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James E. De La Zerda

Obituary for James E. De La Zerda

October 9, 1927 - May 25, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 90

Obituary

James E. De La Zerda Sr. passed away at age 90, on Friday, May 25, 2018. Born in Floresville, TX, the youngest of six, James started his childhood living in the country. While attending Floresville High School he joined the track team and earned the nickname, "The 10 sec Man" for his pace in the 100-yard dash.

James then served his country by joining the US Army during World War II at age of eighteen. After returning home, he began his career of 30 years in Civil Service at Kelly Air Base.

James valued his family, friends, and his faith in God. He loved to tell jokes and share stories of his past. James also enjoyed entertaining with his guitar and singing one of his favorite romantic tunes. We will deeply miss his humor, charismatic personality, and the big smile on his face whenever he was surrounded by family and loved ones.

He is preceded in death by the love of his life, married for 60 years to Hilda P. De La Zerda; parents; and siblings.

He is survived by his children, Blanca Garcia and husband, Dr. Paul D. Garcia, James E. De La Zerda, Jr and wife, Irene De La Zerda. One loving grandson, Paul James Garcia; sister, Margaret Hawkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express many thanks to the Sisters and Staff at St. Francis Nursing Home for there around the clock care. Also, the De La Zerda Family would like to thank Dr. Paul Garcia and Dr. Tan for the wonderful care and love towards his Father in law over the years.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at Porter Loring on McCullough.

ROSARY
THURSDAY
MAY 31, 2018
7:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING CHAPEL

Memorial contributions may made in James De La Zerda' s name to St. John Berchmans Catholic Church.

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1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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