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Joseph Mathew Garza

Obituary for Joseph Mathew Garza

April 16, 1998 - August 12, 2019
San Antonio, Texas | Age 21

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Joseph Mathew Garza, 21, born on April 16, 1998 in San Antonio, TX. On August 12, 2019, Joseph took his last breath alongside his loving family in the comfort of his home. Joseph, while being an incredibly strong person, was unable to overcome his fight with a genetic illness. Joseph grew up in San Antonio, graduating from Alamo Heights High School in 2017. Joseph was a very deep thinker, had a fantastic imagination, and was known for his wonderful smile. Joseph did not let his lifelong illness determine his outlook on life. Joseph was an avid shark, dinosaur, and Godzilla enthusiast. Even though Joseph loved alpha predators, he was very gentle and sensitive to everyone he met. In the end spirit was Joseph's greatest gift as we were all enriched from receiving his joy and laughter.

Joseph is survived by his mother Kimberly Garza, father Mario Garza and step-mother Tanya Garza and sisters; Gabriella Garza, Sophia Garza, and Liliana Garza; grandparents Julie Lehmann, Michael Contreras and step-grandmother Maribel Contreras, great grandmother Dorothy Lozano as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and other close relatives. Joseph will be dearly missed by all and will remain in the hearts of many.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm, August 18, 2019 with Rosary to follow at Porter Loring Mortuary.

ROSARY
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 2019
7:00 PM
PORTER LORING MORTUARY
1101 MCCULLOUGH AVE.
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78212

FUNERAL MASS
MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019
10:00 AM
ST. MARK'S THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
1602 THOUSAND OAKS DR
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232

Father Brian Garcia will officiate. Interment at will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
Pallbearers Santiago Bosquez, Matthew Long, Coy Calloway, Andres Hampton, Michael Contreras, Ethan Contreras, Sebastian Macias, Shawn Lehmann Honorary Pallbearer George Blasing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morgan's Wonderland and to The A-T Children's Project @www.atcp.org in Joseph's memory

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  • Morgan's Wonderland
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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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