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Frances Winakur

May 4, 1924 - November 20, 2017

Frances was raised in Baltimore, MD, above a luncheonette run by her parents, Sam and Bessie Pollack. She waitressed during her teenage years and there met Leonard Winakur whom she would later marry after he returned from five years of service during WWll. She wrote him every day of his deployment. Frances worked hard all her life: raising her two sons, Jerry and Michael; then beside her...
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Harry Garison

November 16, 1959 - November 19, 2017

Harry Garison was born November 16, 1959 in San Antonio, Texas to Clare and Lee Garison. He had a tremendous passion and love for his family. He married the love of his life Christine in 1976 and had the privilege of growing up with his best friend and wife. Before having children they spent many years camping, floating the river, and making trips to the beach on Harry's motorcycle. After many...
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John W. Gilboux

March 18, 1930 - November 19, 2017

LTC. John W. Gilboux U.S. Army (Ret.) age 87, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in New Kensington, PA on March 18, 1930 to George and Mildred (Emonds) Gilboux. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1954 and retired after 22 years of service as an infantry officer in the US Army. John was awarded a Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart for...
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David Stovall

October 8, 1960 - November 18, 2017

Officer David A. Stovall, age 57, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on October 8th, 1960 in England to Billie Stovall and Eileen Mullaney. David graduated from Rocky Point High School, N.Y., class of 1979. He attended Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio where he pitched for the Marietta Pioneers. David joined the United States Army December 1983 where...
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John D. Farrell

September 29, 1930 - November 16, 2017

John D. Farrell, Sr., 87, passed away on November 16, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. John taught 4H for 20+years. He loved the outdoors and horses. John loved to ride and taught his daughter to rope. He was good with photography and enjoyed bowling. He was a spiritual man and followed his Catholic faith, his entire life. An honest, straight forward man, he was firm but loving and will...
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Antonio Jesus Rangel

June 5, 1935 - November 16, 2017

Antonio Jesus Rangel, age 82, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on June 5, 1935 to Jesus and Panfila Rangel in La Feria, Texas. Later on, he graduated with honors from La Feria High School in 1953. He was a Railroad Telegrapher for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Antonio then transferred to the Southern Pacific Railroad as Chief Train Dispatcher...
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Joe Terry Moore, Jr.

May 2, 1922 - November 16, 2017

Joe Terry Moore, Jr. (The Old Pro) was accepted into the arms of Jesus on November 16, 2017. Joe was born in Brownwood, TX on May 2, 1922 to Joe T. and Ruby Moore. Joe moved to San Antonio with his family at the age of 5. After graduating high school at TMI, Joe attended LSU on a golf scholarship and proudly served in the US Army during WWII, serving a tour in Italy. At the age of 28, Joe...
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Manuel David Perez

April 30, 1958 - November 15, 2017

DAVID PEREZ April 30, 1958 – November 15, 2017 Manuel David Perez, age 59, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in Dallas, TX. He was born in Austin, TX to parents Manuel and Mary Louise (Teniente) Perez. David graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School (Class of '76) and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He started...
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Bridget Peterson

April 2, 1959 - November 15, 2017

Bridget Peterson, 58, died on November 15, 2017, at her home in Spring Branch, Texas. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Bridget had touched throughout her life. Bridget was born on April 2, 1959, in Bronx, NY to Brigida Rosario. She worked for the Social Security Administration for 35 years, as a Claims Representative and a Union Representative. She loved her...
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Rose Mary Carreno Valdez

August 27, 1948 - November 14, 2017

Rose Mary Carreno Valdez, an angel of God, graced us with her love, wisdom, and devotion from her birth on August 27, 1948 until her premature and unexpected death on November 14, 2017. A loving wife, an exemplary mother, and truest of friend to many, she was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Estella Carreno. She is survived by her husband of forty years, Ernest G. Valdez; daughter,...
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Annalyn Achning Gates

November 14, 2017

Annalyn Achning Gates passed away peacefully at home surrounded by love. She is preceded in death by her parents Walter and Estellyn Achning; her daughter, Deborah Lyn Raider. Annalyn is survived by her daughter, Melissa Raider Keahey; her grandson, Walter Blank Keahey; her granddaughter, Deanna Lyn Ramirez; her sister, Nancy Achning Muldoon, and her husband, William III; her niece, Shevaun;...
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Harvey Cox

September 1, 1923 - November 13, 2017

Major Harvey Gray Cox, USAF (Ret.), 94, passed away on November 13, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Holmes Co., Mississippi on September 1, 1923, to William Winfred Cox and Bessie Jane Cox. Harvey graduated from Vaiden High School, Vaiden, MS. on April 18, 1941. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Jackson, MS. Within 2 years, he was accepted in the Army Air Corp Cadet...
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Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck

May 13, 1921 - November 13, 2017

Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck May 13, 1921 – November 13, 2017 Virginia Helen Anderson Boeck, age 96, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Virginia was born in Chicago, IL to Anton T. and Joanna Harmacinski Anderson on May 13, 1921 and moved with her family to San Antonio in 1924. She graduated from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio with a teaching...
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Marjorie Kellerman nee Sidlow

November 13, 2017

Marjorie Kellerman, nee Sidlow, was born in a small village in England in 1920. She was brought into the world by a mid-wife in Granny Welsby's bedroom in a canopied bed. During World War II, Marjorie had a clerical job at an airplane repair facility where she met and married Warren Kellerman, an American, who was part of a team from Kelly Field sent to England to keep the planes flying during...
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Carroll Patt Talley

January 16, 1945 - November 12, 2017

Carroll Patt Talley entered peacefully into his final rest at the age of 72 on November 12, 2017. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family at his Castle Hills home. Patt was a devoted husband to his wife, Jeanne, of 52 years. Together they raised four sons, Patrick, Darin, Jeffery, and Christopher, and a daughter, Lisa, whom he now joins in heaven. Patt was born in Waynesboro,...
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George M. Reininger

July 9, 1944 - November 12, 2017

George will be remembered as a quiet, faithful and selfless gentleman. Born to Marvin Reininger and Mary Margaret Collins Reininger, both now deceased, George is survived by daughter Renee Reininger and spouse David McShane of Las Vegas, NV, granddaughter Madelyn Williams and great grandson Carter Moore. Seven siblings also survive him: Charmaine Williams (Allen), Nancy Biggs (Gordon, deceased)...
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Jonathan D. White

December 8, 1951 - November 11, 2017

Jonathan D. White was born December 8, 1951 to Lt. Col. John K. and Gloria Durette White (both deceased) at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany and passed away November 11, 2017 in San Antonio, TX after suffering a stroke. He will be mourned and missed by Marcie, "The Girlfriend" of 19 years, and her family; his Sigma Beta Chi brothers who knew him as "Goober"; his pals Doug and Cheryl, Kim and...
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Paul A. Parker

December 18, 1933 - November 11, 2017

Col. Paul A. Parker, Jr. USAF (Ret.) passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in San Antonio. He was born in Rock Island, IL to parents, Paul A. and Ruth Simmons Parker. He met his lovely wife, Sally, while they were both attending the University of Iowa. After graduation, Paul joined the Air Force and spent his career serving his country. He first served in Japan, Philippines, and...
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Richard "Rich" J. Waisley

May 20, 1940 - November 11, 2017

Richard John "Rich" Waisley, age 77 of San Antonio, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born on May 20, 1940 in Erie, Pennsylvania to John and Marie Swanseger Waisley. Rich grew up in a farmhouse in Sterrettania, PA. He attended McKean High School where he lettered in basketball, volleyball, and baseball and excelled at academics. After high school, Rich went to DeVry...
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Dorothy M. Kosar

June 22, 1923 - November 11, 2017

Dorothy M. Kosar, age 94, passed away on November 11, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on June 22, 1923 to William and Mary (Kroupa) Kosar in Belleville, Illinois. She graduated from Harmony Grade School and Bellville Township High School. After high school, she worked in Ladies Ready-to-Wear and was promoted to a buyer position in Bellville. After moving to San Antonio, she continued...
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Albert Watson III

October 30, 1940 - November 11, 2017

Albert Watson III, 77, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in San Antonio. Born in Williamsport, PA on October 30, 1940, he was the son of Albert and Anne Watson II. A proud veteran, he served in the Army during the Vietnam era, ultimately retiring from the service as a Lieutenant Colonel. He enjoyed cruising with his wife and spending time with his family and friends. Albert was preceded...
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Sachiko Baldovino

September 28, 1933 - November 11, 2017

Sachiko Baldovino peacefully joined the Lord's side November 11, 2017 in San Antonio, TX due to complications from Alzheimer's. She was 84. Mrs. Baldovino, or as she was lovingly known as "Baba", was born on September 28, 1933 in Numazu, Japan to her parents, Tadashi & Kiko Yamashita. She married George Baldovino in 1951, and moved from Japan with her family to the United States in 1956. She...
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Mercedes C. Rawdin

January 7, 1925 - November 9, 2017

Mercedes C. Rawdin was born January 7th, 1925. She was the youngest of six children and was born with rheumatic fever which compromised her heart. Mercedes grew up in Panama, Central America, where she studied at Colombo Americano learning English and became an English teacher for several years. After visiting her father's family in Colombia she went to Bogota where she met Hernando Sabogal...
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Nancy Neill Law

October 23, 1934 - November 8, 2017

Nancy Ann Neill Law passed away on November 8, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on October 23, 1934, in San Angelo, Texas, to George H. "Jack" and Elizabeth Neill. Nancy grew up in Sonora, Texas, thriving on ranch life, working livestock, and riding horseback. After graduating from Hockaday School in Dallas, she went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts Plan II from the University of...
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Clifford Kies, US Army (Ret)

August 11, 1922 - November 7, 2017

MAJOR CLIFFORD KIES, U.S. ARMY (Ret.) August 11, 1922 - November 7, 2017 Cliff Kies, age 95, of San Antonio, passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 11, 1922, to parents George and Ethel Kies. The family moved to Texas in 1930. Cliff graduated from Austin High School and attended the University of Texas, where he ran track. With the onset of...
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Margaret Julia Beck

November 7, 2017

Surrounded by those who loved her most in this world, and trusting in the merciful grace of God, Margaret Julia "Peggy" (McDevitt) Beck entered into her eternal reward on Tuesday, November 7 in San Antonio, Texas. Peggy celebrated 50 years of marriage to her beloved husband Tom last December, and celebrated her 70th birthday in July. These milestones were special moments in a life filled with...
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Daniel Lee Kowalik

January 25, 1947 - November 7, 2017

Daniel Lee Kowalik, age 70, passed away on November 7th 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, after a valiant 11-year battle with cancer. Danny was a Master Naturalist who will be forever remembered with a park in Mico, Texas, which is named in honor of him. He was inventive and creative with a gift for carpentry and woodworking. After serving four years in the Navy during Vietnam, he obtained a business...
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Charles Joseph Krull

January 14, 1936 - November 6, 2017

Charles "Chuck" Krull, 81, passed away peacefully in his home on November 6, 2017, in San Antonio, TX. He joins his beloved wife, Betty Jean Krull (passed June 2010), in God's care. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Leopold and Leona: and his dear brothers and sisters, Pauline, Leopold, Eleanora, Alvina, Leona, Walter, Paul, Doris, Beatrice, John and Nick. He is survived by his...
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David Reed Terry

March 11, 1937 - November 6, 2017

David Reed Terry (Maj, USA, Ret.) died on November 6, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas, where he lived since 1973. He was born in Provo, Utah, on March 11, 1937. He served 23 years in the Army, retiring in 1979, and still has many friends from that service. He served 3 tours of duty in Germany and spoke fluent German. He subsequently served a tour of duty in South Vietnam, assigned to the 5th VN...
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Gloria Amalia Woods

July 12, 1948 - November 6, 2017

Gloria Woods, age 69, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. In 1957 at the young age of nine, Gloria and her parents and five brothers and sisters moved to San Antonio from Laredo and in 1974 she became a United States Citizen. In 1966 she met the love of her life, Roy S. Woods and eventually married him in 1971. Gloria was a great mother, sister, grandmother and...
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Virginia Moody

November 1, 1951 - November 5, 2017

Known for her kind heart and generous nature, Virginia Moody was a natural at helping others find their way. An experienced executive who worked at various Air Force bases, including in Germany and Brooks AFB, and at USAA, Moody eventually struck out on her own, starting Moody & Associates in 2001. "She was a really special person in the community," friend and colleague Melissa Vela-Williams...
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Vernon Wesley Morrow

October 11, 1931 - November 5, 2017

Vernon Wesley Morrow went to his Lord on Sunday November 5th, 2017 in Helotes, Texas. Vern was born in Garner, Arkansas and grew up in McRae, Arkansas; the youngest son of 9 children born to Henry and Esther Morrow. He was president of his senior class and played on various sports teams. He joined the Navy at 18 and met his wife, Joyce while they were stationed in California. Vern served...
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Frank Liberto

February 20, 1933 - November 5, 2017

Frank Liberto went to see our Lord peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio in 1933 and attended Central Catholic High School prior to receiving his B.B.A. in Marketing from Saint Mary's University in 1955. He married the love of his life, Patricia Ann Edwards on March 2, 1957, beginning a 60-year love story of...
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Betty (Beany) Nessly Berkey

April 15, 1926 - November 5, 2017

Betty (Beany) Nessly Berkey, age 91, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in San Antonio. A native San Antonian, she was born on April 15, 1926, to parents, Howard E. Nessly and Dorothy Allen Nessly. Beany graduated from Jefferson High School where she was a proud member of the famous Lassos dance team. She earned a Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas where she joined the Tri...
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Ireen Vivian Buck

October 28, 1926 - November 4, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Ireen Vivian Buck, age 91, passed away November 4, 2017. Mrs. Buck was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Colonel Wesley J. Buck. After several overseas assignments, the Bucks were transferred in 1969 to San Antonio. Upon Colonel Buck's military retirement, they chose to remain in San Antonio, at which time Mrs. Buck worked at Clark...
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Al Guevara

January 18, 1928 - November 4, 2017

Al Guevara was called home to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the age of 89. Al was a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Texas. In Al's early years, he graduated from Tech High School and joined the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy for two years, he went on to become a successful, self-employed businessman. He operated and managed his own plumbing company and later G G ...
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James "Jim" Stanley Goudge

May 17, 1931 - November 4, 2017

James (Jim) Stanley Goudge, age 86, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 in San Antonio. Jim had a long and happy career as a manager for Luby's Cafeteria. He was a talented wood worker and the family has many tables, couches and other items that will be treasured for many generations. An outdoorsman, he loved his Ford and John Deere tractors, fishing and his boats. After retirement, Jim...
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Aurelia Pita Tapia

June 16, 1929 - November 3, 2017

Aurelia Pita Tapia, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the tender age of 88 in San Antonio, Texas. Aurelia, family matriarch, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was known for her loving heart and giving nature. Her doors were always open to anyone in need. Aurelia was an amazing cook and lived for family gatherings. She was a Sous-Chef in Paris, France, and one of...
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Phillip Randolph Craven, Jr., MD

April 27, 1944 - November 2, 2017

Beloved husband and father, Phillip Randolph Craven, Jr., MD, lost his battle with cancer on Nov. 2, 2017. He was born April 27, 1944 to Phillip R. Craven and Dorothy Hoover Craven in Dallas, TX. In 1962, Randy graduated from Bryan Adams High School in Dallas and then attended the University of Oklahoma. He went on to medical school at the University of Texas at Galveston, where he...
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Luis D. Elizondo

October 20, 1944 - November 2, 2017

Luis D. Elizondo a loving father and grandfather, age 73, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on to Arturo and Amelia Elizondo in Eagle Pass, TX. Luis served proudly in the United States Navy and the United States Army for a total of 10 years. He served as a Tank Commander, his main career was a Navy Corpsman and an Army Medic. Luis was later on a part...
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Victor Solis

December 23, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Beloved husband, father and friend, Victor Solis, age 89, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents and children: Jacqueline Solis and Roger Solis. Victor is survived by his wife, Olga C. Solis; children: Victor Daniel Solis (Emma), Belinda Trevino (Jack), Mario Rene Solis (Katherine); 10 beloved grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. ...
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William Adon Chamblee

November 3, 1954 - November 1, 2017

William Adon Chamblee, known to his friends as Don, age 62, passed away on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Don was born on November 3rd, 1954 in Hobbs, New Mexico, and is predeceased by his parents, Jim and Joe Chamblee, and his wife Karen Lynn Chamblee. After graduating from Eunice High School, Don joined the Air Force in 1976 where he studied at NMJC ADN School of...
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Daniel M. Saenz

June 3, 1968 - November 1, 2017

Daniel M. Saenz, age 49, of San Antonio, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017. His passion was to read comic books, and his favorite was Wolverine. He enjoyed going to the movies and liked Star Wars. He is preceded in death by his father, Raul G. Saenz, Sr; sister, Gracie Saenz. He is survived by his mother, Irene Saenz; siblings, Raul Saenz, Jr., Ruben M. Saenz, Sr., Antonio M. Saenz,...
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Myrle Dietz Latimer

March 18, 1925 - November 1, 2017

Myrle Dietz Latimer, 92 of Victoria passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 following a long illness. She was born March 18, 1925 in Newport, Kentucky. Myrle was the only daughter of Earl and Pearl Dietz. She attended Newport public schools and was a cheerleader at Newport High School. After graduation, she attended secretarial school and then worked for WLW radio station in Cincinnati. She...
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David Bikoff

December 22, 1925 - November 1, 2017

David Marvin Bikoff died November 1st, 2017. Born in Brooklyn, NY, David received a full scholarship at age 15 to the University of Vermont. Completing his studies at the University of Michigan, David attended both Harvard Medical and Dental Schools. After his Air Force service, David established his family medical practice in Patchogue, NY. He also directed the Residency Training Program at...
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Sybil Burnham Wolff

February 7, 1929 - October 31, 2017

Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Sybil Burnham Wolff, age 88, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. She was a devout Christian and a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She was active in the St. Andrews Mission Commission and volunteered at the Medical Center Hospital. She was a trained water safety instructor and avid supporter of the AAU swimming program of San Antonio...
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Frederick William Ledbetter

February 28, 1952 - October 30, 2017

Frederick (Fritz/Rick) Ledbetter passed away unexpectedly on October 30, 2017 at his home in San Antonio, TX. He was 65 and enjoyed a full, active life. He was a loving father and friend. Rick was born on February 28, 1952 in Anchorage in the Territory of Alaska to Mary Lou and Lionel Tietze. When he was 2 ½ his father died in an airplane accident and his mother remarried soon thereafter...
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Maria T. Guerra

August 18, 1947 - October 30, 2017

Maria T. Guerra a loving mother and grandmother went to be with the Lord on, Monday, October 30, 2017 at the age of 70. Her boys were her everything and she lived for her children, defines the word MOM. Her strong will and faith got her thru tribulations in her life. She loved her oldies music. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rolando H. Guerra. She is survived by her children, Jesse...
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Richard Edward Cavazos, US Army, (Ret.)

January 31, 1929 - October 29, 2017

A retired four-star general, Richard E. Cavazos began his last patrol October 29, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He was 88 years old. He was born in Kingsville, Texas and grew up on the famed King Ranch. He graduated in 1951 from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry in the regular army from Texas Tech's ROTC...
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William A. Smith

May 16, 1925 - October 29, 2017

Dr. William A. Smith, 92 years old, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Bill was born in Iron River, Michigan to Henry and Lillian Smith. He served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He attended Alma College, followed by attending Dental School at the University of Michigan, class of 1952. He remained a big fan of Michigan Football...
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Patrick W. Selsor

March 7, 1954 - October 29, 2017

Patrick W. Selsor, 63, passed away peacefully with family by his side on October 29, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Roy and Kathryn Selsor. Patrick worked for the Corp. of Engineers, enjoying retirement after 25 years of service. He also worked for Southern Pacific Railroad for many years. Patrick enjoyed fishing at the coast, camping at Chalk Bluff, being with...
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Pablo B. Guerra, Jr.

July 4, 1994 - October 28, 2017

Pablo Briseno Guerra, Jr, age 23, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was born in San Antonio. Pablo graduated in 2012 from Highlands High School, where he was known for his baseball skills. From a very early age, Pablo was an outdoorsman. He loved to hunt, shoot skeet and fish. The Texas Trophy Hunters magazine featured Pablo in their magazine when he was 11 years old. His father...
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Sally Ellen Walthall Cribbs

January 24, 1947 - October 28, 2017

Sally Ellen Walthall Cribbs, passed away after a yearlong battle against cancer at her home in Oxford, Mississippi, surrounded by her family. Sally was born January 24, 1947, to Walter Walthall, M.D. and Alice Brady Walthall. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, Walter Walthall Sr. and Nellie Paschal Walthall, and Joe Brady and Sally Ellen Douglass Brady. Sally grew up in...
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Lyndon B. Faulkner

October 1, 1924 - October 28, 2017

Lynn awoke in the presence of the Lord on October 28, 2017. She was born on the family farm in East Texas to B.B. (Bud) Faulkner and Sadie Cook Faulkner. She was a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She is survived by her brothers Joseph W. Faulkner (Shirley) and Jimmie D. Faulkner and several nephews and nieces. Lynn graduated salutatorian from Stephen F. Austin Demonstrative High...
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Hugh Henry Batchhelder, Jr.

October 30, 1933 - October 28, 2017

Hugh Henry Batchelder, Jr., known to all as "Cotton," passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born in San Antonio to parents Hugh Henry Batchelder and Alma Banspach Batchelder. Cotton served as an altar boy at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles in Alamo Heights, attended Central Catholic and Thomas Jefferson High School and shortly after served in the U.S. Army during...
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Lois Wilson Ritch Hilton

February 27, 1923 - October 28, 2017

Lois Wilson Ritch Hilton was born February 27, 1923 in Charlotte, NC and went to be with her Lord and her beloved husband, Charles Dwight Hilton, on October 28, 2017. Before World War II started, she met Dwight at Myrtle Beach, SC while she was in high school and he was attending The Citadel. While Dwight was overseas, Lois graduated from Duke University in three years earning the National Phi...
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Richard W. Sonntag III, PhD

October 27, 2017

Richard W. Sonntag III, age 51, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017. Richard was born near Alamogordo, New Mexico and, following some short stints in Philadelphia and San Antonio, was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He graduated from University of New Mexico with a bachelor's of biochemistry in 1993 and a PhD in pharmacy and biochemistry in 2003. He worked for the State of New Mexico...
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Kaytlyn Rosalie Jornayvaz

September 26, 1987 - October 27, 2017

Kaytlyn Rosalie Jornayvaz, 30, beloved daughter and sister, peacefully passed away on October 27, 2017 after a back surgery. Equally witty and beautiful, Kaytlyn had an uncanny ability to live in the moment, which meant those in her company felt truly appreciated. Her kindness, her desire to listen, and the time she took with friendships, have encouraged those around her to live their lives...
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Georgia "Jene" Kramer

October 8, 1939 - October 27, 2017

Georgia "Jene" Kramer, age 78, passed away October 27, 2017. She was born October 8, 1939 in Houston, TX and grew up in Lake Charles, LA. Jene, a National Merit Scholar, graduated from LSU, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She attended LSU Medical School, where she met her husband, Edward Kramer. After marrying in 1961, Jene left medical school in order to support Ed...
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John Schraub

December 19, 1942 - October 26, 2017

John Schraub, age 74, passed away on October 26, 2017. He was born in San Antonio to parents Viola Brand and John Schraub.  John graduated from Schertz-Cibolo High School in 1961 and went on to graduate from The University of Texas at Austin (HOOK 'EM!) with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in 1966. He was extremely proud to be a lifetime member of the Texas Ex's Alumni Association. After...
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Juanita Cuellar Ramos

December 20, 1925 - October 26, 2017

Juanita Cuellar Ramos went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born in Lockhart, Texas on December 20, 1925. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Julio Cuellar, husband, Alfredo Ramos, son, James Ramos daughters, Celia Ramos, Rachel Gallegos. She is survived by her son, Ricardo C. Ramos, sisters, Nicolas Lopez, Concepcion Castillo, Lucy Ruiz and...
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Elmer G. Wilke

February 12, 1920 - October 26, 2017

Elmer G. Wilke went to be with the Lord Jesus on October 26, 2017 at the age of 97 after a short illness. He was married to his beloved wife, Lily D. Wilke, who preceded him in death, for 62 years. Elmer was a native of San Antonio born February 12, 1920 in a house next to his father's grocery store, a historic building, which originally was located about 50 yards from the Hemisfair Tower of the...
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Marie Thelma Pratts

December 10, 1928 - October 26, 2017

Marie Thelma Pratts, known to her family and friends as Thelma, passed away quietly on Thursday, October 26, 2017. She was born in San Antonio on December 10, 1928 to Hermen and Amelia Pratts, both deceased. She grew up on Hildebrand Ave. and attended Agnes Cotton Elementary, Mark Twain Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School. Upon graduation she went to work for City Public Service...
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Imogene " Gene" Clara Menck Herrmann

July 3, 1929 - October 26, 2017

Imogene "Gene" Clara Menck Herrmann passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Gene was born in LaCoste, Texas to Walter August Menck and Clara Agnus Jungman Menck, the middle child of five children, all of whom grew up in Natalia, Texas. Gene earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University, and was the first person in...
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Colonel Robert J. Myers

May 13, 1953 - October 25, 2017

Robert (Bob) was born 13 May 1953 in Charleston, SC to John K. Myers and Louise McNeill. He graduated from Congressional High School in 1971 where he was a four-year starter on the football, basketball and baseball teams and served as Class President his senior year. Bob graduated from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina as a Distinguished Military Graduate and is a life member...
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Michael Kevin Sloan

December 20, 1970 - October 25, 2017

Michael Kevin Sloan, 46, of San Antonio passed away Oct. 25th, 2017, at Vero Beach, Florida. He was born December 20th,1970 in Beloit, Wisconsin, to Harold and Jean Sloan. He married Venessa Duran July 3rd, 1999. Mike found his passion during middle school and turned it into a lifelong career as a visual musical cordinator. Using his boundless creativity, energy and passion, Mike became coach,...
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Frances E. Hite

October 25, 2017

Frances Evelyn Ellison Hite passed away October 25, 2017. Born in Eastland County Texas to James and Susie Ellison, she was raised in Gorman, Texas. The family moved to San Antonio where she met and married O.D. Hite. They had two daughters, Susan Hite Youngblood and Sally Hite Flanagan, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Fran had style and was a character through and through....
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Gay Yvonne Alter Hejtmancik

December 8, 1940 - October 24, 2017

Gay Yvonne Alter Hejtmancik, 76, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on December 8, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas to Mildred and Ivan Alter. She was a real estate agent in San Antonio & retired to Rockport, Texas where she was involved in numerous organizations and activities. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mildred and Ivan Alter; husband, Marvis...
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Patsy R. Beyer

October 12, 1930 - October 24, 2017

Patsy Ruth Beyer, age 87, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born in Waco, TX to parents, Milton and Hallie (Nash) Pewitt. She attended and graduated from Somerset High School, after which she moved to the San Antonio area and became a homemaker. After the children where in school, she worked for Sears Roebuck as a model and sales clerk, and worked in the...
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Adolph D. Jacobson, USAF (Ret)

May 10, 1931 - October 23, 2017

Lt. Col. Adolph D. Jacobson, USAF, (Ret), 86, passed away on October 23, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born May 10, 1931, in Austin, Texas to Adolph L. and Ethel Jacobson. Jake Jacobson graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas in 1949. He joined the US Air Force, enlisting as a Private (E-1). After promotion to Sergeant (E-4), he was selected for the Aviation Cadet Program...
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Marion Ruth Coulter

September 5, 1925 - October 23, 2017

Marion Ruth Coulter, age 92, of Spring Branch, Texas passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017. She was born September 5, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York to George and Martha Ruth Dilworth. Marion retired from Fort Sam Houston with 20 years service. She was a member of the Harlandale and Canyon Lake Eastern Star Chapters. Marion and her sister Grace travelled extensively around the world. She was...
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Barbara Sylvester

October 22, 2017

On October 22, 2017, I met with my late husband and daughter at the grand ole H-E-B in the sky. I decided it was time to go on the ultimate shopping trip that my family on earth could just not handle. But, in leaving I left them behind with many memories of the beautiful life I lived. I was a crazy teenager, a loving and devoted wife, the life of the party, a loyal friend and a hands-on...
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Carol Jean Riesinger

April 4, 1933 - October 22, 2017

Carol Jean Riesinger, 84, passed away on October 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Coolville, Ohio on April 4, 1933, to Sherlie and Lillian Gibson. Carol came to San Antonio in early 1954. In 1967, she started working at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital and eventually became Assistant Head Nurse of Surgery in 1979, where she remained until retirement, on December 29, 1995. ...
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Susana Paloma Boyer

October 13, 1956 - October 22, 2017

Susana Paloma Boyer, age 61, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Spring Branch, Texas. She was born on October 13, 1956 in Spain. Susie was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, and grandma. She is survived by her husband, Nils Boyer; parents, Alexander and Paloma Broun; daughter and son-in-law, Samantha and Cody Henderson; sons and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Cassi Boyer, Sean Boyer, and...
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Elena de los Santos Garza

September 10, 1926 - October 22, 2017

In our eyes, the best Mother any one could have asked for, Elena S. Garza, age 91, peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Elena was the only child of Petra and Pedro de los Santos. She was born and spent her formative years in the small isolated village of General Zuazua NL, Mexico with its traditional customs, beliefs and collection of eccentric residents. As a young woman, she...
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Irene T. Martinez

April 6, 1935 - October 22, 2017

Irene T. Martinez, 82 years old, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Irene was born in Caldwell County, Texas on April 6, 1935. Irene is survived by son, Mark Anthony Martinez and wife Nora and family; daughter, Sanjuanita and husband Joe Muth and family; Irma Linda and husband Abel Gonzales and family, Angie Arredondo; 7 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 7 great...
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Frank Scaramella

October 22, 2017

Frank Scaramella, age 81, passed away October 22, 2017 in San Antonio, TX. Frank was born on May 6, 1936 in Staten Island, NY to Joseph and Marie Scaramella. Frank, along with his brothers, founded Scaramella Ready Mix Concrete in Staten Island, NY. The trucks were best known for their unique red & white candy cane appearance. Franks smile was contagious and his generosity was endless. His...
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Joseph Lamar Faulkner, Jr.

June 15, 1944 - October 21, 2017

Joseph Lamar Faulkner, Jr., age 73, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 21, 2017 in San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph L Faulkner, Sr. and Mary Edna Avera Faulkner. Joseph is survived by his son, Ronald Faulkner; daughter, Brenda Faulkner Zambrano; daughter, Julie Faulkner; and son, David Faulkner and their mother, Emma Ann Harlohs Faulkner;...
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Mary Beth Daugherty

July 19, 1924 - October 21, 2017

Mary Beth Daugherty died peacefully in her sleep the morning of October 21 at the age of 93. She died in her own bed at Argent Court in Seguin where she has been loving cared for over the last fourteen years. Her beloved husband of 57 years, Lou, predeceased her 15 years ago. Over the years, she also grieved the loss of her brother Junior Harrison, sister Margaret Harrison, and grandson Alec...
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Edward Murillo

February 13, 1933 - October 21, 2017

Edward Murillo, 84, passed peacefully away on October 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 13, 1933, in San Marcos, Texas, to parents, Fausto and Maria (Rubio) Murillo, Eddie graduated from San Marcos High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After returning to Texas, he married Ophelia Cruz on August 31, 1957, at the Basilica of the National...
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Jim Tom Neely

April 1, 1939 - October 21, 2017

Jim Tom "Rip" Neely, age 78, entered Heaven on Saturday, October 21st. He is preceded by his parents, Leroy and Neva Neely, his sister, LeeAnn and former wife, Diane Palmer Neely. He is lovingly survived by daughter, Misty Neely Cable and her sons, Slate and Landon; son Tyler Neely and his wife, Jayna and their children, Aspen and Palmer; and his sister, Dixie Richardson. Jim always had a...
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Marie Tiblier Vazquez

February 2, 1926 - October 21, 2017

Born on February 2, 1926, to Helen McDermott and Lawrence Tiblier, Marie was one of five sisters. For three generations, the family owned and operated the Martinet Hotel in San Diego, Texas. Stories of their life at the hotel, and the long-time guests who stayed there, were like reading a chapter out of Fried Green Tomatoes. During the depression, the family sold the hotel and later moved to...
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Robert " Bob" Wilson, USAF, (Ret.)

March 24, 1922 - October 21, 2017

Bob, also known as "Colonel" to many of his friends, was born in 1922 in Jacksonville, Florida, to Joseph "J. B." and Geraldine Wilson. His family moved to a farm in Trenton, Florida when he was a young child, and he grew up there. In October 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and went on active duty in February 1943. After attending Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as a 2nd...
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Betty J. Gold

March 18, 1931 - October 21, 2017

Betty Jean (Greenberg) Gold, of San Antonio, Texas passed away at her home in San Antonio on Saturday, October 21, 2017. She was born on March 18, 1931, to Minnie and Keefe Greenberg. Betty graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1949. In 1951, she married her first and only true love, Arnold Gold, a handsome young man and future highly successful auto industry executive. Betty was a...
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Albert Preciado, Jr.

February 7, 1948 - October 20, 2017

If love alone could have kept you here, you would have lived forever… It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the death of such a loving husband, father, and grandfather, Albert Preciado, Jr., 69, of San Antonio, Texas. After a hard-fought two-year battle with Cholangiocarcinoma, he passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on October 20, 2017. Albert was...
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W. Jeanice (Butler) Smith

February 17, 1940 - October 19, 2017

Mrs. W. Jeanice (Butler) Smith, 77, died quietly at her home in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 19, 2017. Jeanice is survived by two daughters, Carla Spence of Herndon, Virginia, and Cathy Winchester of Riverton, Wyoming; her sister, Nola Fortner of San Diego, California; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Butler; her mother, Opal...
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Janet M. Mabry

April 20, 1933 - October 19, 2017

Janet Mortland Mabry was born in Hardin, Illinois on April 20, 1933 and passed away peacefully on October 19, 2017 surrounded by her children Sandra Mabry Ozols, Guy William Mabry, Jr., Kimberly Mabry Garza, "her fourth child" Courtney Janet Mabry, and many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There were four generations of love in the room as Mom transitioned from life. Mom was very...
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Cynthia L. Manzotti

July 17, 1951 - October 19, 2017

In grace of our Lord, Cynthia, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on July 17, 1951, in Shenandoah, Iowa to Richard and Pauline Sheldon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Pauline Sheldon. Cynthia is survived by her husband, John T. Manzotti; daughter, Sara (Scott) Manzotti Allender; son, Andrew Manzotti; 3 grandchildren,...
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Nicholas "Nick" Monda

June 29, 1947 - October 19, 2017

Nicholas Monda, 70, of Brooklyn, New York passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017 surrounded by his children and friends who loved him. He was born on June 29, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and was the companion of Ana Bersabeth Laugier until her death. Nick grew up in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended Boys High School on Marcy Avenue. Nick moved to San Antonio,...
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Eloisa G Roque

January 5, 1930 - October 19, 2017

Eloisa G. Roque, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 19, 2017. She was born in Kenedy, TX to parents, Miguel and Josefina (Reyes) Gonzales. Eloisa and her beloved husband, Pete, were married 61 years. Eloisa was a wonderful wife, mother and sister. She was a faithful member of the Templo Bethel Church for 60 years. She was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Huard Hargis Eldridge

September 22, 1934 - October 18, 2017

Huard was born on September 22, 1934 IN San Antonio, Texas to Bernice Hargis Eldridge and Arthur Mosley Eldridge. After a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease, he died on October 18, 2017. Huard graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1952, where he was a member of the Mighty Mules football team. In 1958 he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Business...
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Joseph Anthony Florio

February 10, 1941 - October 18, 2017

Joseph Anthony Florio passed away on October 18, 2017 at the age of 76 years. The late Mr. Florio was a practicing attorney for more than 52-years and a member of both the State of Texas and the Rhode Island State bar. He served the American public for 28-years as an Assistant United States Attorney, and in that capacity for some 21 years in San Antonio with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the...
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Marilyn Don Valouche

October 24, 1933 - October 18, 2017

Marilyn Don Valouche, 83, passed away on October 18, 2017 in San Antonio. She was born on October 24, 1933 in Estancia, New Mexico to Carl and Helen Groat. Marilyn was a Manager for 30 years in Real Estate and was involved with the Women's Council of Realtors and even served as President. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents and loving...
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Peggy Wolff Lewis

October 27, 1932 - October 18, 2017

Peggy Wolff Lewis, 84, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully at her home on October 18, 2017 surrounded by family who loved her. She was born on October 27, 1932 to Marie Tillett and Charles Wolff. Peggy attended Alamo Heights schools and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1954. She met the love of her life, Jack Lewis, Jr., at age 14. They have been in love for 70...
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Virgilio "Vergs" Rivera

March 21, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Virgilio (Vergs) Rivera was born on March 21, 1948 in Baguio City, Philippines to Antonio Rivera and Consuelo Collado Rivera. After a hard-fought battle with colon cancer, he passed away on October 17, 2017. Vergs graduated from St. Louis Boys High School, Baguio City in 1965 where he was a member of the Columbian Squires and the CHIRO (Youth for Christ) group. In 1969 he graduated from...
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Virgilio "Vergs" Rivera

March 21, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Virgilio (Vergs) Rivera was born on March 21, 1948 in Baguio City, Philippines to Antonio Rivera and Consuelo Collado Rivera. After a hard-fought battle with colon cancer, he passed away on October 17, 2017. Vergs graduated from St. Louis Boys High School, Baguio City in 1965 where he was a member of the Columbian Squires and the CHIRO (Youth for Christ) group. In 1969 he graduated from Saint...
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Gilbert R. Cruz, Ph.D.

December 6, 1929 - October 17, 2017

Gilbert R. Cruz, born in San Antonio, Texas, departed to be with the Lord at the age of 87. He was the loving husband of Patricia and dedicated father to his two sons, Andres Antonio, and his wife Abby, and Miguel Luis. He now joins his parents, Gilbert and Lottie Cruz, in eternal rest. He attended Central Catholic High School followed by Assumption Seminary and served the Archdiocese of...
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Eduardo Morante

February 23, 1943 - October 16, 2017

Eduardo Morante, age 74, passed away on October 16, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Eduardo Morante was born in Premont, Texas on February 23, 1943 to Jose Angel Morante and Simona Montalvo Morante. Eduardo was a carpenter in his early life and was a truck driver for Roadway Freight Lines for 30 before retiring. A member of the Teamsters Union. Eduardo was preceded in death by, his father, Jose...
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Herminia L. Rodriguez

October 8, 1924 - October 16, 2017

Beloved mother, Herminia L. Rodriguez, age 93, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017. Herminia was a devout Methodist who conveyed grace and believed in the Lord to guide her throughout her day. She was secretary to the Kelly AFB Base Commander for many years. Having had so many family members serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, she became a teacher in citizenship classes, helping immigrants...
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Alyssa Martinez

December 22, 1983 - October 15, 2017

Alyssa Martinez, age 33, passed away on October 15, 2017 in her home surrounded by her closest family. She was born on December 22, 1983, in San Antonio, TX, to Rogelio and Yolanda Martinez. Alyssa grew up in a home filled with love from her two older sisters and two very loving parents. She was a very special soul who has always marched to the beat of her own drum living life to the fullest...
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