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Alfonso "Al" Salazar

Obituary for Alfonso "Al" Salazar

November 19, 1944 - May 19, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 74

... left a great legacy behind ...

Obituary

Alfonso "Al" Salazar

Passed peacefully at his home Sun. May 19, 2019 at the age of 74. Al was dearly loved by his wife Rosario, sons Michael (Yvonne) & George, daughters Cynthia (Joe), Leticia (Mike) , Alyssa, & Briana (Steven). He will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather. Popo and grandpa-father as he was affectionally called, will be dearly missed by all 11 of his grandchildren and 4 great grand children.

Al in his youth served in the the United States Army from 1963 - 1966. Al completed Basic Military, Advanced Training and Jump School in 1963 and remained on Jump Status after completing Parachute Training School. In 1966 Al was selected as Soldier of the Year at Fort Bragg, North Carolina Home of the 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Special Forces/John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center. Al served his country during the Vietnam War Era.

Al enjoyed being actively involved with his parish Our Lady of Grace. He was a Eucharist Minister and very involved with in the Mens ACTS retreat group. Never with idle hands Al's involvement within the community and even through his professional career was immense. His areas of expertise and knowledge were vast He owned and operated Career and Technical Education, Institution Accreditation, School and Business Entrepreneurship, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Leadership and Project Management to name a few. He was knowledgable in Computer Information, Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Welding Technology and Beauty Culture.

He was an active member with the Council of Occupational Educational 2014- present. He was the only Hispanic to ever hold office of Vice Chairman and Commissioner for the Council on Occupation Education 2010-2013. He was cofounder of Avance Care & Training Services( ACTS) which is an Adult activity and health services center .Al was CEO of Homelife Community Services, a privately held Corporation certified by the Texas Department Health and Human Services Commission. Home life provides individualized series and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He was Co-founder of Bexar County Association of Private Schools founded in1973. Served on the Alamo Service Delivery Area Private Industry Council 1983-1990. Served as Vice Chair and Chairman of the Private Industry Council 1986-1990. Served as a Member of the Education Advisory Committee for the Alamo Service Delivery Area 1987-1990. A member of the San Antonio Mayor's Committee of Disabled Persons 1982-1988. Affiliated with occupational eduction in the private sector since 1971. He served as team leader and member on the accreditation team for over 30 years starting in 1983.

With big shoes left to fill Al will be sorely missed, but happily remembered for each of the lives he touched.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Chapel at Porter Loring on McCullough.

ROSARY
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019
7:00 PM
OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
223 E. SUMMIT

MASS
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019
9:30 AM
OUR LADY OF GRACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
223 E. SUMMIT

Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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