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Holly Kathryn Page

May 9, 2004 - September 16, 2018

Holly Kathryn Page, age 14, gained angel wings at 1:03 am on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX. She left our world surrounded by all of her siblings, immediate family, and close family friends as they joined in song celebrating her special life. In her short time with us, Holly touched the lives of so very many and continues to give life as an organ donor...
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Noah Makaio Mungia

February 21, 2004 - September 15, 2018

Noah Makaio Mungia received his angel wings on September 15, 2018. He was an angel given to us for 14 years. He touched many hearts and will greatly be missed. Noah's angelic face and sweet smile will shine bright like a diamond and live in our hearts forever. Noah is preceded in death by his grandmother's, Myra Zatarain and Gloria Pena Mungia. He is survived by his parents, Agustin (Augie...
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Mary S. Conner

November 17, 1931 - September 15, 2018

Mary Sue Conner was born on March 7, 1931 in Virginia, to Richard and Willie Howerton. As the youngest of four daughters, she grew up near Danville, Virginia and graduated from Schoolfield High School. Soon after graduation she moved to Washington D.C. to work at the FBI and eventually met and married the love of her life George Lloyd Conner. Together they began a blessed and happy 61 years of...
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John Ryan Morgan

November 1, 2001 - September 15, 2018

Born in Odessa, Texas, John Ryan was immediately placed in the loving and joyful hearts and arms of his mom and dad, Jeannie and Rodney Morgan. At 5 years old, John Ryan was blessed with a baby sister, Olivia, and at 6, he was blessed with twins, Grant, and Amelia. Our family was complete. John Ryan's brother and sisters were always hanging out in his room. They loved him well. John Ryan went...
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Theresa R. (Leandri) Allen

April 1, 1929 - September 15, 2018

Theresa R. (Leandri) Allen age 89, passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on April 1, 1929 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania to Bernardo and Rose (Corti) Leandri and moved to San Antonio in 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur Allen; and brothers and sisters. Theresa is survived by her daughters, Terry Allen Roth and husband,...
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Nancye Alvarado

September 17, 1947 - September 14, 2018

Nancye Lee Alvarado, 70, entered into the hands of our Lord on September 14, 2018. Born in Holly Ridge, NC to Gordon and Madeline Duff Summerlin, she graduated from Dixon High School in 1965. She won an award in French, and drove the Dixon School Bus her senior year, and also played basketball and sang in the Glee Club. She sang for her church in Holly Ridge, and also directed the Marine Corps...
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Charles R. Nordin

July 1, 1922 - September 14, 2018

Charles R. Nordin, 96, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. Born in Omaha, NE in 1922 to Charles and Lillian Nordin. He studied at the University of Omaha where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a World War II veteran, serving in Company C of the 324th Infantry, and was awarded three stars in European Theater, a Purple Heart, the World War II Victory Medal,...
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Rita G. Vichareli

December 6, 1932 - September 13, 2018

Rita Gonzalez Vichareli, 85, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas where she lived the last nine years. She was born in Laredo, Texas on December 6, 1932, to Maria Luisa and Macario Gonzalez and was the youngest of eight children. She married Jesus H. Vichareli on September 1, 1957, having recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Her entire life was devoted to...
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George H. Wessels, SMSgt., USAF Retired

March 10, 1926 - September 13, 2018

George H. Wessels, SMSgt. USAF Retired, went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2018. He was born March 10, 1926 on a farm in northwest Iowa to Henry and Grace Wessels. George entered the Army in July 1944 and served as a Browning Automatic Rifleman with the 75th Infantry Division in Belgium, Holland, Germany and France during WWII. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal,...
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Daniel McNeel Lane, MD Phd

January 25, 1936 - September 13, 2018

Daniel McNeel Lane passed away peacefully on September 13, 2018 after a brief but difficult battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carolyn Spruiell Lane, his daughter Linda Lane and her husband Jay Ben Avner, his son Daniel McNeel ("Neel") Lane, Jr. and his wife Jennifer Espronceda Lane, his son Maury Spruiell Lane, and his daughter Oleta Lane...
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John R. Nelson

May 28, 1941 - September 13, 2018

John R. Nelson passed away on September 13, 2018 at the age of 77. John was born May 28, 1941 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Roy and Dorothy Nelson. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 54 years; his daughter, Kari Nagy her husband Troy; sister, Joyce Lund; sister-in-law, Patricia Greupner her husband Gerald; his nieces, Courtney Torgerson, Bonnie Hollnagel, Jennifer Greupner, and nephew,...
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Mary Olney Alexander Kemp

July 23, 1926 - September 13, 2018

Mary Olney Alexander Kemp entered eternal rest on September 13, 2018. She was born June 23, 1926 in Jasper County, Texas where her father was a physician for a lumber company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Charles B. Alexander and her husband, Michael M. Kemp. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Kemp Brogan and Kathleen Kemp Owings and their husbands...
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Everette G. Caldwell

August 23, 1934 - September 12, 2018

Ret. LTC Everette G. Caldwell, 84, of San Antonio passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Born August 23, 1934 in Hardy, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Samuel Everett and Ruth Gattis Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell was a 1956 graduate of West Point. After graduation, he faithfully served his country for 22 years in the U.S. Army Department of Defense Communications, earning multiple medals...
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Mary Virginia "Ginny" Marois

August 26, 1929 - September 11, 2018

Mary Virginia "Ginny", age 89, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Ginny was born to Reginald and Mary Marois in Plymouth, MA on August 26, 1929. Ginny was a loving and generous mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a gourmet chef, an avid gardener and a tenacious bridge player making her known to her bridge group as "the...
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Judith Russell Smith

November 4, 1938 - September 11, 2018

Judith Russell Smith, age 79, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Judith was born November 4, 1938 to James K. Russell and Ethel M. Fesmeyer in Donora, PA. After graduating from Donora High School in 1956, she completed her bachelors degree in English at Seton Hill College, followed by her masters degree from Duquesne University. She enjoyed her work for the state of...
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Rose Marie Pettit

November 5, 1939 - September 10, 2018

Rose Marie Claude Pettit went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 10, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Rose was born on November 5, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to parents Charles J. Claude and Rose Elizabeth Schneider. Rose graduated from Derham Hall High School and later attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Greece and had a...
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Minne E. David

March 25, 1937 - September 9, 2018

Minnie E. David March 25, 1937-September 9, 2018 Minnie E. David unexpectedly went to be with our Lord on Sunday September 9, 2018 while at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Tx. Minnie possessed a love of life and love of people, young and old, family or stranger. With her beautiful smile and infectious personality, she made many friends everywhere she traveled. Minnie was born in San...
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Agnes Kiolbassa Mangold

April 25, 1919 - September 7, 2018

Agnes Kiolbassa Mangold, 99, passed away on September 7, 2018. She was born in San Antonio on April 25, 1919. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Wilmer "Shorty" Mangold, parents, Joseph and Lilian Kiolbassa, brother, Richard Kiolbassa and sister, Valeria Mlynarczyk. She is survived by her sister, Cecilia Sibson and sister-in-law, Charlene Kiolbassa, her nieces (&...
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Elisabeth "Liz" Eleanor Mackeeby Greene

September 1, 1930 - September 7, 2018

Elisabeth "Liz" Eleanor MacKeeby Greene, 88, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. She was born on September 1, 1930 to Winfield and Eleanor MacKeeby in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Liz loved her family very much. Nana Harper was her 2nd mother. She loved bridge too. She did a lot of volunteer work – Church, Cub Scouts, Brownies, and Girl Scouts. One year she was an area distributor of Girl...
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Pauline Marie Jarvis

December 27, 1927 - September 6, 2018

Pauline Marie Jarvis was born December 27, 1927, in Waterloo, New York, to Lewis and Jennie Jarvis. She passed away on September 6, 2018, in Ft. Myers, FL. She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Verdie Jarvis of Waterloo, NY, and Janet Jarvis of Marietta, OH, and six nephews and nieces, James Jarvis of Cape Coral, FL; Linda Arichello of Waterloo, NY; Lois Gillette of Covington, VA; David Jarvis...
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Jay H. Norwood II

June 17, 1959 - September 6, 2018

Jay Norwood, 59, passed away at Northeast Baptist Hospital, San Antonio, on September 6, 2018. He was born to Hemby and Finniegene (Norman) Norwood on June 17, 1959. He shared his birth date with one other female baby, born at Rusk Memorial Hospital, Rusk, Texas. After watching a story about Babies Switched at Birth, Jay's mother would quip, "I'm 100% confident I brought the right baby home." ...
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Jack Sidney Trawick D.D.S. , Retired Army

November 12, 1937 - September 6, 2018

Born November 12, 1937 in Seminole, OK to the local dentist Dr. James Steen Trawick and his wife Edna Hood Trawick, Sid would not immediately presume this was a direction he too would take. Jack Sidney Trawick adopted his middle name "Sid" in the first grade to distinguish himself from seven other boys named Jack. Graduating from high school in Seminole, he attended Oklahoma University and...
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Terry Loper

July 15, 1947 - September 6, 2018

Terry Loper, age 71, was granted Eternal Rest on Thursday, September 6, 2018. Terry was born in San Antonio and graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1967. He retired from the Bexar County Sheriff's Office after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Jack Loper. Terry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sheri Welch Loper; daughter, Kimberley Loper; mother-in...
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Lucille D. Friedman

August 13, 1922 - September 5, 2018

Lucille D. Friedman, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Lucille was born on August 13, 1922 in Nashville, Tennessee to parents Israel Davis and Sarah Harkavy. She was preceded in death by, her husband Ben Friedman. Lucille D. Friedman is survived by her daughters Sherie Trakhtenbroit (Anatole), and Iris Usnik (Todd); her grandchildren: Michael Trakhtenbroit ...
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W. Marie Schechter

January 12, 1933 - September 4, 2018

A mother, a sister and grandmother who truly cared with all her heart and soul. A teacher who always put her students first. Coming from a family of teachers, even after retiring she still retained the pride and respect of that noble profession. Extremely creative, as a child she played the piano, as an adult she painted, and as Mom, an amazing cook. For every season Marie made a homemade wreath...
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Ronald "Papa Keith" Obadal

September 25, 1933 - September 4, 2018

Ronald "Papa Keith" Obadal September 25, 1933- September 4, 2018 Our beloved Ronald Keith Obadal, better known as "Papa Keith," went to be with the Lord at the age of 84. He was born in Ballinger, Texas to parents John and Illa Obadal. Ronald was a devout Catholic who dedicated his life to Christ at an early age. He graduated from San Antonio...
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Helen Arciniega Garza

January 4, 1923 - September 4, 2018

Helen Arciniega Garza was called by the Lord on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the age of 95. Helen was the daughter of Gregorio Navarro Arciniega and his wife, Adela. Her mother died giving birth and she was adopted as an infant by her aunt and uncle, Santiago Guerra and Estella Navarro Cantu Guerra. Mrs. Garza is preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph J. Garza. She is survived by her children...
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Helen LaVerne Parchman Kalala

December 1, 1925 - September 3, 2018

Helen LaVerne Parchman Kalala passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 3, 2018, at St. Francis Nursing in San Antonio, Texas. Helen was born December 1, 1925 to David Marion Parchman and Helen Berniece Lockwood in Calliham, Texas. Helen graduated from Rosenberg High School 1943 and Durham Business College Executive Secretarial 1944. Ended up working in San Antonio Texas where she met...
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Mark Joseph Millender

April 13, 1957 - September 3, 2018

On September 3, 2018, Mark Joseph Millender passed away peacefully at the age of 61. At the time of his passing, he was attended by his three children in Galveston, where he suffered from a sudden, fatal bout of pancreatitis. Mark, or "Nandy," as he was called by his three grandchildren, was a loving father, husband, grandfather, uncle and son. He was born on April 13, 1957 in Houston, Texas...
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Kenneth C. Mason

December 17, 1927 - September 3, 2018

Kenneth Carlton Mason, age 90, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born on December 17, 1927 in Pleasant Hill, Texas to Carlton and Sarah (Thomas) Mason. Kenneth graduated from Thorndale High School where he was on the football team. He enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and served at the end of WWII. After discharge from active duty, he moved to Corpus Christi and...
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Martie McKay

April 3, 1927 - September 3, 2018

Martha Claire Brown McKay (Martie), 91, passed away September 3, 2018 in her sleep. Born April 3, 1927 to Judge Robert W. and Mattie Claire Allen Brown in Gatesville, TX. She described her childhood during the depression as "fortunate" because she had loving parents, cousins close by, and many friends. Her mother taught her to cook, sew and play bridge. Her father taught her to fish and climb...
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Juan "JR" Roberto Gonzalez

April 11, 1953 - September 3, 2018

Juan "JR" Roberto Gonzalez, 65, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018. JR was born April 11, 1953 in Fairfield, California to Juan Arizola Gonzalez and Refugia "Cookie" Ortiz. He attended Central Catholic High graduating in 1971 went on to graduate from Texas A&M in the class of 1975. JR also graduated from the Texas DPS All Service Academy in 1979. He was employed with security at Lockheed...
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Janey Armstrong, USAF (Ret.)

April 10, 1951 - September 3, 2018

Janey Armstrong was born to humble beginnings on April 10, 1951 at home in Ralls, Texas to Manuel and Genoveba (Valdez) Gomez. Janey was the seventh of fourteen children. As a child Janey contributed to the family by picking cotton in the field with her siblings and parents who were sharecroppers. She attended Estacado High School in Lubbock, Texas where she was the first in her family to...
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Willis Bertrand McClung

August 21, 1984 - September 3, 2018

Born August 21, 1984 in San Antonio, Texas to Mary Margaret Honea McClung and John Leslie McClung, Willis died on September 3, 2018 to join the company of Saints departed. He died from complications of Diabetes. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, The Rev. Bertrand Needham Honea, Jr., for whom he was in part named; paternal grandmother June Miller McClung, grandfather John P...
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Betty Frances Bishop

May 5, 1945 - September 2, 2018

Betty Bishop passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas on September 2, after significant struggles with vascular dementia. She will be dearly missed and remembered by many loving family members and friends. Betty was born on May 5, 1945 to Frances and Nolan Wheelis in Washington, Georgia. Following high school there, she completed her B.S. in Education at Woman's College of Georgia. She...
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Megan Gardner Pipes

September 9, 1962 - September 2, 2018

It is with great heartfelt sadness that we announce, our beloved Megan Gardner Pipes, passed away peacefully with our family at her side, on Saturday, September 2, 2018 at age of 55 after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. Megan was born in San Antonio, TX on September 9, 1962 to the late Thetis Sanderford and Edward O'Meara Gardner. Megan and her five sisters grew up in Carrizo...
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Mary Jo Furche

September 19, 1934 - September 2, 2018

On Sunday September 2, 2018 Mary Jo Hankinson Furche of Canyon Lake and San Antonio, departed this life to rejoin her loving husband of 54 years, Tommy and angel daughter, Jodie. Mary Jo lived her last 8 months at Autumn Leaves Memory Care in South Austin. She spent her days gardening, painting, and assisting the other residents and staff. Our sincere gratitude to all of Autumn Leaves staff...
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Gloria Elizabeth Hendershot

July 29, 1924 - September 1, 2018

Gloria went to be with the Lord at age 94. She was born in Chicago, IL to Rose Kuchley and Emil Wienbrack. Gloria attended catholic schools, all through 1-12 grade. Gloria and her brothers, Walter and Robert legally changed their last names from Wienbrack to Brock in 1947. In 1949 she married the love of her life, Bruce Tobias Hendershot. They moved the family to Seguin, TX in 1972 and she...
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Samuel Chilton Maverick

December 30, 1939 - September 1, 2018

Samuel Chilton Maverick, known to all as Chilton, with his gentle smile, caring words, loving heart and steadfast Faith, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He was born on December 30, 1939 in San Antonio to Sam Schwartzberg and Elizabeth Vienna Maverick. A fifth generation San Antonian, Mr. Maverick was the great, great grandson of Samuel Augustus Maverick, signer of the Articles of...
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Norma Arreola-Renero

November 14, 1946 - August 31, 2018

Norma Arreola-Renero, age 71, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Having lived for 14 years in El Paso, Texas, Norma and her husband Gabriel moved to San Antonio in 2001. In 2004 Norma joined the McNay Art Museum where she was a docent for many years. She enjoyed giving tours for students and helped to organize the Spanish speaking...
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Woody Woodard

October 30, 1948 - August 30, 2018

Henry Wayne "Woody" Woodard, 69, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Born in Dunn, NC on October 30, 1948, he was an Air Force veteran and worked for Houston Tool for 25 years. Woody played basketball in high school and in the military and was a huge Spurs fan. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and loved animals and to work in the yard. Woody was preceded in...
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Anthony J. "Tony" Pons, Jr.

May 22, 1957 - August 30, 2018

Tony Pons passed into the eternal embrace of God on August 30, 2018 at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony J. Pons, Sr. Surviving Tony are his mother, Mrs. Guadalupe Pons, and two beloved children, Kristen and Justin Pons. Also surviving are siblings, Francie, Marcia, Larry and Valerie; niece Roxie and nephew Ty; three aunts and numerous cousins. Tony attended Holy...
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Charles Chris Cadenhead

October 28, 1939 - August 29, 2018

Col. Charles Chris Cadenhead Col. (Ret.) Charles Chris Cadenhead, born October 28, 1939, passed away August 29, 2018 in League City, Texas. He was the husband of Virginia Kay Cadenhead. They shared 55 years of a loving marriage together. Born in Amarillo TX, he was the son of Herbert Cadenhead and Ruby Cadenhead Williams. He graduated high school from Amarillo High, College from New...
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Jaime A. Martinez

February 9, 1963 - August 29, 2018

Jaime A. Martinez, un fiel Testigo de Jehová, falleció el 29 de Agosto del 2018, tenía 55 años de edad. Jaime nació el 9 de Febrero de 1963 en Monterrey México, hijo de María Concepción Acosta Ramírez y el difunto (Hermenegildo Martínez Aguilar), fue precedido en la muerte por su hermano, (Roberto Villarreal Acosta). Obtuvo un Bachillerato en Junio de 1983 del Instituto...
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Charles Chris Cadenhead

October 28, 1939 - August 29, 2018

Celebration of Life Service Friday, September 14, 2018 10:00 AM Porter Loring Chapel 1101 McCullough Ave. San Antonio, TX Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 AM Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors by the US Air Force Honor Guard
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Janet Mayer

August 31, 1935 - August 28, 2018

Janet Mayer, age 82, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Kindred Hospice in San Antonio, Texas. Janet was a wonderful mom, musician, teacher, friend, and former wife. She was born Janet Sue Todd in Fairmount, Indiana, on August 31, 1935. The daughter of two Quaker ministers, she grew up playing for evangelical revivals, concerts, camp meetings, and church services in addition to...
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Donald O. Pruess

December 3, 1926 - August 28, 2018

Donald O. Pruess, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 in San Antonio. Born on December 3, 1926 in Hilbert, Wisconsin to Oscar and Veronica Pruess. Donald married his first love, Mary Seidel on December 26, 1946 in Sherwood, Wisconsin. He joined the US Army in 1947 and served during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Japan while earning the rank of Captain before leaving the Army...
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J.O. Haney, JR.

January 27, 1935 - August 27, 2018

J. O. Haney Jr. arrived on a cold Sunday morning January 27th, 1935 to John Oliver and Hester Weems Haney in the Luther community, north of Big Spring, TX. In 1937 Johnnie and Hester opened the Luther Country Store on Texas HWY 669 in Big Spring. It was there J.O. developed skills to make change at an early age. He started school at age 6 and by the age of 11 started at Big Spring High School...
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Adela S. Knight

April 30, 1920 - August 26, 2018

Adela Serna Knight arrived in her heavenly home on August 26, 2018 at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Lawrence Knight and her beloved grandson, Christopher Charles Knight. Although she lived most of her life in San Antonio, Adela was born on April 30, 1920 in San Diego, Texas and lived her last years in Houston, Texas. She was the last surviving child of Refugio...
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Max Levi McLeod

October 22, 2015 - August 26, 2018

Max Levi McLeod born October 22nd, 2015 left this earth to be with our Heavenly Father on August 26th, 2018. Max was the son of Thomas Bryan McLeod and Holly Hewitt McLeod; twin brother to Mya Joli McLeod. Loved and cherished by all, Great grandmother, Teddy McLeod; Grandparents, Alexander J. McLeod Jr., Catherine S. McLeod, Kenneth L. Hewitt, Mary A. Mobley; Step-grandparents, Melina McLeod,...
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Guadalupe "Lupe" M. Fernandez

August 31, 1936 - August 26, 2018

Loving wife, mother and grandmother, Guadalupe M. Fernandez, age 81, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 with her family at her side. Affectionately known as "Lupe", she had an eye for color and had a wonderful talent for decorating. One of her passions was exhibited in her collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia, she relished in finding every treasure that added to her group of items. She...
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Nancy Carole Harwi

September 30, 1945 - August 25, 2018

Nancy Carole Harwi born September 30,1945 passed away peacefully on August 25, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Frank Harwi III; son, Adam K. Harwi (Mary); granddaughter, Saige A. Harwi; mother, Geraldine Adams; and sister, Martha King (David). She was preceded in passing by her sister, Sandra Kay Maupin. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins, family...
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Robert L. Herring

August 18, 1921 - August 25, 2018

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, Robert L. Herring went to be with his Lord and Savior after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. He had achieved a birthday milestone only a week before when he turned 97 years old. Robert, also known since childhood as R.L., was born on August 18, 1921 in rural Mississippi to Robert Lee Herring, Sr. and Carrie Carr Herring. He was preceded in death by his parents...
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Stephen Anthony Aerts

February 27, 1991 - August 24, 2018

Stephen Anthony Aerts went to be with Jesus on Friday, August 24th, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 27. Stephen was born on February 27, 1991 to Mark and Melissa Aerts in San Antonio, TX. He started Scouting as a Tiger Cub in Kindergarten and enjoyed 12 full years of scouting adventure with his father and brother where he participated in over a hundred campouts. The highlight of his...
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Susana Luisa Ybarra

August 25, 1938 - August 24, 2018

Our beloved sister, daughter, aunt and friend, Susana Luisa Ybarra, age 79, passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Susana had a strong, Catholic faith and taught us all to believe in one's self. She is preceded in death by her parents Jose and Josefina Barrera Ybarra; her siblings: Ma Ofelia Rodriguez, Sara Ybarra, Bertha Castillo and two nieces. Susana is survived by her...
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Kathleen Harrity Feinstein

December 7, 1957 - August 23, 2018

Kathy Feinstein was a fantastic friend, a devoted daughter, a fun-loving sister, a thoughtful mother, a self-less grandmother, and a loving, warm-hearted wife. Kathy was the eldest of three children. After high school, she decided to attend college in Boston where she met Steve, her future husband of almost 40 years. During that time, Kathy and Steve went on many adventures exploring the world,...
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Camille Sesta Clark

July 24, 1957 - August 23, 2018

Camille Sesta Clark, 61, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born in Detroit, MI on July 24, 1957. After attending Michigan State University, she and Tom married then left Michigan for Texas in 1979. They lived in Waco and Corpus Christi before settling in San Antonio in 1985. Her love of fashion led her into retail store management with various national retail chains...
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Robbie Tharp

June 14, 1968 - August 23, 2018

Robbie Tharp, 50, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in San Antonio at 11:30pm. He was born in Livingston, TX on June 14, 1968. Robbie built his family's world with his two bare hands. He built the furniture to our first home. He built our livelihood by building for others. He built a softball field for his daughter and her team. He built a motor cross track for the entire family, and...
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Jonathan Curedale Calvert

April 25, 1930 - August 23, 2018

Jonathan Curedale Calvert of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully at dawn surrounded by his family on August 23, 2018. A man who didn't miss many sunrises or sunsets, Jonathan was born April 25, 1930 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the third of four sons born to James Henry and Carolyn Rice Calvert. He attended the San Antonio Academy and Texas Military Institute and graduated from Phillips...
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Emilio Ovalle Villarreal

September 30, 1939 - August 22, 2018

Emilio Ovalle Villarreal September 30, 1939-August 22, 2018 Our beloved Emilio Ovalle Villarreal, age 78, of San Antonio, died Wednesday, August 22, 2018. He was born to Fannie and Joe Villarreal and was the fourth child of ten children. In 1958, he graduated from Fox Tech Vocational High School. In 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Irma Martinez, and shared 55 years of...
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J.B. Fowler, Jr.

July 8, 1930 - August 21, 2018

Dr. J.B. Fowler passed away peacefully August 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Born in 1930 in Pawhuska, OK, to the late J.B. and Ona (Thurman) Fowler, he was a retired Baptist minister who began preaching at age 17. He married the late Wanda Lee Orrick in 1951 and together they ministered to churches in Van, Moran, Ballinger, Kendalia and Lubbock, TX; and in McComb, MS. In 1981, he became editor of...
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Barbara Ann Lowe

August 26, 1949 - August 20, 2018

Barbara Ann Lowe was born on August 26, 1949 to Frank and Ola Beatrice Henderson (Nee Burton). After the demise of her parent's marriage, Barbara moved with her mother and new little sister, Clara, to California in 1952. Barbara grew up a bubbly, friendly girl whose natural gift for communication helped her make friends easily. Her unbridled curiosity and thirst for knowledge helped...
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David Michael Tanksley

June 29, 1947 - August 20, 2018

Colonel (Retired) David "Mike" Tanksley of San Antonio, Texas passed away on August 20 at the age of 71. Colonel Tanksley was born in Atlanta, GA in 1947 to Carl and Sue Tanksley and grew up in Chatsworth, GA. He was a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved his family, his country, hunting with his dogs, sport shooting, and getting the family together. An avid reader, he...
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Det. Roland A. Perez

October 23, 1963 - August 20, 2018

Surrounded by loved ones, Roland A. Perez, age 54, was welcomed into Heaven early Monday morning, August 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Roland was born October, 23, 1963 on the South side of San Antonio. Growing up, he was involved and excelled in numerous sports and activities, and was known to be a loving son, brother, and friend. Roland is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years Rose...
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Juan A. Zaragosa

September 19, 1947 - August 20, 2018

Juan A. Zaragosa, age 70, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018. Juan was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 19, 1947, to Jesus and Virginia Lopez Zaragosa. In 1966, he began his career at the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation as an inspector assigned to the department's Bexar County residency and worked on the construction of US 90 West and US 281. Juan was...
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Patricia Ann Rangel

March 12, 1967 - August 19, 2018

Patricia (Patsy) Ann Rangel March 12, 1967-August 19, 2018 Patricia (Patsy) Ann Rangel, age 51, of San Antonio, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 19, 2018. She was surrounded by her loving immediate family at the time of her passing. Patsy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. Patsy's passion as an...
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Adrianna Garza Zimmerman

April 30, 1970 - August 19, 2018

Adrianna Garza Zimmerman of New Braunfels, Texas, passed into the light on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Adrianna was born on April 30, 1970 in San Antonio, Texas, to Jose G. Garza and Yolanda G. Ledesma. She was the oldest of four children. Adrianna graduated from Clark High School in 1988 and Oral Roberts University in 1993. She married Martin B. Zimmerman on March 7, 1999. Adrianna and Martin...
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Willis "Bill" Musser

August 30, 1934 - August 19, 2018

Willis "Bill" Musser, 83, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 30, 1934 in Battle Creek, MI to his parents, Ralph and Elizabeth Musser. He was preceded in death by his parents. Bill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marian M. Musser; children, Billy Musser, Brent Musser (Patty), Cindy Musser; three step-children, Dan (Saba), Mike (Robin) and Amy ...
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Lewis H. Richmond, M.D.

April 6, 1934 - August 19, 2018

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and respected colleague, Lewis H. Richmond, M.D. passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. As a child he attended #49 middle school in Baltimore, MD. He completed his undergraduate degree and medical school at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was an intern at Brooke Army Medical Center, and completed his residency at Walter Reed General Hospital in...
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Ruben Ruiz, Jr.

September 24, 1962 - August 18, 2018

Ruben Ruiz, Jr., age 55, passed away on Saturday August 18, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas where he was born and raised. He was married in 1983 to his loving wife Patty for 35 years and every day was still a honeymoon for them. They were the epitome of love birds holding hands and stealing kisses whenever possible. Ruben serenaded Patty on his guitar with endless love songs he wrote and sang to her...
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Desta Dunham Crowley

January 22, 1959 - August 18, 2018

Desta Dunham Crowley, age 59 of Pipe Creek, Texas, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was born to Ron and Donna Jones on January 22, 1959. Desta was a kind soul who made everyone she met feel like family. She was also the rock that held her family together and left behind many traditions that they will never forget. Family and friends were Desta's love and joy. She is preceded in death...
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Letha Haynie Chandler

February 3, 1930 - August 17, 2018

Letha Haynie Chandler passed away peacefully on August 17, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 3, 1930, to Bazzie and Lerline Ortner Haynie in Aubrey, Texas, and spent most of her life in San Antonio. After raising five children, Letha began working at Alamo Savings in customer service helping customers with their CD accounts. During this time, she attended San Antonio...
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Charles A. Emrick, Jr.

September 22, 1933 - August 17, 2018

LTC Charles A. Emrick, Jr., age 84, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away August 17, 2018. Charlie was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 22, 1933, to the late Charles and Elizabeth Emrick. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Maria; daughters, Debbie Emrick (partner David Myers) and Cindy McCann; grandchildren, Carson and Wilson McCann; sister Betty Brown; and nieces, Carol...
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Robert Stanley Fears

April 29, 1945 - August 17, 2018

Robert Stanley Fears was born in Uvalde, Texas April 29, 1945. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Franklin Fears and mother, Piedad Chapoy Fears; sister, Mildred Wondra; brothers, Harold Jr., and John Sterling Fears (Mary Helen Browning Fears). He attended his early elementary grades at P.F. Stewart Elementary and St. Margaret Mary Catholic School where he served mass as an altar boy....
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William T. Kniker

August 30, 1929 - August 17, 2018

William "Ted" Theodore Kniker, M.D. passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Friday, August 17, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Seguin, Texas on August 30, 1929 to Theodore and Alice Kniker. He and his family settled in San Antonio in 1969 when he entered the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center. His impactful career as an allergist/immunologist spanned over six decades...
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Claude Royce Willeford

January 4, 1922 - August 17, 2018

Claude Royce Willeford 1/4/1922 - 8/17/2018 Claude Royce Willeford, age 96, born in Leesville, Texas, to parents, Cynthia Bush Willeford & Neely Willeford, died Friday, August 17, 2018. He was a US veteran of World War II, serving as a member of the 851st Engineer Aviation Battalion in England, France and Germany. He retired as Terminal Manager from Brown Express Freight Lines in 1984. ...
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Catherine Ann Potter

June 21, 1935 - August 17, 2018

Catherine Ann Potter, age 83, of San Antonio, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil Edgar Potter. Catherine is survived by her son, Neil E. Potter and wife Teddie; grandchildren, Madison Grace Potter, Rebecca Hope Potter and William Potter; and her sister, Brenda Burkett. Funeral service will be Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the...
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Marjorie Ann (Holzmann) Pierce

February 4, 1926 - August 16, 2018

Marjorie Ann (Holzmann) Pierce, age 92, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 4, 1926 to Herbert P. and Erna Raba Holzmann. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, then worked at Lackland AFB where she met her husband, Glenn. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Marjorie is survived by her beloved...
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Martin "Marty" Harper

February 26, 1952 - August 16, 2018

Col. Martin "Marty" Harper, age 66, passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on February 26, 1952 in Jackson MS., to his parents, Macey Lee and Laura Lee Harper. Col. Harper was a graduate of the USAF Academy. Marty served twenty-six years in the Air Force before retiring; continued his career in Hospital Administration as a civilian on Ft. Sam Houston. He...
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Maurice Edward Ripley, Jr.

September 26, 1931 - August 15, 2018

Retired Lieutenant-Colonel (LTC) Maurice (Rip) Ripley passed away peacefully in his San Antonio, Texas, home on Wednesday, August 15th. He was born on September 26, 1931, in Lexington, Kentucky, to David and Beatrice Bledsoe. He graduated from Tuskegee Institute in May 1953 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at Tuskegee, he pledged as a Kappa Alpha Psi...
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Gloria H. Hernandez

February 25, 1924 - August 15, 2018

Gloria H. Hernandez, 94, joined her beloved husband of 70 years, Henry Hernandez and daughter, Gloria Gomez, on August 15, 2018. She was born on February 25, 1924 to Felica and Jesus Hernandez in San Antonio, Texas. She was one of the 17 children born into the Hernandez family. Gloria joined the US Navy as a WAVE in the 1940's. When Henry asked for her hand in marriage, she received an honorable...
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Richard R. Farias

September 4, 1940 - August 15, 2018

Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, Richard R. Farias, age 77, passed away on, August 15, 2018. He was born in San Antonio, TX on September 4, 1940 to Luciano and Maria Farias. In 1960 he graduated from Harlandale High School and fell in love with Yolanda Gallardo's smile and on August 19, 1960, married the love of his life and shared 57 years of marriage before...
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Mary Burns Fewell French

August 7, 1926 - August 14, 2018

Mary Burns Fewell French, a long-time resident of San Antonio passed away August 14, 2018. She is preceded in death by her beloved son, John Chancel French, her father John Anderson Fewell, her mother Elizabeth Burns Gressick Fewell and her only sibling James Fewell. She was born in the District of Iveresk, County of Midlothian, Scotland, August 7, 1926. She will be missed.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Anne Roiz

July 21, 1931 - August 14, 2018

Elizabeth Anne Herber Roiz (Betty Anne) was born 7/21/31 in Austin, TX. She was the eldest of five children born to Fred C Herber and Elizabeth Burkhardt Herber. Siblings are Fred Jr., Martin, Johnny, and June (Muth). The family lived in Austin and Houston before moving to San Antonio, and eventually settled in Alamo Heights. Betty Anne graduated from Alamo Heights High School, which is now...
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Ruth Diane Lown


Ruth Diane Lown of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on August 14. Ruth was pre-deceased by her brother David Lown, and by her parents Russell Lown and Lois Horrell Lown. Ruth is survived by her close cousins Barbara Salter Davis (Howard), Julie Salter Gronich (Joseph), and Lawrence Salter (Lois) along with numerous other cousins and dear friends. Ruth went to the International School in...
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Luise Bankler

September 3, 1924 - August 14, 2018

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

April 25, 1941 - August 12, 2018

Charles Bryan Willis Wilson of San Antonio, TX passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on the morning of August 12, 2018 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Charles was born on April 25, 1941 in Pecos, TX to James and Josephine Willis. Both parents passed away when Charles was very young, and he and his brother Dave were then adopted by their aunt and uncle, Nancy and Homer...
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Bradley H. Nerison

May 21, 1960 - August 12, 2018

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

August 11, 2018

Thomas Richard Benesch went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2018. Thomas was born January 4, 1932 in Amarillo, Texas to Gladys and Richard Benesch. After graduating from Amarillo High School, he attended The University of Texas where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Tom graduated from the University of Texas in 1955, and then went on to serve in the Army until 1957. Tom...
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Alexander McClure Russ, Jr.

November 10, 1929 - August 11, 2018

Alexander McClure Russ, Jr. passed away on August 11, 2018. He was born in San Antonio on November 10, 1929 to Mary Davenport Lupe Russ and Alexander McClure Russ. A 1948 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Mac continued his education with a Bachelor's in Business Administration degree from the University of Texas in 1952. Mac served his country with the United States Air Force Reserve...
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Richard L. Barto

May 6, 1950 - August 11, 2018

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

November 12, 1956 - August 11, 2018

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

June 30, 1929 - August 11, 2018

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

June 16, 1938 - August 11, 2018

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

December 1, 1959 - August 10, 2018

Passed away in peace with her loved ones by her side on August 10, 2018. She was born December 1, 1959 in Pontiac, Michigan. Cynthia is survived by her children, Andrea and Alexander; her siblings Guadalupe, Manuel, Teresa, Joseph and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents Alfonso Sr & Rafela; her 3 siblings Alfonso Jr, Mary & Jose. Cynthia retired from the San Antonio...
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Manuel E. Garcia

December 10, 1938 - August 10, 2018

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

August 2, 1971 - August 10, 2018

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

November 16, 1964 - August 10, 2018

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

September 26, 1918 - August 10, 2018

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

October 29, 1927 - August 10, 2018

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