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Mary Louise "Miss K" Kollatschny

August 31, 1926 - September 20, 2019

Mary Louise Kollatschny went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the age of 93. She was born on August 31, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas to Richard and Ella Kollatschny. She attended St. Joseph Catholic High School, graduating in 1943. Mary Louise graduated from Santa Rosa School of Nursing – Nursing Cadet Corp Program in 1946. President Roosevelt's administration established this...
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Rumalda M. Abascal

September 23, 1929 - September 20, 2019

Rumalda M. Abascal, 89, of Eagle Pass, Texas passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amado J. Abascal, Jr. Rumalda is survived by her daughter, Teresa Abascal Ramirez (Mario); son, Amado J. Abascal III; daughter, Carmen Abascal-Sutton; grandchildren, Lourdes Flores (Duane), Allison Roemer (Braxton), Mario J. Ramirez, Jr. (Jessica...
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Kari Jorunn Tobias

October 7, 1950 - September 19, 2019

Kari Jorunn Tobias went to be with her loving Lord on September 19, 2019. She was born in Bergen Norway on October 07, 1950. She moved to the United States in 1971. She will be remembered as a very loving, kind and giving Wife and Mother. Death is truly our great enemy; it is very easy to see but never anticipated. It steals the lives of the ones we Love and leaves us but a memory. No more to...
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George Robert Grisham

November 30, 1930 - September 18, 2019

George Robert Grisham died on September 18, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, of complications of Waldenstroms Syndrome. He was born November 30, 1930, to George Bunyan Grisham and Margret Irene (Maggie) Oakley Grisham in Wheeler, Prentiss County, Mississippi. He had one brother, Herbert, who preceded him in death in 1989. On May 28, 1955, he married Garnette Swinney, a registered dietician, who...
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John S. Reid

July 20, 1932 - September 18, 2019

John S. Reid, age 87, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 20, 1932 to Charlie and Dovie (Bates) Reid. John grew up in Austin and after graduating from Austin High School, spent four years in the Navy. Upon his completion of service, he earned a degree in accounting from the University of Texas in Austin. While working his...
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John Matthew Castillo

March 3, 2003 - September 17, 2019

John Matthew Castillo, age 16, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on March 3, 2003 in San Antonio to Humberto Rafael Castillo and Mary Elizabeth Friend. He was a junior at Great Hearts Northern Oaks school and a part-time employee of Milberger Nursery. John was an outstanding student, a voracious reader, a gifted and resourceful artist, and a talented...
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Robert Stephen Ainslie

March 19, 1939 - September 17, 2019

Beloved Father and Papa Ret. Colonel Robert Stephen Ainslie went to be with his Lord on September 17, 2019 at 80 years old. Col. Ainslie was born March 19, 1939 to William and Florence Ainslie of New Jersey where he was raised with his brothers George, Bill, and Larry. He joined the Air Force in November of 1957 and was stationed to Germany in April 1958 where he met and fell deeply for the...
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Rene Bryant

June 4, 1924 - September 17, 2019

Rene Bryant was born June 4, 1924 to Ruby Bell Maddox and Cordis Clyde Bryant in Dye Mound, Montague County, Texas. His family moved to San Antonio when he was eight years old. Rene was a 1941 graduate of Harlandale High School where he was an outstanding athlete in football and basketball. He later attended San Antonio College and St. Mary's University. After graduating from high school, Rene...
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Stanley Dee Pruitt, Jr.

July 19, 1953 - September 16, 2019

Stanley Dee Pruitt, Jr., 66 years old, entered into rest at home in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by his loving family. Stanley was born on July 19, 1953 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Stanley D. Pruitt, Sr. and Georgene Pruitt. He earned his Bachelor Degree from UT Permian Basin, where he met the love of his life, Petrona Pruitt, whom he was married to for 42 years. He spent 27 years as an Assistant...
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Houston H. Harte

February 15, 1927 - September 16, 2019

Houston Harriman Harte passed on September 16, 2019 in San Antonio. Known and loved (and sometimes feared) for his sharp wit and exacting expectations, he was also known for his quiet faith, generosity, dogged love of aviation, and incomparable baking skills. Most importantly, he taught his family through his own example that integrity, faith, a charitable spirit, humility, and healthy skepticism...
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Ronald Roy Oviatt

April 25, 1949 - September 15, 2019

Ronald Roy Oviatt was born in Merced, California on April 25, 1949 to Lila and Wells Oviatt, Jr., who had been hoping for a little girl after having had two boys. Instead they received twin boys which they named Donald Ray and Ronald Roy. They joined their two older brothers Fredric Wells and Gordon Edward Oviatt. They resided at California's San Joaquin's Valley. The family tended a dairy farm...
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Edna "Hoppy" Hopkins

September 25, 1929 - September 15, 2019

Edna "Hoppy" Hopkins, 89, passed away peacefully in San Antonio, Texas, on September 15, 2019, after battling oral cancer for several years. She was predeceased by her parents Rolla Valentine Hopkins and Edna Carolyn (Fogt) Hopkins as well as six siblings. Never married, she is survived by her loving nieces, Madeline Merkl of Rochester, NY, and Linda Gamel of Albuquerque, NM, and their families....
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Gerald Dwain Evans

September 23, 1939 - September 14, 2019

Gerald Dwain Evans, née Villarreal, 79, of San Antonio, Texas passed away on September 14, 2019, at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital. After a lengthy illness, Gerald left this life surrounded by his close family and friends, nine days before his 80th birthday. Fondly referred to as "Joe" in his early years, Gerald was born in San Antonio on September 23, 1939 to Gilbert and Mildred Villarreal and...
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James "Jim" W. Malcolm

January 21, 1938 - September 14, 2019

James "Jim" Malcolm, 81, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at North Central Baptist Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on January 21, 1938, in Cranston, Rhode Island, the son of Stanley and Anne Malcolm. He married the love of his life Linda (Waggoner) on February 8, 1964. In addition to his wife of 55 years, Jim's memory will be...
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Eugene (Gene) W. Day

November 29, 1932 - September 14, 2019

Eugene (Gene) W. Day passed from this life on September 14, 2019 at the age of 86. He has claimed the inheritance that was prepared for him that can never perish, spoil or fade because of his faith in Christ. He considered his family as one of God's greatest blessings. He leaves behind his wife, Bettie; daughters, Sharon Day and Debbie McGilvray; son-in-law, Tim McGilvray; grandson, Shea...
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Timothy (Timm) Jon Fahrbach

October 31, 1948 - September 13, 2019

Timothy (Timm) Jon Fahrbach, age 70, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. He was born on October 31, 1948 in Hutchinson, Kansas to Dean and Loris Fahrbach. Timm first grew up in Sylvia KS and then moved to Haven KS in 1955. He enjoyed every minute of his childhood. He attended Haven High School and participated in debate at a state level. After graduating high school, he attended...
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Richard "Rick" David Griffin

September 13, 2019

Richard David Griffin, SCPO/USN Retired, was born in 1922 in Evansville, Indiana, to David and Nora Belle Griffin. He was called home to reside with his Lord and Savior on September 13, 2019. Richard had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed traveling and meeting new people. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940, where he completed multiple tours and a 30 year career...
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Anita DeSoto

March 15, 1932 - September 13, 2019

Anita DeSoto was born on March 15, 1932, in Calvert, Texas. She moved to San Antonio, Texas where she worked for 35 years at Joske's and Dillards. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who lovingly took care of her family and friends always putting them before herself. Anita is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Alejandro. She is survived by her brother Alfredo Martinez...
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Charles "Chuck" Andersen

March 6, 1976 - September 12, 2019

Charles "Chuck" Andersen, 43, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Chuck is survived by his parents, Barbara Ann & Charles William Andersen; siblings, Nicole Fleming and Dana Andersen; niece, Tori Fleming; nephew, Ben Fleming; Aunt Kathy & Lew Ifft; Uncle Richard & Ellen Andersen; Aunt Carletta Pfirrman; Aunt Adele...
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Robert Aranda

November 17, 1951 - September 12, 2019

Robert Aranda passed away on September 12, 2019 at the age of 67. He was born at home in San Antonio, Texas on November 17, 1951 to his parents Domingo Sr and Julia Aranda. He was the youngest of 7 siblings. Robert began his professional career at Coca-Cola Bottling Company in 1977, where he worked for over 10 years. After Coca-Cola, he began working as a beverage salesman for Big Red...
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William G. Priest, Jr.

October 10, 1935 - September 11, 2019

William G. Priest passed away on September 11, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on October 10, 1935 to William G. Priest, Sr. and Mary Hennessy Priest. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michael Priest. William was a life-long San Antonio resident who graduated from St. Anthony Catholic School and the University of Texas. He was also a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic...
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Sarah (Sally) Lou Simmons May

November 5, 1930 - September 11, 2019

Sarah (Sally) Simmons May, age 88, passed away September 11, 2019. Sally was born November 5, 1930 in Hope, Arkansas to Alden Furman and Minnie Lou Card Simmons. Sally met Lawrence May in Hope, and they married November 6, 1947. Sally's life was guided by her great faith, deep love for God, and love for her family. She cared for, nurtured, mentored, inspired and influenced all who knew her. ...
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Rita M. Conner

January 28, 1921 - September 11, 2019

Rita Lorainne Conner was born on January 28, 1921. A direct descendant of the Juan Curbelo family of the Canary Islanders who settled San Antonio in 1731, she was a devoted wife and mother who lovingly took care of her family always putting them before herself. She took care of her parents, her husband, her sister and her aunt for long periods of time before their deaths all the while...
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Edith A. O'Neill

July 13, 1927 - September 10, 2019

Edith Arlene O'Neill, age 92, passed away September 10, 2019 in Austin, Texas. She was born July 13, 1927 to Murray and Amelia (Heimann) Harding in San Antonio, Texas. Edith graduated from Hot Wells High School in 1945 and was a member of the Scottish Lassies and was voted most beautiful girl in her class. She taught Sunday School at St. John's Lutheran Church where she was a member from birth...
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Gilbert (Buddy) G. Strempel

May 1, 1942 - September 10, 2019

Gilbert (Buddy) G. Strempel, 77, passed away on September 10, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Buddy was born to Gilbert W. Strempel and Hulda Grimm Strempel in Seguin, Texas on May 1, 1942. Buddy is survived by his daughter, Susan Davis and husband Michael; grandson, Charles Thweatt and wife Nati; great-grandchildren, Ariana, Alyssa and Ashlyn Thweatt; sister, Doris Rose and husband Jesse; sister-in...
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Edith Shuptrine Applegate

February 2, 1929 - September 9, 2019

Edith Amanda Shuptrine Applegate, age 90, died on Monday, September 9, 2019. She will be greatly missed for her good-naturedness, attitude of gratitude, and kindness. Edith was born on February 2, 1929, in Bandera, Texas to John D. and Thelma Shuptrine. Much of Edith's life was spent in Bandera and San Antonio, while the last 9 ½ years she loved living at Cibolo Creek Health and Rehabilitation...
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Tracy Barton Allison

May 20, 1968 - September 9, 2019

Tracy Barton Allison, age 51, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. He was born on May 20, 1968 in San Antonio, Texas to Allison and Susan (Brun) Allison. He began in the fire protection industry working with his father in the late 1980s and later was employed by Young Brothers Fire Protection. He will be remembered as a great son, a wonderful employee who was very caring, loving and...
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John "Jack" P. Riegel III

November 17, 1954 - September 8, 2019

Jack was more than a husband, dad, and grandpapa; he was a shining example of a man devoted to his family, friends, community and making the world a little better through knowledge and personal commitment. Jack's work, often in support of the military and international research institutions, took him all around the globe and allowed him to develop lasting friendships in many countries. Jack...
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Manuel Ibarra

July 20, 1956 - September 8, 2019

Manuel Ibarra passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at the age of 63. He was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on July 20, 1956 to his parents, Manuel G. Ibarra and Ethelvina P. Ibarra. He was the oldest of his siblings and has 3 younger sisters. Manuel moved to San Antonio, TX with his family at 6 years of age in 1961. He attended St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School before graduating from...
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Doris K. Langley

January 28, 1922 - September 7, 2019

Doris Kellam Langley passed away September 7, 2019 after enjoying a full and rewarding life. She leaves behind a loving family rich with memories and tall tales that will last forever. Doris was born in Robstown, Texas on January 28, 1922 to Otis and Veda Kellam. Her father was the Postmaster of Robstown and was appointed during the depression by Franklin Delano Roosevelt after a nomination...
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Louise E. Thiltgen

June 2, 1941 - September 7, 2019

Louise E. Thiltgen (nee Aubin), age 78, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019, in San Antonio. She was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, to her parents, Maurice and Lucienne Aubin. Louise attended St. Joseph's School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. While working as a nurse in San Francisco, she met the love of her life, Doug. After marriage, they moved to Michigan and later San...
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Theodore J. Masterson

June 27, 1925 - September 7, 2019

Theodore J. Masterson, age 94, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the youngest of five children, to William and Elizabeth (McGrath) Masterson. He entered the US Army in 1945 and Served in 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division in WWII. After four campaigns in the European Theatre, he retired at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in December...
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Mary Louise Spencer

July 11, 1919 - September 7, 2019

Mary Louise Spencer, age 100, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019. She was born on July 11, 1919 to Leroy and Louise (Callaghan) Trenton in San Antonio, Texas. Mary Louise is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Wienecke and husband Bob; grandsons, Robert Wienecke, Michael Wienecke and wife Ann, and Sean Wienecke; great-grandchildren, Kyle Wienecke, Samuel Wienecke, James Wienecke,...
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Ira Bob Blumenthal

January 13, 1934 - September 7, 2019

Ira Bob Blumenthal passed away on September 7, 2019 at the age of 85. Bob was born January 13, 1934 in Manhattan, New York, to parents Mildred & David Blumenthal. He met his loving wife Sonya on a blind date and they were married for over 60 years. After graduating with a Chemistry Degree from Adelphi University, he began his life long career in science related businesses. He started various...
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Kenneth D. Massey

December 14, 1969 - September 6, 2019

Kenneth D. Massey, 49, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles O. Massey; maternal grandparents, Theresa and Stanton S. Smith; paternal grandparents, Lucille and Owen Massey; and uncle, Gary Smith. Kenneth is survived by his mother, Leann Massey; uncle, Ron (Tracee) Smith; special cousin, Warren Wanjura; best friend in life,...
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David Richard Benavides, Jr.

April 2, 1949 - September 5, 2019

David Richard Benavides, Jr., age 70, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019. David was born on April 2, 1949 to David R. Benavides, Sr., and Josephine C. Benavides. After graduating from Jefferson High School, he pursued a bachelor's degree at UT Austin, but left prior to completing his degree to begin working full-time. On October 7, 1973 he married the love of his life Sylvia Ann Lopez,...
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Isabella "Bella" Tijerina

May 7, 2005 - September 5, 2019

Isabella "Bella" Tijerina, age 14, has "gone the way of all the earth" on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She attended Cornerstone Christian School, River City Elementary School, Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy (EKHLA) and International School of the Americas (ISA), all in San Antonio, Texas. Isabella loved the outdoors and she enjoyed playing soccer at the YMCA for 5...
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Diana Imelda Ramos

August 28, 1958 - September 5, 2019

Diana Imelda Ramos passed away peacefully September 5, 2019 after a short but hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family and will be sorely missed. Diana was 61 years old. She was the eldest daughter of thirteen children. She graduated in 1976 from J. W. Nixon High School and went on to receive her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's...
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Edith May Strauch

April 15, 1924 - September 5, 2019

Edith May (White) Strauch, age 95, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Beeville, Texas on April 15, 1924 of Oscar and Elizabeth White. She was the third child in a line of five beginning with Joyel (deceased at age 2) next Jo, then Edith, followed by twins Jack (deceased) and Mack (deceased). To her family and childhood friends, Edith became known as...
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Juan P. Ramo

June 26, 1925 - September 4, 2019

Juan P. Ramos, 94, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Ramos was a WWII veteran who served with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. He retired after 25 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Baltazar and Teodora Ramos; daughter, Deborah Ramos; brothers, Baltazar Ramos, Cruz Ramos, Ricardo Ramos and Carlos Ramos; and sister, Antonia Vela....
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Manuel J. Canada

November 20, 1930 - September 4, 2019

Manuel J. Canada, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born November 20, 1930 in Gonzalez, Texas. Manuel was preceded in death by his parents, Sonny Canada and Irma Canada Carroll; sons, Irving Canada and Richard Seay; and sister, Maxine Carroll-Clark. He is survived by his wife, Laura Lee Canada; daughters, Linda McFadden and her husband Odell and...
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Robert A. Dobie, M.D.

July 26, 1945 - September 4, 2019

ROBERT A. DOBIE, M.D. July 26, 1945 – September 4, 2019 Robert A. Dobie, M.D. (Bob), age 74, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in San Antonio. He grew up all over the United States as the son of U.S. Naval Officer E.W. Dobie, Jr. and his wife, Geraldine Frances Bonnington. He matriculated at Stanford University for his undergraduate education, medical school, and medical...
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Scott Radke

January 11, 1949 - September 3, 2019

F. Scott Radke, 70, passed away on September 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on January 11, 1949, but grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating from Wauwatosa East High School, Scott obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. He then went on to obtain his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law in San...
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George Peter Luketic, US Army (Ret.)

March 23, 1932 - September 3, 2019

George Peter Luketic March 23, 1932 - September 3, 2019 San Antonio, Texas SGM George Peter Luketic, US Army (Ret.), was born March 23, 1932 in McKeesport, PA and passed away on September 3, 2019 at 87 years of age, in San Antonio, TX. "Duty, Honor, Country, Family" SGM Luketic proudly served his country for 30 years and was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam. He had an outstanding career as...
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Robert James Bernholtz

January 27, 1945 - September 3, 2019

ROBERT JAMES BERNHOLTZ January 27, 1945- September 3, 2019 Robert James Bernholtz, age 74, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 surrounded by family in San Antonio, TX. Bob was born on January 27, 1945, to Otmar J. Bernholtz (OJ) and Mary Winifred Kelly (Wee) in Carroll, Iowa. He idolized his brother Joe, who was 7 years older. Bob attended Catholic School through...
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Willard Richard Rakes

August 29, 1925 - September 3, 2019

Willard Richard Rakes, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Bella Vista, Arkansas on August 29, 1925 to James and Safronia (Braithwaite) Rakes. Richard served his country during World War 2 as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corp, flying on B-17 missions from bases in Italy. After training at Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, OK, he...
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Richard "Dick" F. Wilson

June 9, 1927 - September 3, 2019

Richard Forrest Wilson, age 92, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. He was born June 9, 1927 in Cameron County, Texas to Forrest H. and Anna Fern (Young) Wilson. He faithfully served in the United States Navy and retired from Civil Service in 1989. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Charles Wilson; and sister Dorothy Wilson. Dick is survived by his wife of...
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Gary W. Mitchell

April 10, 1938 - September 3, 2019

Gary W. Mitchell, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Gary was born and raised in Eldora, Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 1961 with a degree in music. While at the university, he met his beloved wife of 59 years, Joan Marie Coon. Gary entered the U.S. Air Force and served proudly for more than 20 years, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His service...
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Robert David Brody

May 25, 1943 - September 3, 2019

Robert David Brody passed away September 3, 2019, after a long and brave battle with Parkinson's disease. Rob proudly served his country as an Air Force officer for over two decades, retiring at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Texas. Soon after, he became an employee relations advisor for USAA from 1989-2008. He was a groundbreaking leader who took on difficult challenges -- especially on...
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Adam Buentello

May 26, 1927 - September 2, 2019

Adam Buentello, age 92 of San Antonio died on September 2, 2019. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1945. He met the love of his life Bernarda Eureste in 1949. Adam was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a great provider for his family. He proudly served in the USAF 1946-1954 as a Master Sergeant. He worked At Swearingen Aircraft 1966-1973. Henry C Beck...
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Daniel "Dan" G. Webster III

May 5, 1939 - September 1, 2019

Daniel "Dan" George Webster III, age 80, died on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas due to complications following surgery. Dan was born in Dallas, Texas on May 5, 1939 to Dan G. and Carolyn Webster. Dan made every minute count as a student at Texas Tech University. During his college years, he was a Saddle Tramp, a member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and active in student...
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Joe Alton Boyd

September 3, 1941 - September 1, 2019

Joe Alton Boyd was born on September 3, 1941 in Texas City, Tx. He passed away on September 1, 2019 two days before his 78th birthday due to complications from an aggressive short-term illness. He was surrounded by his family who were with him until the very end. He fought fiercely like the warrior he was just as he had done with every obstacle over the course of his life. He is survived by his...
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Melvin R. Blumberg

February 28, 1934 - August 31, 2019

Melvin R. Blumberg, age 85, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was born in Denver, CO. to Rueben M. Blumberg and Lillian Ginsberg. He met his loving wife Nettie at the University of Texas and they were married for a total of 50 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged. He...
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Sylvia Wright Schaefer

March 28, 1941 - August 30, 2019

Sylvia Wright Schaefer, a life-long Texan, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019. Sylvia was born March 28, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas. Upon graduating from Providence High School, she went to work as a stenographer at Lackland AFB. She also worked for Northeast Independent School District, St. Mary's Hall, USAir, and retired after 26 years from the City of San Antonio Aviation Department. ...
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Gordon D. Willey

March 18, 1946 - August 29, 2019

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dr. Gordon D. Willey, passed away on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 at the age of 73. He was born March 18th, 1946 to his parents, Harold and Merle Willey in Welch, West Virginia. Gordon attended undergraduate school at Marshall University where he met his wife, Vicki. He served as a Major in the U.S. Army and later received his Doctorate...
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Victor Keith Dullye

August 29, 2019

Victor Keith Dullye, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. After a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kenneth Dullye. Keith is survived by his love, Brenda A. Moczygemba; sons, Shawn and Brandon Dullye. Born in Rockport Texas, Keith graduated from St Mary's University and moved to San Antonio where he became a CPA and...
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Lance Tips Robalin, Jr.

December 6, 1963 - August 29, 2019

Lance Tips Robalin Jr., age 55 passed away on Thursday August 29, 2019 in San Antonio,Texas. He was born on December 6, 1963 in San Antonio, Texas where he attended Madison High School. In 1982 he graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colorado. He worked for many years at Sony and Tower-Jazz. He loved fishing on the Texas coast, hunting trips to Knippa Texas with all his...
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J.E. Willingham, Jr.

January 17, 1921 - August 29, 2019

J.E. Willingham, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, passed away Thursday, August 29, after a brief battle with pneumonia and a heart attack. At J.E.'s request there will only be a private burial with only family present. J.E. was born in Uvalde, Texas, to J.E. and Hallie Willingham. He grew up in Sabinal, TX. After graduating high school, he went to Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a...
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John P. Ashjian

July 13, 1944 - August 29, 2019

John P. Ashjian, 75, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. John was born in 1944 in Providence, Rhode Island to Jacob and Liberty Ashjian. He spent his career serving his country as both an officer in the U.S. Army, and as a civilian logistician with the U.S. Air Force at both Kelly AFB and Brooks AFB, retiring as a GS12. His service included a tour in...
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Clifton F. Anderson

October 23, 1931 - August 29, 2019

Clifton F. Anderson, age 87, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in San Antonio. Clif was born on October 23, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Peg Olsen and George Anderson. Raised in Dayton, Ohio, Clif was the second oldest of five brothers and sisters. They lived in the same neighborhood as the Wright brothers, who became family friends. He graduated from Miami of Ohio University where he...
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Irene Mitzi Ferrer Ruttan

January 30, 1933 - August 28, 2019

Irene Mitzi Ferrer Ruttan, age 86, passed away peacefully to heaven on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. She joined her mother, Herminia (Mina) Ferrer; father, Francisco Ferrer; and her younger sister, Myrna Ferrer Samperi. She was born in Veracruz, Mexico on January 30, 1933, and moved to the United States with her mother and sister after her father passed away in 1944, finally settling in Houston,...
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Bobby Krist

June 25, 1968 - August 28, 2019

Robert Joseph Krist "Bobby", age 51, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antonio on June 25, 1968 to George and Emma (Flores) Krist. Bobby attended MacArthur High School and made a career in the fencing business. He met his wife Lisa in 1991 and they were married in 1994. They made their permanent...
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Alyson Grace McHatton

May 16, 1951 - August 27, 2019

Alyson Grace McHatton, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in San Antonio. She was a brilliant, cunning, fiercely driven supermom with stellar secretarial skills! She was born in San Antonio and spent most of her life here minus a jaunt to the West Coast for a bit and a few other southern states with her military husband. Alyson enjoyed working with seniors with disabilities as well...
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Alyson McHatton

May 16, 1951 - August 27, 2019

Alyson Grace McHatton, age 68, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in San Antonio. She was a brilliant, cunning, fiercely driven supermom with stellar secretarial skills! She was born in San Antonio and spent most of her life here minus a jaunt to the West Coast for a bit and a few other southern states with her military husband. Alyson enjoyed working with seniors with disabilities as well...
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Alfonso "Chico" Chiscano

July 22, 1938 - August 27, 2019

Dr. Alfonso "Chico" Chiscano passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas. He was 81. He was a native of Spain's Canary Islands, the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Dr. Chiscano attended medical school in Barcelona, where he was awarded Most Outstanding Student. Following medical school, he completed General Surgery Residency at Wayne State University in Detroit,...
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Alice J. Rowland

April 20, 1947 - August 27, 2019

Family and friends of Alice J. Rowland, age 72, received another Angel as she passed away in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Alice was born on April 20, 1947 in San Angelo, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents John Z. Bell and Anna M. (Hagan) Bell as well as her daughter Mary Alice. She is survived and remembered by Adra Rowland, sons; Ronald, Lanning, Billy, Micheal,...
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William Edward Hornbuckle III

June 8, 1935 - August 25, 2019

William (Bill) Edward Hornbuckle, III (born June 8, 1935) went to be with the Father and Son on August 25, 2019. He was 84 years old. Bill was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Graduated from Huntsville High School (1953). Obtained a BBA from UT Austin (1958) Held a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the U of H (1961). He also had a MA in Lay Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ...
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Robert Camacho

October 14, 1936 - August 25, 2019

Robert Camacho, age 82, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019, in San Antonio, TX. Robert was born in San Marcos on October 14, 1936, to parents Anastacio Camacho and Tomasa Castillo. He graduated from San Marcos High School. Robert served in the United States Army as a paratrooper/medic and returned to finish his degree in Education at Southwest Texas State University and invested his career...
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Isabel Evelyn Christian

September 8, 1925 - August 25, 2019

Isabel Evelyn Christian, known as "Izzy", was 93, and passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in San Antonio. She was born on September 8, 1925, to parents August and Tillie Deckert Mockert, in San Antonio and graduated from Brackenridge High School. She worked at Frost Brothers; sales and modeling. She also worked at the VA. Izzy was working as a preschool teacher and realized there was a...
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Francis Lee "Bob" Matocha

September 3, 1926 - August 25, 2019

Francis Lee "Bob" Matocha, was called home by The Lord on August 25th, 2019. He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie Malone Matocha; his parents, Angeline and Bolslav "B.P." Matocha; and his siblings, Boles P. Matocha, Paul E. Matocha, and Rosalie A. Jenkins. Bob was born in Cameron, TX. and has called San Antonio, TX his home since grade school. He attended Central Catholic High School...
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Ester Villalpando Tapia

May 2, 1931 - August 24, 2019

Ester V. Tapia of San Antonio passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019. MASS SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2019 10:00 A.M. ST. PETER PRINCE OF THE APOSTLES CATHOLIC CHURCH 111 BARILLA PLACE Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park North.
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Jarrod Allen Pierce

September 6, 1982 - August 24, 2019

Jarrod Allen Pierce, age 36, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 6, 1982 in Lakewood, Ohio. He was an avid Cleveland sports fan. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; uncle, Timothy Householder; and aunt, Sharon Whelan. Jarrod is survived by his loving wife, Salina Pierce; son, Marshall Pierce; daughter, Madeline...
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Shirley Ann Hasting

March 26, 1943 - August 24, 2019

Shirley Ann Hasting, an angel sent to us in mortal form, rejoined the heavenly host on August 24, 2019, after bravely standing against pancreatic cancer for two years. Shirley was born in Breckenridge, Texas, graduated from Throckmorton High School, Midwestern University, and from Trinity University with a master's degree. An educator for forty-one years, she taught elementary school in City View...
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Gilbert "Bert" G. Thorne III

July 7, 1930 - August 23, 2019

Bert Thorne, 89, peacefully passed away at home on Friday, August 23, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on July 7, 1930 to Gilbert and Margaret Thorne in Corsicana, Texas. He went to "family camp" at Camp Arrowhead on the south fork of the Guadalupe river as a child, fell in love with the camp and the river, and ended up working as a "working man" at this girls camp for 5 summers…one of...
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Herschel Taliaferro Cooper

November 13, 1927 - August 23, 2019

Herschel Taliaferro Cooper passed away peacefully on August 23, 2019 following a long and productive life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well as a steadfast friend who will be remembered for his intelligence, enthusiasm and wit. Taliaferro was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 13, 1927, the younger of two children of Herschel H. and Nella V Cooper....
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Charles "Charlie" Berkey

November 9, 1924 - August 23, 2019

Colonel Charles "Charlie" Berkey of San Antonio, Texas passed away August 23, 2019 at the age of 94. Charlie was born in Georgia but considered San Antonio, his home. In 1943 he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. Later he attended the Officers Candidate School and soon after left the United States for his tour of duty in Japan. In Japan he served under General...
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Patricia Craig Dunn

March 14, 1949 - August 23, 2019

Patricia Craig Dunn, age 70 passed away on August 23rd, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born March 14th, 1949 in Juneau, Alaska to Robert and Margaret Craig. She graduated from Kerrville Tivy High School in 1967. She was a great waitress who worked at a number of San Antonio restaurants for over 40 years. She was a widow and did not have any children. She is survived by her brother Ralph...
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Rosa G. Sandoval

August 8, 1920 - August 22, 2019

SANDOVAL, Rosa G. "Tia or Tia Rosie," of San Antonio, Texas, was born on Sunday, August 8, 1920. She passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 99. She passed away peacefully in the company of two of her great nieces. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-six years, Albert O. Sandoval, two brothers, Leo M. and Pete Garcia, as well as her...
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Danny Lee Norwitz

January 31, 1950 - August 22, 2019

Danny Lee Norwitz, age 69, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. Danny was born on January 31, 1950 in Mathis, TX to parents, Howard Norhawitz and Nell Schackrel. Danny was a Veteran from 101 Airborne, serving in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. Danny owned and operated Texas Air Service for over 30 years. Danny loved fishing, cooking, BBQ, making wine, and his dogs. He...
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Leonora Luis Laa

March 6, 1932 - August 22, 2019

Leonora Luis Laa, age 87, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born March 6, 1932 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Honorio and Maura (Abarigo) Luis. Leonora worked at the pineapple cannery prior to falling in love with Eli Kala Laa Jr who she married in 1954. They began a whirlwind life in the military bringing into the world their 5 children. Leonora spent her life...
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Barry Lynn Smith

October 12, 1953 - August 22, 2019

Barry Lynn Smith died Thursday morning, August 22, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas, after a brief illness. He was 65. Barry was born on October 12, 1953 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the second child born to James and Faye Smith, a young couple whose brood would soon welcome a third son. The oil industry family on the ascent moved often, and Barry's childhood was spent in Oklahoma, Colorado,...
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Anton P. Hajek, Jr. USAF (Ret)

July 10, 1928 - August 21, 2019

Anton P. Hajek Jr. passed away August 21, 2019 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease at the age of 91 years. Anton Hajek was born in West, Texas on July 10, 1928. He was the second of three children of the late Anton and Agnes Hajek. In June of 1951, Anton married Barbara Ann Richter and together they raised four children. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ann, sons Anton Paul Hajek,...
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Marilyn Bonner

September 11, 1922 - August 21, 2019

Marilyn Bonner of San Antonio, Texas passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 96. After a long membership at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, she joined Spring Creek United Methodist Church in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. Marilyn was born September 11, 1922 in Toledo, Ohio to Robert H. Calkins and Alice Stone. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar Eugene "Gene"...
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Joshua Scott Boldt

April 19, 1993 - August 20, 2019

Joshua Boldt was born April 19th, 1993 in Salem, Oregon. At the age of 5 he was adopted by parents Douglas and Teri Boldt in August of 1998. He attended public schools in Portland, Oregon through the first part of 8th grade. He played t-ball and little league and proved to be an exceptional athlete. In January of 2007, the family moved to San Antonio, Texas where Josh attended Stevenson...
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Elizabeth Ilse Griffin

December 10, 1982 - August 20, 2019

Elizabeth Ilse' Griffin, age 36 passed away in Dallas on Tuesday August 20th. This angel of God loved life, her family and was devoted to our Lord Jesus Christ. Elizabeth was preceded in death by mother Kathleen Prosk and namesake grandmothers Ilse' McNeel and Elizabeth Griffin. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Kirstynn; sisters Natalie Smith, Jocelyn Griffin, Shere' Prosk; brother Keith...
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James Cecil Kostelnik

December 29, 1926 - August 19, 2019

James Cecil Kostelnik "Jim", 92yrs, of San Antonio, Texas was born December 29, 1926 to Mary Swize & James I. Kostelnik. Jim passed away peacefully on August 19, 2019. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lucille Pozzi, whom he was married to for 59 years. He is survived by his daughter, Kathleen (George) Gisin; granddaughters, Analisa (Gregg) Warren and Kristina (Josh) Cobb; great...
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Erasmo Mendiola, Jr.

April 28, 1959 - August 19, 2019

Erasmo Mendiola Jr. went to be with our Lord on August 19, 2019, he was 60 years old. He was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. Erasmo Jr. enjoyed watching boxing, since he had been a boxer, and Western movies like his father Erasmo Sr. He was also a mentor to many as he shared his passion for boxing inspiring others, including his brother Orlando and his son Mark. He was extremely protective...
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Marjorie Ann Meyer Hickman

August 13, 1934 - August 19, 2019

Marjorie Ann Meyer Hickman, age 85, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on August 13, 1934 in Marlin, Texas to Robert Charles Meyer and Amalia Portele. Marjorie graduated from Marlin High School. She married her husband Jim in 1956. In recent years, Marj became very active in the St. Mark's Women's Guild. She was preceded in death by her first child,...
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David L. Anderson

January 22, 1941 - August 18, 2019

Rev. David L. Anderson, age 78, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans' Hospital in San Antonio. He was born on January 22, 1941 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to the late Gene and Garnet Anderson. He was one of six sons and as a child was a soap box derby champion. Before retiring to San Antonio in 1999, David and his wife, Louella, made their...
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Angelina S. Lopez

November 14, 1947 - August 17, 2019

Angelina S. Lopez passed away on August 17, 2019, at the age of 71. She was born on November 14, 1947 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her father, Rudy Lopez, Sr; mother, Angelina Siller Lopez; and brother, Rudy Lopez, Jr. She is survived by her partner of 27 years, Karen Bacco; her fur babies, Milo, Opie, and Toby; sisters, Palmira Arellano and Carol Lopez-Crow; and brother, Tony...
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Peggy B. Thiele

June 4, 1930 - August 17, 2019

Peggy B. Thiele (Nana), 89 years young, went to heaven on August 17, 2019, in San Antonio and was the wife of Gus (Red) Thiele. Peggy was born June 4, 1930, in Durham, North Carolina. The Thiele's lived in Palatka, Florida for 15 years before the family moved to Cuero, Texas. Peggy was preceded in death by husband, Gus; daughter, Lois T. (Cissy) Nami; parents, G. W. (Dock) and Lois Bledsoe;...
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Peter C. Anton, Sr.

May 11, 1925 - August 17, 2019

The precious soul of Peter C. Anton, Sr., 94 yrs. young, known to all as "Pete", left its worldly body on August 17, 2019, to be received in the loving and waiting arms of our Eternal Father and Lord, Jesus Christ. They say that "legends never die" and rightly so with this one. His story will be told over and over for generations to come for having touched so many people with love and humility. ...
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Neita O. Brady

August 12, 1925 - August 16, 2019

Neita "Deetie" Brady, age 94, passed away on August 16, 2019 at home in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by her family. Neita was born August 12, 1925 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Rex Edgar O'Neal and Justa Louise O'Neal. She graduated from Hot Springs High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Stanley Hardin, before he went off to war. They were married for 3 years and the marriage...
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Robert "Bob" Penick

September 6, 1932 - August 15, 2019

CMSgt. Robert Earl Penick, age 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 15, 2019 surrounded by his daughters. Bob was born September 6, 1932 in Vardaman, Mississippi to Ollie Kendle and Otto Penick. He entered the US Air Force in 1950. His military career would span 28 years. Almost all of his active duty was spent in Texas with the exception of tours of duty in Vietnam and Okinawa, Japan...
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Thetis Clay Gardner LeMaistre

February 6, 1954 - August 15, 2019

Thetis Clay Gardner LeMaistre, age 65, of San Antonio, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thetis Campbell Sanderford and Edward O'Meara Gardner and her sisters, Megan G. Pipes and Erin G. Bowman. Survivors are her two sons, Court McLeod LeMaistre (Jessica Lowe) of San Antonio, TX and Collin O'Meara LeMaistre (Robyn) of Dallas, Texas, and...
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Magdalena "Grace" G. Ortiz

July 22, 1941 - August 15, 2019

Magdalena "Grace" G. Ortiz, age 78, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on July 22, 1941 in San Antonio, Texas to Alejo S. Flores and Consuelo Fuentes. She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Esteban R. Ortiz, Jr.; daughters, Christina L. Ortiz and Selina R. Ortiz; and brother, Antonio F. Flores. Magdalena is survived by son, Esteban...
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John w. Evans, Jr.

June 9, 1940 - August 15, 2019

John W. Evans, Jr., age 79, passed away on Aug. 15 in San Antonio. John was born in Marion, Indiana to John W. and Anne Evans. John is survived by wife Ellen; sister, Elizabeth (Bob) Kuyper; five AFS exchange children and numerous nieces and nephews. John attended Union College in Kentucky and Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Tennessee. He was a Home Missionary for the United...
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Mike Cooney, Jr.

September 22, 1926 - August 14, 2019

E.M. "Mike" Cooney, Jr., age 92, passed away in his home on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 22, 1926 in Terrell, Texas to Edward M. and Della (Leinart) Cooney. A child of the Depression and a veteran of World War II (United States Navy), Mike was a devout Christian and a strong, fiercely independent individual. He deeply loved and cherished his family...
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Patricia Ruth Sholders Spencer

September 7, 1927 - August 14, 2019

Patricia Ruth Sholders Spencer died peacefully and with grace at her home on August 14, 2019. She was born September 7, 1927 in Kansas City, Missouri, the only child of Fred McCoy and Olivia (Olive) Holm Sholders. Pat graduated Paseo High School in 1945 as a National Merit Scholar, attended Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, as a Younker Scholar, and graduated from the University of New Mexico...
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Daniel Reese Lemke

January 27, 2000 - August 14, 2019

Daniel Lemke, 19, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Daniel was born in San Antonio on January 27, 2000. He graduated from San Antonio Academy and Saint Mary's Hall and was attending Texas Christian University at the time of his passing. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Daniel was a talented artist; in 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing awarded him with a National Gold...
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