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Lynda Diane Shaneman-Jackson

March 7, 1945 - August 21, 2017

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

October 31, 1922 - August 21, 2017

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

February 19, 1926 - August 20, 2017

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

June 13, 1928 - August 20, 2017

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

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

October 12, 1950 - August 19, 2017

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

February 3, 1984 - August 19, 2017

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

February 13, 1928 - August 17, 2017

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

January 6, 1919 - August 17, 2017

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

September 16, 1954 - August 16, 2017

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

January 29, 1924 - August 16, 2017

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

March 23, 1931 - August 16, 2017

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

July 20, 1931 - August 16, 2017

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

October 14, 1954 - August 15, 2017

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

January 20, 1945 - August 15, 2017

Theresa Marilyn Jean Foster, 72, passed away quietly on August 15, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones. Jean was a woman of many talents. She competitively raced (yes, raced) muscle cars in her younger years and was undefeated until her father sold her 1964 Chevy Impala SS while she was recuperating from a non-racing related accident. She was also a gifted artist, waterski instructor,...
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Marcus Xavier Miguel

February 7, 2011 - August 15, 2017

Marcus Xavier Miguel earned his angel wings and place in Heaven on August 15, 2017, at home surrounded by his family. Marcus' final days were spent with family and friends. Although his life was short it came with big lessons for his family and friends. Thru his battle with cancer he has faced many difficult and challenging moments, which he faced bravely and with always a smile on his face....
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Don J. Ferguson

November 18, 1936 - August 15, 2017

Don J. Ferguson passed away on August 15, 2017 at age 80. He was born in Arkansas City, KS to Hubert W. and Naomia Ferguson. He grew up in La Marque, TX and graduated from La Marque High School in 1954. Immediately after high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and served for 24 years. After retiring in 1979, he worked at Southwest Research Institute for 23 years, retiring as a...
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Charles Ray Harness

September 10, 1937 - August 14, 2017

Charles Ray Harness, age 79, passed away August 14, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 10, 1937, in Peterburg, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton Harness and Dorothy Samples, and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Stone. Charles is survived by his wife, Joyce Evelyn Harness; daughter, DeDe and Jesse Salcedo; daughter, Chantell Smith and Craig Harris; son,...
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Hope Garza

October 6, 1936 - August 14, 2017

The brightest light in our lives has been dimmed, our mother "Hope," who made our lives wonderful with love, laughter, and strength. Even though she has passed away, that light will shine with us forever. Hope Garza, age 80, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017 in San Antonio. She was a native San Antonian, born on October 6, 1936 to the late Alfredo Silva and Mary Torres. Hope was preceded...
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Daniel L. Peaslee

January 15, 1950 - August 14, 2017

Daniel L. Peaslee, 67, son of the late Mary Callan Hurlburt and stepfather Don Hurlburt, of Greene, NY, and his father Richard Peaslee, of San Antonio, TX, was overcome by ALS disease on August 14, 2017, at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on January 15, 1950 in Binghamton, NY. Dan is survived by his wife, Karen A. Winfield Peaslee of 38 years; his daughter Jennifer Peaslee Eschrich...
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Rolland "Jerry" Varnon

May 19, 1933 - August 13, 2017

Rolland "Jerry" Varnon, 84 passed away on August 13, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born and raised in Floresville, TX. After high school Jerry graduated from South West Texas University with a Bachelor in English. Jerry served in the Navy as a pilot on aircraft carriers and also flew helicopters and Sea planes. Jerry was an elementary school teacher for six years and taught at San...
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Darlene Faye Palmer

June 28, 1939 - August 12, 2017

Darlene Faye Schallhorn Palmer, age 78, went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Darlene was born in Redmond, Oregon, to Melvin Schallhorn and Anna Elizabeth Harry. She graduated from Moses Lake High School, Washington, and lived the majority of her adult years in Summerville, South Carolina. Darlene and John Palmer were married for 35 years and they...
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Charlene "Kitty" Tricia Wilson-Green

November 14, 1979 - August 12, 2017

Charlene "Kitty" Tricia Wilson-Green, lost her battle with Liver Cancer, at the age of 37 in San Antonio on August 12, 2017. Kitty was born on November 14, 1979 in San Angelo, Texas. She was a light that people gathered around. Kitty did not allow others to define what beauty was to her, she strived to show others that beauty is what you want it to be. Kitty was vivacious, loving, and a person of...
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Virginia Noraine Oehler

August 24, 1923 - August 12, 2017

Virginia Noraine Oehler, age 93, went to live with our Lord on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Noraine was born to parents Carl David and Adeline (Blomquist) Smith on a dairy farm in Elroy, TX and graduated from Austin High School. After moving to San Antonio, she worked at Frost Bank and then later at Kelly Air Force Base, from where she retired. Noraine always kept herself busy as she said "a...
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William (Bill) G. Heller

May 7, 1942 - August 12, 2017

William (Bill) G. Heller, 75, passed away Saturday, August 12 in San Antonio, Texas as a result of complications from lymphoma. Born in Akron, Ohio, Bill was a graduate of Ohio University, taught at Garfield Heights (Ohio) High School for 32 years, and was volunteer fireman/EMT for Northfield Center Fire Department (Ohio) for 20 years. He retired to Marathon, Florida to continue his love of...
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Robert Wayne Seaman

March 13, 1950 - August 12, 2017

Robert Wayne Seaman of Austin, TX, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the age of 67 under hospice care. Robert was born to parents, Harry Milton Seaman, Jr. and Doris Deats Seaman on March 13, 1950 in Victoria, TX. He grew up one of seven and graduated from Victoria High School in 1968. Robert is survived by his son, Blake Seaman and wife Debra of San Antonio; his daughter,...
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Leslie Sherman Harding

August 10, 1956 - August 12, 2017

Leslie Sherman Harding passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at home on August 12, 2017, at the age of 61. Les was born on August 10, 1956, in Denton, Texas, to parents Leslie Stewart Harding and Roxana Leonard Harding. Les grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1974. Following graduation, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas where he earned...
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Domingo Vazquez, III

January 1, 1951 - August 12, 2017

Devoted Husband and Father, Domingo Vazquez, 66, passed away August 12, 2017 with his family by his side. Domingo was born on New Year's 1951, in San Antonio, Texas to Domingo and Dora Vazquez. Domingo and Adelina, whom proceeded him in death, were happily married for 37 years. He proudly served his country in the US Army and worked at USAA for 37 years prior to retirement. Domingo is...
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Frank I. Gonzales

November 5, 1923 - August 11, 2017

Frank I. Gonzales marked the end of a joyous life on Friday, August 11, 2017. He was born on November 5, 1923 to Francisco and Maria Gonzales in Seguin, Texas and is now reunited in heaven with his beloved son, Daniel Gonzales, sisters Dora Gonzales, Mary Espino, and brothers Ilario, Robert and Jacob Gonzales. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 70 years, Mary S. Gonzales, sisters Rosa...
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September 14, 1966 - August 11, 2017

Joe D. Calderon, III was born on September 14, 1966 to Joe B. Calderon, Jr. and Carrie D. Calderon in San Antonio. At an early age, Joe's mother noticed that he was developing differently from other infants. Joe was eventually diagnosed with autism and significant intellectual disabilities. It became his mother's mission to get Joe the best education and care that she could. She researched and...
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Juliet Rose Franco

August 19, 2016 - August 10, 2017

Juliet Rose Franco, 11 months, 22 days, passed away just days away from her 1st birthday on August 10, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She has strength beyond all others and delighted her family from her first day to her last. Juliet Rose is survived by her father, Roy Franco; mother, Norma Jean De La Cruz. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at...
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Wanda Mann

August 22, 1943 - August 10, 2017

Wanda Mann, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep, at the age of 73. Wanda was a native Texan born in San Antonio. She was the middle of three daughters, the older was Patsy Kersey and the younger is Peggy McKinney. Those whom she loved Wanda accepted without reserve. She loved to laugh together and share private jokes. Her kindness,...
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Herman Monroe

September 13, 1965 - August 10, 2017

Today, August 10th, 2017, Herman Monroe went to be with his maker due to a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Herman was born in Seguin, Texas on September 13, 1965, but resided in San Antonio. Herman earned a Bachelor's degree from UTSA to a Master's degree in Finance from Texas A&M San Antonio. He was a Master Mason and a volunteer for several charitable organizations and was always...
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Virgil Oliver Rosser III

December 9, 1935 - August 10, 2017

Virgil Oliver Rosser III, 81, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on August 10, 2017. He was born in Graham, Texas December 9, 1935 to Dr. and Mrs. V.O. Rosser Jr. Virgil grew up in Graham, Texas and graduated from Graham High School. He was a rambunctious youth who rode bulls and ran hard as a young man. He was a graduate of The University of Texas, where he and Bebe first met. He was a former...
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Norma Katz Oppenheimer

September 24, 1921 - August 10, 2017

Norma Katz Oppenheimer (September 24, 1921-August 10, 2017), native of New Orleans, Louisiana, was married to the love of her life, Jesse A. Oppenheimer for 54 years. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, and had a green thumb like no other. Norma volunteered thousands of hours to The Tobin Library, Elf Louise, the Republican Party, and numerous other organizations. Norma was known to be...
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Daniel Joseph Grahmann

August 24, 1935 - August 9, 2017

Daniel J. Grahmann, 81, of San Antonio passed away on August 9, 2017. He was born August 24, 1935 to Joe J. and Lillie T. Chovanetz Grahmann in Hallettsville, Texas. Dan grew up in Hallettsville where he attended Sacred Heart Catholic School. He then attended St. Mary's University where he earned his degree in Accounting. His early years were spent with the Army Audit Agency examining...
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Ramon Guerra

March 9, 1934 - August 8, 2017

Ramon Guerra, 83, of San Antonio, passed away on August 8, 2017. He was born on March 9, 1934 in Sejita, Texas to the late Abraham and Victoria Guerra. He married Amanda Guerra on March 6, 1960 and began his life as a wonderful husband and father. He was a successful rancher and farmer and was a true believer in helping anyone who was less fortunate. He was a lifelong Democrat, served as...
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Gerald R. Harrington, M.D.

September 15, 1954 - August 7, 2017

Lt. Col. Gerald R. Harrington, Jr., M.D., U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the age of 62. Gerald (Jerry) was born September 15, 1954, in Denver, Colorado to Gerald Harrington, Sr. and Lois Ann Battelle. He graduated from Riverview Gardens High School in 1972 where he served as Class President and Captain of the football and basketball teams. Choosing to forgo a college...
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Charles "Chuck" Vernon Fowles III (Ret)

May 20, 1946 - August 7, 2017

Lt. Col. Charles "Chuck" Vernon Fowles, III (Ret.), 71, passed away on August 7, 2017 due to complications from heart surgery in San Antonio. He was born on May 20, 1946 in Champaign, IL to Lt. Col. Charles Vernon Fowles and Nellie Pyle. After graduating from the University of North Texas, he entered the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Lt. Col. In 2008, he retired as a...
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Delos "Dee" Finch III

November 17, 1934 - August 7, 2017

Delos "Dee" Lee Finch III, 82, passed away on August 7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by, his son Randy Finch. Dee is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Taylor "Lisa" Eichler; grandchildren: Krista and JJ; step-son, Corey Barr and wife Crystal; step-grandchildren: Mark, James and Taylor; brother, Steve Finch and wife Elaine. Dee was a successful owner of...
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Joe Shaver

October 25, 1925 - August 6, 2017

Joe Shaver, 91, of San Antonio, TX died August 6, 2017 after a short illness. Joe's parents, three siblings and Bea his loving wife of 53 years, predeceased him. Surviving are three children, Cynthia (Stephen) Hopkins, Susan (Walter) Johnson and Neal (Marycke) Shaver; seven grandchildren, Megan, Malinda, Alex, Michael, Christopher, Rachel and Peter and three great grandchildren. Joe, born in...
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Gloria D. White

August 27, 1925 - August 6, 2017

Gloria White, age 91, passed away on August 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on August 27, 1925 in Shirley, Massachusetts to Paul and Leoda Durette. She had a wonderful life long career, as a teacher. Gloria is survived by her son, Jonathan D. White. Interment will take place at a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery next to her husband, Lt. Col. John K. White.
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Annelise Marie Johnson

August 23, 1925 - August 5, 2017

Annelise Marie Johnson was born on August 23rd, 1925 in Vedbaek Denmark, a small town north of Copenhagen, to father Ove Aksel Suaning and Emmy Marie Suaning, his wife. Mother's maiden name was Sane Kragh. Interesting to note their families were related with the Svane family being descendants of Hans Svaning born in 1504 who was also ancestor of the Svaning family. Hans Svaning was named Royal...
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Frank Michael Vilagi

August 14, 1937 - August 5, 2017

Frank Michael Vilagi, died at the age of 79 on August 5, 2017 following a fall and pneumonia. He leaves his wife of 37 years, Patricia H Vilagi (nee Moffat); his daughter, Jennifer L Dawson and her husband Bart Dawson; his daughter, Becky Orozco and her husband James Orozco; his sister, Theresa Demer (Nick Demer); brother, Nick Vilagi (Joan Vilagi); six grandchildren (Lauren, Caitlyn, Timothy,...
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Beatrice A. "Bee" Hernandez

October 26, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Beatrice A. (Bee) Hernandez was called home to our Lord on Saturday, August 5, 2017 with family at her bedside. She was a loving, mother, wife, friend, and tireless volunteer. Bee was a woman of devout faith who taught her Catholic values to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. With her loving heart, she raised eight children and babysat many grandchildren. She was a great...
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Melvin L. Kriewald

November 12, 1933 - August 5, 2017

Melvin L. Kriewald quietly passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017. He was born on November 12, 1933 in San Antonio at the Nix Hospital. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is preceded in death by both parents, Louis and Jessie Kriewald. He is survived by his spouse of 21 years, Angie Kriewald; daughter, Karen Rehm and son-in-law, Mike Rehm; grandchildren, Nicole Rehm...
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Howard Hutsell, Jr.

July 21, 1935 - August 4, 2017

Howard H. (the Dutchman) Hutsell, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Retired, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the age of 82. He was born near Hoxie, Lawrence County, Arkansas on Sunday, July 21, 1935 (Yes, he was a Sunday's Child) to H. H. and Ruth (Haddock) Hutsell. On his best day he married his lovely bride Melba Maxine Lilly on December 31st 1953 in...
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Larry Jay Van Horn

February 17, 1937 - August 4, 2017

Larry J. Van Horn, a lifelong resident of San Antonio, died Friday, August 4, 2017. After a long and courageous battle with multiple health challenges, Larry received peace with his devoted wife at his side. He was born February 17, 1937 to O.J. and Louvae Van Horn, and graduated from Alamo Heights High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Trinity University in 1962,...
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William Robert Bartee

April 15, 1926 - August 3, 2017

William R. (Bill) Bartee, age 91, went home to glory on August 3, 2017. He was born on April 15, 1926, in Nashville, Tennessee, to parents James Irvin Bartee and Lena Elma Nolan Bartee. Bill was reared on his family farms in Palmyra near a picturesque bluff on the Cumberland River and attended college at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Bill retired a Master Sergeant in the US...
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Ann Player Murphy

October 20, 1930 - August 3, 2017

Ann Player Murphy passed away on August 3, 2017 at the Army Retirement Community in San Antonio Texas. She was born in Sumter, South Carolina on October 20, 1930 to Thomas Gleaton Player and Lyna Adden Player. She graduated from Orangeburg High School in 1947 and attended Winthrop College for 2 years. She married Meredith Eklund Murphy in 1949. They were married for forty-eight years. Ann...
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John Robert Devitt

February 11, 1920 - August 3, 2017

John Robert Devitt, age 97, died peacefully on August 3, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on February 11, 1920 in St. Paul, MN to John James Devitt and Mary Evelyn (Healy). He was preceded in death by his first wife of 43 years, Burnell Ann (Peters) of St. Paul, MN; son, Timothy John; and daughter, Baby Girl Devitt. He is survived by his second wife of 31 years, Edith Wilhelmina (Diesing...
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Valerie Grace Green Manns

December 19, 1960 - August 3, 2017

Valerie Manns was called home to the Lord August 3, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Born December 19, 1960 to William Robert Green and Carol Denys Green in San Antonio, Texas. She is survived by the love of her life of 28 years (husband) Jim Manns, his parents Robert and Barbara Manns of San Antonio, TX, her parents William and Carol Green of Corpus Christi TX. Siblings Bill Green (GayLynn) Waller...
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Hubert George Gootee, M.D.

July 25, 1924 - August 3, 2017

Hubert George Gootee, age 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 3, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on July 25, 1924 to Walter Gootee and Marguerite Schick in Okmulgee, OK where he lived until he was a teenager. His family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1938. During his high school years, he was a bookkeeper at the Corpus Christi Times and was working the switchboard in 1941...
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Ramona Rae Paulus

September 26, 1931 - August 3, 2017

In loving memory of Ramona Rae Kirby Paulus who was called home by our Heavenly Father on August 3, 2017. She was born in her home on September 26, 1931 in Modena, Missouri to parents, Chesnut Warren Kirby and Wilma Ruth Butcher. She was preceded in death by her brother, Tom Kirby and grand-nephew, Augie Vogeler. Her surviving siblings and their spouses are: Louella Horning, Warren and Peggy...
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Roger William Kleman

January 26, 1936 - August 3, 2017

Roger William Kleman, age 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 3, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 26, 1936, to his loving parents, Edward Kleman & Regina Kazmierczak. A career military man and Vietnam War Veteran, Roger served in the U.S. Air Force where he proudly represented our country with dignity & honor. His military assignments took...
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Martha Ann Coyle "Marty" Sealy

July 4, 1930 - August 2, 2017

Martha Ann Coyle Sealy passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug 2 after a brief illness. She was born July 4, 1930 which worked out well for her as she loved a party and knew in her heart that Independence Day was really secondary to her birthday. She was the only daughter of well-known San Antonio physician and surgeon, Dr & Mrs. Edward W. Coyle, and brother of the late Dr. James E. Coyle, also of...
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Ann Wilson

February 3, 1946 - August 2, 2017

Ann was born February 3, 1946, in Nowata, Oklahoma to a single mother. Ann was raised in foster homes from an early age until she was adopted as a teen by her mother and father, Rev. Jack R. and Wanda Hayhurst of Jenks, Oklahoma. Ann was called to her Heavenly home August 2, 2017, at the age of 71 years. Ann was married to John Roger Wilson on January 23, 1965, in Jenks, Oklahoma and was by...
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Betty Jane Cassens Kummer

March 3, 1924 - August 1, 2017

Betty Jane Cassens Kummer peacefully departed this life on August 1, 2017. Betty was born on March 3, 1924 to Margaret and William Cassens in St. Louis, Mo. She attended Normandy High School and married Paul Kummer in 1945. She and Paul raised a family in St. Louis before retiring to Lago Vista, TX in 1989. They moved to San Antonio in 2007, finally residing at The Laurels. Betty loved dancing,...
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Mary Vera Jacobs

January 19, 1934 - August 1, 2017

Mary Vera Jacobs, 83, was born on January 19, 1934, in Brownsville, Texas, to Alberto Vera and Celia Gomez Vera. Almighty God, whom she loved so dearly, opened His gates, and took her into His loving embrace on Tuesday August 1, 2017. The heart and soul of her family, Mary is survived by her devoted husband, Jim Jacobs, Lt. Col., Retired; adoring daughter, Dr. Thelma Duffey; beloved sons,...
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Sandra J. Guedea

August 1, 2017

Sandra Jean Guedea went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the age of 54. Sandra was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Magdalena Martinez. She is survived by her husband, Simon O. Guedea, III; daughter, Stephanie Shipman (Dustin); sons, Simon Justin Guedea IV, Henry Perez; grandchildren,...
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Felipe Llanos Zuniga

December 12, 1925 - August 1, 2017

Felipe Llanos Zuniga, age 91, entered into eternal rest on August 1, 2017 with his family at his side. He joined the US Navy at a very young age of 16 and is a proud World War II veteran. He continued serving his military family with pride in District 20 at Post# 9174 as Jr. Vice, Sr. Vice and Post Commander. At Post# 9186 he was All State Team Post Commander, National Aide-De-Camp, District...
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Grace Marie Jennings

March 14, 1927 - July 31, 2017

Grace Marie Jennings (nee DiNoia) passed away on July 31, 2017 at the age of 90. Grace Marie was predeceased by her husband, Colonel John M. Jennings, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1970. Despite this unfathomable loss, Grace steadfastly raised their five children on her own. Grace Marie was born in Worcester, MA to Italian immigrant parents. She married John M. Jennings in 1952,...
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Dominic A Sperduti

December 28, 1928 - July 31, 2017

Dominic A. Sperduti, age 88, passed away on July 31, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born and raised in Lackawanna, New York near Buffalo, New York. Dominic was proud to have served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a Combat Medic receiving the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Korean Service Medal, United States Army Korea Service Medal, Army Commendation...
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Willie Alva

June 8, 1932 - July 29, 2017

On July 29, 2017, pilot Willie Alva, took to the skies one final time. He began his last journey into the heavens surrounded by his loved ones, when he unexpectedly succumbed while recuperating from open-heart surgery. Willie made his first solo landing in Hearne, Texas on June 8, 1932, where he became the fourth of what would eventually become a squadron of ten children in the household of...
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Heather Bradberry Pannell

September 18, 1975 - July 29, 2017

Heather Bradberry Pannell, age 41, was taken too soon from her beautiful life on Saturday, July 29, 2017. She was born in Beaumont, TX to parents, Doyle, Jr. and Gayle (Williams) Bradberry. Heather graduated from Seguin High School and graduated from Texas State University, first with a degree in Management and then her Master's in Business Administration. Her skills have been utilized for...
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Jeanne Marie Sullivan Miles

June 24, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Jeanne Marie Sullivan Miles, 88, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 29, 2017 in San Antonio. Jeanne was a mother, grandmother and dear friend to all that knew her. She was born Wollaston, MA on June 24, 1929 and attended college Briarcliff College (now, Pace University) just north of New York City. Jeanne married Kenneth P Miles in 1951 at St. Anne's Church in Quincy,...
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Greg A. Goerges

August 22, 1956 - July 29, 2017

Greg A. Goerges, 60, passed away on July 29, 2017 at home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on August 22,1956 in San Antonio to Harold and Lucille Goerges. Greg is survived by his wife of 37 years, Terri; his son Karl and partner Guillermo Mijares; daughter Virginia Goerges Garcia and son-in-law Santiago; granddaughters Allison and Madeleine Garcia; his brother and lifelong friend Richard...
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Rebecca (Becky V.) Rodriguez

February 27, 1929 - July 29, 2017

Rebecca V. Rodriguez was born on February 27, 1929 in Bishop, Texas within one block of where she lived for 85 years. She was the 2nd oldest of 6 children. Her parents Guillerma (Mama Prieta) and Guadalupe Valverde were proud and hardworking immigrants from Tamaulipas, Mexico. She passed away peacefully on July 29th, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. It is hard to describe Mom, but here are words...
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Robert Ernest Cermin

October 11, 1925 - July 29, 2017

Robert Ernest Cermin was born on October 11, 1925 and peacefully went to be with the Lord on July 29, 2017. Bob, as he was known to his friends, was a beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Anchor Masonic Lodge 424, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 142 and Harmonia Lodge #1 Sons of Hermann. Bob loved the outdoors and was an...
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Raymond A. Troilo

December 6, 1936 - July 28, 2017

Raymond A. Troilo was born Dec. 6th, 1936 in San Antonio Texas and passed away on Friday, July 28th 2017 at the age of 80. He was a passionate literary enthusiast who attended St. Edward's High School in Austin Texas where he met his wife of 57 years, Regina Troilo. He received a B.A. degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and fulfilled his passion for literature by earning a Master's...
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Julio "Guero" A. Flores, Sr.

February 10, 1945 - July 28, 2017

Julio "Guero" Flores, age 72, passed peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2017 from this life, surrounded by his family, comforted by hearing the Lord's prayer and entered the Kingdom of Heaven. Guero was a truly joyous man; he delighted in life, the Lord, his family and friends. He delighted in overcoming problems, helping others with their struggles, in being present and always living in the moment....
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Dale Ray Crockett

July 27, 1965 - July 27, 2017

Dr. Dale Ray Crockett passed away suddenly on July 27, 2017, at the age of 52. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1965, he was the second son of William and Barbara Crockett. Dale graduated high school from Garfield Senior High in Woodbridge, Virginia, in 1983, where he played the saxophone and served as senior drum major of the marching band. He then went to Texas A&M University, joining the...
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Johnnie Mae Bradley

October 12, 1924 - July 27, 2017

We never have to worry about Earl Bradley again, because his beloved wife Johnnie Mae has finally gone to join him in heaven. His English will now be perfect and he will do everything correctly too, with her loving supervision. Together they can dance and play with their crazy dog Boo, argue with each other from time to time and always make up. Hopefully Johnnie will get to reunite with her...
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Margaret Ann Richards

July 26, 2017

After a long illness, Margaret passed into eternal life at Kendall House, Boerne, Texas. She is survived by her daughter Gail Firebaugh-Smith (Kenneth Smith) of New Mexico, and her brother Charles W. Kettering (Vivian) of Nevada, nephews Christopher and Mark, and their families in Washington and California. She was preceded in death by husband Ransom Allen Richards Jr., parents Charles and...
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Irene De La Garza Cano

June 8, 1922 - July 26, 2017

Irene De La Garza Cano passed away Wednesday July 26th, 2017 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 95. Irene was born in Austwell, TX. on June 8th 1922 and shortly thereafter, moved to Laredo, TX, where she lived most of her 95 years. She was the daughter of Antonio De La Garza and Maria Mayorga De La Garza, who were both from Mexico but met and married in Austwell, TX. Her parents had 9...
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Jaime Herrada

October 14, 1967 - July 26, 2017

SSgt. Jaime Herrada, 49, passed away on July 26, 2017, San Antonio. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Porter Loring Mortuary North. SERVICE 9:00 AM THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017 PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH CHAPEL Interment with Military Honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
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Arnoldo D. Cordova

July 6, 1947 - July 26, 2017

Arnoldo DeLeón Córdova, 70, passed away in San Antonio, on July 26, 2017 surrounded by his family. Arnoldo was born in Del Rio, TX on July 6, 1947. He worked for American National Insurance Company for 40 years, and during that time, he had the good fortune to travel the world. He retired in 2010 and took up woodworking. He was always building something in his garage and loved his trips to...
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Dorothy N. Wise

August 17, 1936 - July 26, 2017

Dorothy (Dot) White Wise was born in Huntsville, Texas, on the 17th of August, 1936 to John Eldridge and Connie Davis White. Dot passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Universal City, Texas. Dot enjoyed being a military wife and a mother to son Colin. She was a teacher and an interior designer, and served on many Officers' Wives Club Boards, most recently the Retired Officers' Wives...
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Susan Elizabeth Webster Slavin

January 27, 1941 - July 25, 2017

Susan Elizabeth Webster Slavin, 76, died on Tuesday, July 25, after a valiant fight against cancer and other serious ailments. She was surrounded by her family when she entered the Lord's arms. Born in Shelby, Montana on January 27, 1941, she led a life of drama and adventure and made an indelible impression on people wherever she went. The daughter of an executive with the Arabian American...
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Ernest A. Bagley, Jr.

March 3, 1931 - July 25, 2017

MSgt. Ernest A. Bagley, Jr., USAF (Ret.), age 86, of Universal City, Texas passed away on July 25, 2017. Ernie was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire to Ernest A. Bagley Sr. and Shirley A Gillette, who later blessed him with a brother Earl J. Bagley, who he loved dearly. He grew to be a strong athletic young man, and by the time he graduated from high school he had earned 14 varsity letters in...
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John Thomas Sweezy, USAF, (Ret.)

April 29, 1919 - July 25, 2017

Maj. John Thomas Sweezy, USAF (ret.), age 98, passed away July 25, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Illmo, Missouri on April 29, 1919 to John and Rose Sweezy. From the time he was a little boy on a small farm in rural Missouri, his dream was to become a pilot. John joined the Air Force and flew B-17 bombers in Germany during WWII and at the end of the war, during the Berlin Airlift,...
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Gerard Joseph Sulaica

September 6, 1948 - July 24, 2017

Gerard Joseph Sulaica, 68, better known to his friends as Jerry, fought a hard three-and-a-half-year battle, but the cancer finally won the war on July 24, 2017. He was born September 6, 1948 and was a life-long resident of San Antonio. Jerry started his career as a lab tech at Sequa Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation. There he found his niche in the accounting department and attained his BBA...
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Anni Zamarripa

April 1, 1928 - July 24, 2017

Anni Zamarripa passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Anni was born on April 1, 1928 in Treis, Germany to Wilhelm Naumann and Anna Katharina Burk. Anni was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family unconditionally. Her love and devotion to family was felt by all who knew her. This affection was displayed throughout her home in her...
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Joseph William Wall

August 11, 1929 - July 23, 2017

Dr. Joseph William Wall, Jr., died peacefully July 23, 2017. He was born on August 11, 1929 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Joseph W. and Mae D. Wall. He graduated from Covina Union High School, Covina, California where he excelled in track and football. He attended University of California at Berkeley for three years before transferring and graduating from the University of Tennessee. Joe...
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Juan J. Martinez, Jr.

September 20, 1935 - July 23, 2017

Juan J. Martinez, Jr., age 81, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Juan was born on September 20, 1935 in Laredo, Texas, as an only child, to Juan Jose Martinez Sr. and Maria Martinez. Juan honorably served his country in the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Auto Zone in 2001 after working there over 17 years. He was an avid...
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Della A. Osha

May 8, 1938 - July 23, 2017

Della A. Osha, age 79, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in San Antonio. She was an RN at Baptist Hospital, ultimately retiring as a school nurse from the South San Antonio School District. She was active in her church and served as UMW President at Chapel Hill UMC for several years. Della lived life to the fullest, was quick with a smile, and always thought of others first. She was preceded...
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Nick Brian Herrera

June 19, 1960 - July 22, 2017

Nick Brian Herrera, age 57, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. Nick was a proud graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. He later went on to attend and receive his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin. After living in Houston, Texas for about 15 years he returned to San Antonio where he worked for AT&T and USAA. He took great pride in his...
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Mary Louise Guerrero

January 13, 1929 - July 22, 2017

Mary Louise Guerrero, age 88, passed away July 22, 2017, in San Antonio. The youngest of eight children, she was born and raised in San Antonio. She was adored by all of her family. She was loved by her nieces and nephews who referred to her as Aunt Licha. She took pride in raising her family and keeping an immaculate house. Cooking and cleaning was a passion that brought her joy and a...
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Carlos Metaxas, Sr.

September 27, 1946 - July 21, 2017

Carlos Metaxas, Sr., 70, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, San Antonio, Texas. Carlos was born to parents Nick J. Metaxas and Ofelia Morales Metaxas on September 27, 1946 in Benavides, Texas. Carlos served our country in the United States Army for over 20 years. After retiring from the military, he continued his career with Telos Communication in Lawton Oklahoma and worked there until his...
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Bruce Allen Burleson

February 27, 1979 - July 21, 2017

BRUCE ALLEN BURLESON February 27, 1979 – July 21, 2017 Bruce Allen Burleson (B.J.) was born February 27, 1979 in San Antonio, Texas. He passed away on July 21, 2017 at the age of 38. B.J. graduated from William Howard Taft High School in 1998. He had a great love for hot rods, sports cars, custom cars, motorcycles and automotive painting. B.J. had a positive impact on everyone he...
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Joan Rose Willms

June 7, 1925 - July 21, 2017

Joan Rose Willms, age 92, of Bulverde, TX went to be with the Lord Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born June 7, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Alex and Carolyn Majstrowicz Kuso. She was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Joseph-Honey Creek #2260. Joan was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 71 years, Charles Anton Willms. She is survived by her...
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Dora G. Vega

July 23, 1947 - July 20, 2017

Dora G. Vega, age 69, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on July 23, 1947 to her parents, father, Rafael Gutierrez and mother, Dora Esparza Gutierrez. Later on, she graduated from Brakenridge High School in 1964. Dora loved to travel with her family, family vacations was always a must. She was really fascinated with Chinese culture and décor, you could...
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Glenn F. Boswell

November 9, 1944 - July 20, 2017

Glenn F. Boswell, "Boz", age 72, of San Antonio passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017. He was born on November 9, 1944 in Louisville, Kentucky. He is survived by his wife, Vincenta Buzzelli; father, John C. Boswell; son, David Boswell and wife Rachel Boswell; son, Cory Boswell and wife Lori Roher; daughter, Laura Buzzelli and husband Dan Bellinger; daughter, Beverly Buzzelli and husband Ryan...
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Donald A. Femmel

September 22, 1952 - July 20, 2017

Donald A. Femmel, age 64, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 22, 1952, to parents, Arthur and Dorothy Femmel. After growing up in Chicago and Crystal Lake, Don began attending Illinois State University and, within the first month of school, met his lifelong love. Another freshman named Marie boldly approached him to ask...
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Ruth Evelyn Walker

June 7, 1924 - July 20, 2017

Ruth Evelyn Walker passed away in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the age of 93. Born in North Braddock, Pennsylvania on June 7, 1924, Ruth and her older sister Lillian were children of Reverends Albert and Rose Kehr, missionaries in China and founders of Calvary Assembly of God Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. She and her sister attended boarding school in Hong Kong while their...
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Darline Y. Davis

March 2, 1929 - July 19, 2017

Darline Y. Davis, age 88, of Converse, TX passed away on Wednesday, July 19,2017. Mrs. Davis was born in National City, CA on March 2, 1929 to Melvin Rees and Marguerite Tracy. She married her husband, Robert Davis on August 8, 1947. They resided in Colorado Springs, CO for 32 years. Mrs. Davis retired from El Paso County where she worked as an Investigator for the Welfare Fraud Division....
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Pablo Gonzalez

September 9, 1927 - July 19, 2017

Pablo Gonzalez passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio, Texas, on July 19, 2017, where he entered the gates of heaven after living a full and rewarding life. He was 90 years old and born in Crystal City, Texas to Pablo Gonzalez and Lucia Garza. Pablo is survived by his wife, Elvira Gonzalez; and their 5 children; sons Pablo Jr. and wife Isabelle, Hector, Juan, David and wife Marylove;...
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Robert Stewart Schanhaar

January 8, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Robert Stewart Schanhaar, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on January 8, 1930 in Anoka, MN to Raymond and Ethel Schanhaar. Robert later joined the United States Marine Corp, and served during the Korean War. Later on, in life he became a head baker at Lackland Air Force Base. He had a passion for dancing, he would always take his wife, Clara,...
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Hayde Garza- McCabe

May 12, 1982 - July 19, 2017

Hayde Garza-McCabe, 35, of Laredo, Texas, serenely passed into Heaven on July 19, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. She was born May 12, 1982 in Houston, and was raised in Laredo, Texas. She attended Laredo's VMT School of Fine Arts and Communication and graduated from Martin High School. Hayde earned her bachelor's degree at UTSA before continuing to earn her Doctorate of Dental...
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James Orville Soat

June 13, 1934 - July 19, 2017

James Orville Soat was born in Milford, Iowa, on June 13, 1934 to Lawrence Soat and Gertrude Mathisen Soat. He passed away on July 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Terril High School, and enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving in the 29th RSM in various locations, including Clark AFB in the Philippines, and Kelly AFB in San Antonio. After his discharge, he attended...
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