October 1, 1926 - June 9, 2018

"Death belongs to life as birth does. The walk is in the raising of the foot as in the laying of it down." Tagore, from Stray Birds, 268. Louise E. Young wrote these words in a college essay on death and dying. She was born in Missouri and died at the age of 91. She is pre-deceased by her mother, father, brother Dean, husband Ed, son Larry, and great-granddaughter Rosalyn. Surviving family...
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Forrest Venable Fitzhugh

December 4, 1938 - June 9, 2018

Forrest Venable Fitzhugh was born in San Antonio on December 4, 1938 and died on June 9, 2018 at the age of 79. Forrest was the eldest son of James Venable and Eloise Holman Fitzhugh. His maternal grandparents were Addie Alston deGraffenreid and Jesse Burette Holman, of Weimar, Texas, and his paternal grandparents were Ara Agnes Venable and Olin Minos Fitzhugh, of San Antonio. Except for one...
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Adela Mauricio Barron

April 14, 1919 - June 8, 2018

Adela Mauricio "Estella" Barron April 14, 1919 – June 8, 2018 Mrs. Estella Barron, widow of Felix G. Barron, Jr. passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord, on Friday, June 8th. Mother was widowed in 1957 after father died of Leukemia. At the time of his death, he was employed at Kelly Field as a firefighter and was a WWII veteran. They had just moved into their new home. It...
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George Celis

November 11, 1932 - June 7, 2018

In loving memory of George Celis, age 85, passed away on June 7, 2018, with his family by his side. George was a member of Albert Pike Masonic Lodge and Alzafar Shrine. He was a long-time member of the Alzafar Patrol, Rod and Gun Club. George spent his final years with the Antique Carriage Club and was owner of a Collision Facility from 1986 to 2012. His passions were classic automobiles, RV's,...
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Gloria Robles Cook

August 14, 1937 - June 7, 2018

Our mother, sister and grandmother, Gloria Robles Cook, went to be with the Lord at the age 80. She was born in San Antonio, TX to parents: Milton and Anita Robles during the generation of the Great Depression. The tough times during this era gave Gloria the persistence to withstand any hardship that developed throughout her life. She matured into a strong-willed woman with a "can do" spirit. ...
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Thomas Anthony Banasik

August 8, 1954 - June 6, 2018

Colonel (USA Ret.) Thomas Anthony Banasik, 63, born to Rhoda & Stephen Banasik, Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas after battling pancreatic cancer. A Military Veteran; Military Policeman; Deputy Inspector General, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Garrison Commander, Fort Indiantown Gap,...
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Juanita R. Villarreal

March 30, 1921 - June 5, 2018

In loving memory of Juanita R. Villarreal, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 with her family at her side. Juanita was born on March 30, 1921 in Waco, Texas to Juan and Maria Rodriguez. She was the first of 6 children and had to take parental responsibility to help her widowed father at an early age. Later, she worked as a school cafeteria aide for several schools in the San Antonio,...
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Monte Lee Adams

September 13, 1966 - June 3, 2018

Monte passed away at home surrounded by his precious books, albums, and photographs. He was preceded in death by his treasured Mother, Mary Katherine Adams, and survived by his Father Tommy Adams, his cousin Ricky Adams along with his family, more family and many friends. Monte graduated from Tom C. Clark High School, studied at San Antonio College, and Southwest School of Art where he earned...
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Amparo E. Lozano

November 2, 1930 - June 1, 2018

Amparo E. Lozano passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 7th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the chapel at Porter Loring on McCullough. ROSARY THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 7:30 PM PORTER LORING CHAPEL 1101 McCULLOUGH AVE. PROCESSION FROM PORTER LORING CHAPEL TO THE BASILICA OF THE LITTLE FLOWER FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 DEPARTS AT 9:30 AM MASS OF THE...
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USAF Harold E. Duncan

January 1, 1937 - June 1, 2018

In loving memory of Harold E. Duncan, age 81, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 with his family at his side. He was a proud veteran of the US Air Force, retiring with an honorable discharge after 20 years of dedicated service. Always placing his family first in his life, he instilled integrity and self-esteem in all his children throughout his life. Harold is preceded in death by his...
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Agnes "Teddie" Constantine Specia

May 27, 1921 - May 31, 2018

Agnes C. Specia (Teddie) was born Aglaia Theadora Constantine in New London Connecticut, May 27, 1921. After graduating from Mary Washington College, she taught school in Virginia where she met and fell in love with Lt. AJ Specia. Against her family's wishes, she traveled to Fort Bliss to marry her Texas Aggie, AJ. They were members of the "Great Generation." When AJ was shipped out to the...
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Dorothy Elaine Hopkins

August 29, 1927 - May 30, 2018

Dorothy Elaine Hopkins, age 90 passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 surrounded by loving family. Dorothy was born in Buffalo, NY to parents Harmon Laban Clark and Esther Cook Clark. Dorothy grew up in Buffalo, NY, and graduated with a B.A. in Home Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University. She met her future husband, Malcolm Townsend Hopkins, at a church youth group in Delmar, NY...
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Harold Robert Meyers

April 30, 1924 - May 29, 2018

Harold (Hal) Robert Meyers, 94, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at his residence at Blue Skies of Texas in San Antonio. Harold was born on April 30, 1924 to Henry Charles Meyers and Iva Hinch Meyers in Washburn, North Dakota. He graduated from Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Wisconsin and graduated with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. Harold served as a...
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Ruth Pauline Lieberman

July 12, 1917 - May 28, 2018

Ruth Pauline Lieberman, 100 of San Antonio left peacefully to be with the Lord and Angels in heaven on May 28, 2018. Born in Berlin, NH on July 12, 1917 daughter of Fred and Ruth Eastman. Ruth graduated from Edward Little High School, Auburn Maine in 1937 and attended Westbrook Junior College in Portland Maine. Enlisting as a WAAC in 1943 she left Maine to report for active duty at the...
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Eusebio Joe Garcia

June 11, 1958 - May 27, 2018

After a courageous battle with cancer, our beloved Eusebio "Joe" Garcia, went to be with the Lord at the age of 59. Born in San Antonio, to Guadalupe and Victoria Garcia, Joe attended Fox Tech High School where he met his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Mariana. Joe was a dedicated husband, devoted father, loving grandfather, big brother and uncle. He was incredibly selfless and...
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Susan Cross Stasny

December 5, 1946 - May 27, 2018

Susan Cross Stasny entered into the nearer Presence of God in the early morning hours of May 27th, 2018 with her family at her side. She fought a short, but very courageous battle with Cancer. Susan was born to her parents, Vernon & Billie Stark Cross on December 5th, 1946 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Memorial High School and later, the University of Houston. While attending U of H...
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Ronald Lee Fairman

March 24, 1947 - May 26, 2018

Ronald L. Fairman, age 71, passed away on May 26, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on March 24, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA to Jacob Fairman and Florence Eileen Fairman. Ron served in the U.S. Navy before attending Southwest Texas State and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration. He also obtained a Master's Degree of Business Administration in Land Economics and Real...
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Joseph Wratten

November 22, 1925 - May 26, 2018

Joseph B. Wratten Jr. peacefully went to be with the Lord at the age of 92 in San Antonio, TX. Joe was loved by all of his family including his children, grandchildren and great grandson. He was born in Mt. Vernon, AL to Joseph B. Wratten Sr. and Mildred Lewis. Joe is from a family of 9 children and had 5 sisters and 3 brothers. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his family and made it a...
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Oscar Gonzales San Miguel

February 3, 1948 - May 26, 2018

Beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend, Oscar Gonzales San Miguel, age 70, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born in San Antonio to wonderful parents, Fred and Maria San Miguel. At the young age of 18, he proudly enlisted in the US Air Force, served during Vietnam War and after four years was honorably discharged. Oscar met his wife, Elva on...
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James E. De La Zerda

October 9, 1927 - May 25, 2018

James E. De La Zerda Sr. passed away at age 90, on Friday, May 25, 2018. Born in Floresville, TX, the youngest of six, James started his childhood living in the country. While attending Floresville High School he joined the track team and earned the nickname, "The 10 sec Man" for his pace in the 100-yard dash. James then served his country by joining the US Army during World War II at age of...
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Leticia Castro Barnett

May 20, 1964 - May 24, 2018

Leticia Castro Barnett, age 54, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Santiago Garcia and Esther Gutierrez on May 20, 1964 in Brownsville, Texas. Leticia is survived by her beloved husband, William T. Barnett, children, Erika Rivera and husband, Jesus and their daughter Nevaeh; Vanessa Castro and her children Velannai and Azaihzle; parents, Santiago and...
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Jennings F. "Jeff" Ketner

July 30, 1941 - May 22, 2018

Devoted husband and loving father Jennings F. "Jeff" Ketner, Jr., was released by death on May 22, 2018, following an accident and a weeks-long effort for recovery. Jeff was born in 1941 in San Angelo, Texas, to Jennings F. "Al" Ketner, Sr., and Inez Anthony Ketner. After graduating from Central High School in San Angelo and the University of Texas at Austin, he proudly operated a successful...
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Brian Wesley Agnew

January 5, 1981 - May 21, 2018

Our beloved son, Brian Wesley Agnew, age 37, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 with his family at his side. Brian was a wonderful, loving young man full of curiosity and energy. He was born in Houston, TX, but the family moved to Pleasanton, TX in 1987, where he was raised. He graduated from Pleasanton High School in 2000. Brian had a creative talent for art and music, and a passion for...
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Linda Marie Fisher

February 1, 1956 - May 21, 2018

Linda Marie Fisher, age 62, passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 1, 1956 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania to William and Rose Bradford. Linda served in the National Guard and was a school nurse amongst other professions. She enjoyed beautifying her yard and maintaining her home where she raised her four children and always welcomed company. She loved...
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David Anthony Marquez

1956 - 2018

MARQUEZ, David Anthony, 61, loving husband and best friend of Cindy A. Marquez; dear son of Domingo C. and Beatrice Marquez (nee Arriaga), dear son-in-law of the late Jose Fernandez & Minnie Fernandez (nee Falzarano), dear brother of Beatrice A. (Debbie Landau) Marquez, Patricia L. (Robert) Romano, dear brother-in-law of Terrie (Jack) Harvey, Marie (Tim) Vogler, dear uncle to Sabrina (Juan)...
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David R. Booth

March 1, 1954 - May 21, 2018

David R. Booth, age 64, of Spring Branch, Texas passed away Monday May 21, 2018. He was born March 1, 1954 in Louisville, KY to Carl and Alice Turner Booth. David began his career in the U.S. Air Force in 1975 and retired after 20 years of Honorable service. David was a self-taught "MacGyver," being called upon by his family and co-workers to solve any problem. He was an avid photographer...
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John F. Lange

February 29, 1956 - May 20, 2018

John F. Lange, age 62, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Sunday 20 May, 2018 at his home. He was born February 29, 1956 in Great Neck, New York to Paul and Dorothy Lange. John was educated at Ashland College, Ashland Ohio, graduating in 1978. He studied at Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock, receiving his certificate in 1983. In addition, he received a BA (1987) and MA (1990) from St....
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Susan Maheu Guerra

January 12, 1951 - May 20, 2018

Beloved mother, wife and grandmother, Susan Maheu Guerra, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. Born in New Orleans, LA, she was accepted by the Order of the Daughters of Charity at age 18. She attended St. Louis University, receiving a Bachelor degree in Social Work. As a Daughter, she performed many duties at the Guardian Angel settlement house in St. Louis. Her next two assignments were at St...
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Beatrice G. Morales

July 14, 1936 - May 20, 2018

Beatrice G. Morales, age 81, passed away on May 20, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Beatrice was born in Elmendorf, TX, to Miguel Morales and Rebecca Gonzalez. She was preceded in death by her parents Miguel and Rebecca Morales; her son Esteban Vela; and her sister Rebecca Bravo. Beatrice G. Morales is survived by her daughter Vanessa Reyes; granddaughter Regina Romero and her husband Joshua Robredo;...
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Herb Holland

October 11, 1924 - May 20, 2018

Herbert S. Holland Jr. died on May 20, 2018, after a sudden illness. Herb was born in Ithaca, New York, on October 11, 1924, to Herbert and Mary (Bride) Holland. He was their only child. After serving as an enlisted soldier with the 696th Armored Field Artillery Battalion in the European theater during World War II, he returned to his hometown of Ithaca. He graduated from Cornell University...
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Dalton Taylor

February 5, 1938 - May 17, 2018

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Dalton Taylor entered through the gates of Heaven to be with his Lord, Savior and Creator, Jesus Christ, after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Dalton was born in Gradyville, KY on February 5, 1938. Colonel Taylor dedicated his life to serving God, his family, and as a decorated veteran and hero, served his country, which he loved so much, 33...
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Robert Frank Greer

August 17, 1945 - May 16, 2018

A celebration of life and memorial for Robert "Bobby" Frank Greer, 72, will take place at 4 pm on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at First Baptist Church San Antonio. A visitation will take place on Thursday evening, May 31st, 2018 from 6-8 pm, also at First Baptist Church San Antonio. Bobby was born on August 17, 1945 in Fort Worth, TX, son of Herman & Dorothy Greer. He passed away on May 16, 2018...
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Loreto "Lee" Trevino

December 12, 1945 - May 16, 2018

Our beloved father, husband, brother, and friend, Loreto "Lee" Trevino, entered into eternal rest at the age of 72. He was born in Pharr, Texas to a family of 11, being the eldest son. He graduated from PSJA High School and from Pan American University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He later received his Master of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary's University. ...
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Hunter Bentley Bush

April 30, 2015 - May 15, 2018

Hunter Bentley Bush, age 3 years old, died on May 15, 2018. Hunter is the son of Matthew Ray Bush & Jenevieve Ramos Bush of San Antonio. He is survived by two siblings, Matthew Landry Bush & Tyler Austin Bush. Hunter is also deeply loved by his great-grandparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and his countless family friends. Dearest Hunter, please know that you are our greatest...
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Pete Castillo, Jr.

December 13, 1935 - May 14, 2018

Pete Castillo, Jr., passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on May 14, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 82. Born in Malakoff, Texas, to Pedro Castillo, Sr. and Consuelo Pérez Castillo, Pete (a.k.a. Peter or Pedro) grew up in Laredo, Texas, and Sterling, Illinois before enlisting and serving proudly in the United States Army. After completing his education in San Antonio, Texas...
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Dolly Morrow Altgelt

October 17, 1923 - May 14, 2018

Dolly Morrow Altgelt was born in San Antonio, Texas October 17, 1923. Dolly was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Woodward Woodson Altgelt, Jr., her son Skeet Altgelt and her parents William Leigh Morrow and Dolly Post Morrow. Dolly and Woodward were very active in the San Antonio Community and known for their many efforts to give back to the city. Dolly graduated...
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Ruben Santana CW4 US Army, Ret.

September 25, 1942 - May 13, 2018

Ruben Santana, age 75, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Ruben proudly served his country in the United States Army. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and later flew fixed wing planes. During his military career, Ruben also provided programming support to various commands until his retirement. Ruben never met a stranger and often forged long time friendships with...
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Jorge O. Pena

March 28, 1956 - May 12, 2018

Jorge O. Pena, age 62, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was born to Octavio Pena, Jr. and Carolina R. Pena. Jorge graduated from Luther Burbank HS 1974, and enlisted in the USAF, serving his country 1975-1979. Jorge graduated UTSA 1992 with a B.A. in Civil Engineering, and held many interests, including, tending the family ranch, animal lover, devoted dog owner, enjoyed horse racing and...
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Joel Leonard Roth

December 21, 1924 - May 12, 2018

Joel Leonard Roth, aged 93, died the afternoon of Saturday, May 12, 2018 among family at his home in Austin, Texas. He was born on December 21, 1924, in Northampton, Pennsylvania to Isidor and Lillian Roth. Joel is survived by his children Bennett, Marc, Eric, and Susan, his grandchildren Andrew, Alex, and Alan, his daughters-in-law Maria Roth, Mariann Roth, and Kim Banda, and his sister Jean...
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Charles Doherty

October 23, 1927 - May 8, 2018

Reverend Charles Doherty left his earthly life and began his new life in Heaven on May 8, 2018 at 6:30 AM. In February, 2018, he was diagnosed with terminal lymphoma and decided against treatment. Charles Doherty was born on Oct. 23, 1927, in Terrirone near Moville, County Donegal, Ireland, to Mary (née Harkin) and Daniel Henry Doherty. He was born into a musical, hardworking farming family and...
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Raul Macias De La Garza

February 17, 1927 - May 7, 2018

Raul Macias De La Garza, age 91, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at his home in San Antonio. Raul was a World War II Veteran and Korean conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Felicitas De La Garza; sisters, Olga Aguilar and Olivia Summerville; son, Gilbert Charles Vasquez. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dora Charles De La Garza; brother, Frederico M...
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Jeffrey Ward

December 31, 1952 - May 7, 2018

Chief Jeffrey Ward, SAISD Police (Ret.), age 65, of San Antonio, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Jeffrey was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky and spent his childhood growing up in the town of Suffern, New York. Jeffrey discovered his passion for serving the community at an early age, and chose a career in law enforcement after a brief stint in the US Marine Corps. After...
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Frank G. Trevino

February 10, 1922 - May 7, 2018

Frank G. Trevino February 10, 1922 - May 7, 2018 Our loving father, grandfather, husband, and friend, Frank G. Trevino, went peacefully to be with the Lord at the age 96. He was born to Frank C. Trevino and Concepcion Garza and was raised in San Antonio, Texas all of his life. In 1948, he met and married the love of his life, Claudina Trevino, where they shared 65 blissful years together and...
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Phyllis Braverman

October 16, 1935 - May 7, 2018

Phyllis Braverman, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed away in her home on May 7, 2018. She was born October 16, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, to immigrant parents, Ray and Louis Glick. Phyllis and Shelly Braverman were childhood sweethearts, having met at age 5 at summer camp. They lived in multiple cities in the northeast, eventually settling in Baltimore, MD. In...
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Delight Tillotson

November 16, 1929 - May 6, 2018

Delight Tillotson November 16, 1929- May 6, 2018 Mrs. Delight Tillotson passed away on Sunday May 6, 2018. She was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on November 16, 1929. Delight graduated from Nashua High School in 1947, Columbia University in 1952 and received her Master of Science in nursing from UT Austin in 1974. Mrs. Tillotson was a resident of San Antonio since 1974. She was preceded in...
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Mary Jane Clark

December 3, 1916 - May 6, 2018

MARY JANE IHLE CLARK December 3, 1916 – May 6, 2018 Mary Jane Ihle Clark was born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 1916. While still an infant, she contacted polio which left her with an atrophied leg and other residual weaknesses. In spite of being disabled, she earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and a MAW from Wayne State University. Being disabled herself, she knew the...
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Winifred Witchell Pfiester

June 9, 1918 - May 5, 2018

Winifred "Winnie" Witchell Pfiester went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 5, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on June 9, 1918, where she resided her entire life. On November 9, 1939, she married Chester M. Pfiester at Grace Lutheran Church. They had celebrated 72 years of marriage at the time of his death in 2010. She graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1935. She was a...
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Margaret Kenney Hopkins

November 19, 1928 - May 4, 2018

MARGARET KENNEY HOPKINS November 19, 1928 – May 4, 2018 Our much loved mother, Margaret Kenney Hopkins, age 89, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born in San Antonio to Dr. Nat Mitchell and Mary Patterson Kenney, the fifth of six lively, independent, talented, and strong-minded children. She was an avid fisherman during summers at Rockport on the Gulf of Mexico...
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Marisela C. Falkner

September 13, 1971 - May 4, 2018

Marisela C. Falkner, age 46, of San Antonio, died Friday, May 4, 2018. She was a member of St. Anthony De Padua for 13 years, Missionary servant of St Anthony, Missionary servant of the Sacred Heart for 3 years and St. Anthony Devine Mercy. Marisela was an LVN for 20 years working in Home Health Care and the State Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Madison N. Falkner; sons,...
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Clara Santos Ondarza

August 12, 1922 - May 4, 2018

Clara Santos Ondarza, age 95, died on Friday, May 4, 2018. Clara was born on August 12, 1922 to Evaristo and Monica Frias Fernandez. Clara was an active member of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Altar Society, the church choir and the envelope ministry as well as a Eucharistic Minister for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Raul...
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Judith Foster Liss

November 6, 1942 - May 2, 2018

Judith Foster Liss, 75, went to be with the one true Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Born Judith Gail Foster in Louisville, KY on November 6, 1942, Judith was the oldest child of James William & Josephine Pharris Foster. Her father's Army career took the family around the world. She spent several formative years in Metz, France. She graduated from high school in...
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Stephanie Rose Markle

May 11, 1998 - May 1, 2018

Stephanie Rose Markle, age 19, died peacefully in her sleep on May 1, 2018 in Austin, TX where she attended the University of Texas. She was born on May 11th, 1998 in Raleigh, NC to Steve and Lori Markle. She was a 2016 graduate of International School of the Americas in San Antonio, TX. Stephanie was a woman of many talents. She was a scholar (4.0 student in high school and college), an...
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Theresa Georgia Wilson

December 27, 1923 - May 1, 2018

Theresa Georgia Wilson December 27, 1923-May 1, 2018 Theresa Georgia Wilson passed away on May 1, 2018 at the age of 94. She was born in San Antonio on December 27, 1923 to Judge Horace E. and Georgia Howell Wilson. She is survived by her nieces, Kathleen Wilson Thompson and husband Jim Thompson of Austin; as well as Linda Wilson of Edgartown, Massachusetts. Also surviving Theresa are...
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Gladys Faye Morris

November 27, 1926 - April 29, 2018

Gladys Faye Morris nee Kyle, age 91, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born on November 27, 1926 in La Feria, Texas, to Coin H. Kyle and Annie L. Kyle. Raised in Los Fresnos, Texas, she moved to San Antonio to attend business college. While living in San Antonio, she met and married her husband, Leo A. Morris. Gladys worked alongside her husband in several...
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Jonathan Miles Horner

March 21, 1987 - April 29, 2018

Jonathan Miles Horner, age 31, of San Antonio passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018. Jonathan was born on March 21, 1987 in Fort Worth, TX to J. Miles and DeAnn Horner. Jonathan was a hard worker, a family man, and a true man of God who loved his Lord, so that's where he is. He was preceded in death by his father J. Miles Horner; his paternal grandfather Needhan Horner and his maternal...
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Leopoldo Ricardo "Leo" Cancio

August 17, 1994 - April 29, 2018

Leopoldo Cancio, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the age of 23. Leo was born on August 17, 1994 in San Antonio to Leopoldo Carlos Cancio and Patricia I. Wathen. Leo was a loving son and brother who struggled with mental illness and addiction in the last years of his life. Leo is survived by parents Patricia I. Wathen and Lee Cancio, his brothers Rodrigo, Tomas, and Lucas Cancio, his...
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Rob Rhino Gomez

March 7, 1983 - April 28, 2018

Robert Pifanio Gomez, age 35, of San Antonio passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Robert was born on March 7, 1983 in San Antonio to Robert Gomez and Vicenta Medina. Robert is survived by his daughter Tiara Gomez; his parents Robert Gomez and Vicenta Medina; his siblings, Reynaldo Elizardo, Jr., Rachel Medina, Armando Medina, Jose Medina, Juan Medina, Sherri Medina and Penni Gomez; his Aunt...
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Alicia Ortiz Hafez

March 31, 1936 - April 28, 2018

Alicia Ortiz Hafez, age 82, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday night on April 28th 2018. She was the second child of four of Mr. Cruz Gonzales Ortiz and Jovita Yzquirerdo de Ortiz. Her last days were filled with love and support as she was joined by her sister Maria and Maria's family, her niece's grandchild was present to make it four generations of family to the youngest at 9 months to wish...
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Leonard Rene St. Germain

December 3, 1937 - April 28, 2018

Leonard Rene St. Germain, 80, passed away on Saturday, April 28th at home in San Antonio, TX. Len was born on December 3, 1937 in St. Anne's, Manitoba Canada to Lucien and Louise (Benoit) St. Germain. As a child he lived in St. Anne's and the St. Vital area. He lived in Winnipeg, Canada. His first job was a bicycle courier then attended school to become an upholsterer and worked for Simmons...
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Cristina Almendares Mass

April 14, 1957 - April 28, 2018

Cristina Almendares Mass age 61, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 surrounded by her family. Cristina was born on April 14th, 1957 in the Philippines to Placido Almendares and Espirita Morales. She was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and 20 plus years spent as a Clinical Research Nurse at John Hopkins Medical Center. . She is preceded in death by her father,...
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Marcel Wiedermann

July 17, 1922 - April 27, 2018

Marcel Wiedermann, entered into rest on April 27, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on July 17, 1922 to Simon and Celia Stern Wiedermann. He was a graduate from Thomas Jefferson High School and graduated from St. Mary's University. Marcel and his wife Rebecca Wiedermann owned and operated the Alamo Fabric Center for 29 years. Marcel was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rebecca...
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Richard L. Perez, Jr.

August 23, 1943 - April 26, 2018

Richard L. Perez, Jr. passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the age of 74. He died peacefully surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard B. and Josephine L. Perez, and two sisters, Josie Fernandez and Margaret Robinson. Mr. Perez proudly served in the United States Marine Corp and was awarded the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and several other medals while...
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Marguerite Drury

June 11, 1915 - April 26, 2018

Marguerite Drury June 11, 1915-April 26, 2018 Marguerite Drury, born of man June 11, 1915, born of The Holy Spirit November 5, 1971 and present with the Lord April 26, 2018 at age 102. She loved to play Monopoly with her grandchildren and have Bible study in her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion F. (Red) Drury; daughter, Marlene Jordan, son, M. Frank Drury.; and...
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Joan Herweck Martin

June 3, 1930 - April 26, 2018

Our loving mother, Joan Marie Herweck Martin was born on June 3, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas to Ruth Coll Herweck and John Herweck. After graduating from Alamo Heights High School in 1948, she attended finishing school at Monticello College in Illinois, graduating with the class of 1950. Joan then attended the University of Texas at Austin where she wrote for the Daily Texan and graduated in...
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Elizabeth Hemphill Wilson

October 9, 1920 - April 25, 2018

Elizabeth "Liz" Hemphill Wilson, 97, gently passed away on April 25, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Liz was born on October 9, 1920, in Dallas, Texas, the fourth of five children of Bernard Boyle and Ovie Josephine Hemphill. Liz attended Southern Methodist University, where she studied art and became a lifelong member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. There she met her husband of 63 years,...
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Clarissa Sophia Riojas

January 31, 2000 - April 25, 2018

Clarissa Sophia Riojas January 31, 2000 – April 25, 2018 Our sweet angel, loving daughter, sister, and friend, Clarissa Sophia Riojas, entered into rest at the young age of 18. She was born in San Antonio to Joshua Riojas and Sylvia Caudillo. Clarissa was currently in her senior year of high school preparing to graduate with her class in June 2018. She loved dancing and was a member of...
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George Casseb

February 29, 1924 - April 25, 2018

George Casseb, a lifetime resident of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the age of 94, surrounded by his loving family. George was born on Leap Day, February 29, 1924, in San Antonio, Texas to Solomon Nagem Casseb and Annie Marie Barberio Casseb. He was one of seven children. After attending John B. Hood Elementary School and Washington Irving Middle...
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Elwin O. Williams

January 13, 1928 - April 23, 2018

Elwin O. Williams passed away at his home on April 23, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born January 13, 1928 in Lillie, Louisiana, to Theron and Amanda Williams. He spent his childhood in Louisiana and East Texas. He was a 1945 graduate of DeRidder High School in DeRidder, Louisiana, and married his sweetheart, Irene Head, in 1946. They remained married over 70 years until her death in 2017. ...
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Gerardo Pena

July 20, 1952 - April 22, 2018

Gerardo Pena born July 20,1952 and raised in San Antonio, TX. He was a devoted son, father, husband, and friend. He had a passion for sports; win or lose he still supported his teams Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, and the Houston Astros. He also liked to go fishing. When you needed a friend or shoulder to cry on he was always there. Never a dull moment when he was around. On his off time,...
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Amador J. Cuellar MSG, US Army (Ret)

April 30, 1927 - April 22, 2018

Amador J. Cuellar, age 90, passed away suddenly in San Antonio on April 22, 2018. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, he was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edith Cuellar; children, Roselind Davis, Victor Cuellar, David Cuellar and Diana Weber (John), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3...
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Kenneth Lee Elliott

June 4, 1939 - April 22, 2018

Kenneth Lee Elliott, 78, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was a long time resident of Sweetwater and member of First Baptist Church. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #571 and the Amateur Radio Club. Born in Lubbock, TX on June 4, 1939 to MG and Peggy Elliott, Ken graduated high school in Lovington NM in 1957 and studied at both Texas Tech and New Mexico State...
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Nancy M. Ford

August 13, 1934 - April 21, 2018

Nancy M. Ford, age 83, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on August 13, 1934, in Ladonia, TX to Charles Merrill and Frances Morgan. Nancy grew up in Northeast and West Texas, moving frequently due to her father's work with Southern Life - Ranch and Agriculture Division. She attended several colleges including Texas State College for Women (now Texas...
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Pilar M. Garcia

October 1, 1919 - April 20, 2018

Pilar M. Garcia age 98, of San Antonio, went to heaven with her Lord face to face. A Godly woman who prayed for everyone and loved her children, grandchildren and her in-laws. She was a hard worker at 17 years of age and retired at 85 years old. She loved sewing, quilting and was a very good cook and made tortillas. Pilar looked forward to attending church. She was preceded in death by...
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George Samuel Walters

September 22, 1924 - April 19, 2018

Colonel George Samuel Walters George Samuel Walters, 93, of LaFollette, Tennessee, passed away on April 19, 2018, at the Blue Skies of Texas Retirement Community in San Antonio, Texas. He was a Christian, baptized in East Tennessee, and loved the Lord. George was a pleasant, happy, optimistic person his entire life. He was born to the late Oba and Sally Lou Walters of LaFollette, Tennessee on...
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Roy Cullum Coleman

August 2, 1929 - April 19, 2018

CMSGT (Ret) Roy Cullum Coleman, age 88, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at his home in San Antonio, TX. He was born on August 2, 1929, in Nashville, TN to James E. and Mildred Burnett Coleman. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1946, where he served with distinction for 29 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Joan E. Coleman, his parents James E. and...
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William H. (Bill) Williamson

November 20, 1934 - April 18, 2018

Loving husband, father and friend, William H. (Bill) Williamson, age 83, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Born in Houston, TX, he was a proud veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a devoted husband with 56 years of marriage to his beloved Stella. An inquisitive and intelligent mind, he was employed as a Deputy Constable of Bexar County. He...
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Cecil Joseph Johnson

May 15, 1961 - April 17, 2018

Cecil Joseph Johnson went to be with the Lord at the age of 56. He was born in Mt. Pleasant, TX to Cecil Curtis Johnson and Alicia Reyes Johnson. Cecil enlisted in the Army at a very young age and served for three years. After leaving the military, he began his civilian career working in various positions for different companies. He later applied for work at Fort Sam Houston and was selected to...
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Lucille Mitrane

July 24, 1935 - April 17, 2018

Lucille B. Mitrane died Tuesday, April 17th at the age of 82 following a long illness. She was a native of San Antonio, retired teacher and a lover of humanity. She was preceded in death by her parents' Mary and Rudolph Lopez. Her big smile, quick wit, respect for others, and love for all people and cultures made her a special person. She loved children and music and was an avid...
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Nicholas M. Olsen

August 20, 1935 - April 16, 2018

Nicholas M. Olsen (Nick), age 82, of San Antonio, TX went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 16, 2018. He was born on August 20, 1935 in Madison, WI to Nick S. Olsen and Nora Marie Olsen, both of Norway. He retired from Oscar Mayer & Co. where he worked for 33 years in their Engineering Dept., first as a draftsman and then as a Computer Systems Administrator. He graduated...
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Steven Ward Solsbery

March 12, 1951 - April 15, 2018

Steven Ward Solsbery died on Sunday, April 15 at the age of 67. Born March 12, 1951, a native of San Antonio, he was the oldest of three children and beloved by his parents Horace "Solly" and Hilda "Tillie" Tillotson Solsbery, by whom he is predeceased. Steve was a joyful child who had a good heart, positive attitude, and honest sense of character. He was a patient big brother to his twin...
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William "Bill" Robert DeCastro III

December 31, 1955 - April 15, 2018

William "Bill" Robert DeCastro III, 62, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in San Antonio. Bill was a proud graduate of the Citadel Military College of South Carolina, and received his Master's Degree from Rollins College, Winter Park, FL. Bill worked in the Trailer industry for over 35 years. He had a love of Ferraris, Formula One racing, cigars, scotch, art and his family. He was preceded...
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Mary Elaine Ryan

October 17, 1946 - April 15, 2018

Mary Elaine Lico Ryan passed on to her heavenly home on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at the age of 71. She was surrounded by her family at home in Helotes, Texas. Elaine was born on October 17, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Paul and Zora Faye Lico. She graduated form Douglas MacArthur High School in 1965. Elaine had a long career with Broadway National Bank retiring in 2010 after 42 years of...
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Ronald D. Hulme

July 6, 1948 - April 14, 2018

Ronald D. Hulme, age 69, of San Antonio, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018. He was born July 6, 1948 in Mesa, Arizona to William Dee and Eleanor Hulme. Shortly after graduating from high school, Ronald was employed by USAA, where he worked for 49 years. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing golf, and especially enjoyed his time in the pool with his dogs, Bailey and Chloe. He was preceded in...
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Amanda Marie Hurst Ochse

April 28, 1921 - April 14, 2018

With the passing of Amanda Marie Hurst Ochse on the morning of Saturday, April 14, 2018, both her family and San Antonio lost an amazing woman. Amanda loved her family and was proud to be the eldest living descendant of Carl Hilmar Guenther, founder of C.H. Guenther & Son. Amanda was born on April 28, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Regina Augusta Beckmann & Laurence Barrett Hurst. ...
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Thomas L. Cox

June 20, 1950 - April 12, 2018

Thomas L. Cox, age 67, died on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness. Tom attended Jefferson High School and graduated with a degree in Finance from Southwest Texas State University. After a brief time at Kelly AFB, Tom attended Naval Officer Candidate School serving in the Supply Corps. After 26 years of distinguished service, Tom retired with the rank of Navy Captain. ...
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Hermelinda B. Pompa

April 1, 1932 - April 12, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Hermelinda B. Pompa announces her unexpected passing at the age of 86, on Thursday April 12, 2018 in Chesapeake, Virginia. Hermelinda was a native of Kingsville, Texas and later settled with her family in Washington, D.C. where she received her Bachelors and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University and was a licensed Clinical...
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Julia Gage Kelleher Stacy

April 25, 1957 - April 12, 2018

Julie Stacy passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018, after a long, hard-fought battle with metastatic breast cancer. Julie was born on April 25, 1957, in New Jersey, though she got to Texas as quickly as she could. She attended Mrs. Bishop's for kindergarten and Saint Mary's Hall thereafter, where she met many dear, lifelong friends. After graduating from high school, she...
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