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Luise Bankler

September 3, 1924 - August 14, 2018

Our beloved mother, wife and grandmother, Luise Bankler, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. She was a devout and lifetime member of Agudas Achim Synagogue and a member of Rodfei Shalom where she was President of the Sisterhood. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Morris Bankler; their children: Steven Bankler and wife, Jane; Don Bankler and wife, Claudia; Ilene...
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Bradley H. Nerison

May 21, 1960 - August 12, 2018

Bradley H. Nerison, age 58, of San Antonio, was called home by God on Sunday, August 12, 2018. He was born on May 21, 1960 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Gerald and Arleen Nerison. Bradley graduated from Henry Sibley High School, Class of 1979. He then joined the United States Air Force and served in San Antonio. After his discharge in 1983, he relocated to Minnesota and was an Information...
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Richard L. Barto

May 6, 1950 - August 11, 2018

After a long struggle of illness, Richard L. Barto (Dick) passed away in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the age of 68. Dick was born on May 6, 1950 in Warren, Ohio. He is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Genevieve; stepdaughters: Yvette Allen, Gini and her husband Raith Franz sisters: Sandy Alder and her husband Arthur, Carol Barto and her partner Michael Keller;...
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Henry E. "Hank" Carroll

November 12, 1956 - August 11, 2018

Henry E. "Hank" Carroll, age 61, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Dilley, Texas on November 12, 1956 to William E. and Shirley Folsom Carroll. Hank graduated from Pearsall High School in 1975, attended and played baseball for Texas Lutheran College graduating in 1980. While still in college, Hank started his own business which he...
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Ronald Burt Salisbury

June 30, 1929 - August 11, 2018

Ronald Burt Salisbury, age 89, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on June 30, 1929 in Lockport, NY, to Sylvester and Frances Salisbury; raised in North Tonawanda, NY. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, Division Loud Speaker and Leaflet Company, serving as a Corporal. In 1954, he married his first wife, Jane. They moved to Webster, NY to raise their family. ...
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Jane C. Vickery

June 16, 1938 - August 11, 2018

Jane was born in Dover, New Hampshire to Daniel and Dorothy Vickery. She completed her earthly journey and entered eternal rest surrounded by her loved ones. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire and completing the Army's physical therapy program, she served on active duty, retiring in 1980 as a Lieutenant Colonel. She was stationed on numerous assignments both overseas and...
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Manuel E. Garcia

December 10, 1938 - August 10, 2018

Manuel E. Garcia, age 79, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 date in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio on December 10, 1938 to Miguel and Cruz Escobar Garcia. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers and a sister. Manuel is survived by his wife, Gloria L. Garcia; sons, David M. Garcia and wife Catherine Elizabeth and Danny Garcia; grandsons, Damian Michael and...
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Alicia Louise Lucas

August 2, 1971 - August 10, 2018

Alicia Louise Lucas, age 47, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018, in Helotes, Texas. Born August 2, 1971, in San Antonio, Texas to Luis Perez and Nancy Rehak Montalvo. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Ilse Lucas. Alicia is survived by her husband James F. Lucas III; children James Michael Lucas and Riley Celina Lucas; father, Luis Perez; mother, Nancy Rehak Montalvo her...
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Stephen Lee Helmke

November 16, 1964 - August 10, 2018

On Friday, August 10, 2018, Stephen Lee Helmke, of Cedar Park, Texas, loving son and father of two wonderful daughters, passed away at the age of 53. Steve was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 16, 1964 to Vernon and Jackie Helmke. He attended Alamo Heights High School where he played football, then graduated from Texas Tech University where he was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha...
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Lella Len Nitschke

September 26, 1918 - August 10, 2018

Lella Len Mewhinney Nitschke lived her 99 years with style and grace. Len died Friday, August 10, 2018. She was born September 26, 1918, the seventh child of Luella and Leonard Mewhinney, in Holland, Texas. This small farming community, east of Salado, cultivated a lifelong bond with the land, whether it be a farm in Bell County, a fishing cabin at Lake Buchanan or a horse ranch in Kendall...
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Thomas "Tom" C. Frost

October 29, 1927 - August 10, 2018

South Texas lost one of its favorite sons on Friday, August 10, 2018, when banker and philanthropist Thomas (Tom) Clayborne Frost died at age 90. Born at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio on October 29, 1927, to Thomas Clayborne Frost and Ilsé Herff Frost, Tom was the fourth generation to lead Frost Bank, which was founded 150 years ago by his great-grandfather Thomas C. Frost. Tom received...
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Amador M. Guadiana

April 30, 1948 - August 9, 2018

Amador M. Guadiana, born in San Antonio, TX on April 30, 1948 passed away at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the age of 70. After graduating from Fox Tech High School, he was drafted into the US Army and served in Vietnam. After his tour of duty, he served as a Federal Agent with the Border Patrol. Amador returned to San Antonio and worked in Civil...
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Sylvia Griffith

August 3, 1922 - August 9, 2018

Sylvia Griffith, born in Panna Maria on August 3, 1922, passed away on August 9, 2018. She left Panna Maria in 1944 and moved to San Antonio, where she obtained an associate business degree. Upon completion she worked for Alamo Title Company. In San Antonio, she met her beloved husband, Walter R. Griffith, and they wed on January 6, 1947. They left San Antonio for College Station, where...
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Dean Sellars Miller

June 24, 1927 - August 9, 2018

Dean Sellars Miller, 91, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 24, 1927 in Healdton, Oklahoma to parents William H. Miller and Lucy Fern Sellars Miller. Dean served in the Merchant Marines and the United States Navy in the Korean War. He married Nancy Ann Parnell in 1954, and they moved to San Antonio, Texas. Having been trained as a radio technician...
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Andrea Miller

June 25, 1951 - August 9, 2018

Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Andrea Clare Miller, of San Antonio, Texas went to be with our Lord Savior Jesus Christ on August 9, 2018. She was born on June 25, 1951 in San Antonio Texas to Andy and Lois Reeh. Andrea attended Winston Churchill High School, class of 1969. She attended Mim's Beauty College and spent 48 years as a cosmetologist. Andrea devoted her life to serving...
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Debbie Madden

February 1, 1951 - August 9, 2018

Debbie Madden died August 9, 2018 unexpectedly, but peacefully, and without a doubt now resides with the Lord. She was currently employed with Lee Partners. Bruce and Steve Lee will dearly miss her. She was loved like family. She had a love for animals, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors. Debbie had a great sense of humor and infectious laugh that will be missed by everyone who knew...
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Derek Knott

October 5, 1968 - August 9, 2018

Derek Knott, 49 years old, passed away suddenly from a ruptured aortic aneurysm on August 9, 2018. Derek, a Churchill High School graduate, was a quiet and carefree man who never met an animal he didn't like. As a boy, he loved BMX racing and has many trophies. When he got older, the BMX racing was replaced with his love of motorcycles. Many days were spent riding in the Hill Country with his...
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John Tynan Davis

August 20, 1935 - August 9, 2018

You have been told what the LORD requires of you: Only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God. 6 Micah 1-8 John T. Davis went to be with our Lord on August 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by Jane Layer Davis, his beloved wife of 47 years; his infant son, Kevin; his parents, William C. Davis and Mary Tynan Davis; and his sister, Mary Sewell Hight. He is survived...
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Richard R. Sefcik

July 8, 1933 - August 7, 2018

Beloved husband and brother, Richard R. Sefcik, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born in Poth, TX on July 8, 1933 to Emil and Julia Kostelnik Sefcik. In 1935, the family moved to San Antonio; he graduated high school in 1951 and was drafted into the US Army in 1953. For two years, he was stationed at Ft. Totten, New York City. After his tour in the Army, he returned...
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Karen Swoboda Hogan

December 14, 1952 - August 6, 2018

Karen S. Hogan, age 65, passed away on Monday, August 6 in San Antonio. She was born on December 14, 1952 in St. Charles, Missouri to Maurice Swoboda and Lucille Volkerding. Karen was a graduate of the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Karen retired in 2014 after 34 years of Government service. She was an active member of many groups and ministries at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stone...
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Nancy M. Mahnke

February 28, 1930 - August 6, 2018

Nancy M. Mahnke, age 88, passed away August 6, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Nancy was born in East Chicago, Indiana, on February 28, 1930, to Richard S. McClaughry, Sr. and Martha Heinly McClaughry. Nancy attended Shimer College for Women then transferred to Iowa State College to complete her college education in Home Economics. There she met her beloved Bob, Robert G. Mahnke. They were...
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Janice Sue Ross

March 6, 1947 - August 5, 2018

Janice Sue Ross, age 71 passed away following a lengthy illness on Sunday, August 5, 2018. She was born to Joe Sular and Beatrice McDougal on March 6, 1947 in Texarkana, Arkansas, Sue, the daughter of a military man, lived all over the country with her two sisters before settling down in San Antonio, Texas where she met and married her husband James W. Ross. She retired from USAA as an...
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Eleanor Martinez Quintanilla

July 11, 1922 - August 5, 2018

Mrs. Eleanor (Martinez) Quintanilla, born on July 11, 1922 in SAN ANTONIO, Texas, to the late Simona Ramos Martinez and the late Leo B. Martinez Sr., passed away at age 96 on August 5, 2018. Eleanor was married to the late Manuel Quintanilla. She was preceded in death by her brother, Leo Martinez Jr.; and sisters, Juanita Reeves, Genevieve Salas, Gladys Martinez, Frances Flores, Mary Louise...
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Iris Maxine Underwood Thomson

August 8, 1931 - August 5, 2018

Iris Maxine Underwood Thomson, age 86, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilary Herbert Underwood and Dorothy Lillian Anna English; sister Mildred Nelson; and brother Ronald Underwood. Iris is survived by her husband LT. Gen. Herman O. Thomson; daughters Kathy Thomson Ledford, husband David, Sherry Anne Myers, husband Greg, Paula...
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Maria Del Carmen Barrientes Garcia

October 17, 1945 - August 5, 2018

Maria Del Carmen Barrientes Garcia, age 72, passed away on Sunday, August 5 in San Antonio. Native of San Antonio, Texas. Alumni of San Antonio College, Associates degree in Child Development. Proud Elder of the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas. Preceded in death by parents, Manuel and Apolina (Segovia) Barrientes; brothers Jose Barrientes(Irene); Ernesto Barrientes(Ruth); Roland Barrientes...
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JoAnn G. Diaz

February 3, 1956 - August 5, 2018

JoAnn G. Diaz, age 62, passed away Sunday, August, 5, 2018 as a result of a long battle with cancer. Her family was by her side when she was called home and welcomed by Our heavenly Father and her loving parents Gloria G. and Edward L. Diaz Sr. JoAnn was a graduate from Thomas Edison H.S. and The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she received her Bachelors degree in early childhood...
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Michael Ross Murphy

June 3, 1945 - August 5, 2018

Dr. Michael Ross Murphy, research scientist, passed away on August 5, 2018, at the age of 73. He was born June 3, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Murphy strived for excellence throughout his life and never shirked from difficult tasks. In 1967 he married his college sweetheart Janet Eleanor Fearn, and they had two children, both of whom made him intensely proud. He is survived by his wife...
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Ruth Rutstein Posner

March 13, 1922 - August 5, 2018

On August 5, 2018 Ruth Rutstein Posner passed away. During her lifetime, she was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was the sweetest and kindest person that one could ever hope to know. Throughout her life, she exhibited courage in the face of any adversity confronting her. She was considered the matriarch of a very large family and was deeply loved and...
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Joseph Dvoroznak

November 24, 1924 - August 4, 2018

Our beloved Joseph Dvoroznak, age 93, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018. He was born on November 24, 1924 in Seguin, Texas. His parents John Dvoroznak and Mary Cordova raised him in San Antonio, Texas. Joseph attended Fox Tech Vocational High School and enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He participated in 5 Pacific Campaigns as a Landing Boat Operator. Upon his return to...
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Betty Jeariene Brown Wheeler

May 11, 1931 - August 3, 2018

Betty Jeariene Brown Wheeler, 87, was called home to be with our Lord on Friday, August 3, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Betty was born on May 11, 1931 to parents Samuel Dewey and Charlie Belle Thomas Brown. Betty was preceded in death by her siblings, Billye Joyce Brown Lambert and Charles Garrison Brown. Born and raised in Quanah, Texas, Betty met and grew up with her future husband from...
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Robert H. Nagel, Sr.

October 5, 1934 - August 3, 2018

Robert H. Nagel, Sr. October 5, 1934 – August 3, 2018 Robert H. Nagel, Sr., a native of San Antonio, age 83, passed away August 3, 2018 after a brief illness. He was Owner of family-operated Nagel's Gun Shop where he spent nearly 65 years. He was known to his many friends and customers as "Bobby". Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Josephine Nagel and is survived by...
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A. J. "Jack" Lewis, Jr.

July 9, 1932 - August 3, 2018

Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lewis, Jr, 86, of San Antonio, Texas passed away in his home on August 3, 2018. He was born on July 9, 1932 to Grace McNamara and Andrew Jackson Lewis, Sr. Jack attended Alamo Heights schools, followed by New Mexico Military Institute, and graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954, St. Mary's University with a JD in 1957, and New York University...
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Eva L. Hughes

September 16, 1924 - August 1, 2018

Eva L. Hughes, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Breslau, Germany on September 16, 1924 to Vincenz and Gertrude Nowack. Eva worked as secretary to the principal of Westwood Terrace Elementary School in Northside ISD for 27 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Marshel H. Hughes. Eva is survived by her son,...
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Herman "Jim" James

March 28, 1927 - August 1, 2018

Col. Herman (Jim) Henry James, Jr, was called home to be with our Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the age of 91. Jim was born in Mississippi to Herman H. James and Lois Velma Sykes James on March 28, 1927. As a young man, Jim worked on his parent's farm and graduated from High School in Oxford, MS. Jim tried the U.S. Navy and then U.S. Air Force before finding a home in the Infantry of...
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Eldon J. Byars

October 5, 1943 - August 1, 2018

Eldon J. Byars was born on October 5, 1943 in Roscoe, TX. to Mary Nell and Eldon Carter Byars. After graduating from Waco High School in 1962, he went on to attend Sam Houston State and the University of Houston. In 1966, Eldon joined the US Army and served 2 tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and maintenance officer. After diligently serving in the TX National Guard, he retired in 1992. He...
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Gussie Eugene Brieger

June 24, 1930 - August 1, 2018

Our beloved Gussie Eugene Brieger, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1930 in Taylor, Texas to parents, Gussie Edmund Brieger and Ethel Walker Brieger. He was a graduate of Taylor High School and earned his Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Texas Tech University. Eugene was a proud veteran serving four years in the US Air Force as a Staff...
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Mary B. Chrisman

November 30, 1931 - August 1, 2018

Mary B. Chrisman, 86, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on November 30, 1931 in Commerce, Texas to Ralph and Mary Elizabeth McDonald. Mary attended public schools in Commerce, Texas and completed two years of college. Having lived in several cities, Mary eventually settled in San Antonio where she worked and eventually retired. Her passion...
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Sanford A. Grossman

September 7, 1936 - August 1, 2018

Sanford A. Grossman, the "Flag Man of Olmos Park" died on August 1, 2018, about a month before his 82nd birthday. The flags throughout the City of Olmos Park are symbolically at half-staff as a mark of solemn respect to Sanford. He was known as the "Flag Man of Olmos Park" because he started the tradition of displaying the American flag throughout Olmos Park on the appropriate days, and for...
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Mary Lou Keeler

July 20, 1949 - July 31, 2018

Our world lost one of its most precious angels on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 when Mary Lou Keeler, age 69, passed away after a long and courageous battle with autoimmune disease. Born on July 20, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mary developed an early passion for violin and piano music that would remain with her for life. A strong proponent of education, she earned separate degrees in Mathematics...
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Alicia R. Alvarado

July 31, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Alicia R. Alvarado announces her passing. On July 31, 2018, Alicia went to be with her heavenly Father, following a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Alicia was born in Morgan City, Louisiana to Willi Beatrice Martinez and Dionicio C. Martinez. Alicia was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Alicia is preceded in...
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María Teresa Ortiz

February 7, 1923 - July 31, 2018

María Teresa Ortiz, went to be with Our Lord on July 31, 2018 at the age of 95 in San Antonio, TX surrounded by her family. María Teresa was born to Ramón Juan and Teresa Ortega in Naranjito, Puerto Rico on February 7, 1923. In 1944, she married her loving husband, Claudio Ortiz, and celebrated 64 beautiful years of marriage. Together, they lived across the US as a military family with their...
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Linda Mahan White

March 24, 1938 - July 31, 2018

Linda Mahan White passed away on Monday, July 31, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born to parents, Carl and Lorena Mahan on March 24, 1938 in Abilene, Texas. Linda loved San Antonio and its Mexican influence; she loved Trinity University where she graduated in 1959. Linda loved libraries where she worked for the Denver Public Library, the San Antonio Public Library and the MacArthur High...
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Sylvia L. Nelson

June 7, 1920 - July 30, 2018

Sylvia L. Nelson, age 98, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Hoyleton, Illinois on June 7, 1920 to Paul and Alma Rixmann. Sylvia grew up in Okawville, a small farming community in southern Illinois. She and her parents and brother Paul attended St. Peter's Evangelical Church. They were active in the community and were surrounded by her large extended...
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O. M. Reed, DDS

November 17, 1920 - July 29, 2018

O.M. Reed, DDS November 17, 1920-July 29, 2018 On Sunday, July 29, 2018, San Antonio lost one of its members of the "Greatest Generation," Dr. O.M. Reed. Born in Belfield, North Dakota on November 17, 1920, he was the only child of Edna Kane Reed and George Allison Reed. He will be deeply missed. Dr. Reed was a man of many talents. He was a musician, playing trumpet. He was a dentist,...
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Donald Francis Bearbower

May 29, 1944 - July 29, 2018

Donald "Don" F. Bearbower, age 74, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. He was born on May 29, 1944 in Waterloo, IA, to parents Vern E. Bearbower and Margaret Ann Hickey. He met the love of his life Margaret Ann Lopez in the spring of 1966 at the NCO Club downtown San Antonio when he was stationed at Randolph AFB. They fell in love at first sight and were...
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Ross W. Estep, Sr.

November 24, 1932 - July 28, 2018

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Ross William Estep, Sr. passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2018 at 85 years old. He was surrounded by his loving family. Ross is survived by his adoring wife Toshi Matsuo Estep. Four children: Cindy Chandik (Mark), Ross William Estep Jr. (Celeste), Brian Jeffrey Estep (Debra), and Victoria Toshi Fujioka (Russell). Grandchildren: Caitlin...
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Thomas (Tom) Hughes

May 8, 1927 - July 28, 2018

Thomas (Tom) Hughes passed away on July 28, 2018. Tom was born in Marquette, Michigan, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, served in World War II and attended the University of Michigan. Upon receiving his degree, he joined the Army Map Service and spent two years in Washington, D.C. He was then sent to Rome, Italy where he met his future wife, Penny Hughes. For the next thirty-five years, they spent most...
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Joseph Bernard Corcoran , Jr.

May 1, 1946 - July 28, 2018

Ret. Col. Joseph Bernard Corcoran, Jr. passed away on July 28, 2018. He is survived by his children, grandchildren, and extended family. Born in Alice, Texas to Colonel (Ret.) Joseph Bernard Corcoran and Birdie Lea (Reedy) Corcoran, he graduated from Gonzaga College High School and Georgetown University in Washington DC, before commissioning in the Air Force and completing overseas tours in...
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Lonez Martz

May 24, 1937 - July 27, 2018

Lonez Martz, 81, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Houston, TX. She was born May 24,1937 in Jones Louisiana to Manuel and Orea Harris. Moms passions were God, family and friends. Mom loved spending time with family and friends whether it was sitting drinking coffee and just talking or playing games. Her game of choice Skip-Bo and she didn't like to lose so she would keep playing, but that...
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Susan Diane Landreth

October 28, 1959 - July 27, 2018

SUSAN DIANE LANDRETH October 28, 1959 - July 27, 2018 Susan Diane Landreth went home to be with her Lord and Savior on July 27, 2018. She was born in Redstone Arsenal, AL on October 28, 1959 to Bob and Hazel L. Sheen. She was preceded in death by her father and is survived by husband Rodney of 36 years of Helotes, TX, her mother of Colorado City, TX, sister Gail Sneed and husband Jody of...
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Thomas Madison Benagh

June 24, 1926 - July 26, 2018

Colonel Thomas M. Benagh soared with the eagles to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 26, 2018 surrounded by his family. Tom was born on June 24, 1926 in Nashville, Tennessee to Henry Benagh and Bessie Beal. There are many amusing stories of growing up there with his sister and three brothers. He was a proud graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy and went on to attend Vanderbilt...
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Frank D. Anderson

July 14, 1937 - July 25, 2018

Our beloved father, husband and friend, Frank D. Anderson, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Frank served in the US Navy and held a strong belief in God, family and country. He was passionate about flying and qualified for the most prestigious award the FAA issues to pilots, The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. Frank never met a stranger; he was known for his one-liners and...
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Nathan Lewis Efron

June 25, 1981 - July 25, 2018

Nathan Lewis Efron, age 37, of San Antonio, TX, entered eternal rest into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After graduating from Alamo Heights High School, he proudly served his country in the US Coast Guard aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Hammer. Nathan became a highly successful sales representative for Adrenaline Fundraising after graduating from the University of Texas at...
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Constantine Peter Klufas

February 2, 1938 - July 25, 2018

Constantine Peter Klufas went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 25, 2018 after battling cancer. Constantine "Conny/Koko" was born to Oksana and Orest Klufas in Lviv, Ukraine. Graduated from Xavier High School in 1956 and received his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1961 from the University of Detroit. He served as 1st Lieutenant in the US Army and Honorably Discharged in 1963. His business...
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Marsha A. Surad

August 13, 1946 - July 25, 2018

Marsha A. Surad, passed away at the age of 71, on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on August 13, 1946 to her parents, Alfred Abramson and Muriel Schopp. Marsha spent her first years after college working for the city as a Social Worker and then went to work in Civil Service at Kelly AFB. Marsha loved the Arts, whether it be listening to music, attending movies and stage...
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Rush Courtney

August 25, 1942 - July 24, 2018

You are invited to watch a Memorial Slideshow under the Multimedia tab. Click on Multimedia above on the right and then click on the slideshow preview to play it. Rush Courtney, (Papa), 75, of San Antonio went to be with the Lord and his wife, Jo Ann of 55 years, on July 24, 2018 after a stubborn fight against many health issues, with his family by his side. He was born in...
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William "Bill" Acker, USAF (Ret.)

October 22, 1930 - July 24, 2018

Major General (Retired) William P. Acker San Antonio, Texas passed away the morning of 24 July 2018. He was a loving husband, father, brother, Eagle Scout and served his nation for 33 years as an Air Force officer. General Bill Acker was born in Chattanooga, TN, 22 October 1930, and lived in Greenville, SC until his college years. He attended Georgia Military College (GMC), the University of...
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Miguel Fernandez Guerra

July 30, 1929 - July 24, 2018

Miguel Fernandez Guerra, 88, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to all, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. "Mike" was a God-Fearing Man who relied on the Lord for his every step, Dreamed Big and was the ultimate gentleman who faithfully passed on his values to his family. All his goals and dreams came into...
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Arthur Carson "Casey" Rubey III

November 19, 1935 - July 23, 2018

Casey "Porkchop" Rubey, died peacefully in his San Antonio home on July 23, 2018. He joined his mother Elizabeth "Liz" Rubey, his father Carson Rubey, his two sisters Lowe Figour and Stuart Bourne and his grandson August Koontz. The news of his passing brought immediate tears and smiles to his many friends. Casey was talented and smart in the practicalities of enjoying his 82 years on earth. His...
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Maria Ramon Jaramillo

October 6, 1948 - July 23, 2018

Maria De la Luz Ramon Jaramillo, age 69, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas with her family at her side. She was born on October 6, 1948 in Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to Filiberto Ramon Jasso and Maria Hesequia Duenas Hernandez. She was preceded in death by her father; and one brother. Maria is survived by her husband, Nasario M. Jaramillo, Jr.; their three...
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Jorge Josué Garcia

January 26, 1998 - July 23, 2018

Jorge Josué García (known to his family as Jorgito), 20, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to parents Jorge and Lucía García. Jorgito was passionate about his friends and family and was a true witness to those around him. He had a love for the Lord and an understanding of God's word beyond his years. Selflessly compassionate and energetic,...
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Scott Gerald Whiting

March 20, 1981 - July 23, 2018

Scott Gerald Whiting, age 37, of Austin and San Antonio, TX passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018. Scott was born March 20, 1981 in San Antonio, TX to Johnny and Sylvia Ruth Whiting. He graduated from MacArthur High School, class of 1999 and attended the University of Texas in Austin. He was an avid sports fan, especially for the Longhorns, Cowboys, Astros, and Spurs. Scott enjoyed sports,...
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Roman B. Mendoza

July 25, 1939 - July 23, 2018

Roman B. Mendoza, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in San Antonio, on July 25, 1939, to his parents Benjamin Mendoza and Bertha Elizondo. While attending Central Catholic High School, he met Hilda Cavazos who attended Incarnate Word High School, and were married on August 20th 1960. At the age of 17, he joined the Army. During his free time...
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Peggy A. Stanfield

February 14, 1934 - July 23, 2018

Peggy A. Stanfield, age 84, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, with those she loved the most close by. She was born on February 14, 1934 in San Antonio to J.B. and Anita Galbreath. Peggy had a passion for life and her family that is unmatched and will be greatly missed. She spent her younger life working as a supervisor for the NEISD transportation department. After...
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Hilda Delepiani Finck

March 30, 1935 - July 23, 2018

Hilda (Delepiani) Finck passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, just two weeks after the death of her beloved husband, Bill Finck, Sr. Hilda was also preceded in death by her parents Enrique Delepiani and Olga Belloso Delepiani and by her sister and brother-in-law Norma Delepiani Villamizar (Mario). She is survived by her children and grandchildren Kathleen Finck, Caroline Kuper (Harry Jersig ...
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Dalia R. Mendoza

July 25, 1937 - July 22, 2018

Dalia R. Mendoza age 80, born in Alice, Tx on July 25, 1937 to Roman and Aurora Rodriguez answered our Lord's call on Sunday, July 22, 2018 while in the presence of her beloved niece Nora Vega. Dalia was a 1957 graduate of William Adams High School of Alice, TX. She was an avid Spurs and Dallas Cowboys fan. Dalia will be remembered for her dedication and support of her husband while he served...
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Mildred Jane Ormond Orsak

November 26, 1928 - July 22, 2018

The gentle hand of Jesus reached down from heaven for Mildred Jane Ormond-Orsak on July 22, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Mildred was born on November 26, 1928 to William E. Ormond and Hulda A. Seifert Ormond of Nordheim, Texas. Mildred retired from Ft. Sam Bank after 30 years of dedicated service. Mildred loved to dance and to play dominoes with her friends. She was very active at Holy Spirit...
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Asta Steingrimsdottir Sanchez

July 5, 1932 - July 21, 2018

Ásta Steingrímsđottir Sanchez, age 86, born in Reykjavik Iceland but resided in San Antonio, joined her loving husband in heaven Saturday July 21, 2018. Ásta was born July 5th, 1932 to Steingrímur Einarsson and Puríđur Ágústa Símonarđottir and was a sibling of 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Ásta was a very loving and caring sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved...
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Pedro "Pete" Herrada, Jr.

April 22, 1957 - July 21, 2018

Pedro "Pete" Herrada, Jr. went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Pedro was born on April 22, 1957 in Pearsall, TX to parents, Pedro Herrada Sr. and Anita Cuellar. When Pedro was in high school he was a brilliant musician in all Keyboards, Woodwinds, Brass, and Vocals and led the Hershey High School band as Drum Major. He was also awarded the John Philips...
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Dolores "Dee" Boldt Lindley

November 4, 1925 - July 20, 2018

Dolores Bolt Lindley, our beloved mom, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at age 92. She was the daughter of Byron and Brieda Boldt. Born in Victoria County Texas, she attended Patty Welder High School. She was raised by her grandmother, Emma Schmidt and came to San Antonio at the age of 18 where she found work at Southwestern Bell...
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Raymond Morantes

January 14, 1943 - July 20, 2018

Raymond Morantes passed in peace at 11:10pm on Friday, July 20th 2018, at 75 years young. He joined his daughter Magda Margot Morantes and grandson Ryan Morantes in the divine Kingdom of Heaven. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Lozano Morantes as well as his son Ramsey Morantes and daughters Monica Morantes, Josephine Joubert, Marlena Terrazas and Victoria Morantes. Raymond was...
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Gladys "Joyce" Lavender

August 14, 1925 - July 19, 2018

Gladys "Joyce" Lavender, (born Gladys Joyce Ward), aged 92, died this July 19th. She was born August 14th, 1925 in Victoria, Texas. Her parents, William and Effie Ward raised their family in Cypress-Fairbanks, Texas, and she was the youngest of their 4 children. After Cypress-Fairbanks High School, Joyce made the bold move to relocate to Houston, to go to business college to become a...
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Johnny "Jay" Tijerina, Jr.

June 12, 1987 - July 18, 2018

My beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, Johnny M. Tijerina, Jr., age 31, passed away peacefully with his family at his bedside. Affectionately known as "Jay", his love and devotion to his sisters and brother was unsurpassed. He relished in the independence of being on his own in the surroundings of the Austin scene. He is preceded in death by his father, Johnny M. Tijerina and is...
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George C. Hixon

April 8, 1937 - July 18, 2018

George C. "Tim" Hixon, prominent local business man, conservationist, philanthropist, champion of education, loving husband, proud father, and beaming grandfather passed away Wednesday, July 18th at the age of 81. Tim was born in Jacksonville, FL, April 8, 1937 to George C. and Sarah Hall Hixon, the second of four brothers. He is survived by his wife of 43 years Karen Johnson Hixon, his sons;...
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Catherine Carmen Carruth Walls

January 1, 1927 - July 18, 2018

Catherine Carmen Carruth Walls, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, went to be with the Lord on July 18, 2018 surrounded by her family. Catherine was born on January 1, 1927 to Mary Teresa and Charles Harry Carruth, Sr. in Manila, Philippines, when her father was stationed there with the U.S. Army. She graduated from St. Mary's Parochial School in 1944 and married her...
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Jacqueline Cosner Marucheau

July 1, 1927 - July 18, 2018

Jacqueline Cosner Marucheau passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on July 1, 1927 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Joe and Gladys Cosner. Jackie graduated from St. Mary's Hall and also the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. On January 27, 1951 she married Albert Marucheau. They immediately moved to Montevideo,...
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Betty Jean Stark

June 24, 1931 - July 18, 2018

Betty Jean Stark, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on July 18, 2018. Betty was born on June 24, 1931. Betty grew up on dairy farms in the San Antonio area and was an avid athlete who played any sport that she could. After graduating from Edison High School in 1948, Betty went to work for American Hospital and Life (later American Security Life Insurance Company), eventually rising...
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Matthew Thomas Schiffmacher

October 26, 1986 - July 18, 2018

Matthew passed away Wednesday, July 18th peacefully with his family at his side after a long battle with kidney disease. He had challenges from the day he was born seven weeks early. Nevertheless, he was kind, generous, and had a warrior's spirit. Matthew worked every day to overcome life's challenges. He loved movies and wrote and published a movie trivia book. He loved training and riding his...
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Sandra Lee Deshler Johnson

January 29, 1939 - July 16, 2018

Sandra Lee Deshler Johnson passed away July 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Sandra was born in Mesa, Arizona on January 29, 1939. She was raised in Mesa surrounded by cousins and family. It is there that she met and married her eternal sweetheart, Hugh in the LDS Mesa Temple. They loved to tell the story that they met while he was a first grader and she was a kindergarten baby! Sandra graduated...
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Arthur A. Lefton

October 9, 1919 - July 16, 2018

Arthur A. Lefton, age 98, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 9, 1919. Arthur proudly served in WWII, met his wife Betty, and began a successful insurance career in San Antonio. Arthur maintained a daily presence at the insurance agency well into his 90's. He was a longtime member of Temple Beth-El and many Jewish charitable...
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Ramona Ventura Lopez

April 4, 1925 - July 15, 2018

Ramona Ventura Lopez was born to Luis and Juanita Ventura in San Antonio on April 4, 1925. She passed away on July 15, 2018 at the age of 93. She didn't like to travel very much and was more of a home body. She loved taking care of her family, working around the house and with her plants. She initially wanted to become a nurse but decided to become a beautician instead. She worked for a...
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Gene Joel Guerra

July 8, 1970 - July 15, 2018

Gene Joel Guerra, affectionately known as "Geno", was one of a kind who left us on July 15, 2018 to be embraced by his Father, who had prepared a banquet for him. Geno lived a simple life, never complained, overcame one obstacle after the next, but in the end, he went home and is in peace. Geno attended Harlandale High School in San Antonio, Texas. Following high school, he enlisted in the...
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Bernice Irene Peralta

December 25, 1927 - July 14, 2018

Bernice Irene Peralta passed peacefully from this world on the 14th of July to join her husband of seventy years Roberto. A loving wife, mother and friend, Bernice struggled with severe dementia in her final years. She will always be remembered for the grace and courage with which she faced this and every struggle of her life. She was as a beacon of strength, love and kindness for her four sons...
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Lesa Marie Ward Schorr

April 5, 1969 - July 14, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lesa Marie Ward Schorr announces her passing on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the age of 49. Lesa will be lovingly remembered by her children, Noah and Tate. She also leaves behind her parents, Eddie and Peggy Ward; as well as one sibling, Markay; and her niece, Taylor. Lesa lived her life with great passion, both towards her family and friends and toward...
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Kristine "Krissy" M. Galan

July 15, 1977 - July 13, 2018

Kristine "Krissy" M. Galan, went to be with the Lord at the young age of 40. She was born to parents Richard and Olga Galan, in San Antonio, Texas. Krissy was born with a disability, but that didn't stop her. She always put her very best forward. Krissy was the youngest of 4 siblings, who were all very protective of her. Her favorite Disney character was Mickey Mouse, of whom she had a huge...
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James "Jim" Robert Russell Bradshaw, Sr.

August 12, 1958 - July 12, 2018

James "Jim" Robert Russell Bradshaw Sr., age 59, of San Antonio Texas passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington D.C. Jim was born on August 12, 1958 in Killeen, Texas to Robert Lee Bradshaw and Leta S. Sigler Bradshaw. He was adopted and raised by relatives Henry "Mutt" Bradshaw and Evelyn Ruby Miller Bradshaw of Lockesburg, Arkansas. Jim grew up in Lockesburg, Arkansas, and...
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Jesse Thomas Rhodes III

January 1, 1955 - July 12, 2018

A beloved husband, dedicated father, generous brother, celebrated lawyer, and faithful friend passed from this world on July 12, 2018 after a brief but critical health episode. "Tom" Rhodes was the epitome of strength, courage, and generosity. He took care of the people he loved, never once shied away from responsibility or duty and always sought justice for those in need of help. Most who knew...
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Dorothy R. Montgomery

October 21, 1927 - July 11, 2018

Dorothy Montgomery was born in Nashville, Tennessee to Josie and Ernest Stovall, who was an officer in the U.S. Navy. She grew up traveling the world with her parents. Dorothy loved reading, horseback riding and studying different cultures and religions. She earned a degree in Political Science from George Washington University. Dorothy worked at the Pentagon and other federal agencies. ...
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Ginger Gold

December 25, 1935 - July 11, 2018

Ginger Lee Gold was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the age of 82. She was born December 25, 1935 to Herbert and Ruby Simmons. Ginger married Wilfred Gold on June 27, 1953, raised seven children and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. She was an avid bowler, talented artist and enjoyed bi-yearly trips to Las Vegas with her husband. Ginger was preceded...
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Joe B. Whitley

August 27, 1933 - July 11, 2018

Dr. Joe B. Whitley was born August 27, 1933, in Smithville, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-eight years, Jerre Whitley. Joe and Jerre are survived by their four daughters: Pam, Sandy, Dede, and Kim. The family is blessed with seven grandchildren and three foster grandchildren. Joe attended Texas A&M University before completing dental school at the University of Texas...
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Marilyn Carol Zimmermann

July 14, 1949 - July 11, 2018

Marilyn (Lynn) C. Zimmermann (68) passed away on July 11, 2018 in Houston, Texas, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School and St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Paul Zimmermann, and is survived by her three brothers, Jack (Ilene), Bobby (Madalyn), and Jerry (Linda),...
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Jack W. Garison

October 6, 1933 - July 10, 2018

Maj. Jack W. Garison, USAF (Ret.), born in Buda, Texas October 6th 1933 and passed away at 84 years young on July 10th 2018. Jack graduated from Texas State with a BBA in 1952. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation. He was a pilot for Strategic Air Command serving in Korea and Vietnam. He was celebrated on a runway in Vietnam after completing 100 combat missions with champagne...
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Henry William ("Bill") Finck, Sr.

November 18, 1930 - July 10, 2018

Henry William ("Bill") Finck passed away at home on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary (Fisher) and Edward Reinhold Finck; his brother, Edward R. Finck; and sister, Mary Anne Finck Graney. He is survived by his wife Hilda; children, Kathleen Finck, Caroline Kuper (Harry Jersig "Ricky"), Henry William ("Bill") Finck Jr. (Donna),...
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Ross L. Nordfelt

October 2, 1947 - July 8, 2018

Ross Nordfelt passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 8, in Helotes, Texas, at the age of 70. He is preceded in death by his brother, Roy, and his parents, Leroy and Melvina Nordfelt. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Celia Nordfelt, his four children and their families – Michael Nordfelt (Suzanne), Catherine Phillips, Anna Trevino (Lucas), and Amy Kocurek (Neal), his seven grandchildren...
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Barry T Limpert

October 9, 1938 - July 8, 2018

Barry T. Limpert died peacefully on the evening of Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was born on October 9, 1938 in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Theodore Limpert and Vasso Kalogeropoulos Limpert, both natives of Greece. He is survived by his sister, Nicki Weston (Paul) and cousin Katherine Couch (George) of San Francisco. Barry's family is thankful to the Davita, Medical Center, for the excellent...
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Mary Isabelle Simon

November 15, 1962 - July 8, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Mary Isabelle Simon announces her passing on Sunday, July 8th at the age of 55. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 27 years, Edward Simon; their children, Eddie Jr., Dominic, and Shelby; and her grandchildren, Gage, Sterling, and Daxton. She also leaves behind her parents, Lucy De Arkos and Francisco De Arkos; as well as her four...
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Scott Gilbert Collier

August 8, 1975 - July 7, 2018

Scott Gilbert Collier passed away in his sleep on July 7, 2018. He was the only son of Franklin and Danella Collier. As a Weeblo Boy Scout, he earned the "Arrow of Light." Scott also enjoyed video games and his nieces and nephews. Scott is survived by his parents, Franklin and Danella Collier; sisters, Dee Dee Peterson (Eric), Dara Collier-Jordan (Tom); nieces, Reagan and Sophie Jordan;...
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Mark Thomas Treviño

September 13, 1961 - July 7, 2018

On July 7, 2018, Mark Thomas Trevino passed away while doing what he loved; mountain biking in the beautiful Texas hill country with a good friend. He left this world in a state of pure joy with wind in his face, dirt and rocks under his wheels, flying down a well-made trail. Mark was born on September 13, 1961 in San Antonio, Texas, a city and community he dearly loved. Mark and his family...
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Edwin Jack Martin

December 26, 1941 - July 7, 2018

Jack Martin Jr. was born the day after Christmas to Lillian (née Swafford) and Edwin Jack Martin Sr. in Waco, TX. The oldest of two sons, he earned the nickname "Ace" amongst family. He attended the Waco public schools and graduated from Waco High School in 1960, after having supported his classmates as sports team manager. From there, he became a proud Bear, attending Baylor University and...
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James (Jim) Ray Johnson

March 26, 1929 - July 7, 2018

Our heavenly Father called James (Jim) Ray Johnson home the afternoon of Saturday, July 7. Jim was the second son born to Ruth Craft and Thaddeus Eric Johnson, born at home on March 26, 1929 in Pt. Neches, Jefferson County, TX. His family moved to Corpus Christi where he played football and baseball and was selected to give the student address at graduation from Corpus Christi High School. ...
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