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James C. Allison

September 25, 1940 - January 22, 2018

James C. Allison age 77, of San Antonio, died Monday, January 22, 2018. He was a loving and generous man who built a dry-cleaning empire, Pilgrim Laundry and Cleaners, with the best of the best. He loved his family, friends, and co-workers. A born leader who will be greatly missed. He enjoyed people, good conversation, nature and cars. He was preceded in death by his son, James C. Allison, Jr...
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Carolyn Sugg Nau

October 30, 1922 - January 21, 2018

The Lord welcomed Mrs. Carolyn Sugg Nau home on January 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX, where she was surrounded by family. Born October 30, 1922 in Bolivar County, Mississippi to John and Claudia Sugg, Carolyn was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She survived the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, a defining event of her early life. She went on to graduate from...
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Christina Marie Bennett

November 8, 1975 - January 20, 2018

Christina Marie went to be with the Lord on January 20th, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 8th, 1975. She was the first daughter born to Carmen Mena Bennett, and was a loving big sister and best friend to Claudia. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and received her Undergrad in Political Science and Masters in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University....
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Evelyn Byrnes Camp

August 27, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Born Betty Evelyn Byrnes on August 27, 1928 in Corpus Christi, Texas and died on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Tatnall Byrnes and Bradford Shearer Byrnes, and her brothers, Albert Livingston Byrnes and Edward Dawson Byrnes of Houston, Texas. Evelyn moved with her parents to San Antonio during WWII, when her father worked...
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Tracy Maura Muise

March 27, 1968 - January 19, 2018

Tracy Maura Muise came into this word on March 27, 1968. She began her new journey on January 19, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Tracy was a brilliant and free spirit who had an adventurous childhood. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. Tracy's greatest joy in life was being a homemaker. She took pride in crafting and making thoughtful gifts for friends and loved ones....
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Gertrude Helen Woelfel Palmer

June 15, 1923 - January 19, 2018

Gertrude Helen Woelfel Palmer, of San Antonio, Texas, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest on January 19, 2018, on the exact same day of her husband's death 24 years ago. Gertrude was born in Stockton, California, on June 15, 1923, and was the seventh of ten children born to parents, Walburga Hadaller Woelfel and Alexander Charles Woelfel. During her...
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Ruth E. Pillen

April 5, 1928 - January 19, 2018

Ruth E. Pillen, 89, went to be with her Lord on Friday, January 19, 2018, in San Antonio. She was born on April 5, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to Jefferson Lee and Laura Adeline Sutterfield. Ruth worked in the trucking industry for over 40 years, more than 20 of those for Luking Trucking. She enjoyed playing Backgammon and Scrabble, her jewelry, and loved doting on all her nieces and nephews like a...
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Isabel S. Coy

September 16, 1918 - January 19, 2018

Isabel S. Coy, age 99, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. She was born in Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico to Onofre and Inez Stillman. Isabel is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Manuel J. Coy; brother, Oscar Stillman, and her sister, Evangelina Stillman. Isabel is survived by her daughters: Iliana Zertuche and her husband, David and Isabel (Blanca) Mahoney and her husband, Bradley...
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Michael David Merren, M.D.

November 1, 1942 - January 19, 2018

Michael David Merren, M.D., age 75, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, January 19, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Derb and Nancy; and his brother Joel Merren. Dr. Merren is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Helene Merren; their children: Richard Merren and wife, Yael Ouzillou; Stacey de la Grana and husband, Fausto; grandchildren: Isabela,...
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William J. Pointer

December 17, 1953 - January 18, 2018

William Joseph Pointer, lovingly known as "Bill Joe", passed away peacefully in his home on January 18, 2018 after a lengthy illness, where he was surrounded by his loving family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Stout Pointer and Emma Louise Pointer. Bill was born December 17, 1953 in England. His dad was in the military and eventually retired in San Antonio where Bill...
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Charles A. Young, US Army (Ret)

January 21, 1927 - January 18, 2018

MSgt. Charles A. Young, age 90, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018, days shy of his 91st birthday. He was a proud veteran of the US Army who retired honorably after 27 years of dedicated service. While serving in Japan, he met and married his beloved wife of 49 years, Fusako who passed in 2005. Charles loved his weekly meetings with his friends in their bowling league. He had a...
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Augustin M. Saenz

July 7, 1931 - January 18, 2018

Augustin M. Saenz joined the Lord. He was born in Runge, TX to Amelio and Coltilde Munoz Saenz. He was a Korean War Veteran. He was also associated with the Church's Chicken Company for over 50 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfredo, Alberto and Armando Saenz. Augustin is survived by his wife of 60 years, Delta Altamirano Saenz; daughter, Christine Saenz Bailey (Greg)...
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G. Carlton Hagelstein

June 6, 1928 - January 17, 2018

George Carlton Hagelstein, Jr., passed away in the comfort of his home Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the age of 89. Born June 6, 1928 in San Antonio, Carlton was the only child of Olive Graves Ellis and George Carlton Hagelstein, Sr., who preceded him in death. He is also predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Jane Cameron Hagelstein; son-in-law, Mark A. Judson; and cousin, George C. Mead. He...
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James M. Miranda

December 3, 1931 - January 15, 2018

James M Miranda went home to be with his Heavenly Father January 15, 2018. Jim was born December 3, 1931 in Nuttallburg, WV to Fornia and Russell Miranda. Russell died in a coal mining accident when Jim was a toddler. Fornia remarried and Jim was raised by his mother Fornia and Jerry Ellman. Jim graduated from Stonewall Jackson high school, Charleston, WV; received his AB degree from Morris...
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Johnnie Marie Terry

December 23, 1941 - January 15, 2018

JOHNNIE MARIE TERRY December 23, 1941 – January 15, 2018 Johnnie Marie Terry passed away on January 15, 2018 at the age of 76 from complications related to Periphrial Artery Disease. She was a woman who loved life and lived to serve others. She and her husband, TD Terry, celebrated 49 wonderful years of marriage together. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a strong...
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Claude Frank Davis

January 26, 1941 - January 15, 2018

Claude Frank Davis, born January 26, 1941 in San Antonio, TX. He was a graduate of St. Gerard's High School, and began working with his father in the homebuilding business, where he later became a business partner, operating as Claude F. Davis Homes. After 40 years of work, he retired in 1986. In his spare time; he enjoyed sports, with the Cowboys and the Spurs being his favorite teams. Claude...
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Sue Hutchison

July 21, 1939 - January 14, 2018

Sue Jacqueline Whitted Hutchison was born July 21, 1939 in Austin, Texas and went home to the Lord and her Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the age of 78. Suzi was preceded in death by her parents, John Edward Whitted and Nina Pauline Rodgers Whitted. Although born in Austin, Texas, her family moved to San Antonio in 1943 where she resided until her death. She was a graduate...
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Robert "Bob" Simmons

July 10, 1928 - January 14, 2018

ROBERT CARL SIMMONS July 10, 1928 – January 14, 2018 Lt. Col. Ret. Robert C. "Bob" Simmons, age 89, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 in Cibolo, Texas. He was born in Nocona, Texas on July 10, 1928 to Charles and Mayme Simmons. He was a graduate of Baylor University. Proudly served in the US Navy and Air Force, retiring after 22 years of service. He was preceded in death by his...
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Edward Hamner

June 2, 1956 - January 13, 2018

Edward Hamner was born in San Antonio, Texas on June second, nineteen hundred fifty-six (as he would say) and passed from his earthly body at the age of 61 on Saturday, January 13 at home with his loved ones, following a twenty-month battle with ampullary/pancreatic cancer. Edward was preceded in death by his parents William Villarreal Hamner and Blanche Valadez Hamner, his sister Blanche...
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Adalberto "Beto" Laurel, Jr.

August 22, 1941 - January 12, 2018

Adalberto Laurel Jr "Beto", age 76 passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. Born in Los Ojuelos, Texas, August 22, 1941, raised in South Texas, the son of Adalberto and Mary (Paz) Laurel. He served in the US Navy and the San Antonio Police Department. He also worked as an Investigator...
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Betty Jane Moczygemba

February 25, 1927 - January 12, 2018

Betty Jane Moczygemba passed peacefully at home on January 12, 2018. She was born February 25, 1927 to John R. and Genevieve Isaacs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Felix S. Moczygemba, who passed away on March 25, 2004. Betty is survived by sons, John Moczygemba and wife Kay, Stan Moczygemba and wife Karen and daughter, Mary Jane Verette and husband David: grandchildren, Kevin Garvin...
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John "Jack" Oliver

October 3, 1936 - January 12, 2018

JOHN W. OLIVER October 3, 1936 – January 12, 2018 John W. Oliver, age 81, died of heart failure on January 12, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. John (Jack) W. Oliver is survived by his devoted wife, Mikiko; and youngest son, Daniel; his daughter, Wendy and sons, John and Darryl; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren of his previous marriage to Darrilyn; along with his sister, Lois...
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Stephanie Marie Garza-Guzman

September 2, 1963 - January 12, 2018

Stephanie Marie Garza-Guzman Stephanie Marie Garza-Guzman, 54, of San Antonio and Victoria, TX, went home to be with the Lord at 12:00 pm on Friday January 12, 2018. She was born on September 2, 1963 in Victoria, Texas. She attended St. Joseph High School in Victoria and later continued on to receive a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio....
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Jean R. Williams

May 16, 1920 - January 12, 2018

Jean R. Williams, age 97, of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord January 12, 2018. She was born to Clyde T. Cauthen and Elizabeth Graham Cauthen on May 16, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 73 years, Travis "Melvin" Williams. During WWII, while Melvin was in the Pacific in the Navy, Jean was a secretary at a law firm until their first child was...
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Joseph Dunwoody, Jr.

January 12, 1934 - January 11, 2018

Joseph Dunwoody, Jr., age 83, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in San Antonio. Born in Troy, NY on January 12, 1934, he was the son of the late Winifred Baumis Dunwoody and Joseph Dunwoody, Sr. Mr. Dunwoody was a graduate of Amherst College, class of 1956, a member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and was president of the class of 1952 at Troy High School. He was commissioned an Ensign...
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Marc Portell Elizondo

November 4, 1998 - January 11, 2018

Marc Portell Elizondo November 4, 1998 – January 11, 2018 Marc Portell Elizondo was born on November 4, 1998 in San Antonio, Texas to Louis and Arleen Elizondo. He graduated from Antonian College Preparatory High School as salutatorian and had just finished his first semester at Texas A&M University. Marc was incredibly devoted to his Catholic faith, an avid tennis player, and an extremely...
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Robert Kenneth Overend, U.S. Army (Ret.)

July 6, 1944 - January 11, 2018

Robert Kenneth Overend born July 6, 1944 to parents Simon Peter Overend and Louise Dorothy (Rust) Overend in Hendricks, Minnesota. He passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was the youngest of 8 children and is preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in rural South Dakota and graduated from Elkton High School in 1962. In 1967 he...
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Daniel R. Wright

April 2, 1933 - January 11, 2018

April 2,1933 – January 11, 2018 Daniel R. Wright, age 84, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. He was born on April 2, 1933 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Daniel R. and Evelyn (Carpenter) Wright. Dan was very proud of his Irish heritage and especially enjoyed Irish music and poetry. He was a family man and adored his grandchildren. Betsy AKA Boop was his joy in life and their...
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Eleanor Sager Williams

March 25, 1931 - January 11, 2018

Eleanor Sager Williams, age 86, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on March 25, 1931 in Albany, New York to Charles C. Sager and Ellen P. Wilson. As a military wife, Eleanor travelled extensively. She enjoyed sewing and quilting and was very involved in making pajamas for SAMM Ministries. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1977 and was...
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Nick Martinez

September 20, 1943 - January 11, 2018

Nick Martinez passed away at his home on January 11, 2018, after battling Parkinson's Disease for the past eleven years. A San Antonio native, he was born on September 20, 1943. As a young man, Nick graduated from Edison High School and attended San Antonio College. He went on to have a life-time career in the sales industry. He retired as a Farmers Insurance Agent after over twenty years of...
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William Wally McDonald

November 9, 1930 - January 10, 2018

William "Wally" McDonald, Jr. November 9, 1930 – January 10, 2018 William "Wally" McDonald, Jr. age 87, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. Wally was born on November 9, 1930 to William McDonald, Sr. and Abbie Forster McDonald in San Antonio, Texas. He was like a "walking cartoon character." Wally was loved by all and never met a stranger. He could light up...
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Carol Louise Gilkerson Peden

October 31, 1929 - January 10, 2018

Carol Louise Gilkerson Peden, 88, passed away peacefully January 10, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. She was born October 31, 1929, in Armour, SD, the fourth child of David and Eva Hansen Gilkerson. After graduating from Brookings High School in 1947 and South Dakota State University in 1951 with a degree in Home Economics, she married Wendell Peden of Gary, SD, in 1952. They celebrated their 65th...
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William A. Lyall

January 2, 1933 - January 10, 2018

William A. Lyall, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his home in San Antonio. He was born in Eagle Pass to parents, Anita and William Lyall. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Lyall; and daughter, Susan Schlueter. William is survived by his daughter, Eva Temple and her husband, Greg; son, Stephen Lyall; grandchildren, Sloan Cox, Stacie Larson, Dennis...
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Roy J. Bunch

June 12, 1921 - January 10, 2018

Roy J. Bunch was born on June 12th 1921 in Richmond Missouri to George Roy Bunch and Edith May Rogers. Roy was raised by his mother Edith and step-father Ray Harrison whom he considered to be his dad. Both preceded him in death as did his older brother Jack Wilbur Bunch. Roy went to join his beloved wife Isabelle on January 10th, 2018. Roy was educated in the Camden Missouri school district...
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David H. Gonzalez, Sr.

August 30, 1945 - January 10, 2018

David H. Gonzalez Sr. went to meet his ''Boss" on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the age of 72. He was a lifelong resident of San Antonio who was born on Aug. 30, 1945. He was a former student and ardent supporter of Central Catholic High School who afterward served proudly in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 to December 1970. He was a proud member of the International Brotherhood...
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Virginia Green Copeland

July 7, 1939 - January 10, 2018

Virginia Green Copeland went to be with the Lord, Wednesday January 10th, 2018. She was an angel on earth and is now an angel in heaven. She was very active in many organizations involving her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. She loved all sports, especially basketball. She leaves behind her husband, three children, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, a brother, a sister, a...
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Matthew "Matt" Gilsdorf

October 13, 1983 - January 9, 2018

Matthew Gilsdorf, age 34, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born on October 13, 1983 in Austin, Texas to John and Karen Gilsdorf. Matt was a 2002 graduate of James Madison High School. He was a ramp agent for Southwest Airlines for nine years. He was an avid Halloween enthusiast and prop maker for local haunts. He was preceded in death by his grandfather,...
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Joshua Steven Brooks

February 7, 2004 - January 9, 2018

Joshua Steven Brooks February 7, 2004 - January 9, 2018 Joshua Steven Brooks, beloved son of Ralph & Ida Brooks and loving little brother of Matthew W. Brooks returned to heaven after a loan from God, laughing, loving, teasing and bringing joy every day of his 13 years, 11 months. Joshua attended Holy Spirit Catholic School as an 8th grader, where he excelled not only as a student, but as a...
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Wesley Aaron Baer

October 26, 1983 - January 9, 2018

Wesley Aaron Baer passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in Springfield, Missouri, he was 34 yrs old. He was born on October 26, 1983 in Ft. Knox, Kentucky to Garrett and Ellen Baer. Wesley was a graduate of Steilacoom High School in Washington State and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Wesley loved the water! He enjoyed fishing, scuba diving, and most of all drinking a cold one while he floated down the...
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Lucine Odessa Feaster

February 27, 1925 - January 8, 2018

Lucine (Lou) Odessa Feaster, age 92, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Littleton, Colorado. She was born on February 27, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri to Raymond B. Perriguey and Amanda Eckoff. Lou worked for a time in retail sales and also for herself as a professional cake decorator. She enjoyed craft work, painting, knitting, and ceramics as well as being with her friends in her...
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Keith R. Gohde

January 8, 2018

In Memory of Keith R. Gohde "I didn't want to kiss you goodbye - that was the trouble – I wanted to kiss you good night – and there's a lot of difference. Ernest Hemingway Keith's journey has been an amazing one with all of us, and now he sets off on a new journey that we will one day join him on. As we parted ways on January 8, 2018 it was way to soon and we are all heartbroken,...
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Robert Lee Bobbitt, Jr.

October 4, 1922 - January 8, 2018

Robert Lee Bobbitt, Jr., died on January 8, 2018, at the age of 95. He was born in Laredo, Texas, on October 4, 1922, to Robert Lee Bobbitt and Belle Westbrook Bobbitt. He lived in San Antonio since 1935. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1939. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas in 1943, and graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1947,...
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Nolie R. Torbert

July 4, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Nolie R. Torbert, age 87, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Nolie graduated from Central Catholic High School and received his Bachelor degree in Accounting from St. Mary's University. He was a dedicated and loyal employee of the City of San Antonio, starting as an accountant, then becoming the City Comptroller. A man with true goodness and a willingness to give of himself to others,...
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Ida Nauschutz Davis

October 5, 1923 - January 7, 2018

Ida Nauschutz Davis ("Mommy Dear"), the sweetest spirit this side of heaven, was called home by the Lord on the morning of January 7, 2018. Ida was born in San Antonio October 5, 1923 to Paul Carl and Frieda Oppermann Nauschutz. She graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio, and attended Incarnate Word College and became a Registered Nurse and worked at Santa Rosa Hospital and John...
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Eduardo S. Sanchez

March 7, 1945 - January 7, 2018

Eduardo S. Sanchez, age 72, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 7, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. Eduardo will be remembered as a kind, loving and generous man who served his country as an Air Force Veteran, as well as his community as a San Antonio Police Officer, San Antonio Fire Fighter and Arson Investigator. His presence and smile will be...
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Gilbert L. Sanchez

January 30, 1926 - January 7, 2018

Gilbert L. Sanchez, age 91, passed away on January 7, 2018 just a few weeks shy of his 92nd birthday. At a very young age, he proudly served his county in the US Navy during World War II. Following his enlistment, he worked in civil service for 42 years at Kelley Air Force Base. He placed family first in his life and instilled the value of modesty and hard work to his children. His memory will...
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Richard L. Ward, Jr., US Army, (ret)

January 17, 1960 - January 7, 2018

Major Richard L. Ward, Jr., (Rich), U.S. Army (ret.) age 57, transitioned from his earthly life to eternal life on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in Gainesville, FL. He was born on January 17, 1960 in Tuskegee, AL to the late Richard L. Ward, Sr. and Martha Ware Ward. Rich professed Christ at a young age and was baptized at New Providence Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. Since 1998, he was a faithful...
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Betsy Fenstermaker Harrell

July 19, 1934 - January 7, 2018

Betsy F. Harrell July 19, 1934 - January 7, 2018 Betsy Fenstermaker Harrell age 83, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio. Her parents were Clarence and Bess Fenstermaker. Betsy graduated from Pine Manor Jr. College, and in 1959 married Don Harrell with whom she spent 58 wonderful years filled with so much love and fun. Betsy was a member of Mount...
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Victoria "Vicki" Martinez

March 3, 1963 - January 6, 2018

Our sweet Vicki has gone to be with our Lord. She has earned her wings, and will fly with the angels. Victoria Martinez, age 54 passed on January 6, 2018. She battled a tough 2 years with Non- Hodgkins Lymphoma, and it was time for her to rest. Throughout her journey with her illness, she never questioned his plan. Her faith in our Lord never wavered. She was a God-fearing woman, and has now...
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Augustin "Augie" Guerrero

March 28, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Augustin "Augie" Guerrero, age 80, passed away on Saturday, January 6,2018 in the comfort of his own home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 28, 1937 in Booth, Texas to Paul and Concepcion Guerrero. Augie served in the United States Marine Corps as an airplane jet engine mechanic. Once he was honorably discharged, he began working at Boeing Company as an aircraft interior technician...
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David B. Menig

July 25, 1941 - January 6, 2018

David B. Menig, age 76, passed at his San Antonio home January 6, 2018. He was born on July 25, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA to Robert Earl and Doris Elizabeth Menig, both deceased. David graduated from Lincoln High School in Seattle, WA and Washington State University. In 1964, he entered the Army and served as an Artillery officer and helicopter pilot. After the Army he served in Dept. of...
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George Lange

May 31, 1954 - January 6, 2018

George Lange, age 63, died on January 6, 2018 in San Antonio, TX surrounded by his wife and best friend, kids, siblings, and friends after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. George was born in San Antonio on May 31, 1954 to ever-faithful and devout parents Bernard Lange of Harper, TX and Eunice (Mann) Lange of Devine, TX. He started his Catholic school education at St. Martin Hall...
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Rafael M. Gonzales

November 11, 1924 - January 5, 2018

Rafael M. Gonzales, a devoted father, husband, son, brother, passed away at the age of 93 on January 5, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on November 11, 1924 in Westoff, Texas to Rafael C. Gonzales and Martina Morales. He was a hard worker from a young age and was drafted into the US Army during his senior year of high school. He proudly served in Normandy during WWII, was wounded six...
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Susie T. Hernandez

August 27, 1920 - January 5, 2018

SUSIE HERNANDEZ August 27, 1920-January 5, 2018 Susie T. Hernandez passed away peacefully from this life in the early morning of January 5, 2018. She was surrounded with her loving children and family during the last months of her life. Her daughter Janie Jay was with her every day and she was her primary caregiver. Susie had a passion and zest for life. She was very loving, giving,...
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Gerald Joseph Jendrusch

October 24, 1944 - January 5, 2018

Gerald Joseph Jendrusch, age 73, entered eternal rest on Friday, January 5, 2018. He was born on Oct. 24 1944, in Dodge City, Kansas. He grew up in San Antonio, TX and graduated from Texas A&M (class of 66) with a B.B.A. in Accounting. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, of 44 years; his son Jason Gerald Jendrusch, his brother Lawrence and wife Phyllis Jendrusch, his sister in laws, Mary...
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Angela Imelda Martin

September 26, 1929 - January 4, 2018

Angela Martin, 88, formerly of San Antonio, Texas died Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Kingsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Kingsville, Texas, where she made her home for over 11 years. Angela was born on September 16, 1929, to Jose and Maria Gabriela Rosales in Port Huron, Michigan. The family moved to Laredo, Texas where Angela attended Martin High School. In 1950, Angela...
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John A. duMenil

December 8, 1957 - January 4, 2018

John A. duMenil died on January 4, 2018 at the age of 60. The son of Arthur A. duMenil and Dorothy M. (Kunze) duMenil, he was born on December 8, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas. John graduated from Oliver Wendell Holmes High School (San Antonio, Texas) in 1975 and received a bachelor degree in Physical Education from Texas A&M University in 1986. His interests pointed him towards information...
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Christopher Chavez, Sr.

October 29, 1981 - January 4, 2018

Christopher Chavez, Sr. of San Antonio went to be with our Lord on 4 Jan, 2018 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born 29 Oct, 1981 in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his parents John David and Linda Ann Chavez of San Antonio, TX., brother Brandon John(Sara) Chavez, and sister Vanessa Nicole Chavez. Chris is also survived by his loving wife, Susan-his beautiful children, (sons),...
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Phyllis Neumann

June 13, 1930 - January 4, 2018

The Faith and Life of Phyllis Neumann The soul of Phyllis Jean Bateman Neumann entered the gates of heaven on Thursday morning January 4, 2018. Phyllis Jean Bateman Neumann was born on June 13, 1930 in El Paso Texas, to Ralph Lowell Bateman and Meta Ormsbee Bateman, she spent most her youth as a resident of Mexico. After the death of her mother when she was 14 she moved to Texas to live...
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Steve Michael Abbott

March 31, 1973 - January 4, 2018

Steven Michael Abbott age 44, passed away January 4, 2018. He was born on March 31, 1973 in Houston, Texas. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Jean Moore-Perrenot. Steven is survived by his wife, Sandra and his children, Joshua and Jasmine; his grandparents, Carl and Bonnie Moore; parents, Bob and Haddy Abbott; brother, Chris and his wife, Eunice; his aunt Pam and her son (his...
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Alfonsina (Senia) Zacchia Durling

August 2, 1923 - January 3, 2018

Alfonsina ("Senia") Zacchia Durling 2 August 1923 – 3 January 2018 Senia Durling passed away 3 January 2018 at the age of 94. She was born and raised in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, in the Region of Campagnia, Italy. She worked for the U.S. Army at the culmination of World War II in Caserta, where she met her future husband, Lewis Durling, a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army (Infantry)....
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Carrie Gonzales De La Cruz

March 3, 1930 - January 3, 2018

Angels came from heaven and took our beloved Carrie by the hand and led her to be with our Lord on January 3rd, 2018 at the age of 87. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. Carrie was born to Rudolfo Gonzales and Josefa Canales Gonzales on March 3rd, 1930 in San Antonio, TX. Carrie was raised by her beloved grandmother Concepcion Gonzales. She shared her life with her...
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Karen J. Hendricks

July 26, 1961 - January 3, 2018

Karen J. Hendricks, age 56, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on July 26, 1961 in Austin, Texas to Raymond and Carolyn (Ruchti) Hendricks. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. Karen is survived by her wife of 26 years, Laura Jewett; mother and father, Carolyn and Edward Olivera; brother, Ray Hendricks and sister-in-law, Shari. Karen...
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Cheryl Lynne Dailey

July 16, 1946 - January 3, 2018

Heaven gained our sweet, beloved, and amazing sister, aunt, and friend. Lynne was born July 16, 1946 in Indianapolis, IN to Bill Barnett and Helen Sample Thompson. Lynne retired from a successful Marketing Career at General Motors and has been living a life filled with adventure, golf outings, international travels, cooking, entertaining, and living life to the fullest. Lynne is preceded...
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Oralia L. Blanco

February 2, 1938 - January 3, 2018

Oralia, passed away into the Lord's hands on Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018 preceded by her 2 brothers, 2 sisters and her son Antonio. Strong willed, creative and always willing to help others, she left us with a wonderful legacy of generosity, love and dedication to family and friends. Oralia was blessed with 39 years of marriage to her husband, Daniel F. Blanco. She is also survived by their...
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Arthur Irwin Stein

June 15, 1935 - January 3, 2018

Arthur Irwin Stein, age 82, passed away on January 3, 2018 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on June 15, 1935 in Columbus, Georgia to Sidney and Goldye Stein. After serving in the United States Navy and attending the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma, he started his family and several successful ventures, including the automotive and real estate business in San...
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Julio V. Ugalde, Jr.

October 11, 1936 - January 2, 2018

We are saddened that we have lost our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Julio V. Ugalde Jr., age 81, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, but are grateful for the many wonderful years he shared with us. He proudly served his country in the US Army for eight years. Julio met and married his high school sweetheart, Rosie and have been married for 59...
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Susan Cheryl Butler-Cornell

August 21, 1951 - January 1, 2018

Susan Cheryl Butler-Cornell, age 66, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty Jane Dees Butler Watson and Ruel Dalton Butler. Susan is survived by her daughter; Hannah Elisabeth Cornell (Jason Alexander Ballard), sister; Peggy Yvonne Butler, Niece; Betty Geneva Butler, Nephew; Ruel David Butler, Aunt; Mary Nell Ebert, and former...
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Carmen Arispe

May 19, 1924 - January 1, 2018

Carmen Arispe May 19, 1924 - January 1, 2018 Carmen Arispe, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 1, 2018. Throughout her life, Carmen made a loving home for her husband, daughter and in later years her grandson. After her husband's passing in 1973, she earned her G.E.D. and began working outside the home as a cashier...
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Abelardo Cervantes, Jr

July 13, 1986 - January 1, 2018

Abelardo Cervantes, Jr. July 13, 1986 – January 1, 2018 Abelardo Cervantes, Jr. age 31, passed away suddenly at his home on Monday, January 1, 2018. He was born in San Antonio to parents Abelardo and Maribel (Onofre) Cervantes. Abel graduated from Southwest High School and also graduated from St. Phillips College, earning a degree in HVAC. He was working for Mission Restaurant Supply...
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Rene Martinez Flores

February 17, 1971 - December 31, 2017

Rene Martinez Flores, 46, of Gilroy, California, returned to his creator on December 31, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Rene was born in Gilroy, California to Maria Lopez on Wednesday, February 17, 1971. He graduated high school in Gilroy. After graduation, he immediately joined the United States Army and served his country as a Combat Engineer in Operation Desert Storm. During his military...
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Dennis Franklin Thompson

January 2, 1956 - December 31, 2017

Dennis Franklin Thompson, 61, passed away unexpectedly on December 31,2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on January 2, 1956 in Gatesville, Texas. He graduated from Gatesville High School in 1974 and received a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Baylor University in 1980. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary Blackwell and Jimmie Thompson as well as his beloved sister...
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Leonard John "Buzzy" Gittinger, Jr.

September 25, 1932 - December 31, 2017

Leonard was born to Leonard J. and Katherine Laager Gittinger. He made exemplary grades, ran track and played football, baseball and basketball in elementary school, where he was a city champion sprinter and long jumper. Buzzy attended Central Catholic High School, was a 1949 honors graduate, played quarterback, was a pitcher, a point guard and was in ROTC. Leonard worked full time for the...
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Jack Welsey Smith

November 3, 1967 - December 31, 2017

Jack W. Smith, age 50, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in San Antonio. Jack was a huge history buff and especially enjoyed stories about the Civil War and World War II. He was great at trivia and could always come up with random facts to share with his family and friends. Jack liked listening to music, classic rock was his favorite. Jack was an avid fisherman and took many trips to...
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Dolores Gallegos

October 17, 1942 - December 31, 2017

Dolores was born and lived in San Antonio her whole life. She was a graduate of Fox Tech High School. She married the love of her life on Nov. 22, 1963 and had just celebrated 54 years of marriage. Dolores was very involved in her children's lives, participating in a variety of school and community functions. She touched many lives as a child-care provider in her home for several years. She was ...
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Nancy "MeMa" Smith

January 16, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Nancy "MeMa" Smith January 16, 1938 - December 30, 2017 It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the family of Nancy R. Smith "Mema," announces her passing. On January 16, 1938, Wentworth, North Carolina welcomed Nancy and raised her well until she lived with loving family members in San Antonio for the rest of her days. Nancy knew what hard work was from an early age working on the...
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James Henry "Duck" Wilcox

December 16, 1922 - December 30, 2017

A man who loved God, family and country, James Henry Wilcox, known as Duck to his friends died December 30 at age 95. A hearty member of the Greatest Generation, he survived World War II to live a long life of giving back to others, imprinting his soft-spoken nature, strength and generosity on generations to come. Duck was born in Birmingham Alabama on December 16, 1922. He enlisted in the...
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Daniel Joseph Hebert

August 17, 1938 - December 30, 2017

Daniel Joseph Hebert, age 79, passed away December 30, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife Karen Hebert, his son Daniel Hebert the II, his brother Ronald Hebert, and his sister Elaine Sherman. He is survived by daughters, Robin Gaylene Hebert Shatz and Denice Renee Hebert; son-in-law John J. Shatz, grandchildren Jacob Shatz, Shaun Shatz, Kristina D. Hebert and...
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Juan B. Islas Diaz

March 10, 1983 - December 30, 2017

Juan B. Islas Diaz died peacefully at his home on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 34. Juan is survived by his wife, Jacklyn Rudd, of San Antonio, TX; his mother, Teresita Diaz; his sisters, Maria Elena Islas and Maria Teresa Islas (Marco); his niece, Jimena Bolaños, all of Mexico City. As well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his...
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Donald Krause, MD

February 15, 1935 - December 30, 2017

Donald Edward Krause, loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, and respected physician passed into the loving embrace of God on December 30, 2017. Born in San Antonio on February 3, Don graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, with an internship-residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital/UT...
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Gloria E. Cohn

January 21, 1929 - December 30, 2017

Gloria E. Cohn, age 88, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. She and her husband, Gerald "Jerry" Cohn, enjoyed a wonderful, blissful marriage of 31 years. They shared a fabulous relationship and appreciated each other's company so much, they relished their time together in enjoying taking several pleasure cruises together. She is survived by her beloved husband, "Jerry"; her son,...
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Joe Rheney

October 24, 1938 - December 29, 2017

Joe was raised on a dairy farm in Tennille, Georgia in a tight-knit, loving family who taught him what was important in life. He learned about hard work, respect for others and love for God's creation as he grew up among the fields and pecan groves. After graduating from Tennille HS, he attended the University of Georgia, where he heard Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) speak...
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Evelyn Louise Dreitner

February 16, 1933 - December 29, 2017

Evelyn Louise Ebrom Dreitner, age 84, entered the nearer presence of her Lord Friday, December 29, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born February 16, 1933 in San Antonio. Her parents, Edward and Mary; brothers, Herman and Charles; husband, Victor; and son-in-law, Thomas Upton predeceased her. As a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Evelyn loved her family. Her favorite moments were when the...
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Bruce L. Frederickson

February 16, 1947 - December 29, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Bruce L. Frederickson peacefully passed away after a brief illness on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 70. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, February 16, 1947, to parent's Bernice Carlson and Carl Frederickson. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. His military education includes Squadron Officer School in 1978 and...
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Maria Del Carmen Jones

February 19, 1926 - December 29, 2017

Maria del Carmen Villa Hernandez de Jones passed away peacefully at her home on December 29, 2017. She was born February 19, 1926 in Eagle Pass, Texas to Isidro Villa Frías and Celia Hernandez Galindo. At the age of 16 she left Eagle Pass and moved to San Antonio where she enrolled in Durham Business School. She completed her education there and used her skills to advance to level GS14 with the...
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Thomas Alexander Stafford

January 8, 1993 - December 29, 2017

Thomas Alexander Stafford, age 24, passed away on December, 29, 2017 in Elmendorf, Texas. He was born on January 8. 1993 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Jeffrey and Lisa Stafford. He is survived by his father, Jeffrey A. Stafford and Patricia Arenivas; his mother, Lisa Stafford; brother, Joseph Stafford; grandmother, Carol Stafford; grandfather, Bill Stafford and wife Mary; grandmother, Doris...
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Robert Knox Fanning

July 31, 1943 - December 28, 2017

On the morning of December 28, 2017, Dr. Robert Knox Fanning (Bob), a faithful husband, loving grandfather, brother, accomplished physician, and great friend passed to his heavenly reward with his Savior Jesus Christ. Dr. Fanning was born in Scottsboro, Alabama on July 31, 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents, Knox and Hazel Fanning; step-mother Martha O'Kelley Fanning; and son Rob. ...
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Barbara Jean Howard

August 25, 1934 - December 28, 2017

Barbara Jean Howard, age 83, passed away on Thursday, December 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Barbara was born in San Antonio, TX to parents Robert and Dell (Velten) Hosea. She graduated from Brackenridge High School and worked in Customer Service at AAFES for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Howard and her partner Jerry Keynon. Barbara is survived by sons;...
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William Scott Lewis

March 1, 1946 - December 27, 2017

William Scott Lewis, better known to those who loved him as "Bill" and "Papa", lived a blessed life surrounded by precious family and friends. Bill was born in San Antonio, Texas to William Scott Lewis and Audrey Helena (Keller) Lewis. After graduating from Thomas Edison High School in 1964 he went to work for USAA. Bill enlisted in the Army Reserves and joined the SAPD in July of 1966. He...
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Henry Kleck

December 18, 1931 - December 27, 2017

Dr. Henry Kleck, age 86, of San Antonio, died on December 27, 2017. Dr. Kleck was born in Fredericksburg, Texas and moved with his family to San Antonio in 1941. He enlisted in the United States Navy Reserve in 1949, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from St. Mary's University, and accepted a commission to the U.S. Army in 1954. Dr. Kleck then received his medical degree from...
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Mary M. Theis

July 20, 1918 - December 26, 2017

Mary Magdalene Ramzinski Theis born July 20, 1918 in St Hedwig, Texas died on December 26, 2017 peacefully in her sleep at age 99 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman W. Theis, her son, Herbert Theis (surviving wife, Sandy), her brothers Anthony, Dominic, Alouis, Julius, and sister Pauline. She is survived by her younger brother Frank, her children:...
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Gertrude Marie Urbanski Pierdolla

October 20, 1923 - December 26, 2017

Gertrude Marie Urbanski Pierdolla of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at the age of 94 years. She was born on October 20, 1923, in Lockhart, Texas, to Steve and Mary Urbanski. She grew up in Lockhart and graduated from Lytton Springs High School in 1942. Gertrude married Daniel Edward Pierdolla in San Antonio on January 26, 1952 and they were happily married...
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John Anthony Gonzales

September 20, 1964 - December 26, 2017

John Anthony Gonzales, went to be with the Lord at the age 53. He was born to parents: Joe Albert and Martina Gonzales in San Antonio, TX. John was taught the principles of working to be self-sufficient at a very young age. His father helped him get his first job as a bus boy, at the La Mansion. John graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1982. Shortly after high school, he joined the...
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Rev. Dr. Jack Carroll Bush, Sr.

June 18, 1929 - December 26, 2017

For the Rev. Dr. Jack Carroll Bush, Sr., his work here is done. As with all Methodist clergy, he has received a new appointment and at long last, his final appointment has arrived. He was known by many as simply, "Rev" and was born in Waco, Texas on June 18, 1929, to Richard C. Bush Sr. and Vivien Evelyn Harris Bush. He married the love of his life, Ruth Louise Kline, in 1950 after...
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Todd Stillwell

April 15, 1965 - December 25, 2017

Todd Stillwell, 52, due to natural causes passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on April 15, 1965 to Jim and Georgia Stillwell. Todd attended Antonian High School, after graduation he attended Texas Tech, where he graduated with a degree in Microbiology. Todd was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, served on the Board of Directors for Catholic...
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June 20, 1933 - December 25, 2017

Terrence Lee Mish went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2017, at the age of 84. He was born on June 20, 1933, in Chambersburg, PA to parents, Henry John and Elizabeth Mish. Terrence attended Penn State University, where he was a member of the Zeta Zeta and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternities. Later, he joined the United States Air Force and climbed through the ranks as an Officer, Captain, and...
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Leon Robert Sidari

April 5, 2013 - December 25, 2017

Leon Robert Sidari, age 4, died early Christmas day morning in San Antonio, Texas from an aggressive influenza. Leon was a gentle, loving boy who always looked out for his younger brothers, Tristan and Cameron. He loved building a snowman with his father, Tony, in the recent and rare Texas snowfall, and being the little man for his mother, helping out each day with his best friend and dog,...
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Dolores Marie O'Grady

December 13, 1932 - December 25, 2017

Dolores Marie O'Grady, 85, of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2017. She was born on December 13, 1932 to Harry and Grace (Gill) Conklin in Brooklyn, NY where she grew up and graduated from St. Joseph's High School. Following graduation from high school she married literally the boy next door and love of her life Jeremiah "Jerry" O'Grady. They spent the next 65 years...
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Beatrice Morales Sochia

May 27, 1928 - December 25, 2017

On Monday, December 25, 2017, Beatrice Morales Sochia went to join her Lord and Savior. She was born in Seguin, Texas on May 27, 1928, to Henry B. and Tomasita C. Morales. She attended high school at The Holding Institute in Laredo, Texas, graduating in 1947. She went on to attend college at Southwest Texas State Teacher's College in San Marcos, graduating with a B.S. in Elementary Education in...
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Joe Jeffrey Pedraza, Jr.

January 16, 1966 - December 24, 2017

Joe Jeffrey Pedraza Jr., age 51, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on January 16, 1966 in San Antonio, Texas to Joe Pedraza and Marina Moreno. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Pedraza. Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Marina Pedraza; sister, Linda Flores and brother-in-law, John Flores. MEMORIAL MASS THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018 1:00 P.M...
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