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Thomas M. Halloran

February 20, 1932 - September 29, 2016

Thomas M. Halloran of Hollywood Park passed away September 29, 2016 at the age of 84 after a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Alverne Oakes Halloran; sons, John Halloran, Michael Halloran and wife Sharon, Craig Oakes and wife Lori, Troy Oakes; daughters, Ann Halloran Hetrick, Colette Oakes Hardin, and Colleen Oakes Turner and husband Todd. Tom enjoyed and...
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Beatrice Brune

May 5, 1924 - September 27, 2016

Our beloved Beatrice Brune, age 92, entered eternal rest September 27, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Beatrice is survived by her husband, Rudolph Brune; children, Rosalinda Hobbs (Michael), Grace Lara (Louis), Angela Garza (Roland), Rudolph Brune (Kathy); seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with...
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Margaret Woolridge Lecznar

November 13, 1926 - September 27, 2016

Margaret Wooldridge Lecznar, age 89, of Austin passed away on September 27, 2016. She was born in Gainesville, Texas on November 13, 1926. Services to take place at a later date.
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Conrad Theodore Anderson

June 24, 1917 - September 27, 2016

Conrad Theodore Anderson June 24, 1917 -- September 27, 2016 Conrad Theodore Anderson passed peacefully from this life on September 27, 2016 at age 99. Conrad was born on June 24, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois to immigrant parents, Anton Theodore Anderson (Sweden) and Joanna Harmacinski (Poland). The family moved to Texas when he was five years old and he considered himself a full-fledged Texan...
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Linda Schubert

March 7, 1936 - September 26, 2016

Linda Schubert, age 80, of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 26, 2016. She was born in New Braunfels, Texas to Sebastian and Natalia Flores Rodriguez. Linda's father was an Air Force veteran and she travelled with the family during her formative years. After high school, she continued her education becoming a Registered Nurse. She worked for Dr. Leroy Bates for the...
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Hester Marylene Finney

March 29, 1932 - September 26, 2016

Hester Marylene Masterson Finney, age 84, died on Monday, September 26, 2016, in San Antonio surrounded by her children. She was born on March 29, 1932, to Thomas and Ida Masterson in McLean, Texas. Marylene was the well-loved and spoiled baby of the family. Marylene was raised in Mesquite, Texas; she then lived in Garland until 1972 when they moved to Hawkins, Texas, where they lived until...
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Charles T. Howe

June 11, 1925 - September 26, 2016

Charles T. Howe, age 91, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 in San Antonio. He was born in Atlanta, Texas on June 11, 1925 to Robert A. and Bessie M. Howe. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and people. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn Jones; brother, William Robert Howe and son, Floyd Howe. Charles is survived by his wife, Mrs. Violet Howe; daughters, Alisa Lane (John...
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Rober "Lee" Brandt

December 1, 1928 - September 25, 2016

Lee Brandt, 87, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in his home. He is survived by his daughter, Lesley Anne Brandt Rucker and his grandchildren, Judge Rucker and Taylor Barham along with her husband, Aaron, and great granddaughter, Charley Anne Barham. Also surviving him are his stepdaughter, Kathryn Cima Grybow and family; and his stepson Charles Cima. He also...
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Rena Whittington Watson

June 16, 1926 - September 25, 2016

Rena Whittington Watson passed away Sunday, September 25th, after a short illness. She was born June 16th, 1926 in a farming community in East Texas. She was the eldest of four children born to Retha Belle Sartain and Thomas Jackson Whittington, and the last baby to be born on her grandmother's kitchen table. The families had been East Texas farmers since the mid 1800's. The Sartains,...
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Mary Alice Sturgess Spencer

April 9, 1921 - September 25, 2016

Mary Alice Sturges Spencer of San Antonio, Texas went to be home with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 95 yrs. She died peacefully in her home. She leaves behind her three children; Christian Spencer of Collingswood, NJ, DuAnne Spencer Hamby (Robert) of San Antonio, TX, and Peter Christopher Spencer (Maria) of San Antonio, TX. She also leaves behind...
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Kenneth R. Coleman, USAF (Retired)

May 11, 1940 - September 25, 2016

United States Air Force Colonel (retired) Kenneth R. Coleman, born 11 May 1940 in Baltimore, MD, passed away peacefully 25 September 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Col. Coleman was a graduate of Towson High School in Baltimore, MD and received his Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University 1968. He furthered his education career earning a Master's degree in business from the...
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Melissa Janda

October 9, 1965 - September 25, 2016

Melissa Janda of Bulverde passed away Sunday morning. Melissa is survived by her daughter, Peyton Eickenroht; son, Wyatt Eickenroht and father, Curtis Janda. She was preceded in death by her mother, Peggy Janda and nephew, Connor Neckar. Melissa was a sister to Brenda Coleman, Lori Necker, Melody Dunn and Julie Janda. She was an aunt to twenty-two nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Omni...
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Gary L. Wallace

May 13, 1932 - September 25, 2016

Gary Lynn Wallace went to be with the Lord on Sunday afternoon, September 25th. Gary was born in Hallsville, TX, the son of A.C. and Sybil Wallace. Gary graduated from Corpus Christi High School, attended Delmar Junior College and then the University of Texas. His education was interrupted when his reserve unit was called to service. He served most of his Navy time in New Orleans, working...
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Elaine Joyce Clooney Whitehead

July 20, 1930 - September 25, 2016

Elaine Joyce Clooney Whitehead, age 86, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in San Antonio. She was born on July 20, 1930 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Amanda Adeline Wiley and George Harold Clooney. Elaine graduated from St. Charles Academy, Lake Charles, LA in 1946 and later from St. Mary's University, Leavenworth, Kansas in 1968 with a degree in Home Economics. Elaine was a military...
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Samuel M. Redding

November 5, 1918 - September 24, 2016

Samuel M. Redding, age 97, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Our dad was an example to us all. Having lived through the greatest generation, he was a proud veteran who served in the US Army during WWII. He was never one to discard anything, he had the proficiency and skillfulness to repair any kind of equipment or machinery especially any make or model of cars or lawnmowers. ...
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Ellen Munson Snow

May 22, 1938 - September 24, 2016

Ellen Munson Snow went home to the Lord on September 24, 2016. She was born May 22, 1938 to Genevieve Hollman Munson and Houston Cotton Munson. Ellen and her two brothers, Houston and Wendell grew up in Angleton and San Antonio. Ellen attended Saint Mary's Hall in San Antonio. She graduated from college in three years, after attending Pine Manor College in Wellesley, Massachusetts for one...
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Ernestina Pena Magnon

November 7, 1921 - September 23, 2016

Ernestina Pena Magnon passed into the loving arms of the Lord on the evening of September 22, 2016. "Tina" was born on November 7, 1921 in Monterrey, Mexico, one of eleven children born to Ramon Pena and Maria del Refugio Quiroga, all who predeceased her. She moved to San Antonio with her family in 1930. Tina graduated from Fox Tech high school where she learned secretarial skills. She grew...
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Luis R. Garcia

December 12, 1961 - September 23, 2016

Luis R. Garcia, better known to his family and friends as Louie, passed away September 23, 2016 surrounded by family and friends. He was born in San Antonio, TX on December 12, 1961. Louie joins his parents, Don and Janie Garcia in heaven. Louie was the baby of the family, the youngest of three boys. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, older brothers Richard Garcia (Patty Garcia) and Sam...
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Elsa Moran-Valverde

August 15, 1954 - September 23, 2016

Elsa Moran-Valverde, age 62, passed away on Friday September 23, 2016 in San Antonio Texas. Elsa was born to Oscar and Alicia Moran in San Antonio, Texas on August 15, 1954. She was raised on the Westside of San Antonio in the Brady Gardens neighborhood. She attended Sarah King Elementary and Immaculate Concepcion Catholic Middle School. Upon completion of middle school, she went on to Sidney...
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Ernestina Pena Magnon

November 7, 1921 - September 23, 2016

Ernestina Pena Magnon passed into the loving arms of the Lord on the evening of September 22, 2016. "Tina" was born on November 7, 1921 in Monterrey, Mexico, one of eleven children born to Ramon Pena and Maria del Refugio Quiroga, all who predeceased her. She moved to San Antonio with her family in 1930. Tina graduated from Fox Tech high school where she learned secretarial skills. She...
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Emil Leon Gavlick

April 11, 1932 - September 23, 2016

Emil Leon Gavlick, of Canyon Lake, Texas, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2016, at the age of 84 years from complications related to lifelong gastro-intestinal issues. Emil is survived by his wife, Luren Schweers Gavlick; his 4 children Cynthia Gavlick Constanzo and husband, Ted, Steven Leon Gavlick and wife, Laurie, Donald Dale Gavlick and Sandra Gavlick Graham and husband, Steve;...
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John H. J. Sykes, M.D.

January 11, 1926 - September 23, 2016

John Herndon James Sykes M.D., age 90, of San Antonio, died Friday, September 23, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born January 11, 1926, in San Antonio Texas, the son of Dr. E. Meredith Sykes and Mary Greenhow Sykes. After completing high school in 1944 at Texas Military Institute, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. from the University of Texas (Austin) and the M.D. degree from Baylor...
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Eric Michael Heil

August 10, 1970 - September 22, 2016

Eric Michael Heil passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at age 46. MEMORIAL SERVICE SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2016 10:00 A.M. COKER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 231 E. NORTH LOOP ROAD SAN ANTONIO, TX 78216
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Gerald Silber

March 10, 1931 - September 22, 2016

Gerald Silber passed away on Thursday, September 22, surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Gerald was the husband of Gloria, of blessed memory, for 62 years and father of Brent (and Renee) Silber, Suellen (and AJ) Rosmarin, Reagan Silber, and Heidi (and Bobby) Bazarsky; grandfather to Marci (and Jeffrey) Gilbert, Shannon Silber, Shelley Rosmarin, Lindsey (and Matthew) Putterman, Reagan,...
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Ronald Elshire

September 17, 1940 - September 21, 2016

Ronald Elshire age 76 of San Antonio, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Louise Walden. He is survived his wife, Mary F. Elshire. Daughters, Dani Neuman (Ben), Traci Breit (Joe), Audralyn Gilmer (Harry), and Eden Booker; sons, Raymond Gerald Elshire (Sheila), John Elshire, and Phillip Berry; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters,...
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Ramon Diaz

August 31, 1946 - September 21, 2016

Ramon Diaz, age 70, of San Antonio passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. He was born in Monterrey, Mexico on August 31, 1946. Ramon was preceded in death by his wife, Consuelo Diaz. After getting married, he and his wife moved to San Antonio in 1972 to start a family. Everyone knew him as "Pa". Ramon was hardworking, loving, caring and the definitive family man. He raised...
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Irma May Webb

April 25, 1925 - September 21, 2016

Irma May Webb, born April 25, 1925, in the parsonage of the Methodist church in League City, Texas, of which her father, James Knott Mackrell was pastor. Passed away September 21, 2016, peacefully surrounded by loving family. Irma May was an accomplished seamstress and quilter. Active in Super Adults at Laurel Heights Methodist Church and San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, The...
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Rosalinda Elizondo

January 17, 1922 - September 20, 2016

On September 20, in San Antonio, TX, Rosalinda E. Elizondo, was embraced by the loving arms of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who ushered her to the heavenly dwelling place His Father prepared for her from the beginning of Time. Her fruitful sojourn in this earthly life lasted 94 years. She proved to be an astute, pioneering businesswoman and a protective and loving wife and mother. Her...
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Robert "Bob" Gene Treece, Sr.

June 18, 1931 - September 20, 2016

Robert "Bob" Gene Treece, Sr., age 85, died on September 20, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. Bob is survived by his wife, Maria Eva Treece, of San Antonio; his son and daughter-in-law, Claude and Julie Treece, of Sugar Land; his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and David Denton, of Granite Shoals; and his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Treece, of Dallas. Additionally, he is survived by...
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Cynthia "Cindy" Salazar Matyear

October 1, 1953 - September 20, 2016

Cindy passed away September 20, 2016. She was born October 1, 1953, in Denver, Co, to Gerard Salazar and Sylvia Moore Salazar. The family moved to South Carolina where she attended Beaufort High School. Cindy worked at the Bexar County Courthouse, South Texas Blood and Tissue and Marmon Mok as an executive secretary. Cindy enjoyed NIOSA, Fiesta, and took cruises with her husband to the...
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Raul C. Martinez

February 16, 1930 - September 20, 2016

The best Dad, husband, grandfather, brother and friend, Raul C. Martinez, age 86, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. He was a proud veteran of the US Army, who honorably served in the Korean War. After his military service, he was employed and retired from the US Postal Service. Raul was an avid reader and had a passion for politics. His generous spirit and love centered...
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Edward F. Feith

November 20, 1920 - September 20, 2016

Edward Fred Feith, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away in San Antonio, Texas on September 20, 2016. Ed was born on November 20, 1920 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the eldest child of Edward Peter and Katherine (Held) Feith, both deceased. Ed was in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. During World War II he served in the 88th Infantry Division, also known as the Blue...
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Betty Preston Stokes

March 25, 1928 - September 20, 2016

Betty Preston Stokes, age 88, entered the gates of glory into the presence of her precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her beloved husband, Powell Burton Stokes, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was born on March 25, 1928 in Monroe, Georgia to Willie Mae Harris and James Otto Preston. Betty attended Sophie Newcomb College where she met the love of her life, Burton Stokes, to whom she...
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Judge William L. Baskette, Jr.

July 11, 1955 - September 19, 2016

Prominent local Attorney and former Judge, the Honorable William L. Baskette, died on September 19, 2016 at the age of 61. He is preceded in death by his parents, William L. Baskette, Sr and Josephine Marino Baskette. Judge Baskette is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia Baskette, children, Matthew Baskette and wife, Mary and Aisha Baskette Chavez and husband, Ezgar, brothers; Larry Baskette...
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Gerald G. Haugh

April 2, 1929 - September 18, 2016

Gerald G. Haugh is preceeded in death by his father, Frederick Gilbert Haugh, mother, Ruth Christine Haugh, and sister, Elsa Ruth Wright. He is survived by wife, Sue Ann Pemberton-Haugh, daughter Cynthia Millichamp, son, Michael Haugh, daughter Christine Turner (Thomas IV), daughter Sarah Jane Villarreal (Joseph), and grandchildren Kelly Angle (Blake), Elizabeth and Michael Millichamp, Tommie...
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Maria W. Orta

June 16, 1947 - September 18, 2016

Maria W. Orta, 69, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in San Antonio. Born in Norfolk, VA on June 16, 1947 to Glenn and Virginia Whedbee, she was a true Southern belle. She was a woman of faith, and lived her faith daily. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Maria was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Resbon...
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John Karl Rankin

April 14, 1921 - September 17, 2016

John Karl Rankin was born to James Hubert Rankin and Alice Fletcher Boston Gens on April 14, 1921 in a farm house sixteen miles west of Texhoma, Oklahoma. In 1942 after Pearl Harbor he joined the Marines and became a member of AWS-1 deployed to the Marshal Islands in the Pacific. This was the Marine first air warning squadron formed in 1943 in Cheery Point, N. Ca. From 1944 to 1946 AWS-1...
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Mary Helen Pinner

February 10, 1925 - September 17, 2016

Mary Helen "Pinkie" Devine Pinner of San Antonio and Kingsville, Texas entered eternal life on September 17, 2016. Born in San Antonio on February 10, 1925 to William and Juanita Glaze Devine, she graduated from Incarnate Word High School (1942) and Incarnate Word College (1946) with a BA in German. "My major was German but it should have been design." During their 58 years of marriage, Mary...
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Winona Raye Harper

November 24, 1927 - September 17, 2016

Winona Raye Harper, age 88, was called to heaven September 17, 2016. In 1927 she was born Winona Raye Alsup to the late Georgia and Raymon Alsup. Winona was preceded in passing by the love of her life, high school sweetheart and husband of 59 years, Milton Lee Harper. Winona is survived by her sister, Ruth Sulser; daughters, Patti Tate and husband Steve, Georgia Henderson and husband...
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Frank K. Kuwamura, Jr.

January 25, 1933 - September 17, 2016

Frank Kakuzo Kuwamura, Jr. age 83, died on September 17, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Kakuzo Kuwamura, Sr.; mother, Aurora Rendon Kuwamura; sister, Mrs. Helen Gloria; brother, Frederick S. Kuwamura. Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Aurora Kuwamura; son, Dr. Frank K. Kuwamura III and wife, Melissa Ann Kuwamura of San Antonio, Texas;...
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Sue Duncan

August 24, 1926 - September 16, 2016

Sue Embleton Duncan, age 90, went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 16, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born August 14, 1926 in San Antonio. Her parents were Robert Vernon and Lucile (Hale) Embleton. She attended Alamo Heights High School and Incarnate Word University. In 1946, she married the love of her life, Harold Flemming Duncan, Jr. They had five children and eleven...
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Edith Walli Colvard

February 19, 1924 - September 16, 2016

Edith Walli Colvard died quietly at age 92, Friday, September 16, 2016. She was born on February 19, 1924 to the late Fredreich and Walli Gramlich in Mannheim, Germany. Her parents, husband of 63 years James and daughter, Christine precede her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth and husband, Medicus Rentz; son, Michael and wife, Patty; and daughter, Linda and husband,...
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Joe Holzer

March 7, 1927 - September 16, 2016

Joe Holzer, age 89, of Wichita Falls, died Friday, September 16, 2016. Joe moved to San Antonio in 1952. He served in World War II in the South Pacific on a Destroyer Escort. He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; and 4 sisters, and son, Joe Holzer. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Holzer; sons, Stephen Johnson (Cheryl), and Michael W. Holzer (Michele); daughter,...
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Patricia Ann Long

October 2, 1934 - September 16, 2016

Patricia Ann Long died on September 16, 2016 after a battle with cancer. She was born October 2, 1934 in Sun Oil Camp near Troup, Texas to William (Peter) and Una Mae Colwell. The family moved to Denton, Texas where was graduated from Denton High School in 1952 and the University of North Texas in 1955 with a degree in Library Science. She married Pastor, Wilbert H. Long on July 6, 1956 and...
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William E. (Bill) Lamm

July 8, 1929 - September 15, 2016

William E. (Bill) Lamm, 87 of San Antonio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2016 after a short illness. Bill was a life-long resident of San Antonio and was born on July 8, 1929 in San Antonio the son of Al H. and Mary Catherine Lamm. He was married to his beloved Diana Petsch for 55 years, who predeceased him in 2007. No doubt they are thrilled to be reunited. He was a...
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Col. Carl Leroy Sackett, Jr.

April 3, 1921 - September 15, 2016

USAF Retired Lt. Col. Carl Leroy Sackett Jr, age 95, died on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. Born on April 03, 1921 in Sheridan, WY to Carl L. Sackett Sr. and Margaret Hall Woods Sackett. Carl graduated from Cheyenne, WY High School in 1938. He then pursued and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in English and Military at the University of Wyoming...
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Louise White Greesen Decker

July 21, 1917 - September 14, 2016

Louise was born in Rockdale, Texas to Walter E. and Essie White who were native Texans, as were their parents. She grew up with a younger brother, Walter "Wally" E. White. Her father owned a "dry goods" store and nearby shallow oil wells in the small farming community. Louise was graduating high school at the age of 16, in the middle of the Great Depression. Unable to afford a college...
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Lofton L. "Schott" Little

June 10, 1910 - September 14, 2016

Lofton L. Little, "Schott", was born in Junction, Texas on June 10, 1910 to Floyd and Nina Little. He was raised on a sheep and goat ranch near Junction. He moved to San Antonio in 1929 to attend Drawns Business College. He has gone from riding in a horse and buggy to flying in the supersonic Concord. He married Helen Shelton in 1938. She preceded him in death. Mr. Little worked for...
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Alex Morris Stevens

August 11, 1955 - September 13, 2016

Alex Morris Stevens, age 61 passed away Tuesday morning, September 13, 2016. He was born August 11, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas to Louis Morris and Geraldine Mencio Stevens. Alex was an avid reader and a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan. His interest included 50's music and the "Blues". Alex love helping at the church and was a volunteer for political campaigns. Alex was preceded in death by...
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Joyce Beavers Schneider

May 21, 1933 - September 13, 2016

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, Joyce Jeanette Schneider on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at her bedside. She was born on May 21, 1933 in Jourdanton, Texas to Viola McCracken Beavers and Jesse Fred Beavers. She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace J. Schneider, her parents, three brothers, two...
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Helen Elizabeth Cormie Ferguson

August 24, 1933 - September 12, 2016

Helen Elizabeth Cormie Ferguson was born to Scottish parents, Henry Cormie and Betty Ingram Cormie, in Birmingham, England on August 24, 1933. She passed away peacefully on September 12, 2016 at the age of 83. Helen had many personal accomplishments during her lifetime. Helen spent her early years moving from Birmingham to Kirkcaldy, Scotland to Manchester, England. She finished her education...
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Robert "Bob" S. Gernsbacher

October 15, 1920 - September 12, 2016

Robert "Bob" S. Gernsbacher passed away on September 12, 2016. He was born on October 15, 1920 to the parents Aaron and Regina Gernsbacher. Mr. Gernsbacher served honorably in the Army Air Force during World War II in Okinawa. His work was his passion. He continued to work until a week before his passing. Bob's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the highlight of his life. Bob is...
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Frances G. Domann

March 21, 1928 - September 12, 2016

Frances Wolf Domann was born on March 21, 1928 in Lee County Texas to Ernest and Ottilie Wolf and went to be with her Heavenly Father on September 12, 2016 at the age of 88. She married her beloved husband, Frank Domann, on May 11, 1947. He preceded her in death in 1974. She is also preceded by her sister, Angelina Koslan; son-in-law, Rev. K.T. De Vries. Frances was a resident of San...
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Eugene (Gene) McMurran Griffin

July 24, 1935 - September 11, 2016

Lieutenant Colonel Eugene (Gene) McMurran Griffin lost his battle with COPD on September 11, 2016 at Northeast Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, an avid outdoorsman and hunter, and a Master Gardener. Gene was born on July 24, 1935 in Woodlawn, Virginia, to Charlie Griffin and Lucille Kenney Griffin. He attended Woodlawn...
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George O. Groomer

October 18, 1936 - September 11, 2016

George Olan Groomer was born on October 18, 1936 in Port Isabel, TX to George Olan Groomer and Hortensia Perez Groomer. George was predeceased by his parents, infant daughter Dorothy Groomer, son-in-law Jack Jusino and nephew Troy Groomer. George is survived by his wife of 53 years, Margaret Groomer; son George; daughters Roxanne, Kathryn (Dean) Sinclair, Greta Groomer, Georgia (Sammy)...
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Isabel J. Schroeder

December 29, 1935 - September 11, 2016

With her precious daughters by her side, Isabel J. Schroeder was called by the Lord to join her beloved Henry in Heaven on September 11, 2016, at the age of 80. She was born on December 29, 1935, in San Antonio, Texas to Jose and Josefina Guerrero. She grew up on Brady St. on San Antonio's west side and she attended Fox Tech High School, graduating in 1954. She then went to work at the San...
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Howard E. Butt, Jr.

September 8, 1927 - September 11, 2016

Legendary Christian businessman Howard E. Butt, Jr., who pioneered the concept that the business world was a high calling for people of faith, died Sunday evening at home from complications related to Parkinson's. The former President of The H. E. Butt Foundation and H-E-B board vice chair and was 89. As a bridge builder between the secular and religious worlds, Butt is perhaps best...
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Robert "Bob" A. Markelz

September 27, 1925 - September 10, 2016

Robert Anthony "Bob" Markelz, M.D., beloved father, husband, grandfather, and physician, died in San Antonio, Texas early on the morning of September 10, 20 16. Robert was born in 1925 in Joliet, Illinois, the eldest child of Anton John and Angela (Kostelz) Markelz, both deceased. He was graduated from St. Raymond's School, Joliet Township High School, 1942, Joliet Junior College, 1944, and...
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Mildred L. Naegelin Babcock

April 17, 1930 - September 10, 2016

A lifelong, Texas farm girl, who became a registered nurse in 1950, Mildred L. Naegelin Babcock cherished her time helping others, serving God, and enjoying the rural life. While growing up, she learned life lessons about the arduous nature of farm life, the rewards of working hard, and the value of a dollar. She had her work boots and good shoes and ensured never to mix the two when milking...
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Shirley Marie Schreiber

June 22, 1934 - September 10, 2016

Shirley Marie Schreiber, age 82, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in San Antonio. She was born on June 22, 1934 in Missoula, Montana, to Helen "Bano" Johnson and Lee Morin. Shirley, along with her grandmother Kathleen "Wally" Klose and grandfather O.W. "Daddy" Klose, were responsible for bringing Dairy Queen to Texas in the 1940's. She attended high school and college from...
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Harold O'Dell Puckett

October 9, 1926 - September 10, 2016

Harold O'Dell Puckett, age 89, died Saturday, September 10, 2016 in hospice care following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his six siblings and his wife Polly Puckett. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Debbie Puckett; daughter Rene Kurowski; grandsons Timothy Puckett, Matthew Puckett and Daniel Puckett; granddaughters Shannon Fitzpatrick and Laura...
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Thomas E. Robinson

January 15, 1931 - September 9, 2016

Thomas Earl Robinson, 85 years of age, entered eternal rest on September 9th, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. Tom was born to Thomas Earl Robinson, Sr. and Anna Caroline Robinson (nee Storf) in Pittsburgh, PA on January 15, 1931. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Jean Robinson (nee Bruckner), his sister Ruth Kisinger, his sons Thomas William Robinson (Margie Porter), and Keith Robinson ...
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Harold Arthur Mathews, Jr.

June 13, 1945 - September 9, 2016

Harold Arthur Mathews, Jr., age 71, passed away on September 9, 2016. He was born June 13, 1945 to Harold Arthur Mathews, Sr. and Margie Lee Mathews in Dallas, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Louise Mathews, two sons, Kelly Mathews (and his wife Abby Mathews) and son, Scott Nicholas Mathews (and his wife Christie Mathews). Six grandchildren, Shane Stewart and his wife Jazmin Stewart, Kahlan...
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George Alfred Ragle

February 29, 1944 - September 9, 2016

George Alfred Ragle, 72, of Spring Branch, Texas passed away Friday, September 9th, 2016 at his home. George was born February 29, 1944 in Amherst, Texas to Ernest and Mae (Moore) Ragle. He attended the University of Texas in Austin and Texas Tech University in Lubbock where he met Nancy McFarland in 1965. They were married on July 3rd, 1965 in Dallas, Texas at Lovers Lane United Methodist...
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Trevor Hugh Krisch

February 18, 1967 - September 9, 2016

Trevor Hugh Krisch went to his Lord on September 9, 2016. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, on February 18, 1967. Trev was an Eagle Scout, a life member of the National Rifle Association, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a 1985 graduate of Clark High School and graduated from Texas A&M in 1993. Trev loved Texas A&M Football and...
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Margarito Perez Gallegos

July 29, 1932 - September 9, 2016

Margarito Perez Gallegos, age 84, passed away Friday, September 9, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Conception Chavez Perez; son, Hector Mata Chavez. He is survived by son, Vicente Mata; daughter, Manuela Gallardo; son, Luis Angel Perez; 8 grandchildren, Nelly, Nancy, Hector, Elizabeth, Rogelio, Luis Miguel, Octavio, Veronica; 17 great...
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H. W. (Bill) Lende, Jr.

December 29, 1937 - September 9, 2016

Known for his enthusiasm and boundless energy, pursuit of learning, compassion for others, love of science, and concern for the environment, Bill Lende left this world a better place. Surrounded by family and friends, he died peacefully on September 9 following a sudden stroke. Descended from Norwegian settlers who came to Minnesota in 1860, Henry Willard (Bill) Lende, Jr., was born in...
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Gloria K. Dougherty

April 24, 1926 - September 8, 2016

Gloria K. Dougherty, age 90, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in San Antonio. She was born to parents Ernest and Keith Elizabeth (Lamb) O'Hearn at home in San Antonio. Spending most of her youth in Dallas, she graduated from Hockaday High School and received her BA in English from UT of Austin and was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Society. Gloria married shortly thereafter and...
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Leonard Stern

June 22, 1924 - September 8, 2016

Leonard Stern, 92, passed away at his home on September 8, 2016. To those who knew him, he will be missed. Those who didn't know him will never know what they missed. Leonard was a loving, determined, caring, stubborn, generous, funny, and athletic man. An accomplished percussionist who grew up in Brooklyn, he attended Juilliard School of Music and played in the Navy Band during WWII. Upon...
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Ernest Russell Lopez

July 3, 1941 - September 7, 2016

Ernest Russell Lopez born July 3, 1941 to Ernest and Beatrice Colunga Lopez. He went home to be with the Lord on Sept 7, 2016. He was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin. He was raised in Somerset, Texas and was a member of the Somerset High School Class of 1959. He played football, track and basketball in high school and football while in college. Ernie...
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Esther V. Gomez

December 15, 1931 - September 7, 2016

Esther Villanueva Gomez, age 84, went to her heavenly father on September 7, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. She was born in Brady, TX, to parents Epigmenio and Francisca (Villegas) Villanueva. In 1952, Esther graduated from Eagle Pass High School with a full scholarship in music to SMU; married her spouse of 37 yrs; and began a 20 yr. career as bookkeeper for Maverick County Judge Robert E. Bibb....
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Ruby Jane Rhodes Robinson

December 18, 1935 - September 6, 2016

Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother, Ruby Jane Rhodes Robinson, age 80, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. She was a 1954 graduate of Jefferson High School and a member of the famed "Lariat" Pep Squad. A lady of sheer elegance and grace, she began her employment with the old Joske's and Frost Brothers Department stores. Ruby's modeling...
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Olivia Esther Saenz

September 13, 1938 - September 6, 2016

Olivia Esther Sáenz, beloved mother and sister, passed into immortality at 7 pm on Tuesday September 6, joining her cherished daughter Sylvia López in everlasting peace. She is survived by her two sons, Rick and Michael; her grandchildren, Erin and Trevor; as well as her five siblings, Bruni Laurel, Alonzo Sáenz, Sylvia Sáenz, Raymundo Sáenz and Rosa Sáenz. Olivia grew up in...
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Josephine Milo Adams

September 15, 1939 - September 5, 2016

Josephine Milo Adams, age 76, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 in San Antonio. She was born on September 15, 1939 to parents, Louis B. Medola and Guadalupe Andrada Medola and grew up in San Antonio. Josie graduated Lanier High School and was active in the band as a Head Drum Majorette, feature baton twirler, Vice President of National Honor Society and Senior Class Corresponding...
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Pablo Siegal

September 27, 1937 - September 5, 2016

Our beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend Pablo Siegal passed away on September 5, 2016 at the age of 78. Born September 27, 1937 in Mexico City, he moved to San Antonio with his young family in 1969. He had a degree in Civil Engineering and was President of National Lumber Co. and a respected real estate broker. Active in the San Antonio Jewish community, he was...
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Daniel A. Bartek

May 20, 1939 - September 4, 2016

Daniel A. Bartek, age 77, of San Antonio passed away on September 4, 2016. Dan was a graduate of Odem High School, class of 1957. He served active duty in the Navy 1958 – 1962 and then served in the reserves. Dan was with Western Electric and AT&T for over 20 years. He remained active after retirement as an avid tennis player – his team won a USTA National 4.0 Championship in 1994 and he...
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John Sealy Jockusch

September 19, 1917 - September 4, 2016

On September 4, 2016, John Sealy Jockusch entered eternal life. John was born in Galveston, Texas, on September 19, 1917. He is predeceased by his parents Julius W. Jockusch and Hetta Groos Jockusch, by his wife Virginia Sue Pugh Jockusch, by his brothers, Julius, Adolph and Carl, by a sister, Hetta Jockusch Towler and a son, William. He is survived by his son John and wife Kimberly. He is also...
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Margaret D. Landes

December 31, 1929 - September 4, 2016

Margaret De La Fuente Landes age 86 of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord on September 4, 2016. Margaret started working for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department as a Clerk Typist; she then worked at the Robert B. Green Hospital Social Service Department as the department's main secretary. In 1962 she worked for the City Health Department and R.B. Green Hospital Maternity Clinic....
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Henry Agate Marks

August 4, 1924 - September 3, 2016

Henry Agate Marks, born August 4, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on September 3, 2016. He was the son of Mendez Marks Sr. and Dorothy Marks. His brother was Mendez Marks, Jr. He was also very close with his uncle, Jake Marks, and Aunt Birdie Marks. Henry grew up in the Monte Vista neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. He received his confirmation in 1936 in the presence of the...
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Shannon Ellyse Gomez

April 21, 1986 - September 3, 2016

Ms. Shannon Ellyse Gomez, of San Antonio, TX, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the age of 30. Shannon was born on April 21, 1986 in San Antonio. She grew up as the middle child of three and graduated from Burbank High School. She was a dedicated mother, daughter, sister, friend, and colleague who was loved all around. She would help others whenever possible whether it was...
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Dominiq Amir Castillo Porterfield

November 22, 1996 - September 3, 2016

At the young age of 19, Dominiq Amir Castillo Porterfield of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away on September 3, 2016, due to a tragic accident while wakeboarding in TX. Dominiq was born to Lucas Alexander Castillo and Amy Elizabeth Porterfield Lagasse on November 22, 1996, in Warrenton, VA. He was a 2014 graduate of the Ocean Lakes High School Math & Science Academy, in Virginia Beach. He was...
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Jake S. Mansanarez

May 5, 1987 - September 3, 2016

Mr. Jake S. Mansanarez, age 29 of San Antonio, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016. He was born on May 5, 1987 to Isidro and Mary B. Mansanarez, Jr. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Domingo Ozuna, Sr. and Albesa Ozuna. Jake is survived by his wife, Mrs. Karlisa Robles Mansanarez; daughters, Natalia and Elena Rose Mansanarez; parents, Isidro and Mary B. Mansanarez;...
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Clara Ribakowski Reich

March 26, 1929 - September 3, 2016

Beloved wife and mother, Clara Ribakowski Reich passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 with her family at her side. Clara was 87, although she usually claimed to be 39. Clara was born in Monterrey, Mexico on March 26, 1929. She moved to San Antonio in 1946 and soon after met the love of her life, Harold "Soupy" Reich, at the San Antonio Jewish Community Center. They married in 1947, and...
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Jerry Gonzaba

August 4, 1954 - September 2, 2016

Our loving Jerry Gonzaba left us on September 2, 2016 to make his voyage home to be reunited with both his parents, Mike and Mary Lou Gonzaba, and his eldest brother Michael Gonzaba III. The beauty of Jerry's authenticity will be missed but ALWAYS alive in the hearts of his loyal wife Mary E. Gonzaba; his doting daughter Andrea Celeste Gonzaba, his dedicated son Shawn Jerard Gonzaba and...
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Diana Riley

February 25, 1940 - September 2, 2016

Diana (Mom Mom) Riley, age 76, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Vitas Hospice Facility in san Antonio. She is now joined again after a short absence with her husband of 58 years. Diana was slight in stature but had a giant personality. Her contagious smile and bright spirited personality lit up every room. Truly, the party didn't start until she arrived. If you...
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John J. Taddeo

January 1, 1935 - September 2, 2016

Our beloved father and pawpaw, John J. Taddeo, of San Antonio, Texas, died September 2, 2016. He left us to join his dear wife, Pauline, who has been waiting patiently for him with our Heavenly Father, we are certain, for almost 8 years. He was born on January 1, 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Miami at Ohio in 1957 and married Pauline Fitts on April 23, 1962 in...
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Virginia Mary Dowd

October 7, 1934 - September 2, 2016

Virginia Mary Dowd, 81, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 in San Antonio. She was born on October 7, 1934 in Quincy, MA, to Frederick and Gertrude Melea. She was a graduate of Boston College School of Nursing and received her M.S. degree in Education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Education. Virginia "Gini" Dowd was a Captain in the Army Reserve Nurse Corps back in...
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Ricardo (Ric) Arguijo Martinez

January 25, 1951 - September 2, 2016

Ricardo (Ric) Arguijo Martinez died on September 2, 2016. He was born January 25, 1951 in San Antonio to Robert and Lupe Martinez. Ric is survived by his spouse, Michael Pacheco, married in San Francisco on May 20, 2015 after being together 35 years. He is also survived by his brother Roberto and sister-in-law, Jimmie. He was a caring and compassionate individual with a great sense of humor, who...
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Patricia Courtney Brooks

November 21, 1924 - September 2, 2016

Patricia Courtney Brooks died on September 2, 2016. She was born in Dallas, Texas, November 21, 1924, the only child of Richard and Maude Courtney. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School and Austin College and began working at Southwestern Bell in customer services where she met and married George Franklin Brooks in 1952. She left her job to raise their three children, Courtney...
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Kathleen Parma

October 24, 1926 - September 1, 2016

Kathleen Parma passed away peacefully on the morning of September 1, 2016. Born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, to Colonel Blaisdell and Catherine Kennon, Kathleen was one of five children and was reportedly impish from the start. The precocious young "Kate" moved about the country with her family until her father was assigned to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where they eventually settled....
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James Monroe Dietzmann, Sr.

January 12, 1924 - September 1, 2016

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, James Monroe Dietzmann Sr., age 92, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 1, 2016. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. James was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church, a volunteer of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, a lifetime member of the San Antonio Golf Association and volunteer at...
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Elinor Mosebar

January 22, 1921 - September 1, 2016

Elinor Young Mosebar went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2016 at the age of 95. Elinor was born Jan. 22, 1921 at Presidio of San Francisco to Ellsworth and Margery Young. Elinor is survived by three children: son Howard Mosebar and wife Donna, daughter Catherine Johnson and husband Larry, and son Bruce Mosebar, and by son-in-law Charles Anzek. Elinor is also survived by three grandsons:...
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Alice Salazar Balderrama

November 24, 1929 - August 31, 2016

Alice Salazar Balderrama, our beloved Mom, Mommy, and Mawie returned to her heavenly home on August 31, 2016 after a valiant battle with a long illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her throughout her struggle and ultimately gave her eternal rest and peace. Alice was born on November 24, 1929 to the late Julio and Cecilia (Alanis) Salazar. Throughout her...
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Philip "Ken" Wladyka

July 24, 1951 - August 31, 2016

Philip "Ken" Wladyka, age 65, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, doing what he did best; helping a friend. Ken was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada but was a true Texan at heart. He lived the life our Heavenly Father wanted him to live; serving and helping one another. He is a great example to emulate. Ken is survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna; his daughters, Shannon...
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Steven A. Hawkins

April 28, 1957 - August 30, 2016

In the early hours of Sunday, the 28th, Steve suffered a stroke. He was rushed to the hospital that morning but the damage was too much. He held on as long as he could and finally, surrounded by family and friends, he passed at 6:52 Tuesday night. He was a good man. Steve was a husband, father, brother, gear head and, oh yes, a Marine. He was also a first rate wise ass and in the last...
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Tomas Casanova Galan

April 14, 1955 - August 30, 2016

Tomas Casanova Galan, 61, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on April 14, 1955 to his parents, Carlos and Virginia Galan. Tomas was a graduate of Harlandale High School, and upon graduation, started a lifelong career with the Coca-Cola Company on May 21, 1974. At the age of 19, he started out as a nightshift warehouse loader and throughout his 42 years...
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Hilary Lee Naab

July 15, 1967 - August 29, 2016

Hilary Lee Naab, age 49, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Madrone Springs Ranch surrounded by her family. She was born in Fairfax, Virginia on July 15, 1967 and grew up in Austin, Texas. Hilary graduated from Austin High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science in 1992 from Texas State University. She married Scott Naab on July 10, 1993 and graduated from St....
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Linda Sue Campos

March 25, 1950 - August 29, 2016

Linda Sue Campos, aged 66, passed away quietly on the morning of August 29, 2016 after a fierce courageous battle with cancer. The Lord favored her with the gift of natural beauty as she was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 25, 1950. She grew up in a warm caring household with wonderful parents and siblings who would love and protect her all of their days. After having experienced a...
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John Schaefer

September 14, 1930 - August 29, 2016

John Milner Schaefer died peacefully on August 29, 2016. His passing brings to a close the life of one of San Antonio's most outspoken and accomplished citizens. Fondly known as "Ace" and "Army John", he was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 14th, 1930 to Sam and Emmamay Schaefer. He was an Eagle Scout. He attended Jefferson High School and Texas A&M University. As an honors student...
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Rosalie V. Carter

April 14, 1944 - August 29, 2016

Rosalie V. Carter, born April 14, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. A graduate from South San High School, Rosalie devoted her life to the School District for 42 years serving as a secretary to the Superintendent of the district. She was a devoted member of St. Luke's Catholic Church, always faithful to her church and the Lord. Her...
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