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Jerry Joe Cunningham

June 6, 1941 - January 23, 2020

Born in Mound Valley Kansas, Graduate of Kansas State University, proudly served his country in the Navy flying F4 phantoms during Vietnam conflict. After leaving the Navy, he worked in the Floral Wholesale industry in various locations and Floral Importing in Miami. After moving to Texas, he was in car sales and retired as sales manager at Land Rover San Antonio. He was preceded in death by...
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Dr. Neil Arthur Morgan

October 18, 1938 - January 23, 2020

Dr. Neil Arthur Morgan, 81, passed away at home in San Antonio on January 23rd with his loved ones by his side. Neil was born in Brooklyn, New York along with a fraternal twin, Melvin, on October 18, 1938 and raised by his mother Rose Chernow Laufer. After attending high school in Great Neck, NY, where he was the New York State long jump champion, Neil attended Boston University on an athletic...
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Dawn Virginia Carroll Johnson

September 8, 1927 - January 22, 2020

Dawn Johnson passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at age 92. A devoted and much-loved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Dawn was surrounded by family at her home of 10 years at Franklin Park Sonterra in San Antonio, Texas as she peacefully departed this life. Born a foundling in New Haven, CT in 1927, Dawn became the only child of her adoptive parents Charles and Rena Carroll. ...
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Belen "Belle" Foster

April 19, 1931 - January 22, 2020

Belen "Belle" Foster was born in Elsa, Texas on April 19, 1931. She claimed her angel wings and glorious crown on January 22, 2020 at 7:14 AM. She attended Edcouch-Elsa High School and was the first Latin American Football Queen. During her high school years, she was actively involved in extracurricular activities such as y-teens, FHA, played baseball, volleyball, and was both a cheerleader...
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Ralph M. Flanigan

December 4, 1945 - January 20, 2020

Ralph M. Flanigan, Jr., of Universal City, Texas passed away on January 20, 2020 at the age of 74. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware to the late Sophie and Ralph M. Flanigan Sr. on December 4th, 1945. He is survived by Evelyn, his wife of 50 years. In addition, he is survived by his brothers, James J. Flanigan (Cheryle), Mark Flanigan; sisters, Theresa M. Matarese (Richard), Linda J....
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Derek B. Childers

October 21, 1958 - January 19, 2020

Derek Childers, age 61, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Born on October 21, 1958 in Louisville, Kentucky, the family moved to Texas in 1971. Derek was a proud Aggie and loved his days as a member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band. He had a servant's heart and a passion for animals of all kinds. Derek is survived by his parents, Dr. James Childers and Georgia...
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Evelyn Harriett Hitchcock Hodges Whitley

October 31, 1937 - January 19, 2020

Evelyn Harriett Hitchcock Hodges Whitley, 82, died January 19, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Evelyn was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 31, 1937. Her Halloween birthday was always a source of great entertainment to her and the rest of her family. Especially when it was revealed that her husband, Claude, was born on Christmas day. Evelyn was a great lover of life. She loved people. Her...
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Francisca Oñate

August 24, 1932 - January 19, 2020

Francisca ("Pachita") Oñate passed away peacefully Sunday morning, January 19th, 2020 in San Antonio Texas, surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers. She was born in La Piedad Michoacan Mexico on August 24, 1932 but later migrated to Chicago, Illinois with her husband and children where she lived until retirement. After retirement she and her husband lived alternately in...
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Robert Brooke Cadwallader

January 1, 1930 - January 19, 2020

Robert Brooke Cadwallader, known as "Bobby" to his family, friends, and colleagues, died early in the morning at home on January 19, 2020. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 1, 1930, the first of that city's births that decade, the son of Raymond Davis Cadwallader and Mary Eva Cadwallader (née Schmidt). When he went to Southern Methodist University in 1949 on an athletic scholarship...
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Michael Lee Burkett

January 19, 2020

Michael L Burkett, age 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at his home in Windcrest, Texas. Beloved husband of Diane Burkett; loving father of Jennifer, Stephen (Kristi), and Christopher Burkett; grandfather of Austin, Elizabeth and Charlotte Burkett; son of Aileene and the late Reinhold Burkett; sibling of Ron, Carole, and the late Phillip Burkett; uncle of many nieces and...
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Edward D. Kaplan

November 18, 1929 - January 19, 2020

Edward David Kaplan passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 19, 2020. Mr. Kaplan practiced law in Newburgh, NY as a senior partner in the largest law firm north of New York City. In addition to practicing law, Ed was very involved with legal aid, local politics, and played an active role in the Junior Chamber of Commerce receiving the highest accolade -the National Senatorship...
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Marilyn Terry Lanfear

December 27, 1930 - January 19, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that our mom, Marilyn Terry Lanfear, died on January 19, 2020 at the age of 89. Marilyn was a well-known artist. Her artwork was serious, detailed, and extremely well thought out. She worked with many art forms. Marilyn was a skilled water colorist, oil painter, sculptor, paper maker, seamstress, designer—and more. Through her art she was also the...
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Rose Marie Hawkins

February 7, 1937 - January 18, 2020

Rose Marie Hawkins (née' Morgan), 82, lost her courageous battle with cancer on January 18, 2020 surrounded by her daughters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanders Francis Hawkins; Father, Joseph Morgan, Sr.; mother Gertrude Morgan; and sister, Eleanor Alcorn. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend. Rose was born on February 7, 1937 in New Orleans,...
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Alexander Yamin

January 9, 1932 - January 18, 2020

On January 18, 2020 the angels took home our Alex, a beloved husband, father, brother and friend. He is finally at peace after an extended battle with Leukemia. Alexander (Alex)Fred Yamin, age 88, passed away peacefully at his home. Born January 9,1932 in San Antonio to Lida Mae Sedgwick and Fred Kaiser Yamin. Later Fred Krupalla became Alex's stepfather. He is preceded in death by...
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Joyce Verkamp Klar

February 19, 1937 - January 18, 2020

Joyce Verkamp Klar, age 82, passed away on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on February 19th, 1937 in Wilson, Texas to Valeria and Sylvester Verkamp. She was Salutatorian of her high school class and attended Our Lady of the Lake University on scholarship in 1955. While in college, she met her beloved husband Edwin (Bubba) M. Klar, Jr. at the Saint Mary's...
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Andy Monroe

July 14, 1947 - January 18, 2020

Andy Monroe, age 72, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, in Live Oak, Texas. He was born July 14, 1947 to Peggy Sparkman and Gordon H. Monroe in Waco, Texas. After graduating from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas Andy enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the USS John F. Kennedy for 4 years. Following his military service he held various positions ranging from wine sales to...
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Eldridge "Biff" Wiley Coleman

October 5, 1955 - January 17, 2020

Eldridge "Biff" Wiley Coleman, of San Antonio, died Jan. 17, 2020, at the age of 64. Biff was born in San Antonio to Marie Crisp and Samuel ("Sam") Coleman on Oct. 5, 1955. He was a playful kid who loved sports, especially football. In 1974, he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and attended Texas A&I University. In 1978, he married his high school sweetheart, Suzanne "Suzy" Hrncir. For 41...
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Tim Cox

January 17, 2020

Tim Cox, age 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020, surrounded by his family at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Henry and Ann Marie Cox, brother Michael Cox, sister Margie Callahan, and brother George Walsh. Tim is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jo Cox; four sons, James, Tim, Joey (Eydee) and Jason; grandchildren, Christopher (Melissa), Brandon, Ariana,...
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Graham Knight

July 8, 1925 - January 17, 2020

Graham Butler Knight was born on July 8, 1925 in New York, New York. He was the only son of Major Butler Lewis Knight and Agnes Graham Knight. After briefly attending the Sidwell-Friends school in Washington, D.C., Graham graduated from the San Antonio Academy and Texas Military Institute. He attended Davidson College for a year before enlisting in the Army Air Force in 1943. As a navigator he...
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Reginald J. Sapenter

January 16, 2020

Col. Reginald J. Sapenter, age 91, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. He was born on May 19, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to parents, Ernest Sapenter and Ruby Perry Sapenter. Reginald graduated from Prairie View A&M University excelling in track as a S.W.A.C. Champion, and participated in ROTC where he received his commissioning as Second Lieutenant. He was awarded numerous commendations...
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Beatrice A. Rodriguez

August 27, 1923 - January 16, 2020

Beatrice A. Rodriguez, age 96, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at her home in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Robert Rodriguez. Beatrice is survived by her sons, Joe (Elida), Roger (Joan), and Andy; grandchildren, Valerie, Roger, Jr., Analisa, and Monica; great grandchildren, Ali, Samantha, Stephanie, Shemaiah, Madison, and Avery; great-great...
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Carl B. Dennis

April 26, 1928 - January 16, 2020

Carl Bernard Dennis, 91, a lifelong native of San Antonio was called to be with his lord on January 16, 2020. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Bernard and Gertrude (née Lehman) Dennis. Carl worked as a machinist at the Pearl Brewery for 41 years until he retired. He was a 32nd degree mason of the Davy Crockett Lodge. Carl was a very loving & caring husband, father, grandfather, great...
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Shirley B. McIlhenny

September 2, 1935 - January 16, 2020

After a short illness, Shirley McIlhenny, 84, of Flower Mound, Texas peacefully passed away on January 16, 2020 surrounded by family. A San Antonio native, she was born on Labor Day, September 2, 1935. She is preceded in death by her parents, Eva and Charles Barberio; her brother, Charles, Jr.; nephews, Charles III, and Joseph Barberio. She is survived by sister in law, Mary Beth Barberio;...
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Gloria Anne O'Neil

November 29, 1944 - January 15, 2020

Gloria Anne O'Neil, age 75, died January 15, 2020, at her home in San Antonio, Texas, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Covington, Virginia, on November 29, 1944, and is the middle daughter of Jack Haywood and Virginia Frances O'Neil, both of whom preceded her in death. Her older sister, Linda Deane Robinson, also preceded her in death, but she is survived by her...
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Joseph M. Bernstein

January 15, 2020

Joseph Bernstein, a retired engineer in San Antonio, Texas, died on January 15, 2020 at the age of 92. Joseph (Joe) is survived by four of his children, Kenneth Bernstein (Barbara) of Dallas, Texas; Susan Charboneau (Tony, deceased) of San Antonio, Texas; Nancy Jackson (Jim) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Wendy O'Donnell (Hogan) of Cedar Park, Texas. Joseph was preceded in death by Sandra...
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Margaret Sanchez

August 22, 1946 - January 14, 2020

Margaret Sanchez, age 73, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas with her family by her side. She was born August 22, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to Stella Rivas and Rudolph Mayen. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister in law Andrea Mayen. Margaret is survived by her husband of 54 years Oscar Sanchez; daughters Marnie Sanchez Palacios and husband Raul and...
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Mary Margaret "Margie" Medellin

March 15, 1943 - January 14, 2020

Mary Margaret "Margie" Medellin's life adventure began on March 15, 1943 in a Venezuelan oil camp during WWII. When she was 5 years old, she moved to cold and snowy Casper, WY, to begin her schooling. Soon the family relocated to Mexico City where she completed her primary education and grew roots in the Mexican culture that would prove formative to her future. Margie completed high school at...
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Guadalupe C. Sandoval

January 13, 2020

Guadalupe C. Sandoval, 84, a lifelong native of San Antonio was called to be with the Lord on January 13, 2020. Guadalupe attended Fox Tech High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. in 1954 and was responsible for amphibious operations. He embarked on board the USNA General Nelson Walker (Tap 125), the USS Lst 1101 and the USNS Morton. His duty assignments were to San Diego...
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Joan C. Chapin

July 28, 1937 - January 13, 2020

Joan C. Chapin, age 82, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at her home in San Antonio. Born July 28, 1937 in San Antonio Texas to Oscar and Cecilia Cobb. She was an incredible mother to her only son Michael and caring grandmother to her two grandchildren Makayla and Logan. She was always there to help and to provide for us and others! She received her real estate license in 1970, became the...
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Peter Alexander Steele

June 7, 1962 - January 13, 2020

Peter Alexander Steele, 57, passed away from this life into eternal life on January 13, 2020. The son of Ethel Williams and Neville Steele, he was born on June 7, 1962 in St. Ann Jamaica West Indies. He graduated from University City Senior High School in University Missouri. He pursued a career in Hospitality Services in St. Louis Missouri at Green Briar Hills Country Club and the Argyle Club...
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Debra Sue Swager

July 11, 1952 - January 13, 2020

DEBRA SUE SWAGER July 11, 1952 – January 13, 2020 Debra Sue Swager was called to Heaven on Monday January 13, 2020. The oldest of four daughters born on July 11, 1952 to Robert Fred and Letitia Swager. Debra graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School where she met her late husband Gerald Wayne Laubach. Debra was a self-taught, talented artist who specialized in pen and ink...
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Loletta Mourette Boehme

December 27, 1927 - January 13, 2020

A cherished wife, a beloved mother, an adored grandmother, a respected aunt, a loyal friend, a tender spirit, a dazzling beauty, and a faithful servant to the Lord, Loletta Mourette Boehme, 92, passed away surrounded by family Monday, January 13, 2020. Mourette was born in Katy, Texas, December 27, 1927, to Dewey and Lula Peek. As a young girl, she surprised her parents by announcing her...
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Ruby M. O'Banion

July 2, 1931 - January 12, 2020

Ruby M. O'Banion, age, 88, passed away, January 12, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Born on July 2, 1931, to parents, William B. Sorey and Mae E. Nichols. She is survived by her husband of 63 years Edward O'Banion, three daughters; Debbie, Jo, and Connie; two son-in laws, Scott Vernon and Bobby Tugmon; two sisters, Grace DeBose and Joyce Wallace (Tommy); three grandchildren, Sarah, Hunter, and...
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Elizabeth "Betty" F. Arnaud

August 19, 1930 - January 12, 2020

Elizabeth Laure FitzSimons Arnaud "Betty", 89, of San Antonio Texas passed away January 12, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She was born to the late Francis James FitzSimons and Laure Bouvier FitzSimons of Covington, Louisiana on August 19, 1930. Betty was preceded in death by her husband LTC John Felix Arnaud, Jr. (retired) of San Antonio, daughter Lisa Arnaud Enrico of San Antonio, and...
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Martha O. Miller

February 3, 1938 - January 11, 2020

Martha Orr Miller was born February 3, 1938 in Lamesa, Texas to Guy and Mary (Lockhart) Orr. She left this life to be with our Lord Jesus on January, 11 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Kenneth L. Miller. Martha is survived by her son, Keith Miller and wife Beverly; daughter, Marla Sanders and husband Craig; grandchildren, Christopher Miller and wife Rebecca, Matthew...
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Joseph William Glavan

February 6, 1925 - January 11, 2020

Joseph William Glavan, 94, passed away quietly on January 11, 2020 in San Antonio TX. Joe was born February 6, 1925 in Warren, Ohio where he grew up. In 1943 at the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps to serve as an 81 mm Mortar Man in WWII. Returning from the war, he earned his bachelor's degree from Hiram College where he also met Anne Lile Glavan his beloved wife of 56 years. ...
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Lucy Yerly Walters

August 22, 1933 - January 11, 2020

Lucy Yerly Walters was born August 22, 1933 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin to Beatrice Masterson Richards and Francis Everett Yerly. She died on January 11, 2020. Lucy moved to Texas when she was six years old and has been maintaining her friendships from McKinley Elementary School, Mark Twain Junior High, and Thomas Jefferson High School all these years. Entering Sophie Newcomb at the age of 16, she...
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Helen Black McAllister

November 22, 1928 - January 11, 2020

Helen Earle Black McAllister, age 91, went to the Lord on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in San Antonio. Helen Earle (affectionately shortened to H.E.) was born on November 22, 1928 in Temple, Texas to Imogene Winn and Lee Cameron Black. While attending Moody High School she served as the 1943 state president of the Future Homemakers of Texas. She graduated from Southwestern University in 1949....
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Thomya Fuller

October 15, 1945 - January 10, 2020

Thomya Kosol Fuller, age 74, passed away on January 10, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Thailand on October 15, 1945 and came to the United States in the early 1970s. Some of Thomya's hobbies and passions were being a mom and grandma, spending time with family, going to church, bowling, and cooking. She was also an amazing cake decorator and baker. Thomya is preceded in death by her...
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Edelmira C. Saldana

January 22, 1922 - January 10, 2020

Edelmira C. Saldaña, age 97, was born to parents Jose B. Campa and Frances Lujan Campa in Dallas, Texas. "Delma," as she was known to many of her family and friends, later moved to San Antonio where she met and married Alfonso "Lefty" Saldaña in 1940. In 1950, in order for the couple to purchase their first house, Edelmira entered the work force when she went to work for Joske's. She...
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Fernando Quiroz Herrera

December 28, 1947 - January 10, 2020

Fernando Quiroz Herrera, age 72, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on December 28, 1947, in San Antonio to parents, Jessie C. Herrera and Isabel Quiroz. Fernando graduated from West Anchorage High School in Alaska. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968, during the Vietnam War, where he served as a radio telephone operator and APC track commander....
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John William Arnold

April 23, 1945 - January 10, 2020

John William Arnold was born in Austin, Texas on April 23, 1945 as the first son of William and Mary Arnold, and departed this life on January 10, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from McAllen High School in 1963 and later earned his B.B.A. from Trinity University in 1968. While attending Trinity he played football for the Tigers and was a member of Theta Tau Epsilon fraternity. During...
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Ronald J. Ahr, Sr.

August 29, 1934 - January 10, 2020

Ronald Joseph Ahr Sr., age 85, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born August 29, 1934 in San Antonio, Texas to Florence and Raymond Ahr. In 1953 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served as an electrician, a career which he continued after the expiration of his service until his retirement. In 1960 he met his wife of 47 years Grace Allen Byrd in...
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Joe G. Sandoval, Jr., US Army (Ret.)

June 14, 1940 - January 9, 2020

MAJ Joe G. Sandoval, Jr, loving husband, father, brother and friend, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 79. Joe devoted his life to his family, church and to serve his country. He set an example of unconditional love, leadership, service and grace that will be his legacy. He was the first-born son to Joe Godfrey Sandoval and Mary Sandoval, born in Roy,...
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David Earl Walker

June 12, 1958 - January 8, 2020

WALKER, David Earl, 61, of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on January 8, 2020. Dave was born to the late Henry "Hank" Leon Walker and Katherine Jane Walker on June 12, 1958 in Denton, Texas. Dr. Walker earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, he commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United...
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Joyce "Cookie" Villarreal

October 5, 1936 - January 8, 2020

Joyce Villarreal passed away on January 8th, 2020. She is preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Olga Favella. She is survived by her husband of sixty-five years, Rudy Villarreal; daughters: Sandee Villarreal, Sharon Steen (Kerry) & Shelley Montenegrino (Anthony); grandchildren Nicole Birkhold (Steve), Ashley Clark (Cody), Haley & Zachary Steen and Ava & James Montenegrino; great grand...
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Jerome R. McCurdy

September 7, 1928 - January 8, 2020

Jerome R. McCurdy, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 7, 1928 in Hoboken, New Jersey to Robert and Anne McCurdy. Jerry graduated from Rahway High School and attended Seton Hall. In 1946, at the age of 18, he became a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps. A year later, he received a bravery citation for his actions on October 24, 1947, when...
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William Joseph Collins, M.S.C.

August 13, 1943 - January 7, 2020

Fr. Bill was born to Tom and Nora Collins in County Kerry, Ireland and was the oldest of four children. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Christy. He is survived by his sister Margaret and brother, Tom, their families, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Fr. Bill was ordained to the priesthood on December 21, 1967 and celebrated his 52nd year in...
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Edward Charles Badgley

December 24, 1931 - January 7, 2020

Edward C. Badgley died on January 7, 2020 at Brooke Army Medical Center. Ed was a private man. If you wanted to know how he felt, he would have told you, "fine." If you had asked his dear wife, she would have filled you in. Born in California to Edgar and Mary, in between older sister Patricia and younger sister Juanita, he was the middle child. Ed was often in the middle of things. It was...
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Maria Luisa West Negri

January 7, 2020

Maria Luisa West Negri, widow of internationally known opera and concert tenor, Nerino Negri, died January 7, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Negri was born August 20, 1931, in Wichita Falls, Texas, to John Amos and Winnie Davis Jackson West. Mr. West was well-known in philatelic & numismatic circles, while Mrs. West, daughter of pioneers, was a journalist, editor and reporter for several...
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Betty Dowlearn Coleman

April 24, 1926 - January 6, 2020

Betty Dowlearn Coleman, age 93, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Betty was born April 24, 1926 in San Antonio to Mamie DeConnick and Elmon Dowlearn. She attended St. Mary's School, elementary through high school, graduating in 1943. She then attended Our Lady of the Lake College. During that time, she worked at Brooks Field in the chaplain's office, where she was...
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Betty Jo Fox

April 23, 1926 - January 6, 2020

Betty Jo Fox, age 93, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 San Antonio, Texas. She was born and raised in Moberly, Missouri to Charles Cline Axt and Mary Jane Adams Axt. She met her Husband, Charles Fox while working at Southwestern Bell and were married for 55 years. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2018. Survivors include her daughter: Mary Jones and husband Rich Jones,...
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Carolyn Lucille Evans McCord

February 4, 1935 - January 6, 2020

A direct descendent of the Mayflower's William Brewster, Carolyn Lucille Evans McCord went home to join Our Lord on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Carolyn was born on February 4, 1935 and was raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She attended Columbia High School, to go on to attend Mary Baldwin Girls College in Virginia, and received a Bachelor of Arts at A & M in Corpus Christi. As a young girl...
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Guadalupe D. Gonzales

December 24, 1928 - January 5, 2020

Guadalupe D. Gonzales, age 91, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Born on December 24, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to parents, Jesus de Hoyos and Guadalupe Hernandez. She was Unit President of Woodrow Wilson Unit 399, American Legion, San Antonio, Texas and VFW Post 918 lifetime member. Lupe's life was a reflection of her service to others as shown by her volunteerism at...
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Carolyn Henderson

September 28, 1938 - January 5, 2020

Carolyn Millar Henderson passed away peacefully with loving family members at her side. She is survived by her husband Jack Henderson; daughters Carolyn Coles (Bob), Cynthia Samsel-Hernandez (Ed), Jamie ZumMallen; grandchildren Chandra Tarro, Matthew Coles, Jennifer Hamel, Kristin Silva, Sydney ZumMallen, Michael ZumMallen; and 4 great grandchildren. Carolyn was the youngest of three children...
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Donald Dewey Munson

September 9, 1941 - January 5, 2020

Donald Dewey Munson passed away on January 5, 2020. He was born on September 9, 1941, in North Platte, Nebraska to Dewey Benjamin Munson and Laura Lorraine Booze. He was raised in McPherson County, Nebraska on a ranch north of Ringgold and graduated from McPherson County High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army. Upon his return, he married Judy Rae Castle; they were married 53 years. ...
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Jo Anne York Archer

February 26, 1932 - January 5, 2020

Jo Anne York Archer was born in San Antonio, Texas, on February 26, 1932. She passed away peacefully in her home on January 5, 2020, surrounded by loved ones. She is preceded in death by her husband Major Kern Allyn Archer, who served in the U.S Air Force; her parents Irene and David S. York; and her sister Betty York Harbaugh. She is survived by her sons Gary (Elizabeth) of San Jose, California,...
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Bernardine (Gallie) Wolf

December 27, 1934 - January 5, 2020

Bernardine (Gallie) Wolf was born December 27, 1934, in West, Texas. She was given to God's care January 5, 2020. Gallie retired from Joske's Department Store. During and after retirement she was a devoted caregiver and supportive to her parents and brothers. Her family Sunday dinners were enjoyed by all. Over her lifetime, she continued caring for her sister and brother-in-law until their...
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Armantina "Tina" Duque Wagner

March 7, 1941 - January 4, 2020

Armantina "Tina" Duque Wagner, age 78, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Goliad, Texas on March 7, 1941 to Pablo Duque and Carmen Sandoval. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Alfredo Duque, Felimon Duque and Emilio Duque. Tina is survived by her husband, James Wagner; sons, Israel Escareno and Nick Escareno; daughter, Monica...
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Betty Lucia Rodriguez

August 4, 1929 - January 3, 2020

Betty Lucia Rodriguez, age 90, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Betty's life was devoted to loving and serving her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was a faithful and loving wife to Edward J. Rodriguez (Archie) (deceased) and mother to her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Her bouquet of friendships was endless and covered a vast array of people and...
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Vernal Bee Richardson

January 3, 2020

Vernal Bee Richardson, age 82, was called home on Friday, January 3, 2020. Vernal was born in Seguin, Texas, where he found Christ at Sweet Home Baptist Church and attended Sweet Home Community School. He joined the United States Army at the age of 18 and he continued his education through college. Vernal had a passion for farming and enjoyed raising his cattle and horses in Seguin, Texas. At...
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Gerald Bernard Mutchler, , SR

June 23, 1932 - January 3, 2020

Gerald Bernard Mutchler Sr., age 87, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born June 23, 1932 to Amelia Korzekwa and Bernard Joseph Mutchler in Karnes City, Texas. Gerald lived a life of service. He served his fellow man as a member of the Order of the Sons of Hermann for 70 years, he served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War, he served his wife and...
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Jose Garza Alonzo, USMC (Ret.)

December 13, 1940 - January 3, 2020

Colonel Jose G. Alonzo, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, went to the Lord on January 3, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born on December 13, 1940 in Musquiz, Coahuila, Mexico. He is preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Socorro Alonzo; brothers Juan, Hilario and Dionisio Alonzo; sisters Asuncion Alvarez and Aurora Vallejo. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Irma Luna Alonzo; daughters,...
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Jo Ann W. Clifford

March 6, 1929 - January 3, 2020

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Wilbur Russell "Russ" Wood

July 5, 1926 - January 2, 2020

Russ was born in Laredo, Texas, to Abe Wood and Faye Bashore Wood. He came to San Antonio when he was 11 months old. He graduated from Brackenridge High School in 1944 and entered the U.S. Army at 18. He served two years in the army during and after WWII and was in Italy when the war ended. Russ then returned to school and received his B.S. from Southwestern University in 1950. Over the course of...
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Guadalupe R. Palos

August 3, 1949 - January 2, 2020

Guadalupe Ramos Palos, daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and colleague went before the presence of God on Tuesday, January 2, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel Ramos and Elisa Muñoz, her brother, David, and her first husband Roberto Ballinas. Guadalupe was born and grew up in Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico. Raised in a Nazarene family,...
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Allen L. Fuller

December 16, 1944 - January 1, 2020

Allen L. Fuller was born to Phyllis Fuller and Ellis Fuller on December 16, 1944 in Los Angeles, California. He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his Life Partner, Gary Robison; his brothers, Mark (Barbara), Robert (Victoria) and sister, Margaret Prince (Evera). Allen was part of a career military family that traveled on assignment to Japan, Germany, Iran and various...
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Harold Robert "Rob" Hunsaker

July 21, 1966 - January 1, 2020

Harold Robert Hunsaker, age 53, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born to Harold Leslie Hunsaker and Freda Lorene Duckworth on July 21, 1966 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Rob grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School. Some of his fondest memories were of his friends and his membership in the Conroe Tiger Marching Band. He graduated from...
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Annie A. Zuehl

December 11, 1922 - December 31, 2019

Annie A. Zuehl, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born December 11, 1922 in San Antonio, Texas to Agnes Dylla and Frank J. Appelt and lived in this wonderful city her entire life. She was preceded in death by her husband Adolph M. Zuehl, son Adolph M. Zuehl Jr., daughter-in-law Katherine Zuehl, and granddaughter Elaine Zuehl. Annie is survived by...
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Lynn Lamar Moody

August 11, 1951 - December 31, 2019

Lynn Lamar Moody, age 68, of San Antonio, Texas passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, December 31, 2019 after a prolonged illness. He was born August 11, 1951 in San Antonio to Thomas Edward Moody, Sr. and Billie Jo Moody Stehling and was also raised from the age of 8 by his "father" Felix Stehling, his best friend and mentor. Lynn was a lifetime resident and businessman in the community. He...
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Alice Faye Gumm

May 28, 1926 - December 31, 2019

Alice "Faye" Gumm, age 93, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Faye was born in Portageville, Missouri on May 28, 1926 and grew up in that community until she moved to Sacramento California to live with her maternal grandmother and finish high school. While working as a secretary, she met her first husband, Jack Alpern, an officer in the United States Air Force. They...
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Elmer Clinton Freed

February 18, 1922 - December 31, 2019

Elmer Clinton Freed went to be with the Lord he loved December 31, 2019 at the age of 97 in San Antonio, Texas. Elmer was born in Lewiston, Idaho to Charles and Anna (Anderson) Freed. After graduating from Lewiston High School, he attended college briefly in Idaho before moving to Seattle. He entered the Navy in 1942 and served in the Pacific. After the war, he moved to New Orleans where he...
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Inken Willis

March 8, 1941 - December 31, 2019

Inken (Engel) Willis, 78, of San Antonio, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on New Year's Eve. She entered this world on March 8, 1941 in Witten, Germany to Dr. Heinz and Agnes Engel. At the mere age of 18, she met, married and moved to the United States with the love of her life (and husband), Leslie Elbert Willis Jr. Omi, as she was known by most, raised six incredible ...
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Helen Toole, RN

December 31, 2019

God has gained an angel, Frankie Helen Toole, at the age of 76 when she was called home to be with our Lord and Savior. Born to Frank and Alice Greenfield, Helen began her earthly pilgrimage on her grandparents' farmhouse in Wann County, Oklahoma. Helen graduated from Wichita High School and in 1964, she graduated from Saint Francis School of Nursing in Wichita, Kansas. Helen met her husband-to...
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Margaret Sue Curtis-Moore

March 18, 1923 - December 31, 2019

Dr. Margaret Sue Curtis Moore, 96, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 31, 2019. She was born in Ennis, TX to Mayme and Irvin Curtis. Her parents and her loving husband Joe Terry Moore Jr. of 56 years preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Joe Terry Moore Ill, grandchildren, Shelby Sue Moore and Joe Terry Moore IV and great-grandson Colby F. Meeder. She graduated from The...
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Terry Burle Gumm

November 9, 1932 - December 30, 2019

Terry Burle Gumm, 87, of San Antonio, Texas went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 30, 2019 at his home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Terry was born on November 9, 1932 in Houston, Texas to parents, Terry and Beatrice Gumm, where he grew up and graduated from Spring Branch High...
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Barry Edward Swartz, MD, JD

February 3, 1945 - December 30, 2019

Our dearest husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and friend, Barry Edward Swartz, MD JD, 74, passed away in San Antonio on the evening of December 30th. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, into a close-knit family, Barry attended Dickinson College and Temple University School of Medicine. In 1971, he began his five-year general surgery residency at Baylor in Houston, under Dr. Michael...
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Lloyd M. Gonzales

April 18, 1949 - December 30, 2019

Lloyd Max Gonzales, age 70, passed away surrounded by family on Monday, December 30, 2019, in San Antonio. He was born on April 18, 1949, to his parents, Gonzalo and Herminia (Minnie) Sotello Gonzales in Boerne, Texas. Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, David Gonzales. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Rosemary; daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Rudy Pozos;...
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Karen Willis Vann

August 24, 1955 - December 29, 2019

Karen Willis Vann, age 64, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Karen was born August 24, 1955 in Beaumont, Texas to Bessie Sue Heaton and Robert Hardy Willis. She grew up in Beaumont and moved away to Austin to attend the University of Texas where she received her bachelor's degree in business administration. After she graduated, she moved to San Antonio where she...
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Alex L. Stewart

July 19, 1931 - December 29, 2019

A best friend to many, adoring husband, loving father and grandfather, Alex entered into the presence of Jesus on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the age of 88. Known for his engaging personality, humorous and witty responses, work ethic and devotion to family, he will be sorely missed. He had the uncanny ability to make people laugh and always engaged those who crossed his path. Those who were...
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Arthur S. Brant

April 20, 1941 - December 29, 2019

Colonel Arthur S. Brant, (Ret.) age 78, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on April 20, 1941 in Huntington, West Virginia to Arthur S. and Alice (Marshall) Brant. Art graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic high school and attended college at Marshall University. After graduation from Marshall University, he joined the U.S. Army as a captain....
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Stanley Earl Thomas

June 9, 1937 - December 28, 2019

Stanley Earl Thomas passed away at home, surrounded by family. He was born in Richmond, Indiana to Willard Earl and Alice May Thomas and was raised by his grandparents on a dairy farm. Stan was a true leader, "soldier's soldier" and proud infantryman who began his 39-year army career in the Indiana National Guard, then entered active duty as a commissioned officer. As company commander in his...
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Sharon K. Greene

February 7, 1948 - December 27, 2019

Sharon K. Greene age 71, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on February 7, 1948 in Denver, Colorado to Erma and Robert Giddens. Sharon worked at various contracting positions from 1980 - 2008 at Ft. Sam Houston. During this time, she served as a Government Contracting Officer, Chief Services, Chief of Administration, Chief of Contract Management, and Chief...
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Sylviana Moore Locke

November 11, 1956 - December 27, 2019

Sylviana Moore Locke, age 63, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 in St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was born November 11, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas to Freddy Moore and Ventura de Luna Moore. She is preceded in death by her father. Sylviana is survived by her husband of 10 years, Shawn Locke; mother Ventura (Mary); stepmother Zoraida Moore; brothers David Moore and wife Cindy,...
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Arthur C. Flores, Jr.

November 22, 1927 - December 27, 2019

Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur C. and Mary R. Flores. Arthur is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sylvia; his children Cecilia, Kathy and Arthur III; son-in-law Gerry Rigby and extended family members Cynthia Cooper O'Connor, her husband Dan, and Elizabeth and Tim Turner. Arthur was devoted to his family and was a successful businessman until his retirement. He was a hobby...
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Allison Elaine O'Connell

June 25, 1982 - December 27, 2019

Allison Elaine O'Connell was born on June 25, 1982, in Enid, Oklahoma, the first child of Richard and Judy (Johnson) O'Connell. She joined her Heavenly Father on December 27, 2019. Allison attended school in Enid until 1998 when she and her family moved to San Antonio. She graduated from Churchill High School in 2001. Allison earned her bachelor's degree from UTSA in elementary education in...
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Frank Cantoya

February 5, 1929 - December 26, 2019

Frank Cantoya, born February 5, 1929, in San Antonio, Texas, died on December 26, 2019, at the age of 90. Although he lived most of his life in San Antonio, he resided in Papillion, Nebraska for the last 16 months. Frank joined the Army at age 17 and served from 1946-1949. He was part of the Army Signal Corp stationed in Japan. In civilian life, he worked on B-52 electronic systems at Kelly AFB....
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Clara Loene Boc

July 10, 1920 - December 26, 2019

Loving mother of Shirley Loene Becker (deceased); mother-in-law of Randolph R. Becker; grandmother of Michael S. Becker and Timothy R. Becker; great grandmother of Rachael N. Becker, Kevin T. Becker, Brooklyn M. Becker, and the late Joseph M. Becker; great-great grandmother of Gauge D. Becker and Elaina R. Franklin, passed away December 26, 2019. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m....
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George Thomas Sturch , (Retired, USAF)

March 1, 1932 - December 26, 2019

Chaplain Lt. Col. George Thomas Sturch (Retired, USAF), age 87, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. George was born March 1, 1932 in Clarksville, TX, to parents, George Dewey Sturch and Bessie Edwina Varley Sturch. After growing up, largely in Dallas, TX, he graduated from The University of Texas in 1953, and then joined the Air Force as a tanker pilot. In 1956,...
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Acelia Kay (C.K.) Bendele

March 11, 1957 - December 26, 2019

Acelia Kay (C.K.) Bendele, age 62, passed away on Thursday, December 26 ,2019 in Bulverde, Texas. C.K. was born March 11, 1957 in Winters, Texas to Sarah Wright and Darrell Wright. C.K loved crafting, hosting holidays, spending time with her children, grandchildren, and camping. She also enjoyed spending weekends at the race track with her best friend, Wes. C.K. was preceded in death by her son,...
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Maria D. Acosta

June 9, 1928 - December 25, 2019

Maria D. Acosta, age 91, of San Antonio, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019. She was born June 9, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to Lorenzo and Antonia Escobedo Pena. Maria was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur S. Acosta, Sr.; her parents; 7 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her children, John, Theresa, Annette, and Arthur Jr; Grandchildren, Clint P. and Jessica P.; 7 Great...
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Chester Harold Chiodo

September 8, 1918 - December 25, 2019

Chester Harold Chiodo gave his family the gift of his last day on this earth for Christmas, passing peacefully on December 25. His life began 101 years ago when he was born to parents Russel and Eva Chiodo above Wong's Grocery on Cevallos street. Growing up during the depression, he treasured the summers working on his uncle Elbert's farm near Medina, Texas. He put himself through the...
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Louis Dean "Lou" Wilson

December 16, 1930 - December 25, 2019

Louis Dean "Lou" Wilson, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas with his beloved wife Joan and son Alan by his side. He was born in Lenora, Kansas on December 16, 1930 to William and Thelma (Dolph) Wilson. Lou is the quintessential American success story. This story begins on a family trip to his home town of Lenora and him describing daily life on a...
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Donald J. Malik

February 15, 1937 - December 25, 2019

Donald J. Malik, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 with his family by his side in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on February 15, 1937 to Mary and Frank Malik in Cleveland, Ohio. Donald was "Dad" to his children, "Papa" to his grandchildren, and most recently "Papa the Great" to his great granddaughter. He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years Merium Malik and son in law...
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Frances Camille Gong

July 8, 1950 - December 25, 2019

Frances Camille Gong, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, in San Antonio. Camille was born in Duncan, Mississippi, to parents, Dong Jung Gong and Kwock Ying Gong. She was a graduate of MSCW (now MUW) with a degree in Music Education. Camille was a teacher with SAISD from 1986 until her retirement and was so very proud of SAISD's mariachi program. She has remained involved with...
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John Robert Lowell

December 24, 2019

John Robert Lowell passed away peacefully on December 24, 2019, at the age of 86 after a long struggle with Parkinson's Disease. John was born on January 27, 1933 in East Moriches, New York to Ethel and Elmer Lowell. He spent his early years growing up in East Moriches, Long Island, NY where he attended high school. He married Gertrude Lowell and the couple had two children, John R. Lowell Jr....
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Phiip Dayne Freeman

November 29, 1947 - December 24, 2019

Philip Dayne Freeman, 72, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on November 29, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to parents, Austin Dayne Freeman and Rachel Allen Freeman. He was preceded in death by his parents. Philip is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marilyn J. Freeman; son, Justin Dayne Freeman; grandson, Everett Dayne Freeman; granddaughter,...
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Lionel R. Flores, Jr.

July 24, 1949 - December 24, 2019

Lionel R. Flores, Jr., age 70, passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Born on Sunday, July, 24, 1949 in Mathis, TX to Consuelo and Lionel Flores, he was raised in nearby Orange Grove, TX "Naranjo, TX." He was preceded in death by brother, José "Pepe"; sisters, Gloria, María Concepción "Woody", Rosa Elena, and Consuelo "Mina." Lionel is survived by his wife of 43 years...
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Thomas "Tom" Edward Finch

June 22, 1936 - December 24, 2019

Thomas "Tom" Edward Finch, Jr. died on December 24, 2019 at the age of 83 years. Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Edward Finch and Emma May Stall Finch, brother Pat Finch, and by three of his children: Betty Finch, Jimmy Finch and Billy Finch. Tom dearly loved his family and loved his friends as if they were family, loved riding motorcycles, scenic roads, mountains, steam...
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Marjorie Williams

October 3, 1922 - December 23, 2019

Marjorie Natalie Kelley Williams, age 97, passed away on Monday, December 23rd, 2019, holding a picture of her late husband Ray, eagerly awaiting their reunion. She was born October 3, 1922 in San Antonio to Ed & Annie Kelley. She married the love of her life, Ray Williams, and was a devoted wife and mother. Marjorie was a descendant of John "Jack" Coker who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto...
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