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Bernard A. McGaffigan

September 13, 1920 - November 14, 2019

Lt. Col. Bernard A. McGaffigan, USAF (Ret.) completed his pilgrimage and departed earth on November 14, 2019, for eternal life. Bernard was born on September 13, 1920 in Dallas, Texas to Bernard and Hattie McGaffigan. He was predeceased by his brothers Glenn and Hallett, and his two sons Bernard Jr. and Stephen. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving and devoted wife of 76...
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Pauline Chebeir

August 5, 1936 - November 13, 2019

Pauline Chebeir, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Born in Beruit, Lebanon, she traveled the world extensively seeking adventure and fortune. She spent many years living throughout the Mid East and France, and moved to Texas to help establish What's Brewing Coffee Roasters with her brothers. Pauline loved tennis, kitty cats, coffee, and most of all her...
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Joan Patricia Bohl

December 26, 1930 - November 13, 2019

Joan Patricia Bohl was born on December 26, 1930 on the family ranch in Whitsett, Texas to John and Ruth McCowen. She passed from the arms of her loving family to the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ on November 13, 2019. Joan graduated from The University of the Incarnate Word in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Joan was a servant hearted professional starting her career with the...
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Cenobio R. Martinez

April 5, 1941 - November 13, 2019

Cenobio Martinez, age 78, was reunited with his wife, our mother, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, surrounded by his family at home. He was a hard worker and good provider for his family. Cenobio gave a lot of love and received a lot of love. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Angelina Martinez. Cenobio is survived by his children, Lisa Martinez, Frank Martinez and his wife,...
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John Samuel Johnson

August 7, 1934 - November 13, 2019

John Samuel Johnson John Samuel Johnson of Palm Beach County, Florida and Cooper, Maine, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at the age of 85. He was born in 1934 in Machias, Maine to Clarence Alfred Johnson and Vivian Johnson Dodge. John graduated from Washington Academy in East Machias, Maine and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. He proudly served from 1954-1957. Upon his...
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Annie L. Wolfram

March 21, 1922 - November 12, 2019

Annie L. Wolfram, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, November 12th, in San Antonio. She was born to Henry and Clemmie Jay in San Antonio, Texas on March 21st, 1922. She attended college at Texas Women's College located in Denton, Texas where she earned her Associate Degree in English. Annie was married to her beloved husband Walter G. Wolfram for 63 years, with whom she had two beautiful...
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James Vincent Giuliani

February 23, 1930 - November 11, 2019

Surrounded by his family, James Vincent "Babe" Giuliani, age 89, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Mingo Junction, Ohio on February 23, 1930 to James Giuliani and Carmela Ardito Giuliani DiCarolis. Babe graduated from Mingo High School, served in the US Army, was employed as a coal miner with Consol Mining Company and later as a maintenance team member...
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Albert C. Esquivel, Sr.

April 8, 1933 - November 11, 2019

Albert C. Esquivel, Sr., age 86, went to be with the Lord on November 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. Albert was born on April 8, 1933 in San Antonio, TX to Lauro Esquivel and Alvesia Cuellar Esquivel. Albert graduated from San Antonio College and went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from St. Mary's University. Albert received his Master's Degree from Trinity University where he learned...
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Patricia "Patsy" Starnes

January 23, 1938 - November 10, 2019

Patricia "Patsy" Starnes, 81, passed on November 10, 2019, at her home in San Antonio, Texas with her family by her side. Her Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at Porter Loring Mortuary North beginning at 12:00 PM, followed by a service and internment at Fort Sam Houston. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 19th at Porter Loring Mortuary North from 6:00 to 8:00...
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Patricia "Pat" Hobbs Woods

March 31, 1937 - November 10, 2019

Patricia "Pat" Hobbs Woods, age 82, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on March 31, 1937 in Johnson City, TX to Grace and Nathan Hobbs. Patricia worked as an elementary school teacher for over 30 years. She loved anything that involved sewing and had a special creativity in designing and making quilts. She was also an avid reader and loved the library. ...
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Rodney W. McClellan

December 6, 1946 - November 10, 2019

Rodney W. McClellan, age 72, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 10, 2019. He was born and raised in San Antonio, TX and a lifelong resident of the south east side of San Antonio and Bexar County. Rodney was a graduate of Highlands High School, class of 1964. A couple years later, he enlisted in the Air Force and after six years was honorably discharged with the rank of...
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Elizabeth (Betsy) Welmaker O'Connell

December 14, 1939 - November 9, 2019

She is predeceased by her husband of 33 years, Daniel Thomas O'Connell, her stepson Daniel Jr. and stepdaughter Marcy; her former husband Forrest Nolan Welmaker and former brother-in- law Felix Welmaker. She is survived by her brother, Byron Wright Skillin, Jr. of Trumbull, Connecticut and her niece Adele Skillin of New York City; her step-brother-in-law, Donald O'Connell of Vero Beach, Florida...
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Norma E. Baum

August 15, 1917 - November 9, 2019

Norma E. Baum, age 102, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in San Antonio Texas. Formerly Norma Prout, she was a proud secretary from the Boston area who worked in Washington, D.C. for many distinguished representatives of the State Department until her retirement 40 years ago. She received a Meritorious Service Medal for her service to the country. She never drove a car, but walked,...
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Mildred Kolancy Norris

August 25, 1929 - November 9, 2019

Mildred Kolacny Norris, age 90, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was the daughter of immigrants from Czechoslovakia, Jim and Kristina Kolacny, who settled in Shiner, TX where she was born and raised. Mildred graduated from Baptist Memorial Nursing School as a Registered Nurse. Her nursing career spanned 40 years. She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years,...
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Bernice Marie Ellsworth Stainbrook

June 21, 1928 - November 9, 2019

Bernice Marie Ellsworth Stainbrook, age 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 9, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Fontana, Kansas on June 21, 1928 to Clarence and Jennie (Keitel) Ellsworth. She had one sister, Mildred, 10 years older, and one brother, Albert, 8 years older. On September 9, 1947, she married John Richard Stainbrook. They were married 40 years and had 7...
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Guadalupe Gomez Godoy

May 15, 1942 - November 8, 2019

Lupe Gomez Godoy, 77, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019. She was born in San Antonio, Texas. Moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado with her family in 1965. Soon after, she began working for a military retailer, which eventually lead to a career as a civil servant for over 30 years. She was extremely proud of our military. Witnessing what they do and sacrifices that are made, she was a...
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Hazel C. Williams

November 3, 1929 - November 8, 2019

Hazel C. Williams, a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother passed away peacefully with her family by her side Friday November 8, 2019 at the age of 90. Hazel Juanita (Campbell) Williams was born November 3, 1929 to Esker T. and Bessie Mae Campbell in Birmingham, Alabama. As a teenager Hazel's family moved to Laurel, Mississippi where she graduated...
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Vincent Thomas Caldarola

December 14, 1930 - November 8, 2019

Dr. Vincent Thomas Caldarola, 88, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, November 8, 2019, in the company of his beloved wife, Eva, and his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Agostino and Theresa Caldarola, and his older brothers Dr. Thomas Caldarola, Joseph Caldarola and Anthony Caldarola. Dr. Caldarola was born and raised in West New York, New Jersey, where he...
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Insook Kim Ramos

June 17, 1937 - November 7, 2019

Insoon Kim Ramos, 82, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on June 17, 1937 in Seoul, South Korea to Kim Bok Choon and Park Ki Soon. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Juan Pablo Ramos, daughter, Deborah Ramos. Insoon is survived by her sons, Jose Ramos (Barbara), Robert Ramos (Maria), and John Ramos; 11 grandchildren; and numerous...
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Charles Kendall "Ken" Harrell

November 5, 1952 - November 7, 2019

Ken Harrell, age 67, passed away on Thursday November 7th, 2019 in San Antonio, TX from a sudden heart attack. He was born on Wednesday November 5th, 1952 to Elaine and Farris O. Harrell in La Marque, Texas. He was preceded in death by his loving parents. He is survived by Mary Helen Gonzalez, former wife and mother to his only child, Brittany Layne Harrell. Ken is also survived by his only...
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Diego Edmund Dilley

March 25, 1999 - November 7, 2019

Diego Edmund Dilley died on November 7, 2019 as a result of an accidental drug overdose. At the tender young age of 20, Diego fought like a warrior to beat this substance abuse disease that is plaguing our society in record numbers. This disease does not deserve the stigma or shame that its victims and their families often feel. I encourage everyone to be compassionate and patient with the...
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Gregorio "Greg" Gonzalez

May 25, 1928 - November 6, 2019

Gregorio "Greg" Gonzalez passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio on November 6, 2019 at the age of 91 with his beloved wife, Gloria, by his side. He was born to Jose G. Gonzalez and Sylvestre Gallego on May 25, 1928 in Corpus Christi, Texas. After graduation from Corpus Christi Miller, he joined the Air Force where he served for four years. Afterwards he worked for Firestone,...
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Rose Marie Elizalde

March 11, 1931 - November 6, 2019

Rose Marie Elizalde, age 88, went to be with the Lord on November 6, 2019 in Arlington, TX. Rose was born to Eduardo Sanchez and Maria Zuniga on March 11, 1931 in San Antonio, TX. She was a loving mother, a military wife and dedicated full heartedly to her family. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Pedro Elizalde; her parents and her two sisters, Teresa Guel and Margaret Lozano. ...
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Alexander K. Frost

February 19, 1995 - November 6, 2019

Alexander K. Frost, age 24, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. MEMORIAL SERVICE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 3:15 PM CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 510 BELKNAP PLACE Reception to follow in the Church Parish Hall. Alex is survived by his mother, Tanya Frost; his father, Bill Frost; his siblings, William Frost, Josephine Frost and Julia Frost.
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Beryl Florence Chandler

March 28, 1939 - November 6, 2019

Beryl Florence Chandler, 80, of Cypress/San Antonio, Texas passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Cypress, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ned Chandler. She was born March 28, 1939 in Croydon, London UK and was so proud to become a U.S. citizen on June 25, 1987. Beryl is survived by her son, Joseph R. Murray and wife Charlotte; daughter, Susan Ann Gomez and husband Tom;...
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DeWayne Foust

July 29, 1952 - November 6, 2019

DeWayne Foust, age 67, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. DeWayne was born July 29, 1952 in Ypsilanti, Michigan to Lois J. and DeWayne F. Foust, Sr. His greatest joy was spending time with those that called him Papa. A generous and wise man who put others needs before his. He was known for his love of the Michigan Wolverines football. DeWayne was the owner of The...
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Lolita Lucile Baker Hudson

September 28, 1923 - November 6, 2019

Lolita Lucile Baker Hudson was born September 28, 1923, to Floyd Winfield and Lolita Clare Somers Baker in Atchison, Kansas. Her younger brothers, Floyd Wilmer Baker and James Allen Baker, have predeceased her. Survivors are four nieces and one nephew, as well as a sister-in-law, Dolly Baker. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 1944 and in 1956 married a classmate,...
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Gary Earl Payne

October 19, 1946 - November 5, 2019

Gary Earl Payne, 73, passed away at his home on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Born the son of Eda Farnsworth and Vivan Clayne "Tim" Payne, Gary was born on October 19, 1946 in Lordsburg, NM and spent his formative years in Douglas, AZ and Albuquerque, NM with his two younger sisters, Verna and Brenda. He attended Brigham Young University where he met his future wife, Joyce Butler. They...
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Gregory Paul Pizzini

August 30, 1954 - November 5, 2019

Gregory Paul Pizzini, born August 30, 1954 in San Antonio, Texas to Humbert J. and Adele P. Pizzini, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the age of 65 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Humbert and Adele. Survivors include his sons, Christopher W. Pizzini and Garrett K. Pizzini; brothers Christopher J. Pizzini and wife Sandy and John J. Pizzini and wife Dianne;...
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William M. "Bill" Schuh

November 25, 1931 - November 5, 2019

William "Bill" Schuh, 87, passed away peacefully at his home, November 05, 2019. He was born in San Antonio, Tx to August and Alvina Schuh. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and St. Mary's University. He had a long career as a CPA. He was a partner for many years at Ernst & Young. In his spare time he loved to hunt, fish and travel with his wife Jerry. He loved spending time with...
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John Esquivel, Jr.

July 10, 1928 - November 4, 2019

John Esquivel, Jr., went to be with the Lord on November 4th, 2019 at the age of 91. He was preceded in death by his parents, Juan & Emma Esquivel and siblings: Mario Esquivel, Hector Esquivel, Olga Palencia, and Homero Esquivel. He joins his beautiful bride, Carmelina C. Esquivel in heaven. John was a life-long resident of San Antonio, graduating from Fox Tech High School in 1946. Music was...
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Edward James Jaramillo, Sr.

December 10, 1949 - November 4, 2019

Edward James Jaramillo, Sr., age 69, of San Antonio, Texas, went with our Lord on Monday evening, November 04, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. Born December 10, 1949, in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Ben V. Jaramillo and Augustina Del Bosquez. He was preceded in death by his loving parents; his sister, Leticia Segovia; and brother, Jose Gomez. Eddie graduated...
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James Patrick Robinson II

January 3, 1937 - November 4, 2019

James Patrick Robinson, II passed from this life in the early hours of November 4, 2019 surrounded by his family. Jim, as he was known to his many friends, was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 3, 1937 to Daniel Hiram Robinson and Alma Culhane Robinson. He was an all-around sports star at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, NY and afterwards at Syracuse University, where he played in...
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James L. "Pete" Allen

January 23, 1938 - November 3, 2019

James L. "Pete" Allen was born January 23, 1938 in Houston, Texas. He left this world to explore paradise with his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning, November 3, 2019, at the age of 81. Pete attended Allen Academy in Bryan, Texas and the University of Texas in Austin. Pete was married to his loving wife Adele J. "Judy" (Lyle) Allen for 57 years and was a devoted father to his three children...
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Walter R. (Raymond) Renfro, (USAF, Ret.)

October 13, 1919 - November 2, 2019

Colonel Ray Renfro peacefully passed away on November 2, 2019 in Bryan, TX at the age of 100. He was born October 13, 1919, the eldest of six children, on a farm near Big Cabin, OK. Ray graduated from N.E. Oklahoma Junior College, Miami, OK and in 1941 graduated from Oklahoma A&M College, Stillwater, OK. He immediately joined the U.S. Marine Corps, separating in 1941, when he enlisted in...
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Raymundo Villarreal, Sr.

January 3, 1934 - November 2, 2019

Raymundo Villarreal, Sr., loving husband, father, and grandfather slipped away from those he loved on November 2, 2019. Raymundo Villarreal was born on January 3, 1934 to Susana and Vicente Villarreal, in New Braunfels, Texas. Raymundo was a life-long resident of San Antonio. Raymundo is survived by his wife of 64 years, Tanya E. Villarreal. Raymundo was a Registered Professional Land...
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Thomas Ray Murphy, Jr.

July 13, 1944 - November 2, 2019

Thomas Ray Murphy, Jr., age 75, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Houston, Texas on July 13, 1944 to Thomas Ray and Rachel Murphy who preceded him in death. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Melinda Murphy-McGee and husband Tim; sons, Craig Alan Murphy and wife Kathy and Bradley R. Murphy and wife Alexandra; grandchildren, Bryce Murphy, Cole Murphy...
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Janet "Kitty" M. Mejia

April 3, 1948 - November 2, 2019

JANET M. MEJIA Janet "Kitty" M. Mejia was born on April 3, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to Jose Abel Marmolejo and Aurora De Leon. At the time of her passing at the age of 71, Janet was surrounded with much love by her family and closest friends on November 2, 2019. During her youth Janet was part of the Thalia Social Club, she spent 10 years as a hairdresser and continued on as an...
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Herbert A. Smith

July 21, 1928 - November 2, 2019

Herbert A. Smith, age 91 passed away on November 2, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Oklahoma, the 10th of 11 children to Charlie Franklin Smith and Agnes Savage. After serving 3 years in Germany with the United States Air Force, he completed his military career at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1952, he met his wife, Wilma "Joy" McGhee at 23rd and Grace Church of...
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John Robert "Bob" Barton

October 6, 1922 - November 1, 2019

Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, John Robert "Bob" Barton has gone to heaven at the age of 97. He passed peacefully at 10:16 November 1, 2019 after suffering a major stroke on September 11th while playing Bridge at the Bulverde community center. He put up a valiant fight to survive but sadly succumbed to pneumonia. Bob was born on October 6, 1922 in Pennington...
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James J. Padilla

September 23, 1943 - November 1, 2019

James J. Padilla passed from this life on November 1, 2019. James was born in Castroville, Texas on September 23, 1943, to parents, Narciso and Mosedonia Pedroza Padilla. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Padilla; and son, James J. Padilla, Jr. and his wife, Yvonne; and grandchildren, Elijah and Elisha Padilla. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday,...
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Debra Dale Turner Gregg

May 8, 1953 - November 1, 2019

Family and friends of Debra Dale Turner Gregg will celebrate her life on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 10am at the Porter Loring location at 1101 McCollough. Debra enjoyed her family with a steadfast, enduring love that made her the rock of our lives. Her intelligence, resourcefulness, and determination reasoned, presented and pushed every one of us to a better life. She was born to Ike and...
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Gladys Randolph Bondurant Lee

February 6, 1933 - November 1, 2019

Gladys Randolph Bondurant Lee was born in San Antonio on February 6, 1933 to Col. William Thomas and Gladys Tinsley Bondurant. Her mother died when she was seven and her father remarried Helen Downie Bondurant, who devotedly raised Gladys as her own. "Dolphe" attended Cambridge Elementary but many remember her presence at her second school home among the boys at TMI and San Antonio Academy where...
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Jerome "Jerry" Karren

January 24, 1932 - October 31, 2019

Jerome "Jerry" Karren, age 87, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Although he was born in New Orleans, he was raised in Corpus Christi, where he met his wife, Marilyn, and started his family. Jerry served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was also actively involved with the Synagogue in Corpus Christi. He and his wife later moved to San Antonio to be closer to his...
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Lisa Butler

September 17, 1955 - October 30, 2019

Lisa Butler, age 64, of Corpus Christi Texas, TX, passed on October 30, 2019, after a difficult fight with lung cancer. Lisa is preceded in death by her parents, Mason and Patsy Joe Butler, brother Mason Butler Jr., and niece Megan Rifenburgh. Lisa had a heart the size of Texas and a smile just as wide. She adored animals especially her pets... cat, Sierra, and dogs Nikki an Annie. Fishing...
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George Davis Berry, USAF (Ret.)

May 25, 1935 - October 30, 2019

Lt. Col. George Davis Berry, USAF (Ret.), passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on May 25, 1935 in Owensboro, Kentucky to George and Nina (Hodges) Berry. George completed his Master's degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University. After retiring, he went back to work as a tax credit advisor and then a professor of mathematics at San Antonio College....
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Paul Paniszczyn

June 27, 1919 - October 30, 2019

Paul Paniszczyn, San Antonio, passed away on October 30, 2019. He was 100 years young, born in Troy, NY. He is survived by his beloved family, his devoted wife Martha of 64 years and his sons (and their respective wives), Charles (Lucy), John (Jamie) and Frank (Rhonda), 6 granddaughters, Katie (Ben), Linda, Heather (Casey), Sarah, Hannah, Bailey and 2 great-granddaughters, Hollie and Claire and...
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E.M. "Skip" Conger

September 5, 1946 - October 30, 2019

E.M. "Skip" Conger, born September 5, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, passed away on October 30, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He is preceded in death by his father, Elmer Conger, his mother Elsie Marie Conger and his sister Ellen Pretzer. Skip is survived by his son, Sean Conger, granddaughter Jesse Conger, grandson Charles Kerwin, great grandson Braxton Conger, great grandson Brantley Kerwin, Anita...
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Larry Dean Swain

January 15, 1950 - October 30, 2019

Dr. Larry Dean Swain of San Antonio, Texas passed from this life on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 surrounded by his family. Larry was born in Commerce, Texas on January 15th, 1950. He graduated from Madisonville High School and completed Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. While working at Baylor College of Medicine in...
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Robert Allen Gutmueller

March 9, 1936 - October 30, 2019

Robert Allen Gutmueller, age 83, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 9, 1936 in Floral Park, New York, to Robert and Madelyn Gutmueller. Robert served in the U.S. Army for over 22 years. Upon retirement, he worked as an officer in San Antonio area and then for Tom E. Turner, Sr. as VP of security. Robert loved spending time with his family,...
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Armand F. Poney, Jr.

August 30, 1939 - October 30, 2019

Armand F. Poney, Jr., age 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born August 30, 1939 to Alice George and Armand F. Poney Sr. in Burlington, Vermont. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and later the United States Army, serving his country during the Vietnam conflict. He retired from the Army in 1998 and went back to work for the...
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David McGloin

July 17, 1949 - October 30, 2019

David Gerard McGloin passed away on the morning of Wednesday October 30th, 2019, at the age of 70. He follows his parents, Bill and Mary McGloin; brother, Mark McGloin; and son Patrick McGloin. A dedicated father, he leaves behind his family who will miss the comfort and safety of his love for as long as they live. He is survived by his five children, Robert McGloin, Dr. Kayla Ireland, Dr....
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Mary Fairlie Carpenter Zwartjes

April 23, 1926 - October 29, 2019

Mary Fairlie Carpenter Zwartjes passed away at the age of 93 at Arden Park Assisted Living in San Antonio. She was born in Orlando, Florida to Archer Eugene and Henrietta Myers Cubbedge Carpenter. She grew up there and graduated from Orlando High School in June 1944. She met her husband, Bill Zwartjes, at a club for the military and it was love at first sight. They were married on August 19th,...
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Gary D. Skipper

May 20, 1945 - October 29, 2019

Gary D. Skipper, age 74, ended his long battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Gary was born in Lubbock, TX, May 20, 1945, to Dempsey and Lynnie Skipper. He was a student at Abernathy, Texas, public schools beginning in the first grade until he graduated from high school in 1963. Gary graduated from Texas Tech in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He worked...
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Richard B. Milne, LTC USA (Ret.)

June 8, 1933 - October 29, 2019

LTC Richard "Dick" Milne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 86. Richard was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 8, 1933 to Charles Milne, Sr. and Agnes (Brady) Milne. He always loved music and as a teenager was chosen to represent his school in the citywide Boston Public School Symphony Band. Sports were also important to Richard growing up and he was part of...
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Paul R. Weston

April 23, 1935 - October 29, 2019

Paul R. Weston was a native of Mexico City and born to Robert L. and Alicia Muench Weston on April 23, 1935. He joined his loving parents and beloved twin brother, Robert L. Weston, in death on October 29, 2019. Paul was a loving husband, son, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife Nicki Limpert Weston; nieces, Deborah Gonzalez-Mendez (Carlos), Barbara and Natalie; nephew Robert T. Weston...
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Mary Ellen Brandt

December 5, 1942 - October 29, 2019

Mary Ellen Brandt went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2019 at the age of 76. She is survived by her husband, Alfred E. Brandt, her son Ned and his wife Samantha, grandsons, Joseph Edward and Michael Anthony Brandt; also, Carolyn P. Lawrence and her husband Sidney of Williamsburg, Virginia, Jean Piedmont of Portsmouth, Virginia, Ned Piedmont of Houston and his wife, Joyce. She received a...
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Bernadine Louise Bales

June 29, 1920 - October 28, 2019

Bernadine Louise Bales, age 99, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 in Floresville, Texas. She was born on June 29, 1920 to Alma Cordelia Cunningham Holman and Charles Edward Holman in Delaplaine, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 55 years, Lt. Col. Barnett L. Bales; daughter, Rita Annette Bales Ford; son, Gerald Dean Bales; and sister, Marguerite Lenora Holman...
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Bert Cecconi

November 29, 1935 - October 27, 2019

Bert Cecconi, son of Albert and Pearl Cecconi, was born November 29th, 1935 in Donora, PA. He played football in school, when helmets were leather and face masks had not yet been invented. Wisely, he chose to leave athletics behind to study dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh and then open a private practice. He joined the Air Force in 1957 where he met Shirley Brown in Rome…...
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Harold "Mo" Morrison

September 21, 1944 - October 27, 2019

Harold "Mo" Morrison, age 75, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born July 21, 1944 to Rosabell Wadsworth and Harold A. Morrison in Utica, New York. In 1969 Mo enlisted in the United States Air Force. Following his military service he spent over 25 years with Valero in charge of their telecommunications division until his retirement. Mo was an avid...
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Carolyn D. Detrick

May 19, 1935 - October 27, 2019

Carolyn D. Detrick, age 84, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born May 19, 1935 to Olive Hincks and George Dart in Manchester, Connecticut. She graduated from MacDuffie High School and Westminster College with a B.S. in Education. She was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority during her time at Westminster. After graduation, Carolyn taught 4th grade at...
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Ruth Naomi Jahr Gunn

October 31, 1949 - October 26, 2019

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Porter Loring Mortuary North. A memorial service will be held at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Parkhills Baptist Church.
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Marilyn Elizabeth Schmidt Kneupper

December 14, 1929 - October 26, 2019

Our beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, Marilyn Elizabeth Schmidt Kneupper passed away on October 26, 2019 in San Antonio after a lengthy love filled life. A life-long resident of San Antonio, she was born on December 14, 1929 to Otto Carl Schmidt Jr. and Ernestine Helena Peters. She grew up as a "city girl" in the family home on Canton Street, and attended nearby St. Gerard's High School,...
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William Howard Pharr

January 25, 1939 - October 26, 2019

William Howard Pharr passed away on October 26, 2019 at the age of 80. He was born January 25, 1939 at The Nix Hospital in San Antonio, Texas to William Harvey and Eva Jane Pharr (Sharp). His family moved to Lytle, Texas when he was a young boy. He loved hunting and fishing, his horse Nellie and dog Bob. He graduated from South West High School, then attended the University of Texas, Austin...
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Peggy S. Wimpress

June 17, 1925 - October 26, 2019

Peggy Wimpress, October 26, 2019, died at the age of 94 in San Antonio, TX surrounded by her family. Peggy Skerry Wimpress of Portland, Oregon was a gift to the world from the very beginning when born on Father's Day in 1925. She was a joyous woman that lived life to its fullest alongside her husband of 67 years. She was an active presidential spouse at Monticello College in Godfrey, Illinois...
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Shelley Robyn Probber, PsyD

April 2, 1957 - October 26, 2019

Shelley Probber of San Antonio died of Pancreatic Cancer on October 26, 2019. She was 62 years of age. Beloved wife, adored Grandmother, admired colleague and friend, and respected Triathlete, Dr. Probber was known for her determination, grit and spirit, and an impish smile that would light up a room. A seven-time full Iron Man finisher, she struggled at times but always finished the race...
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Rosemary Boyce Spaeth

March 29, 1926 - October 26, 2019

Rosemary Boyce Spaeth, age 93, went to be with the Lord on October 26, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on March 29, 1926, to George Frances Boyce and Gertrude Keller Boyce. She was the loving wife of Donald Edward Spaeth until his death on January 2, 1992. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Frances Boyce and Gertrude Keller Boyce, her husband, Donald E. Spaeth, and her...
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Earl Martin Clary

October 18, 1925 - October 26, 2019

Earl Martin Clary, age 94, passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Earl is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty Clary; children, David Clary and wife, Trish; Richard Clary, and Linda Clary Pierce and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Kathleen Clary Morgan and husband, Jeff, Christopher Clary and wife, Tina, Hayley Clary, and Evan Clary; great grandson, Daniel Morgan; siblings, Peggy, Nick and...
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Samuel James Bowersox

May 10, 1987 - October 25, 2019

Sam entered the world on May 10th, 1981 at Fort Knox Kentucky. He was adopted at a tender age and became part of the Bowersox military family. They moved to New Jersey where he learned to walk, talk, loved to be outdoors. They went to Panama and Sam fell in love with swimming and the ocean. He grew in height and wisdom and started to become a handsome young man. His dreams were only beginning to...
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Scott Braue

October 12, 1954 - October 25, 2019

Scott Braue, 65, passed away on Friday, October 25, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. He was born October 12, 1954 in Wiesbaden, Germany to George Charles Braue and Louise M. (Kagelmacher) Braue. Scott will be remembered for always being a character and his love for music, history and building model cars. He was preceded in death by his parents. Scott is survived by his wife, Beth Braue; son, Ryan...
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David Lusk

July 30, 1957 - October 25, 2019

Born in Garland, Texas on July 30, 1957, David Lusk developed his passion for people and food through the gentle teaching of his family. David spent his childhood in Austin and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from Texas State University. His humble nature, people leadership skills and natural business savvy put David on the path to the executive team of H-E-B, one of the top ranked private...
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Eladio "Larry" Trevino

November 28, 1949 - October 25, 2019

Eladio "Larry" Trevino, born on November 28, 1949, passed away on October 25, 2019, at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eladio F. Trevino and Minnie H. Trevino; and sister, Elda Trevino-Vega. Larry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rosalinda Gill Trevino; sons, Vincent Trevino (Jennifer) and Erik Trevino; sister, Laura Munoz (Joe); and brother, Edward Trevino (Carol)....
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Hipolita Gregoria Conchas

October 25, 2019

Hipolita Gregoria Conchas, 86 years old, of San Antonio, Texas passed away in her home in peace on October 25, 2019. Hipolita was born in Laredo, Texas on March 12, 1933; the oldest of six children. She graduated high school from R & T Martin in Laredo, Texas; she then proceeded her education by attending St. Mary's School of Nursing in Galveston, Texas. She returned to San Antonio to begin...
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Stephanie J. Windham

February 24, 1949 - October 24, 2019

Stephanie J. Windham, age 70, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 24, 1949 in Galveston, Texas to Wesley M. Dover and Edeline Silvernail. A graduate of Galveston Beauty College she won several awards to include the state championship in 1982 for the Lone Star Styles Committee and owned Stephanie's Creations on West Avenue in the late seventies...
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Lowell B. Adams

April 29, 1938 - October 24, 2019

Lowell Adams, 81, of Dripping Springs/Austin, Texas, passed away October 24, 2019 at Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. His wife, Betty who he had been married to for 54 years, was at his side as he passed. Lowell was born April 29, 1938 in Odessa, Texas. He graduated from Crane High School, Texas Christian University and then was drafted into the United States Army during...
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Nell Koch Prassel

June 3, 1929 - October 23, 2019

Nell Koch Prassel, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at her home in Austin, Texas. She was born June 3, 1929 to Hazel Eckhardt and Francis Marion Koch in Yorktown, Texas. She graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Physical Education and went on to work in the San Antonio Public Library. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Victor Prassel Jr., and...
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Mary Dell Park

February 17, 1921 - October 22, 2019

Mary Dell Park, age 98, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 17, 1921, in Leaday, Coleman County, Texas, to Delmer Franklin and Mary Ethel (Wireman) Park. As the only child in her family, Mary was greatly doted on by her loving parents and grandparents. She was nicknamed "Top" by her Dad and, in later years, wrote letters home signed by that...
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Thomas Warren Stevenson, Jr.

September 1, 1922 - October 22, 2019

WWII hero Thomas Warren Stevenson Jr., age 97, passed away on Tuesday, October 22 in San Antonio, Texas. Tom was born on September 1, 1922 in Brownsville, Texas to Thomas Stevenson and Edna Marie Deyo Stevenson. He graduated from Brownsville Jr. College in 1942 and joined the Army Air Corps. He was a WWII B-17 bomber pilot with the 15th Air Force stationed in Italy from 1944-1945. It was during...
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Elizabeth Anne Seale Woolsey

March 5, 1929 - October 22, 2019

Elizabeth Anne Seale Woolsey, born March 5, 1929 in Gonzales, Texas, died on October 22, 2019 at the age of 90. Preceding her in death were her parents Stephen Wiley Seale and Gladys Flamson Seale, step-mother Gertrude McDaniel Seale, and husband Harry Franklin Woolsey. Survivors include daughter Mary Anne Barber and husband Ken, daughter Catherine Stradley and husband Mark;...
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Roger W. Gilbert, (Retired Lt Col)

February 16, 1951 - October 22, 2019

Dr. Roger Weldon Gilbert, age 68, passed away at his home on October 22, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter, Jenna; son, Eric and wife Kerry; granddaughter, Lilly; grandson, Finlay; and brother, Robert Louis. Preceded in death by his parents. Dr. Gilbert was born in San Angelo, Texas to PR Gilbert and Lillian Gilbert and grew up in Menard, Texas. He...
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Marilyn Allen Eldridge

July 13, 1938 - October 22, 2019

Marilyn Allen Eldridge, age 81, died peacefully in her sleep with her lifelong angel Ramona Zamora by her side, on October 22, 2019. The daughter of the late Dr. S. W. Allen and Minnie Denson Allen, Marilyn was raised in the San Antonio Plaza Hotel until age nine, where she developed an affinity for room service, cleanliness, and giving orders--including chairing the committee on how to write...
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Elvira Bravo

April 26, 1971 - October 22, 2019

Elvira Bravo, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on April 26, 1971 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Jesse Valadez and Esperansa Rangel Valadez. Elvira was a lifelong learner. After many years as a stay-at-home Mom, Elvira became a nontraditional student and took a position as a Life Skills Worker at a Residential Treatment Center counseling troubled...
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Dorothy Partain O'Connor

December 16, 1933 - October 21, 2019

Dorothy Patricia Partain O'Connor, 85, passed away on October 21, 2019 in Roseville, California of cardiac arrest. Dorothy was born in San Antonio, Texas to George and Marjory Jean (nee Hay) Partain, where her father owned and operated Partain's Pharmacy. She was proud to be a descendent of two of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" in Texas, through her direct ancestors John and Nancy (nee...
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Aurora Pena Villafana

December 3, 1930 - October 21, 2019

Dr. Aurora Pena Villafana entered into Heaven on October 21, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas at home with her family by her side. She was born in Monterrey, Mexico on December 03, 1930 and lived to the glorious age of 89 years. She was a Pediatrician, Wife, Mother, and Aunt. She was a beautiful person who will be missed. Her husband Dr. Raul C. Villafana preceded her in death; and by her two...
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Ellen Maverick Dickson

August 20, 1930 - October 21, 2019

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Ellen Maverick Dickson, was born on August 20, 1930 in San Antonio, Texas and entered into eternal rest on October 21. Ellen was raised on the Sunshine Ranch surrounded by her extended Maverick family, including 39 first cousins. She rode horses and tended chickens for her father, Jim Maverick, who owned and operated the Sunshine Dairy. Ellen often spoke...
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Felicitas K. Meyer

January 21, 1924 - October 20, 2019

Felicitas K. Meyer, longtime Castle Hills resident, joined her beloved husband, Dr. Gerhard A. Meyer, upon her death. She was born and raised in New York City by her mother, Felicitas Keel. In 1945, she earned her undergraduate degree from The Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and her BA degree from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Upon graduation, she was an associate...
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Elizabeth Baggett

July 15, 1985 - October 20, 2019

Elizabeth Ann Baggett, 34, passed away on October 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. She was born in Austin, Texas to David Baggett and Janet Baggett on July 15, 1985. Elizabeth grew up in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Alamo Heights High School. Her life passion has always been art. Her talents crossed many mediums and platforms; beginning with tiny doodles to being commissioned for...
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Debby Kalk

July 19, 1952 - October 20, 2019

Debby Kalk passed away Oct. 20, 2019, a loss that will be felt not only by her family, but by a galaxy of friends in her neighborhood, in her workplace, in her synagogue, in her Mahjong circle, and in all the orbits where her engaging personality made her friendship one that people wanted to keep. Debby still kept up with friends from high school in Chicago and college in Austin. There is a...
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Mary Louise San Miguel

October 19, 2019

Our beloved "Nani" walked into the merciful hands of her Savior on October 19th and joined her love, Robert San Miguel Sr. once again. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Castillon Sr. And her brother Henry Castillon Jr.. Mary Louise is survived by her children: Gloria San Miguel Allen (Dave), Robert San Miguel (Mary), Sylvia Garza (Steve), Cindy San Miguel-Schaffer ...
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Cissy Garwood

August 8, 1935 - October 19, 2019

Surrounded by all four of her children, Cissy Garwood, age 84, of San Antonio, Texas, went to be with with our Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Cissy was born on August 8, 1935 and was a long-time resident of San Antonio. She was always proud to say she was a part of the first graduating class from Alamo Heights High School. Cissy enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with...
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Bruce Evans Embrey

July 10, 1948 - October 18, 2019

Bruce Evans Embrey was born on July 10, 1948 and was called home to be with the Lord on October 18, 2019. Bruce was a lifelong San Antonio resident, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1966. Bruce started his family business, "A Action Bail Bonds", in 1977 and was well known throughout the Bail Bonds industry. He spent his life helping friends, family, and employees in any way he...
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Sally Ann Strycker

February 27, 1954 - October 18, 2019

Sally Ann Strycker passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Sally was born in Detroit, Michigan to William and Ethel (Baughman) Strycker on February 27, 1954. Sally attended Indiana University and Indiana State University where she received both her undergraduate and Masters Degrees in nursing. Nursing took Sally to Germany where she worked for the military. While...
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Robert G. Villarreal

March 29, 1948 - October 18, 2019

Robert Garza Villarreal, age 71, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 29, 1948 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico to Federico Villarreal and Lucrecia Garza. He was a graduate of Luther Burbank High School, class of 1966 where he was a star athlete in football and baseball. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and golfer. He was most passionate about...
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Marlin Rocelius Smith III

June 27, 1931 - October 17, 2019

Marlin Rocelius Smith III, age 88, passed peacefully into the arms of his Lord on October 17th, 2019. Marlin Smith had an idyllic childhood growing up in Lubbock, Texas. He attended TCU where he was a member of the basketball travel squad then served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force before graduating from Texas Tech University where he was a member of the ATO fraternity....
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Maria Martha McKinzie

February 17, 1939 - October 17, 2019

Maria Martha McKinzie, age 80, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in San Antonio. She was born on February 17, 1939 in Zacatecas, Mexico to Jose Carlos Mendoza and Maria Del Refugio Calderon. She was an avid seamstress and had a love of animals and a passion for gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Eugenia Sosa. Martha is survived by her husband, Kenneth A. McKinzie...
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Alexander Pancho Lee

November 19, 1970 - October 16, 2019

Alexander Pancho Lee, age 48, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on November 19, 1970 in the Philippines to Ramon Tan Yap and Josefa Pancho Lee. Alexander is survived by his brother, Jonathan Lee; sister, Katherine De Jong. MEMORIAL SERVICE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 2:00 PM PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH 2102 NORTH LOOP 1604 EAST Jeff...
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Alfred Knippa

December 12, 1941 - October 16, 2019

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Alfred Knippa, age 77, passed away on October 16, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. He retired from Kelly AFB after 30 years of service as an Aircraft Mechanic. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, brother and daughter, Juliet Marie Knippa. Alfred is survived by wife, Elizabeth Abundis Knippa; daughters, Rose Marie Knippa and Elizabeth "Lisa"...
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Mauricio "Tre" Vega III

September 28, 1964 - October 16, 2019

Mauricio, known by all as "Tre" Vega III, age 55, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 28, 1964 to Josephine Benavides Vega and Mauricio Vega Jr in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from James Madison High School in 1984 and played Football, Baseball, Basketball, and was even captain of the wrestling team. This love of sports in high school made...
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Russell Gray Lacey

October 1, 1946 - October 16, 2019

Russell Gray Lacey went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 16, 2019. Russell was born in Beeville, Texas on October 1, 1946. At the time of his death, he resided in San Antonio, but was a lifelong resident of Jim Wells County. Russell graduated high school in Alice, Texas and went on to serve in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Upon returning from the service, he graduated from...
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Roland Rene "Gringo" Casarez

September 30, 1964 - October 16, 2019

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