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Patricia Helen Gately

July 28, 1930 - September 18, 2017

Patricia Gately, 87, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by, husband, Earl Gately; parents; Benjamin Ambrose and Irene Cormier; daughter, Trish; sisters; Joan, Carol, Dot and her brother, Skip. Patricia is survived by son; Jerry Kimball (Teresa), Casey Gately (Nancy), Rick Kimball (Sharon) and Mike Kimball (Vickie Ingram); grandchildren;...
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Alfonso Arreola, Jr.

February 20, 1983 - September 17, 2017

Alfonso Arreola, Jr., 34 years old, passed away on September 17, 2017 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his father, Alfonso Arreola Trevino. Alfonso Arreola, Jr. is survived by mother, Lupita Arreola; son, Alfonso "Tre-Tre" Arreola III; sisters: Elizabeth A. Ramirez and husband George, Lizeth A. Reyes and husband Roland; niece, Lesley G. Ramirez; nephews; Jorge J. Ramirez, Marco A....
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Gail Dawn Coker Strempel

September 9, 1937 - September 17, 2017

Gail Dawn Coker Strempel, age 80, went to be with our Lord on September 17, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. Gail was born to Alvin F. Coker, Sr. and Grace Fields Coker in San Antonio, TX. on September 9, 1937. Gail is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Gilbert (Buddy) Strempel; daughter, Susan Davis (Michael); grandson, Charles Thweatt (Nati); great-grandchildren, Ariana, Alyssa and Ashlyn...
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Robert M. Howe

April 25, 1923 - September 15, 2017

Robert Milton Howe was born to Harry M. and Audrey Fuller Howe on April 25, 1923 in San Antonio, Texas. He passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017. He married Marie Young on May 9, 1942 in San Francisco, California. They had two sons, Robert M. Howe, Jr. and Thomas W. Howe. Robert was devoted to his wife, sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After graduating from Brackenridge High...
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Louise Barclay Jimenez

September 19, 1955 - September 14, 2017

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

October 30, 1932 - September 14, 2017

Lt. Col. Edward A. Willming, USAF Ret., died on September 14, 2017. Born on October 30, 1932, in Emporia, Kansas, the son of the Rev. Charles B. & Winifred Willming. Ed graduated from the Springville, LA High School, in 1950 & Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA with a BA in 1954. He entered the Air Force in 1955 & had an extensive career with single engine pilot training at Hondo, Texas and...
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Altus E. Wilder III

October 14, 1944 - September 14, 2017

Altus E. Wilder III, passed away on September 14, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center surrounded by his wife and children after a long battle with leukemia. Altus was born in Austin, TX on October 14, 1944 to Altus E Wilder II and Lillian Aldridge Wilder. He was preceded in death by, his parents, Altus E. Wilder II and Lillian Aldridge Wilder. Altus is survived by his best friend ~ his 'date' ~...
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Emily Zaltsman

May 17, 2004 - September 14, 2017

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

September 14, 2017

Jerron Adams is with the Lord. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Harold and Doris Chenhall. She is survived by her immediate family: her husband of 51 years, David; son Todd (Jeanne); daughter Jill (Carter); brother John (Becky); sister Janell Rieske (Bill); and grandchildren Leighton, Taylor, Satchel, Denali and Collin. Jerron was a prominent Marriage and Family Therapist, having...
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Norman (Pete) Bond

November 30, 1934 - September 13, 2017

Norman "Pete" Bond, age 82, of Bulverde, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. He was born on November 30, 1934 to V. O. and Grace Bond. Pete grew up in the Gonzales area and graduated from Gonzales High School in 1953. He grew up helping his Dad on the ranch. As a young kid, he rode race-horses for his uncle. When he got older he turned to rodeos. Calf-roping was a hobby...
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Helen Vlahakis Ford

December 8, 1928 - September 12, 2017

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

December 17, 1933 - September 12, 2017

Dolores K. Lawson, 83, passed away on September 12, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born in Wichita, Kansas, on December 17, 1933 to Cecil and Verda Safford. There are no services scheduled.
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Luis "George" Santa Cruz

January 21, 1947 - September 12, 2017

Luis "George" Santa Cruz, age 70, of San Antonio, entered rest on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on January 21, 1947 to Gregorio and Rosa Santa Cruz. George came to the United States to pursue a career in aircraft sales. He was preceded in death by his father, Gregorio Santa Cruz. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sharon Santa Cruz; children,...
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John Robert Englehart, Maj. USAF (Ret.)

September 12, 2017

John Robert Englehart, Major USAF (Retired), passed away on 12 September 17 at the age of 87. A Full life was lived. Bob was born in 1930 in Morgantown, West Virginia, and grew up in the small town of Kingwood. He completed High School at Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Virginia. A 1953 graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, he was commissioned a 2nd LT in the USAF. In...
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Rosa Idalia Espinoza

September 7, 1951 - September 12, 2017

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

April 11, 1951 - September 12, 2017

Marjorie "Bunny" Correa, age 66, of Bulverde, Texas lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Bunny was born April 11, 1951 in Oakland, California to Hal and Eleanor Schmidt. She graduated from Churchill High School, Class of 1968. Bunny and Jesse were married in 1974. Bunny had a career as an Escrow Officer in San Antonio, retiring in 2006. She enjoyed her grandchildren and...
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Drew Martin

April 12, 1988 - September 11, 2017

Drew Martin, age 29, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Drew worked as a dog groomer and loved his companion Mickie. He also enjoyed wood crafting, fishing, hunting, the great outdoors, joking around, and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by, his grandmothers and one grandfather. Drew is survived by his mother, Adrienne Diamond;...
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Joe Pilar Martinez, Sr.

October 21, 1929 - September 11, 2017

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

October 2, 1992 - September 10, 2017

It is with the heaviest heart that we share the loss of Olivia Nicole Deffner on September 10, 2017. We know that she is in our Heavenly Father's hands now experiencing His peace and perfection. Olivia was born on October 2, 1992, at the Charleston Naval Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina. Her father's military career took Olivia to South Carolina, Indiana, Maryland (twice), Texas, and...
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Cue Roberts

May 7, 1928 - September 9, 2017

Cue Roberts at the age of 89 passed from this life on September 9, 2017. Cue was born to Tom and Francis Roberts of Jonesboro Arkansas on May 7, 1928. In 1946, Cue joined the Army Air Corp at the age of 17 and retired as a Chief Master Sargent from the United States Air Force on October 31, 1966. After retiring from the service, Cue worked at Kelly Field as a lab technician. In 1971, he...
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Edward F. Rodriguez

May 14, 1961 - September 9, 2017

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

September 7, 1926 - September 9, 2017

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

November 18, 1923 - September 9, 2017

Robert S. Morgan, age 93, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017, in San Antonio. He was born on November 18, 1923, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Boyd Morgan and Eva Shelton Morgan. Bob grew up in Allerton, Iowa, and served in the United States Army in WWII. He graduated from Purdue University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. He went on to work for B.F....
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David Blaine Simpson

March 9, 1951 - September 8, 2017

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

August 6, 1949 - September 8, 2017

Michael David Maroney was born on August 6, 1949 in Del Rio, TX to Irvin and Marilyn Maroney. He grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School. Mike proudly served in the Air National Guard. On September 19, 1970 Mike married his sweetheart, Margie Lee Wurzbach and they began a 47-year partnership of unconditional love and endless adventures. Their love blossomed into a...
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William Bill McCrae

December 18, 1934 - September 8, 2017

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

October 3, 1928 - September 8, 2017

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

July 6, 1924 - September 7, 2017

LUCY B. BERBAN July 6, 1924 – September 7, 2017 Lucy Borroel Berban, 93, went to rest with the Lord on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ignacio Borroel and Servera Nungaray Borroel; her husband, Albert Berban; and her son, James Albert Berban. Lucy is survived by her daughters, Maeve Carter and her husband, Neil, Yvonne Davila and her...
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Conita Benavides Thomae

January 4, 1922 - September 7, 2017

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

December 1, 1926 - September 7, 2017

EARL JOSEPH BURGARDT December 2, 1926 – September 7, 2017 With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Earl Joseph Burgardt on 7 September 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, after a swift battle with pancreatic cancer. Earl was born on 1 December 1926, in Salina, Kansas, to Jacob and Angela (Leiker) Burgardt. He grew up in the Volga German farming community of Pfeifer, Kansas. As he...
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Mitchell Frederic Nielsen

March 17, 1930 - September 6, 2017

Mitchell Frederic Nielsen, age 87, died of Alzheimer's Disease on September 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Mitch was born to Victor and Hazel Nielsen in Omaha, Nebraska on March 17, 1930. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa. Mitch attended Morningside College and then Wayne State College where he also played football. He was inducted into the Wayne State College ...
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John D. Starr

July 1, 1948 - September 6, 2017

John D. Starr, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in San Antonio. He was a Christian and had placed his trust in Jesus, and we know that he is now enjoying being in the presence of our Savior. John was a proud American who served in the Navy during the Vietnam era. He was a devoted husband, great dad and wonderful grandpop. He was a hunting enthusiast, who took great pride...
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Catherine "Katrina" Ruth Sumerak (Geedman)

March 26, 1952 - September 6, 2017

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

July 30, 1924 - September 5, 2017

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

June 24, 1922 - September 4, 2017

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

March 30, 1945 - September 4, 2017

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

June 15, 1926 - September 4, 2017

Mary Lou Conley was called home to be with LORD on September 4, 2017. Born in Puerto Rico, June 15, 1926 and moved to Texas in 1939. She was a Charter Member of the Missouri Synod. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for several years at Messiah and Immanuel Lutheran Churches. She reunited in Heaven with her parents, Antonia and Victor Rivera; son, Dennis Allen Koehler;...
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Alma Belinda Garza

November 20, 1936 - September 4, 2017

Alma Belinda Garza (Cubriel), age 80, entered fully into the presence of her Lord and Savior on September 4th, 2017. She was born on November 20, 1936 in San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Ramon Cubriel and Angelina Zapata. She graduated from Ursuline Academy before marrying Miguel Garza in December 1957. Alma was a devoted mother who lovingly raised two daughters Catherine Hyland (Kevin)...
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Robert Duane Goetzke

June 8, 1936 - September 4, 2017

Robert "Bob" Duane Goetzke went to be with our Lord on September 4, 2017 at the age of 81 years after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 8, 1936 in Fairview, Montana. After growing up in Montana, he joined the U.S. Army. He was a decorated soldier who honorably served his country in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Army as a Master sergeant and went on to a...
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Donald C. Rocke, US Army, Ret

May 7, 1931 - September 4, 2017

Col. Donald C. Rocke, US Army, Ret., 86, passed away on September 4, 2017. Don was a 32̊ Mason for about 35 years. He was a member of the Refugio Woodsboro Lodge A.F. & A.M. He was in the Medical Services Corp. for 22 years and afterwards was a hospital administrator. Don and Peg loved retirement and enjoyed traveling in their trailer seeing many parts on the U.S., especially Gunnison,...
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Edwin L. Schall

November 24, 1926 - September 3, 2017

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

September 14, 1933 - September 3, 2017

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

September 20, 1929 - September 3, 2017

Mr. Howard Eli Agee, 87, born September 20, 1929 in Sioux City, Iowa passed away September 3, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He retired after a lengthy career with both the Air Force and Allstate Insurance Co. "Agee" is survived by his wife of 65 years Nina Agee; his three daughters Nancy Fishback (Richard), Susan Sheehan (Patrick), Cindy Agee (John Spence); five grandsons, Bo Fishback (Shelby),...
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Allen Lee Christopher Williams

April 18, 1981 - September 2, 2017

On September 2, 2017, our Lord and Savior called our beloved Allen home. Born in Marietta, Ohio on April 18, 1981, Allen Lee was the youngest born to Allen Williams and Nancy Davis. Allen's family moved frequently, but he spent most of his youth in Florida. Valuing his education, Allen completed his GED and embarked upon higher education, earning his Associates Degree of Science in early...
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May 26, 1935 - September 2, 2017

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

July 15, 1922 - September 1, 2017

Dorothy Louise Greinke, 95, passed away on September 1, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on July 15, 1922 in Galesburg, Illinois, to Henry Jacobson and Bessie Morrow. She served as a nurse from 1943 to the early 1960s. Dorothy enjoyed attending the Commemorative Air Force air shows with her husband. She was an active member of Coker United Methodist Church and Questors Sunday...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Elo

March 30, 1931 - September 1, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Elo, 86, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away gracefully surrounded by her children, grandchildren and nieces after a lengthy illness on September 1, 2017. She was born March 30, 1931 in Medford, Massachusetts, to the late Richard and Kathryn Cooper. On May 9, 1954, she was united in marriage to George Sheldon Elo. It was at that time that Betty and George moved to San...
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Miguel "Mike" Ramirez

August 10, 1971 - August 31, 2017

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

December 12, 1930 - August 31, 2017

Lt. Col. USAR (Retired) Dick Maney Jennison, 86, passed away peacefully at his home early Thursday morning, August 31, 2017. Born in Pearsall, Texas on December 12, 1930, he was the only son of H.W. (Mike) and Evelyn Jennison. He graduated from Pearsall High School in 1948, then attended The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in...
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John Vincent McLaughlin

October 11, 1946 - August 31, 2017

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

June 25, 1936 - August 30, 2017

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

August 29, 1924 - August 30, 2017

Col. Norman T. Stanfield, U.S. Army (Ret.), 93, passed away on August 30, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 29, 1924 in Newton, Massachusetts to Robert and Marion Stanfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Anne P. Stanfield; and brother, Robert B. Stanfield. Norman is survived by his wife, Joan Stanfield; sons, Norman T. Stanfield, Jr. (Kathryn) and James D....
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Norine Case Tribbey

March 25, 1953 - August 29, 2017

Norine Case Tribbey, age 64, passed away on August 29, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Newport, Arkansas on March 25, 1953 and was preceded in death by, her parents, Orville I. Richolson, Jr., and Betty Jo Wilkerson, and brother, Austin Richolson. Norine was beloved by her friends and family and cherished the many stories of her grandmother "Ranemama" Wilkerson, who was a...
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Myrl Leroy Bridgewater

October 29, 1922 - August 29, 2017

Myrl L. Bridgewater, age 94, died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Myrl met the love of his life, married her and then the next day, headed out to San Francisco for World War II as a member of the greatest generation. Upon his return, he began his career with AT&T, where he retired from after 41 years of dedicated service. His job took him and the family all around the country. As Myrl headed up...
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Richard (Dick) Cranford

December 13, 1927 - August 29, 2017

Richard "Dick" Cranford passed away on August 29, 2017 at the age of 89. Shortly after having a stroke, he passed away peacefully at home with his wife, Susie and family at his side. Dick will be remembered for his talents as a band director at Alamo Heights and Northside Schools, a composer, gifted arranger, and well-known performer spanning generations of musical styles. After...
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Ellen Joy Knopp

June 3, 1937 - August 28, 2017

God has called his child, Ellen Joy Knopp, to her eternal home. She went to be with our Lord at 80 years of age on August 28, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Ellen was born on June 3, 1937 in Sealy, Texas to Lambert F. and Lillie Moebes. She was a long time devoted member of Concordia Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charles Moebes. Ellen is survived by her...
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Royce Neil Price

July 6, 1932 - August 28, 2017

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

July 7, 1945 - August 27, 2017

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

September 30, 1938 - August 27, 2017

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

October 10, 1920 - August 27, 2017

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

October 22, 1941 - August 27, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Morton, age 75, passed away on August 27, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born October 22, 1941 in San Saba, Texas, to parents Cleo and Mary Belle Morton. Anthony was extremely athletic, in high school he became the State Pole Vault Champion. After leaving high school, he enlisted in the US Marine Corp. While in the US Marine Corp he was a member of the Golden Gloves....
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Isabel Dorothy Smith

August 26, 1920 - August 27, 2017

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

November 16, 1933 - August 27, 2017

Julian Perez, 83, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Mexico City on November 16, 1933 to Julian and Ernestina Perez. He served in the US Army for six years and then worked as store manager of S.A. Brake and Clutch. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Linda. Survivors include 2 daughters, Linda Kimmons and husband Michael and Courtney...
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Lt. Col. Marshall W. Clapp

July 11, 1919 - August 26, 2017

Marshall W. Clapp, age 98, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017, in Windcrest, Texas. He was preceded in death by, his wife, Ruth Clapp; son, Ronald Kent Clapp; and infant son Marshall William Clapp. Marshall is survived by daughter, June Bettes and her husband Windell; grandsons, Michael Kent Reed and his wife Monica Reed, Scott and his wife Phillis Reed, Warren and his wife Candy Reed,...
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Anne Elizabeth Barfield

October 30, 1941 - August 26, 2017

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

April 18, 1926 - August 26, 2017

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

January 2, 1938 - August 26, 2017

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

November 16, 1946 - August 26, 2017

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

June 4, 1934 - August 25, 2017

Retired Chief Master Sergeant, Alexander Enrique Peña, United States Air Force Reserve, 40 years of service and Viet Nam War Veteran, went to be with our Lord on 25 August 2017 at the age of 83. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Maria Dolores Ortega Peña; his parents, Rodolfo Peña and Amanda Gaitan Peña; siblings, Rodolfo Peña Jr. and Rachel Peña Harper. He...
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Glynn Richard Steckler , Sr.

October 5, 1951 - August 25, 2017

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

March 13, 1969 - August 25, 2017

Matthew Robert Kreger passed away peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He has gone home to be with our Lord and Savior. In his 48 years here on earth, Matt was a model of strength and courage for everyone who knew him. With a strong sense of justice and a kind, generous heart, Matt believed in always doing right and not judging people by their outer appearances. A...
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Vivian E. dePutron

November 28, 1919 - August 24, 2017

Vivian E. dePutron, 97, went to be with Jesus on August, 24, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on November 28, 1919 in Newark, NJ, to parents, Douglas C. Weaver and Beatrice Weaver. As an Air Force wife, Vivian lived in a variety of places including Newfoundland, Bermuda and Hawaii and later enjoyed travelling to Thailand, England, Egypt and Israel. She was active in PTA, serving as...
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Dr. John Michael Craemer

October 3, 1975 - August 24, 2017

Dr. John Michael Craemer, age 41, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in San Antonio. John, a proud Eagle Scout and self-proclaimed "army brat," grew up in 10 different places throughout his life, but eventually settled down in San Antonio, Texas where he practiced periodontics. Before this, John attended high school in Augsburg, Germany and Tacoma Washington. He then attended...
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Clara J. Danysh

June 29, 1925 - August 24, 2017

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

February 25, 1950 - August 24, 2017

Gary Warren Beckcom, 67, passed away peacefully in his Boerne, TX home on August 24, 2017. Gary was born on February 25, 1950 in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1968. Gary attended Texas A&M, a proud member of the Corps of Cadets, graduating in 1972 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He had a very strong passion and commitment for his Alma Mater Texas A&M....
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Joan "MeMe" Tyson

June 16, 1947 - August 24, 2017

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

April 27, 1931 - August 24, 2017

Donna Jeanne Robertson, age 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on August 24, 2017. Donna was born April 27, 1931 in Hoopston, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents, Donald LaBounty and Eileen Saindon LaBounty, and her granddaughter, Morgan Claire Dunn. Donna graduated in 1949 as valedictorian of Harlingen High School where she met her future husband,...
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Raul A. "Roy" Ovalle, USAF (Ret.)

July 17, 1937 - August 24, 2017

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

March 25, 1923 - August 23, 2017

Valeda A. McCall, 94, passed away on August 23, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Valeda married Charles McCall on June 22, 1943. They lived in Beatrice, Nebraska, before moving to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1953. She worked at Cheek's Fabric Shop in Hobbs for many years and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. In 1995 they moved to Odessa, Texas, and she lived there until 2016 when she moved...
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Calvin Crumbley

June 12, 1926 - August 23, 2017

Calvin Crumbley departed this life on August 23, 2017, after 91 celebrated years. Calvin started serving our country by fighting in the Philippines during World War II, and then continued his Military commitment in the United Stated Airforce, honorably retiring after 27 years. Calvin was a charismatic self-made man, building a successful real estate and property management business, post his...
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Esther Herrera y Cairo Zorrilla

October 17, 1940 - August 23, 2017

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

March 31, 1925 - August 22, 2017

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

August 21, 1933 - August 22, 2017

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

March 7, 1945 - August 21, 2017

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

October 31, 1922 - August 21, 2017

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

February 19, 1926 - August 20, 2017

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

June 13, 1928 - August 20, 2017

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

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

February 20, 1940 - August 19, 2017

John Michael "Mike" Pickett, age 77, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Mike has gone home to be with the Lord and his family. He was born on February 20, 1940 in Wichita, Kansas to John and Julia Pickett. He attended Nevada High School in Nevada, Missouri, followed by attended Wichita State University. He graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor's degree in...
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Idalia Molina

October 12, 1950 - August 19, 2017

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

February 3, 1984 - August 19, 2017

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

April 21, 1921 - August 18, 2017

Brigadier General Harry C. Bayne, USAF Retired, age 96, completed his final flight on August 18, 2017. Gen. Bayne, truly a member of the "Greatest Generation," retired in 1971 after serving 30 distinguished years in the military. He chose to retire in San Antonio and started a new career which specialized in financial planning, tax preparation and insurance which he operated until 2001. Gen....
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Robert Lee "Bob" Smith

February 13, 1928 - August 17, 2017

Robert Lee ("Bob") Smith, a lifelong Texan, died peacefully on the evening of August 17 with loved ones at his side. He was 89. Raised in McAllen, Texas, Smith developed an early love for the outdoors, becoming active in the Boy Scouts and ultimately rising to the level of Eagle Scout and Scout Master. Scouting instilled in Smith a strong sense of character, leadership and self-discipline...
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Fannie O' Valle Villarreal

January 6, 1919 - August 17, 2017

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

September 24, 1951 - August 16, 2017

Frank A. Romero age 65, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his home in San Antonio Texas. He was born in Perth Amboy New Jersey on September 24, 1951. He is survived by his son, Brian Romero and Grandson Arien Romero; his brother Jimmy Romero and wife Peggy; Sister Frances Kindla and husband Bill; along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and close...
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Michael David Flint

September 16, 1954 - August 16, 2017

Michael David Flint went to be with the Lord on the morning of August 16th. He was 62. Raised in Buena Vista, Virginia, Michael loved being involved in so many activities, groups, and sports in his small town growing up. Not long after graduating from Parry McCluer High School, Michael met his wife Karen on a blind date. They quickly married, and have shared the last 42yrs together. ...
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Julius Raymond Strauch, Sr.

January 29, 1924 - August 16, 2017

Julius Raymond Strauch Sr. was born in San Antonio on January 29, 1924 of Philip and Lena Strauch. He was the second child in a line of five starting with Otto, then Julius, followed by Bertha, Opal, and Philip Jr. Otto had a difficult time with his younger brother's name, and only managed an utterance which sounded like Dude. The name stuck, and it was used by his siblings and friends through...
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Robert B. Baker

March 23, 1931 - August 16, 2017

Robert B. Baker, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 23, 1931 in Perrin, Texas to Wilber and Mary Alice Baker. Robert served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1970 and retired as a Master Sergeant. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During that time, he received numerous awards including: Presidential Unit...
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Donald Richard Rupp, Sr.

July 20, 1931 - August 16, 2017

SMSgt. Donald Richard Rupp Sr., USAF (ret.), age 86, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 in San Antonio. Don was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Alice Rupp on July 20, 1931. After graduating from Technical Memorial High School, Don joined the United States Air Force, where he served our country for 26 years. During his time in the military he served as an airplane mechanic,...
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George Randall Wyatt

October 14, 1954 - August 15, 2017

George Randall "Randy" Wyatt, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Spring Branch, Texas. He was born on October 14, 1954 in Karlsruhe, Germany, and adopted by his parents George Larry Wyatt and Geneva Morris Wyatt at age 1.5 year. He was preceded in death by: mother, Geneva Morris Wyatt, and sister, Karen Wyatt Tanguma. He is survived by father, George Larry Wyatt, wife Susan Lamm...
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