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John Buentello, Jr.

February 24, 1960 - February 18, 2018

John P. Buentello completed his life's adventures on February 18, 2018, at the age of 57, in the company of the family he loved above all other things in his life. John left behind wonderful family memories and innumerable personal accomplishments: writer, poet, elementary school educator, and university instructor. He achieved his childhood dreams and helped to improve the lives of everyone he...
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Harriet Ann (Beyer) Barosh

March 11, 1931 - February 18, 2018

Harriet Ann (Beyer) Barosh passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 86. Harriet was born on March 11, 1931, in Poth, Texas to Harry A. & Ella (Fritsch) Beyer, whom have preceded her in death along with her husband of 63 years, Eddie Lee Barosh. She was baptized and confirmed in her Lutheran faith at St John Lutheran Church, Poth, Texas. Harriet briefly...
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Walter G. Thomas

June 18, 1920 - February 15, 2018

THOMAS Walter G. June 18, 1920 – February 15, 2018 Born in White Castle, Louisiana on June 18, 1920, Thomas was educated in public schools and attended Louisiana State University. He graduated from the University's School of Commerce with Honors in January 1943. He was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), and served as a Founding Member of the social fraternity of Delta Chi at the...
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Leon L. Mueller

September 24, 1922 - February 15, 2018

Another member of the Greatest Generation, has left. Leon Louis Mueller, 95, passed away on Thursday, February 15, in San Antonio. He proudly served in the Pacific Theater in WWII with the 370th Heavy Bombardment Group (B-24's). Known as the Long Rangers. After the war, Leon returned to San Antonio and married the love of his life, Vera Lee Hans. He was very active in the community, coaching...
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Salvador M. Garcia

September 18, 1925 - February 15, 2018

Salvador M. Garcia September 18, 1925 – February 15, 2018 Salvador M. Garcia, age 92, of San Antonio Texas, originally from Monclova Mexico died Wednesday February 15, 2018. Salvador was a loving and dedicated family patriarch, caring at all times for family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Oralia Vasquez Garcia, his parents Salvador Garcia Chavez...
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Beth W. Eidelberg

September 26, 1933 - February 14, 2018

Beth W. Eidelberg September 26, 1933 - February 14, 2018 Beth Eidelberg Stern, nee Beth Elaine Weidenfeld, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in San Antonio at the age of 84. She was born in San Antonio, TX on September 26, 1933, to Anna and Amnon Weidenfeld. She was well known in the San Antonio fine arts community for over half a century as a painter, distinguished by her detailed...
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Diana Metz

February 13, 2018

Diana Flores Metz, beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother was born on July 21, 1950 in San Antonio, Texas, and went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the age of 67. Diana went to Jefferson High School in San Antonio, as well as attended Latin American Bible Institute and San Antonio College. She worked in many leadership and administrative positions as the...
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Mary Ann Morales

November 9, 1950 - February 13, 2018

Mary Ann Morales, age 67, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 in San Antonio. A very special woman was called upon by God to enter the gates of Heaven. Mary Ann was a very beautiful lady who was loved by many. She touched many lives and blessed them by her charitable duties. Famous words I'll never forget. "God placed us in a position where we are able to pass his blessings on." ...
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R.D. Buddy Roberts

November 24, 1929 - February 13, 2018

R.D. (Buddy) Roberts passed away on February 13, 2018 at the age of 88. He was the son of Bob B. Roberts, Sr. and Helen Harper Roberts. Helen died when Buddy was 18 months old. His father subsequently married Wilma Blanche Legate who adopted Buddy and his brother and was Buddy's adored Mother. Buddy was a lifelong resident of San Antonio. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and...
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Humberto (Bert) Villarreal Reyes

December 15, 1928 - February 13, 2018

Humberto (Bert) Villarreal Reyes--Texas cattleman, auctioneer, and father--died on February 13, 2018 at age 89. Bert was the middle of 14 children born to Carlos Reyes B. of Durango, Mexico and Maria Villarreal of Goliad, Texas. He was raised on a farm outside Berclair, Texas. He attended a two-room, segregated Mexican-only school until he went to Goliad High School, where he graduated in 1946...
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Claude "Pepper" Snodgrass

January 13, 1940 - February 12, 2018

Claude "Pepper" Snodgrass January 13, 1940-February 12, 2018 Claude Matthew ("Pepper") Snodgrass, 78, of San Antonio, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018. Pepper, as he was known to everyone, was born on January 13, 1940, in Austin, and spent much of his childhood in Wimberley, living on Old Kyle Road, on Wimberley Square. A precocious child, Pepper's increasingly debilitating...
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H. Douglas Steadman

October 12, 1926 - February 12, 2018

Douglas Steadman was born to Homer Thomas Steadman & Lillian Sanders Steadman on October 12th, 1926 in Fort Worth, Texas. Doug was the eldest of four children, Ernest Clifton Steadman, Carolyn Sue Samsill and Sandra Kay Marshall. Doug attended public schools in Fort Worth and then attended University of Texas as part of the United States Navy V-12 Program. He received his Bachelors of Science...
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Eugene "Gene" Zimmerman

January 23, 1945 - February 12, 2018

EUGENE GEORGE ZIMMERMAN 1/23/1945-2/12/2018 Eugene "Gene" Zimmerman, aged 73, passed away Monday, February 12th, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. Gene grew up in Tucson where he loved the mountains and open spaces of Southern Arizona. In a junior high science fair project, he built a rocket, long before rocket-building kits were available. This rocket-building project sparked a lifelong...
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Randy W. Ogden

February 10, 1959 - February 12, 2018

MR. RANDY W. OGDEN February 10, 1959 – February 12, 2018 Mr. Randy W. Ogden, age 59, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 12, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in San Antonio to General Walter Ogden, and Etta Hill Ogden. He was a journeyman electrician and an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish and hunt. Randy was very artistic and enjoyed coloring. He was a great asset to the...
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Helen Emma Ullmann Hrncir

December 29, 1922 - February 12, 2018

Helen Emma Ullmann Hrncir, age 95, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 12, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Helen was one of ten children born to Emil and Carolina Ullmann on December 29, 1922, in rural Bexar County, TX. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Frank J. Hrncir, her son Kenneth, her parents, Emil and Carolina Ullmann, brothers Otto, Alfred, Edgar, Edward,...
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Melinda McAfee Hart

January 10, 1947 - February 11, 2018

Melinda McAfee Hart, age 71, joined the church triumphant on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Born January 10, 1947, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Howard and Ruth McAfee. Growing up, she graduated from Monte Cassino High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, attended Sweetbriar College Virginia and Oklahoma State University, and graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.A. in English. ...
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Concepcion Saenz

August 2, 1938 - February 10, 2018

Concepcion (Connie) Saenz, age 79, passed away unexpectedly on February 10, 2018 in San Antonio TX. She was a lifelong resident of San Antonio and a proud graduate of Fox Tech High School Class of 1956. She earned her Associate's Degree from San Antonio College and was a loyal civil service employee, retiring in 2003. Connie was very active after retirement and made friends everywhere...
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Ralph George Parliament, Jr.

October 21, 1940 - February 10, 2018

Ralph George Parliament, Jr., age 77, of San Antonio, TX, was born in Waco, TX on October 21, 1940, and passed away on February 10, 2018. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph, Sr. and Ella Hahn Parliament. Ralph was a graduate of University High School and Baylor University, Waco, TX, with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. He retired as a District Manager with AT&T in...
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Donald Don Maddox

January 26, 1933 - February 10, 2018

Don passed away peacefully on February 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Tommie Ann Bailey. Don was born January 26, 1933, in San Antonio to father, Samuel A. Maddox and mother, Nora Kennedy. He is survived by his caring wife of 61 years, Marie; sons, Steven, and Mark Maddox (Lucinda); daughters, Cynthia Jupe, and Kimberly Rustan...
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Alan D. Clark, Jr.

August 16, 1940 - February 10, 2018

Alan D. Clark, Jr., age 77, of San Antonio, Tx, born August 16, 1940, died February 10, 2018. Alan was a graduate of Alamo Heights High School, attended Texas A&M University and served his country in the United States Army before finding and marrying the love of his life Rodda Jean Clark who preceded Alan in death on October 31, 2015. Alan was a man of great love, generosity, patience, and faith...
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Mary Louise Staine

August 9, 1926 - February 9, 2018

Mary Louise Staine, age 91, passed peacefully into the arms of God on Friday, February, 9, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born the 9th of August 1926 to Georgie Una and Sam Sibert in Houston, Texas. She grew up in the Heights, graduating from Reagan High School, and lived in Houston until 2008 when she moved to San Antonio. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her mother, Georgie, and...
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Arnold "Pic" Swartz

June 28, 1927 - February 9, 2018

Though he was known as a businessman who served on numerous boards, Arnold "Pic" Swartz also loved the arts. Director of cultural affairs for HemisFair '68, Swartz brought a folk-art exhibit by Alexander Girard and sports photography from his hometown of Baltimore to the world's fair. He also arranged for the Bolshoi Ballet to perform in Texas for the first time. "He really loved San Antonio, and...
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Dorothy Wicker

March 19, 1932 - February 8, 2018

Dorothy Aileene Davis Wicker, 85, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in San Antonio. She was born in Amarillo, Texas on March 19, 1932 to Kent and Lela Davis and lived in Texas all her life. A successful business woman, and graduate of Sam Houston State. She was an avid Genealogist and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved music and played guitar and piano. ...
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MSGT. Harold Martin

February 8, 2018

Harold Lloyd Martin, age 85, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born on June 15, 1932 in Desdemona, Texas and grew up in Palestine, Texas where he was known to his friends as "Cowboy." After a short time in the National Guard, Harold proudly served in the United States Air Force for 22 years as a medic, with one tour of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the...
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Robert D. Smith

October 4, 1949 - February 8, 2018

Mr. Robert D. Smith, age 68, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Huntington, West Virginia to Frank and Doris Smith. In 1990, he married the love of his life, Sandra Smith. Robert spent many years working in the mining industry, and eventually became self-employed buying and selling coal and petroleum coke. He moved to San Antonio five years ago from...
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Michael Dimmitt

March 20, 1944 - February 7, 2018

Michael's train reached the last Station #73 on February 7, 2018. This very handsome, 6'2" man with his gold rim glasses was a quiet observer of people and situations. Daily, he read the paper and numerous other publications as well as watching various news, military and political programs. Michael's innate interest in U.S. and World history and events coupled with his keen sense for detail...
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Elliott B. Samuels

March 19, 1928 - February 7, 2018

Elliott B. Samuels, LTC USA (Ret.), Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Mason, Veteran, and Friend, born March 19, 1928, died on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Elizabeth. He is survived by his sons, Mark S. Samuels, MSgt. USMC (Ret.) and wife Robin J., Keith J. Samuels, LTC USA (Ret.) and his wife Christy M., LTC USA (Ret.); grandchildren,...
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Herbert M. Schrader

July 13, 1933 - February 7, 2018

Herbert M. Schrader, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in San Antonio. He was born in Bronx, NY to parents, Jack and Helen Schrader. Herb began his shoe career in Memphis with Wexner Brothers. His career spanned over 30 years, where he ran their organizations in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Chicago. Herb moved back to New York in the 1980s. In 1986, they moved to San...
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Diana Murray

February 7, 2018

Diana Lynn Murray, age 69, gained Eternal life on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by, brothers, Eugene Pruski and Wilfred Pruski; parents, Theodore and Emma Pruski. Diana retired from the Northeast Independent School District after 20 plus years of service. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, son, daughter-in-law and furry companion...
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Jim E. Hammons

December 24, 1928 - February 6, 2018

In Memoriam Jim E. Hammons was born in Goree, Texas, on Christmas Eve, 1928, to Ruby and Nettie Hammons, the first of five children. He slipped peacefully into the loving arms of God on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at the age of 89 at The Mission at Blue Skies of Texas. He enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps in 1946 at the age of 17. While at Lackland Air Force Base, he met Evelyn Shofner,...
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Rodolfo "Rudy" M. Salinas

September 27, 1943 - February 6, 2018

Rodolfo "Rudy" M. Salinas, age 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born in Nordheim, Texas to parents, Genoveva Moya and Desidoro "Lolo" Salinas. Born the "baby" of four boys, he was always a jokester and a kid at heart, bringing his signature humor to every family gathering. Whether it was with a funny face, sharing a personal story or teasing his grandkids, Rudy...
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Wayne H. King

May 24, 1936 - February 6, 2018

Wayne Hamilton King passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 6, 2018. Wayne was born on May 24, 1936 in Luling, Texas. He attended schools in San Antonio and graduated from high school in Kenedy, Texas in 1954. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Lucille Frerking, and his brother, Bob King. He received a B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering and a...
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Louise Erna Herbsleb

February 5, 2018

Louise Erna Herbsleb August 11, 1923 – February 5, 2018 Louise Erna Herbsleb said her final "goodbye" to us on February 5, 2018. Although she is already greatly missed, it brings a smile to our hearts knowing she is now happily visiting with all of our family and friends that preceded her in death. Many long-awaited hugs, kisses and conversations are being exchanged with her parents, Mr....
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Eva Velasco Russ

May 24, 1945 - February 5, 2018

Eva Velasco Russ, age 72, went to be in the arms of her Lord on Monday, February 5, 2018. She was born to parents, Francisca and Pedro Vara Velasco. She graduated from South San Antonio I.S.D. and received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. Eva was a life-member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 6 brothers and...
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Charles Joseph Curry, USAF (Ret)

July 19, 1930 - February 5, 2018

Charles Joseph Curry, age 87, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2018. Born to wonderful parents, Joseph and Margaret Mary Curry in Needham, Massachusetts in July 19, 1930. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving his country honorably in the US Air Force. Being a devout Catholic, Charles was a 30-year member of San Fernando Cathedral and served as an acolyte. He was a member of...
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Jaye C. Jarrett

November 30, 1938 - February 5, 2018

JAYE C. JARRETT November 30, 1938 – February 5, 2018 Jaye C. Jarrett, 79, entered our Lord's eternal rest on February 5, 2018 in San Antonio. Born November 30, 1938 in Ranger, Texas to John Hubert and Folia Mae (Morton) Jarrett, he graduated from Eastland HS in 1957 and UT Austin in 1962 with a BS in Engineering. His engineering career began in aerospace for NASA then design with Oilwell...
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Robert Bob Howland

April 15, 1943 - February 5, 2018

Robert Vaughan Howland of San Antonio, Texas died on Monday, February 5th, 2018 after a short illness. Robert (Bob) was born on April 15, 1943 in Norwood, MA, the youngest son of Herbert Vaughan Howland and Miriam (Sinclaire) Howland. A 1961 graduate of Rhode Island's East Providence High School, Robert earned his Bachelor's of Arts degree from Brown University in 1965. He served in the U...
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Robbie Jane Barnhart

July 31, 1924 - February 5, 2018

Robbie Jane Barnhart, age 93, passed away on Monday February 5, 2018, in San Antonio. She was one of eleven children born to Franklin Parker and Cordelia "Cordie" Bane Johnson in Laneville, TX on July 31, 1924. Robbie was a lifelong volunteer at the Ft. Sam Thrift Store and the Fig Leaf Thrift Shop from 1969 to present. She delivered for Meals on Wheels until she was 80 years old and knitted caps...
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Janet W. Bell

September 2, 1930 - February 4, 2018

Janet W. Bell, age 87, of San Antonio passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was born September 2, 1930 in San Diego, CA. Janet taught in San Antonio I.S.D. from 1952 to 1953, Uvalde I.S.D from 1953 to 1954 and in North East I.S.D. from 1959 to 1999. She was Program Coordinator for Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade and was President of the North East Teacher's Association...
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Mary Lou Griffith

July 5, 1920 - February 3, 2018

Mary Lou (Powell) Griffith July 5, 1920- February 3, 2018 Born to Birdie Clyde (Smith) and John Powell in Dallas, Texas. At 3 years of age, she moved to San Antonio with her mother. She had a tremendous love of music and movies starting in elementary school. In 1937, Mary Lou graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, San Antonio, Texas. She was the Senior Class Treasurer, a 2nd Lt. R.O...
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Mark H. Scheffler, Ed.D.

November 5, 1946 - February 3, 2018

Mark H. Scheffler, age 71, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Mark will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Carol Scheffler; son, Brian Scheffler and wife Tracey; sister, Janie Eichholtz and husband Bill; grandchildren, Reese Scheffler, Taylor Walsh, Kennedy Walsh, and Zach Walsh; nieces and nephews, Jeffrey Bailey, Matthew Bailey,...
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John Bryan McCorkle, Jr.

May 15, 1934 - February 3, 2018

John Bryan McCorkle, Jr. age 83, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in San Antoino on May 15, 1934 to John and Chlorys McCorkle. J.B. was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served two years. He retired from Allstate Insurance Company after 25 years of dedicated hard work. J.B. will be remembered for his sharp wit and love of singing that brought joy...
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Lucrecia Garcia Ariza

March 29, 1921 - February 3, 2018

Lucrecia Garcia Ariza, age 96, of San Antonio, died Saturday, February 3, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rafael Ariza Rengel; son, Jose Rafael Ariza; son-in-law, Dr. Roland C. Rodriguez and grandson, Joseph Ariza. She is survived by her daughters, Maria Cristina Rodriguez and Lucrecia A. DeFrancesco and son-in-law, Augustin DeFrancesco; numerous grandchildren, great...
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Curtis Reed, Jr.

September 25, 1924 - February 2, 2018

Curtis Reed, Jr. SSGT, US Army (Ret.), age 93, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. He was born in Neelyville, Missouri to parents, Floyd and Leoita (Lumpkin) Reed. He served his country for 22 years before retiring. Curtis then worked at Kelly Air Force Base in the electrical aviation for another 20 years before retiring again. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his son, Curtis Michael ...
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Leland B. Schultz

September 15, 1927 - February 2, 2018

Our beloved father, Leland B. Schultz, age 90, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Friday, February 2, 2018 at his home in San Antonio. He was born in Carmine, Texas to parents, Clara Wolle and Arnold Schultz. Leland served in the U.S. Army and played in the 4th Army Band. After his service, he dedicated his life to teaching music, where he left a lasting impression on his students. The...
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Sylvia Davis

December 7, 1931 - February 2, 2018

Sylvia Davis, 86, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. She was born in Leipzig, Germany to Max and Ann Feterman. Syvlia was a holocaust survivor. She was preceded in death by, her parents and her husband, Zolly Davis. Sylvia is survived by her son, Dr. Eddie Davis and his fiancée Misty Skelly; grandchildren, Edward, Kathryn and Elilzabeth Davis. A graveside service...
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Edward John Dahl

June 28, 1950 - February 2, 2018

Edward John Dahl, age 67, died on February 2, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Wisconsin to Herman and Agnes Dahl. He grew up in Wisconsin. His freshman year he attended the seminary and was going to be a Catholic Priest. After his first year, he changed his mind and attended high school where he played football, basketball and track. Once he graduated, he joined the Navy to "see...
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Chad Michael Neville

February 1, 2018

CHAD NEVILLE JUNE 12, 1974 - FEBRUARY 1, 2018 Chad passed away February 1, 2018 at the age of 43. In earlier times, he was a mechanic, a talent he learned from his father. Chad never lost his interest and love for all things auto; he was into Nascar, Formula 1, watching anything that had to do with cars. He kept up with his friends on Facebook. Chad's outgoing good natured way made him...
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Alene Favella Price

September 30, 1938 - February 1, 2018

Alene Favella Price, passed away on February 1, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born to Ben and Elva Favella in San Antonio, Texas on September 30, 1938. A longtime resident of San Antonio, she married Charles R. Price on May 28, 1960 in Seguin, Texas. Alene was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was very witty and kind hearted throughout her life. She loved...
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Lazaro "Larry" Jesus Gatell

June 4, 1948 - January 31, 2018

Lazaro Jesus Gatell, known to friends and family as Larry, passed away on January 31, 2018, at the age of 69. Larry was born in Matanzas, Cuba on June 4,1948. After growing up in Cuba for 13 years, Larry left his home on August 8, 1961 and boarded a Peter Pan flight with other refugee children headed for Miami. Young, alone, and speaking no English upon arrival to America, Larry was given a...
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Emma Jean Inman

April 7, 1923 - January 31, 2018

Emma Jean Inman was born April 5, 1923 in Riddleton, Tennessee, to the union of the late Zabe and Lillie Myrtle (Sloan) Gooch. She was preceded in death by siblings: Harold, Gladys (London), Earl, Agnes (Vaughn), and Douglas Gooch. At an early age, while living in Carthage, Tennessee, she professed a hope in Christ that continued throughout her life. In her youth, she excelled in many areas...
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Guadalupe Munoz Hernandez

October 28, 1936 - January 31, 2018

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, has gone to heaven to be with the Lord. Guadalupe Munoz Hernandez, age 81, passed away peacefully at home from natural causes on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. She was born to Apolonio and Mercedes Morales Munoz in San Antonio, TX. A 1954 graduate of Sydney Lanier High School, she continued her education at SW Texas University and graduated...
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Raul M. Gonzalez

September 20, 1931 - January 31, 2018

Raul M. Gonzalez, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at his home in San Antonio. He was a proud Korean War veteran who cherished his family and lived to put a smile on their faces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria R. Gonzalez; brothers, Richard, Joe, and Gilbert Gonzalez; and sister, Dora Campa. Raul is survived by his daughters, Linda Stofko (Don), Diane...
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Mary Helen Black Dippo

May 4, 1925 - January 31, 2018

Mary Helen Black Dippo was born in Jersey Shore, PA, on May 4, 1925, the second youngest of ten children to William and Agnes Black. She later moved to Troy, NY, where she met the love of her life, William (Bill) G. Dippo. After he returned from fighting in WWII as a member of General Patton's Third Army, 11th Armored Division, they married at Fort Holibird, MD, on January 17, 1948. Mary...
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Thomas Lisk

January 30, 2018

Thomas David Lisk, educator and writer, died peacefully at home in San Antonio, Texas on January 30, 2018.
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Donald Nicholas Bonacci

October 2, 1929 - January 29, 2018

Donald Nicholas Bonacci passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on January 29, 2018 at the age of 88. Don loved his family more than anything in this world and touched all who knew him with his warm spirit, gentle charm, expert problem solving skills, and ever joyful humor. Don was born on October 2, 1929 in New York City, New York to Daniel and Fay Bonacci. He was raised a couple of...
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Rita Jane Sullivan

November 30, 1930 - January 29, 2018

Rita Jane Sullivan, 87, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, January 29th, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born on November 30th, 1930 in Blythe, Northumberland, England to John and Ethel Sadd. After surviving World War II, she enlisted in the Royal Air Force where she met her husband, Luther Dayne Sullivan. She spent many hours volunteering with...
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Olga Medina

November 29, 1942 - January 29, 2018

Olga Medina, age 75, went to be with our Lord on January 29, 2018 in San Antonio. She was preceded in death by her parents Jose Trevino and Ramona Gonzales, and sisters Evangelina Rivera and Elva Singletary. Olga was born in Robstown, Texas, graduated from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, and was a member of the Primadebs Girls Social Club. She was a loving passionate wife, mother,...
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Sylvia M. Bebinger

March 18, 1927 - January 29, 2018

Celebrate with her family the life of Floy "Sylvia" Martin Bebinger following her death on January 29, 2018. Sylvia was a mother, teacher, and disciple of Christ always eager to proclaim God's word in her thoughts and actions. Sylvia, a part of God's word and truth, was formed in the womb of Floy Silvey Martin in the summer of 1926 and on March 18, 1927 in Amarillo, Texas, she was born. When...
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Eva T. Guerra

November 8, 1925 - January 29, 2018

Eva T. Guerra, went to be with the Lord on January 29, 2018 at the age of 92. She loved to listen to music and dance. She enjoyed life and socializing with her neighbors and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband John C. Guerra Jr., daughter Mary Jo Spahr, sister Emma Vega, brother Robert Torres and sister in law Gloria Torres. Eva is survived by her two sons John C. Guerra III and his...
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Paula O. Martinez

June 17, 1934 - January 29, 2018

Paula O. Martinez was born June 17, 1934. She fell asleep in death on January 29, 2018 at the age of 83. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Martinez, Sr., daughter Rosemary O. Martinez and sons, Robert E. Martinez, Jr. and Daniel Martinez. She is survived by her children Angela K. Rocha (Ernest), Alfred De Los Santos (Yolanda), Fernando De Los Santos, Mary De Los Santos, Rosie...
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George Larry Wyatt

January 8, 1923 - January 28, 2018

Beloved man, George Larry Wyatt, passed away January 28, 2018 at the age of 95 in Spring Branch, Texas. George was born at home January 8, 1923 in Floresville, Texas to his parents George William Wyatt and Annie Hennessey Wyatt. He was preceded in death by wife, Geneva Morris Wyatt; son, Randy Wyatt; daughter, Karen Tanguma; Brothers, Rexford Wyatt, Edward Wyatt; and sister, Lyndall Blackwell....
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Guadalupe Amador Sanchez

February 27, 1929 - January 28, 2018

Guadalupe Amador Sanchez, age 88 of San Antonio, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2018 after a long courageous fight against continued health issues. She was born on February 27, 1929 in Seguin, Texas to Eustaquio and Guadalupe Robles Amador. Lupe is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Louis Sanchez, and her sister, Lina Amador. She is survived by her sister, Angela Salazar; nieces...
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Melvin Albert Schoening

December 7, 1921 - January 28, 2018

Melvin Albert Schoening passed away on January 28th, 2018 at the age of 96. He was born on December 7, 1921 in Mission, Texas. Melvin enlisted with the Army Air Corps in 1942. Honorably discharged after an accident in the Philippines in 1945, he returned to Texas to marry Kathryn Grey Bennett on January 24, 1946. They recently celebrated their 71st anniversary and Kathryn was certainly the...
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Ursula G. Rodriguez

December 23, 1927 - January 27, 2018

Ursula G. Rodriguez nee Grosser, 90, went to be with our Lord on January 27, 2018. Ursula was born to Friedrich and Emmy Grosser in Heilbronn, Germany. She married Eloy J. Rodriguez (deceased) in Germany in 1947 and moved with him to Texas in 1948; she lived a full and vibrant life in San Antonio, Texas. Ursula devoted herself to her family, her church and her community. She enjoyed Saturday...
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James S. Turner

January 22, 1938 - January 27, 2018

Lt. Col (Ret.) James S. Turner passed away peacefully on 27 Jan 2018, just five days after his 80th birthday. He was born to parents Seal and Maud Turner in Pleasanton, Texas, where he learned to hunt, work cattle, and love the Lord. In short, he was a true Texan. A superb athlete (and one of the "Big Five"), he excelled in high school athletics and met his future bride Mary Ann, there in...
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Kirsten T. Kloppe

May 4, 1974 - January 27, 2018

Kirsten Tiffany Kloppe was born to Michael and Dee Dee Kloppe in San Antoino, Texas. She attended Churchill High School where she was a cheerleader. Afterwards, she pursued a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She loved music, played piano, and taught her children to play various instruments. She loved to ski – both snow and water – and passed...
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Harriet Craig Sullivan

July 12, 1941 - January 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that the sons of Harriet Craig Sullivan, known to friends as "Craig", passed away on January 27, 2018, at the age of 76 years. Craig began her career with Mary-Kay Cosmetics in 1974 until 2005. She soon became a Senior Executive Sales Director, winning 13 pink Cadillacs during the course of her career. Craig was courageous; an ambitious woman of her time and a...
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Phyllis Collins Janes

February 10, 1926 - January 27, 2018

Phyllis Collins Janes, age 91, died on January 27, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She had been a long time resident of Uvalde before moving to San Antonio two years ago. Phyllis was born February 10, 1926 in Mexico, Missouri to Reva Parkin Collins (Reva Burns) and Phillip Collins. She graduated from Uvalde High School as valedictorian in 1944. She graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in...
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Harold H. Jungman

April 4, 1926 - January 27, 2018

Harold H. Jungman, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, in San Antonio, TX. Harold was born on April 4, 1926 in Munday, Texas, the youngest son of Emil Jungman and Ida Krull Jungman. He served his country during World War II, joining the US. Navy at 17. He and Wanda Jane Allen were married on December 14, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church in San Angelo, TX. He and Wanda were active...
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Martha Lee Coffee

April 20, 1934 - January 27, 2018

Martha Lee Coffee, age 83, passed away on January 27, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on April 20, 1934 to Lee and Stella Brown. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Kenneth A. Coffee; children, Risa Lee Kacir (Chad) and Kenneth Blake Coffee (Kappie); grandchildren, Sunday Sewalt, Trey (Ruby) Sewalt, Adam Kacir, Cameron Kacir, Elizabeth (Bobby) Biedrzycki,...
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William Joseph Fitzgerald

June 25, 1925 - January 26, 2018

Bill Fitzgerald Veteran of WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War It is with great sadness that the family of Bill Fitzgerald announces his passing after a brief illness on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the age of 92 years. Bill Fitzgerald was born in Cambridge, Mass on June 25, 1925 and was the third of five children of two immigrants from Ireland. He spent his early childhood attending St John's...
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Edward P. Socha

June 23, 1936 - January 26, 2018

Edward P. Socha, age 81, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Spring Branch, Texas. He was born on June 23, 1936 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts to Peter and Mary (Spieczny) Socha. Ed retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer on April 1st, 1984 after serving for 30 years. He then went into Civil Service, running Special Services at the Trident Submarine Base in Silverdale, WA. for...
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Doris L. Forman

December 8, 1928 - January 26, 2018

Doris Lee Forman,89, passed away Friday, January 26th, 2018. She was born in Black Oak on December 8th, 1928 to the late Jesse Nesius and Delma Akers Burriss. Doris was known for her amazing cooking, beautiful smile, landscaping artistry and love of helping others. She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star and Beautify San Antonio. Survivors include her husband of 68 years, James K....
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Scott Tinio Leyendecker

May 3, 1995 - January 26, 2018

SCOTT TINIO LEYENDECKER May 3, 1995 – January 26, 2018 Beloved son, brother, and friend Scott Tinio Leyendecker, 22, passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 in Harris County, TX as the result of a car accident. Scott was born in Jacksonville, FL, but spent most of his life in Cibolo, TX where he graduated from Byron P. Steele II HIgh School. His most recent residence was in College...
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Angeles O. Vasquez

January 13, 1938 - January 26, 2018

Angeles O. Vasquez, known to her friends and relatives as "Angie" or " Maca" went to be with the Lord, her husband, loved ones and her many friends on Friday, January 26, 2018. She was a fun and very loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was known to family and friends as the "kind of crazy", fun and full of life lady that kept most things entertaining. ...
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Rudy Munoz De La Cruz

October 24, 1929 - January 25, 2018

RUDY MUNOZ DE LA CRUZ October 24, 1929 – January 25, 2018 Angels came from heaven and took our beloved Rudy by the hand and led him to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the age of 88. He entered into eternal rest peacefully at his home with his family. Rudy was united in heaven with his beloved wife Carrie only three weeks after her passing. Rudy Munoz De La Cruz...
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Anne Brewer Leyden

July 8, 1923 - January 25, 2018

Our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother died peacefully on Thursday, January 25 at home. Anne was born and raised in Danville, Virginia, where she attended Stratford College. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edna and Harry Wooding Brewer, her oldest daughter, Anne Tepichin and her sister, Betty Brewer Thorp. Anne had lived in San Antonio since 1960. A lifetime member...
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Jerry Lane Selby

May 23, 1939 - January 25, 2018

Jerry Lane Selby, age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on May 23, 1939 in Poteet, Texas to Harvey and Elizabeth (Qualls) Selby. Jerry graduated from the Poteet High School and was involved in the school band. He married Darlene Martin in November 1959. Jerry worked on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad, and Amtrak passenger...
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Joan Carol Bernstein

June 17, 1939 - January 25, 2018

Joan Carol Bernstein, age 78, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was born in San Antonio to parents Eddie and Nell (Hyman) Greenberg. Joan graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and attended UT at Austin. She was an active member of Agudas Achim Synagogue where she sang in the choir for over 50 years and served multiple times as Sisterhood President. She was a life member of...
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John W. Buchek

July 21, 1946 - January 25, 2018

John Wallace Buchek, 71, passed away in his home after a short battle with cancer on Thursday, January 25, 2018 in San Antonio surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 21, 1946 in San Antonio to Effie Louise Wallace and Harvey Buchek. John is a graduate of Alamo Heights High School. Upon graduation he attended the University of Texas at Austin and then returned home to begin a...
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Saradell David Crawford

December 1, 1924 - January 24, 2018

On January 24, 2018, Saradell David Crawford died while in the care of Vitas Hospice and Gloria Gomez in San Antonio. She lived a long, fruitful life as the committed partner of her husband, Dr. Stanley Crawford, as they worked together to recruit faculty and build strong medical schools in San Antonio and Mobile, Alabama, while raising three sons. She also taught in the English Department at...
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Ruth C. Alba

February 18, 1933 - January 24, 2018

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Ruth C. Alba, age 84, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018. She was a devout Catholic, having been actively involved throughout the years in various activities and organizations at St. Matthew Catholic Church of San Antonio: Alpha Program, ACTS, Cancer Support Group, Defensive Driving Class Assistant, Eucharistic Minister,...
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Betty Alden White

January 22, 1921 - January 23, 2018

Betty Alden White of Alamo Heights, San Antonio passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018. After college at Agnes Scott in Georgia she worked in Washington, DC as a nurses' aide where she met her first husband, John White. As an officer's wife she traveled the world and helped train many young officer's wives in the Army protocols. She and John retired to Boerne, Texas where they continued to...
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William "Bill" James McClusky, USAF (Ret)

April 11, 1930 - January 22, 2018

Bill McClusky was born in Manhattan, New York City on April 11, 1930 and passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen McClusky and daughter, Margaret Carol. He is survived by his wife, Carol and son, Will of San Antonio. After graduation from Fordham Preparatory School, he enlisted in the US Air Force to allow himself...
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Enrique J. Espinosa

September 30, 1927 - January 22, 2018

MR. ENRIQUE J. ESPINOSA September 30, 1927 – January 22, 2018 Mr. Enrique J. Espinosa, born in Juarez, Mexico on September 30, 1927 to Enrique A. and Francisca Espinosa, passed away on January 22, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Espinosa, his parents, a brother Alfonso Espinosa and sisters Chelo Gonzales and Olga Pinto. Enrique is...
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Jo Ann Courtney

August 16, 1945 - January 22, 2018

Jo Ann Langley Courtney (Wannie, Mom, Omie), 72, of San Antonio went to be with the Lord January 22, 2018 after a long and courageous fight against many health issues. She was born on August 16, 1945 in San Antonio, TX to Joseph D. Langley and Doris Adell Deussen. She graduated from Highlands High School in 1963 and married Rush Courtney that same year. She was a wonderful wife, sister, mom,...
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Murry "Jean" Nalley

January 19, 1943 - January 22, 2018

Murry "Jean" Nalley, 75, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018. She graduated from Jefferson High School in San Antonio in 1961. Jean was a Life Member of the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Souvenier Program & Ambassadors Committee. She loved to go dancing with her husband, Dale, back in the day. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren, and numerous...
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James C. Allison

September 25, 1940 - January 22, 2018

James C. Allison age 77, of San Antonio, died Monday, January 22, 2018. He was a loving and generous man who built a dry-cleaning empire, Pilgrim Laundry and Cleaners, with the best of the best. He loved his family, friends, and co-workers. A born leader who will be greatly missed. He enjoyed people, good conversation, nature and cars. He was preceded in death by his son, James C. Allison, Jr...
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Francisco H. "Michael" Lucero

October 11, 1934 - January 21, 2018

Francisco H. "Michael" Lucero passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, a career cut short when he suffered severe injuries in Vietnam. He was medically retired as a SFC, after a long recovery in the burn center at SAMMC. He then returned to his native Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he received his BA from the University of Albuquerque. In...
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John Charles Gentile

July 14, 1947 - January 21, 2018

JOHN CHARLES GENTILE July 14, 1947 – January 21, 2018 John Charles Gentile, age 70, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Goodyear, AZ. He was born on July 14, 1947 in Queens, New York to Frank and Marion Gentile. Following High School in Queens, New York, Dr. Gentile attended The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina where he was the Company D Commander and graduated pre-med in the...
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Dorothy Castle Reed

March 17, 1924 - January 21, 2018

DOROTHY CASTLE REED March 17, 1924 - January 21, 2018 Dorothy Castle Reed passed away from natural causes peacefully at home with her family on January 21, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 17, 1924 to Bessie Bell and Arthur Taylor Castle. She was proceeded in death by parents; and siblings, Arthur Taylor Castle and Frances Koch. Dorothy was survived by her husband, Edward...
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William Gedalia Yahiel

April 21, 1922 - January 21, 2018

William Yahiel, 95, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, January 21, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas . He was born on April 21, 1922, in Thessaloniki, Greece, and lived there during the time of the Nazi regime. He and his family were sent to Auschwitz, where he spent twoyears of his life and where he lost both his mother, Estrea, and his brother, Jacques. After...
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Carolyn Sugg Nau

October 30, 1922 - January 21, 2018

The Lord welcomed Mrs. Carolyn Sugg Nau home on January 21, 2018 in San Antonio, TX, where she was surrounded by family. Born October 30, 1922 in Bolivar County, Mississippi to John and Claudia Sugg, Carolyn was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She survived the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, a defining event of her early life. She went on to graduate from...
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Elvira Dominguez Lopez

November 5, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Loving mother, wife and grandmother, Elvira Dominguez Lopez, age 89, went to be with Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born in Martin, TX, she was raised during the Great Depression and knew the meaning of poverty and understood the importance of hard work. She met and married Augustin S. Lopez and together instilled the value of education and faith in their children. She was devout in her...
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Mark DeLeon

February 23, 1952 - January 20, 2018

Mark DeLeon, Major, US Army, (ret) February 23, 1952 – January 20, 2018 Mark DeLeon, Major, United States Army (Retired) of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on January 20, 2018 at the age of 65. He was born February 23, 1952 in Corpus Christi, Texas. After traveling the world, while in the United States Army, he moved his family to their permanent home in San Antonio. He was always a...
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Oscar Villarreal

December 11, 1933 - January 20, 2018

After a defiant battle with Parkinson's/Alzheimer complications Oscar Villarreal, age 84, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Born and raised in Falfurrias, TX, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. A prominent day in his life was when he earned his Bachelor degree from Southwest Texas State University. After his extended civil service career at Kelly A.F...
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Benjamin Abel Valdez

November 4, 1988 - January 20, 2018

Our beloved son, Benjamin Abel Valdez, age 29, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. Ben graduated from Winston High School in 2007, and in 2013 he proudly earned a degree in computer networking from ITT. As a child, he was a Cub Scout, played tee ball, practiced taekwondo, and played the bass guitar. Ben loved vintage cars and Harleys, collected gadgets and...
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Christina Marie Bennett

November 8, 1975 - January 20, 2018

Christina Marie went to be with the Lord on January 20th, 2018. She was born in San Antonio, Texas on November 8th, 1975. She was the first daughter born to Carmen Mena Bennett, and was a loving big sister and best friend to Claudia. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and received her Undergrad in Political Science and Masters in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University....
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Evelyn Byrnes Camp

August 27, 1928 - January 20, 2018

Born Betty Evelyn Byrnes on August 27, 1928 in Corpus Christi, Texas and died on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Tatnall Byrnes and Bradford Shearer Byrnes, and her brothers, Albert Livingston Byrnes and Edward Dawson Byrnes of Houston, Texas. Evelyn moved with her parents to San Antonio during WWII, when her father worked...
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