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Obituary for Felipe Llanos Zuniga

December 12, 1925 - August 1, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 91

... instilled the virtues of discipline and pride ...


Felipe Llanos Zuniga, age 91, entered into eternal rest on August 1, 2017 with his family at his side. He joined the US Navy at a very young age of 16 and is a proud World War II veteran. He continued serving his military family with pride in District 20 at Post# 9174 as Jr. Vice, Sr. Vice and Post Commander. At Post# 9186 he was All State Team Post Commander, National Aide-De-Camp, District 20 Chief of Staff and V.A.V.S. Representative. He was Past District 2 Seam Squirrel to M.O.C. Seis Patas as well as D.A.V Kel-Lac Chapter 114 Commander. In addition he was as an honorary member of The Alamo Silver Wings and a member of The American Legion.

He took most pride in giving back as a volunteer at the Audie Murphy VA hospital wherever needed. In October 2012 he was honored for his service by Alamo Honor Flight where he was taken on a trip to Washington DC to visit the WWII Memorial.

He always placed family first in his life and instilled the virtues of discipline and pride in one's self and in every effort to offer advantages to his children. Felipe worked hard in a challenging career as a meat cutter for 20+ years and established himself in his employment and with his fellow coworkers.

Felipe is preceded in death by his parents, Librada and Felipe Zuniga; grandmother Manuela Guajardo; brothers Rudy, Richard and Raul Solis; sister Bertha Soto; his daughter, Norma Jean Zuniga Cerna; two grandchildren, Melissa Smith and Elena Zuniga.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Candelaria D. Zuniga; children: Retired Air Force Master Sergeant Rene Zuniga, Marco Zuniga (Lori), Paul Zuniga (Norma), Marines Sergeant Gregory Zuniga (Stacy), Margarita Zuniga, Richard Zuniga, Linda Flores (Oscar), Felipe Jr. "Phillip" Zuniga (Deborah), Patricia "Peaches" Zuniga and Barbara Zuniga; 20 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and his favorite pet/companion Baby. He also leaves many family members and dear close friends within the VFW.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 10th beginning at 5:00 PM at Porter Loring on McCullough with recitation of the Rosary in the chapel at 7:00 PM.

On Friday, August 11th, a procession will depart Porter Loring chapel at 7:30 AM for a Mass of the Resurrection at 8:00 AM at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, 7990 W. Military Drive with interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Requesting patriotic attire if desired.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Care Services, 5710 Texas 151, San Antonio, TX 78227.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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