Lorraine Mach

  • Born: December 9, 1951
  • Died: January 7, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212

Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lorraine Mach survived cancer twice in her earlier years but finally succumbed to it after being diagnosed for the third time in 2018. There are no words to describe what she endured, what qualities she possessed that allowed her to persevere, or the courage it took to face it for the third time, but she faced it bravely and with dignity and passed away peacefully on January 7, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. She was born on December 9, 1951 in Hackensack, New Jersey to parents, Frederick Mach and Claire Michel. She lived most of her life in Texas and always considered it home. She was preceded in death by, her brother, Robert Mach. Lorraine Mach is survived by her son, Brax Molinar.

Lorri graduated college and went on to pursue a number of different careers at which she always found success. She was an avid sports fan but had a special place in her heart for only the Dallas Cowboys. Later in life she dedicated herself to helping others, elder care and companionship as well as looking out for all the animals in the neighborhood. She rescued people and strays alike and always gave despite not having much herself. It was in this pursuit that she found true fulfillment and happiness.

She was a beautiful, intelligent, kind and compassionate woman. She was also opinionated, stubborn and had a fierce sense of humor beyond measure. She touched countless lives and will be missed terribly. She requested that her ashes be spread in the mountains of Colorado where her brother is resting and will continue to be an angel watching over all of us.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alpha Home, Club 12, or AA San Antonio.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lorri, thinking of you. Thank you for entering my life, even if it was just short time. The memories we made, the laughter we shared are fondly remembered. God bless you in heaven.

Posted by Gilbert Alvarado - Roswell, NM - Friend   October 22, 2019

Dear Brax. Would love to talk to you about your dear mother. Please call me at 1 708 2974460

Posted by Mayo Dukelsky - Crete, IL - Friend   February 13, 2019

Brax, I knew your mother from the San Antonio Chapter of EWI. She had the most amazing sense of humor and caring heart. She and I would meet for lunch and always discuss her beloved Cowboys. I would always send her a text message on game day. She shared with me the picture taken back in the fall when you drove her to Dallas for a game. I will truly miss my friend. Linda Buck

Posted by Linda Buck - San Antonio, TX - Friend   January 21, 2019

Brax, your mother was beloved. I am honored to have called her my friend! I will always hold her close to my heart. Blessings to you!

Posted by Courtney Cody - Friend   January 18, 2019

It is with great joy and sorrow that I remember my good friend, Lorri.

We became friends our sophomore year in high school at Burges High School in El Paso, Tx. What a friendship! We shared laughs, many laughs, commiserated about teachers and studies, off campus lunches and entertained each other on double dates (more for our own entertainment than our dates). As time marched on new friends and interests took us down different paths, but the mere memory of her face or the mention of her name brought great joy to my heart flooded with grand memories of her laugh and incredible sense of humor.

After our 40th reunion, Lorri and I found each other once again. I was unable to attend, but Lorri entertained me with stories and memories of friends we had missed for years. She was always the life of the party and classmates enjoyed being with and around her. In the past few years we shared long phone calls about our lives, and families and remembered each other at holidays and birthdays. She had shared with me her last cancer diagnosis and faced it with tremendous strength and determination and even humor as she did with everything in her life!

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from classmates who have vivid memories of where, when and how they came to know and remember Mach, as she was fondly known.

When her time came, I with so many others, were stunned and heartbroken that our dear Lorri would no longer be a part of our lives on this earth. I have learned in my life, that as we lose those we loved the most never really leaves us. I can still see her face, hear her laugh and hear her signature responses.

I was blessed to know Lorri in my life. I will keep her alive through my memories and speak of her often.

She was a loving, funny, determined, strong woman with a hilarious sense of humor and a genuine friend.

Until we meet again, dear friend. I love you!

Posted by Mayo Schulenburg Dikelsky - Chicago, IL - Friend   January 16, 2019

You will be missed Mrs. Mach! Elizabeth Castillo

Posted by Elizabeth Castillo - TX - Acquaintance   January 16, 2019

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